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  • Academy achieves Equalities Awards

    Academy achieves Equalities Award

    20th July 2018

    The National Church of England Academy are delighted to announce that we have been recognised for the many ways in which we promote equality of opportunity and raise outcomes for all learners regardless of gender, disability, faith and ethnicity, sexual identity and socio-economic disadvantage, by achieving the Equalities Award for 2018-2021.

    Our core ARCH values are prioritised and reflected through our commitment to equality for all throughout the curriculum, built environment, personal development and lin

  • Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

    Chemists enjoy 'Spectroscopy in a Suitcase'

    12th July 2018
    Last Friday (6th July) our year 12 chemistry students enjoyed a fabulous experience as Tracy McGhie and Emma Palin from the University of Leicester brought the Royal Society of Chemistry’s ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ to Hucknall Sixth Form Centre.

    Our students worked in pairs to try to identify mystery substances, using sophisticated analytical equipment that would usually only be available in universities and professional laboratories. They used infrared spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy to work out what
  • ADT Exhibition prize winners

    Another amazing ADT exhibition!

    11th July 2018
    Thank you to everyone who joined us on 2 July 2018 at our annual ADT end of year exhibition. We were very proud to display such a variety of superb work from National’s year 11 and sixth form art and design technology students showcasing the amazing talent within the academy.

    Our winners of the ADT prizes were:
    - Year 13 product design – Dan W
    - Year 12 product design - Aisy J-S
    - Art - Georgia A
    - Resistant materials - Matt B
    - Graphics - Jenna T

    Well done to all of our winners and to all students who exhibite
  • RTC Awareness Day

    Road safety workshops for year 12 students

    10th July 2018

    Last Tuesday (3rd July) all year 12 Students at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre were invited to attend the Road Traffic Collision (RTC) Awareness Day provided by Nottinghamshire Fire Service and Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership.

    Students attended a presentation about the role of the fire service in road safety, and watched ‘Cassie's Story’ - a video reconstruction of a real-life incident from several years ago, which formed the basis of the day's activities. Cassie was a young driver who caused the deaths

  • Exam results arrangements

    Exam results arrangements - Summer 2018

    9th July 2018

    Exam results will be available for collection on the following dates/ times: 

    • Year 12/ year 13: As and A Level – Thursday 16thAugust 2018 (8 – 10am) 
    • Year 10/ year 11: GCSE – Thursday 23rd August 2018 (9 – 11am)

    If you cannot collect your results in person, your options are as follows:
    -  bring in a stamped self-addressed envelope to main reception and your results will be sent to you
    -  if you would like someone else to collect these results on your behalf, they must bring a signed letter of consent from you an

  • Enrichment day 2018

    Enrichment day a great success!

    6th July 2018

    On Wednesday 4th July, the academy held our annual enrichment day. The purpose of this day to focus on raising aspirations, enhancing our cultural capital and to enrich our classroom experiences, bringing our learning to life. Whilst enrichment day was happening, we also had students and staff on residential visits to Hagg Farm, Derbyshire and out in Barcelona.

    Year 7 were offered an experience to enhance their learning in humanities with a trip to the Black Country Living museum. The museum is made up of re

  • County cup success for U13 girls

    Year 8 girls football team win County Cup!

    3rd July 2018

    After a superb season, last night saw our year 8 girls’ football team get their hands on some well-deserved silverware as the won the Under 13s County Cup in style.

    In blistering heat, the girls played out the final of the County Cup against a strong team from Becket School on a pristine pitch at the Burton Joyce Sports Ground. Both teams began the game well, but it was National who struck first as diminutive winger Mia stroked home the opening goal to give our girls a 1-0 advantage at half-time.

    The second h

  • Thought for the week - Compassion

    Thought for the week - Compassion

    1st July 2018

    Our thought for the week from our academy chaplain this week is focused on the theme of 'compassion'.

    Bible Reading: 
    “Praise be to the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

    Do you receive comfort from God? That’s an interesting question isn’t it, what do we mean by ‘receive’ from God? Does God come and whispe

  • Year 7 County bastketball champions

    County success for Y7 basketballers

    30th June 2018
    There is definitely success in the water at National! Yesterday our year 7 girls competed in the County Basketball finals at Nottingham Trent University, going up against five other schools, all of whom had won their own regional division to qualify.

    It was an extremely close competition with matches being decided by the narrowest of margins, often only a few points. National went into the last round match tied first with Bluecoat Academy –both sides has won three of their first four games and had drawn the
  • HSFC induction days held

    HSFC induction days held for new students

    26th June 2018

    During the past two days, Hucknall Sixth Form Centre have held their induction days for those students who have applied to join from September 2018.

    The purpose of these visits is for the students to familiarise themselves with the facilities at the centre, together with trying out taster lessons, finding out more about what they will be studying, meeting other students on their new courses, and spending time getting to know staff at HSFC.

    It has been great to see students from each of our partner academies,

  • Students attend Stephen Hawking thanksgiving

    Students attend service for Stephen Hawking

    25th June 2018
    Earlier this month a group of National students had a once in a lifetime experience as they visited Westminster Abbey to join Professor Stephen Hawking’s family at a service of thanksgiving for his life and work.

    Guests from the worlds of science and showbiz attended the emotional memorial service as award-winning cosmologist was celebrated for his "unique example of achievement against all the odds".

    Mrs Harrison, who accompanied our students at the service said, “It was an amazing experience for us all, wit
  • Thought for the Week - Trinity

    Thought for the week - Trinity

    23rd June 2018
    Our thought for the week from our academy chaplain this week is focused on the theme of Trinity.

    Bible reading
    “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”” (Matthew 3:16-17)

    The doctrine of the trinity is a hugely complicated idea and so its practical application can easily be lost. It is an attempt
  • Girl footballers compete in County Cup final

    U14 girls compete in County Cup final

    21st June 2018

    Yesterday our combined year 8 and 9 girls football team competed in their County Cup final at the Burton Joyce Sports Ground, facing the Bluecoat Wollaton Academy.

    The National team arrived with just the bare bones of a team and no substitutes following an injury/illness crisis in the squad, but still played very well on a very warm afternoon. On a superb playing surface both teams played some very neat football, but the weather took its toll with the Bluecoat girls taking advantage and a deserved victory. T

  • Chaplains supporting HSFC students

    Supporting students' faith at HSFC

    12th June 2018
    Today at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, the two chaplains from the Church of England academies within Diverse Academies met to co-ordinate their work to support students at the Hucknall Sixth Form Centre.

    Mr McKibbin and Mr Rodriguez, from National Church of England Academy and Queen Elizabeth’s Academy respectively, joined their heads, hearts and hands (in prayer!) together to plan out a series of tutor visits, drop-in sessions, assemblies and workshops to link academy life, work life, Christian values and Chr
  • Hope

    A visual reminder of hope at the academy

    11th June 2018

    During Mission Week earlier in the year one of the questions we asked our students was ‘Where does your hope come from?’ As part of the activities that were on offer to them during the week, they were encouraged to write down on these colourful boards the things that they hoped for, as a practical way for them to pray about the things that are important to them.

    These boards had been cut in such a way to fit together and stand up and had the letters of the word hope on them. Academy chaplain Andy McKibbin ha

  • Year 11 leavers 2018

    Good luck to our year 11 students!

    8th June 2018

    Today we say a fond farewell to our year 11 students as they start their home study leave. We are very proud of how you have prepared for your exams and how you have applied your learning during your exams so far – we are sure that this will continue.

    Everyone connected with the academy wishes all of our students good luck for the remainder of their exams - we know how hard each and every one of you have worked during your time at National from joining us as fresh-faced year 7 students! Carry that work on du

  • New uniform supplier

    Additional new uniform supplier

    8th June 2018

    Further to parent and carer feedback last year, we have added another uniform supplier to our approved list. This will enable families to have wider choice of where to buy uniform items from, together with providing different options about how to purchase their children’s uniform, including online.

    Schoolwear Solutions in Mapperley will join our existing suppliers, Hucknall Sports and Price & Buckland, in providing the full range of our academy uniform.

    Our new suppliers’ website s

  • Learning resource centre

    Vacancy- Learning Resource Centre Coordinator

    8th June 2018

    We are recruiting! 

    The National Church of England Academy currently has a vacancy for a learning resource centre co-ordinator. We are looking for a well-organised, proactive and resourceful person to coordinate our library and work with our students.

    For more information or to apply for this role, please visit

    Closing date for applications is Friday 22nd June 2018.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

  • National Church of England Academy

    Change of academy principal from September

    5th June 2018

    From September 2018, the National Church of England Academy will have a change in our leadership team as our current academy principal Martyn Jobling leaves us to take up an opportunity in another academy.

    Obviously, we are disappointed to be losing Martyn due to his extensive contribution to the success of National for over 12 years, but we thank him for his efforts during his time at the academy and wish him well for the future.

    The board of governors and our executive principal, Simon Jones, will start the

  • Mrs Boothroyd and Mrs Heath

    Developing leadership within DALP

    19th May 2018
    This week the academy hosted a number of colleagues from across the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership as they joined us for a successful leadership training session.

    The training, hosted by Mrs Boothroyd and Mrs Heath (pictured), was on the topic of 'leadership styles' with discussion centred on packtypes - the group debated which style suited particular scenarios and highlighted the fact that we are all learners, and never the finished article!

    Further to this, National also hosted a development group