A diligent, driven and charming young lady

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Isobel Is an outstanding, high achieving representative of the Academy: she is a diligent, driven and charming young lady. Several staff have continually nominated her for Star of the Week - demonstrating that she continually, and meticulously, applies herself to her studies. I have no doubt that Isobel will achieve outstanding results in all her GCSEs.


Fantastic pupil who attends P7 (4-5pm) every week – got a 9 on her last PPE in history and is simply a pleasure to teach!
— Mr Nassau

Isobel embodies everything that Winifred Holtby Academy wants from our pupils – she is industrious, conscientious, flexible and receptive to feedback. In English she has made outstanding progress this year and is now regularly achieving grade 9s because of her work ethic and determination. In spite of the obligatory school pressures, she always manages to have a smile on her face and tackles every task and piece of work with enthusiasm and aplomb. - Miss Kermeen

A resilient, hardworking young man

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Alex is clearly a resilient, hardworking young man who has the determination to overcome challenges and ensure that he achieves his aims. His 100% attendance shows that he wants to ensure that he is here every day to use every opportunity to learn – he is clearly using lesson 6 opportunities to revisit topics and strengthen his knowledge – this will ensure that Alex achieves the best grades possible both his PPEs and the summer final exams. Congratulations Alex.


Alex has been making a determined effort to master the maths skills required for success at GCSE – particularly during tutor time and L6 activities.

He has tried to be positive about any hurdles he might face and is prepared to spend time working on specific weaknesses.”
— Mr Curran

I would like to nominate Alex, some of the topics we are covering in Computer Science are not easy and require a level of independence and logic. Alex always tries hard. - Mrs Dearing

Year 7 Parent Consultation Evening

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Wednesday 13th February 2019, 4.00pm – 7.00pm

We would like to invite you to your child’s Parental Consultation Evening. This evening is an opportunity for you to discuss in detail your child’s current attainment, attendance, attitude and progress in the different subject areas. It is important that you make every effort to attend as success in Year 7 will underpin future academic success for your child at Winifred Holtby Academy.

You will receive your child’s attainment and progress information and subject teachers will explain how well things are going in class and what needs to be done for further progress. Year 7 pupils are developing skills for success by working towards learner profile targets. We would strongly recommend that you attend a Learner Profile for Parents briefing which lasts for around 15 minutes. These sessions will take place in Mrs Drury’s classroom located to the right of the Forum (Prefects and staff will be on hand to direct you) at 5.00pm and 5.45pm.

Your child has been given an appointment sheet – please check that they are arranging appointments with their subject teachers, however, staff will make every effort to see you with or without appointments.

On arrival at the Academy please enter through the main entrance where you will be supplied with the ‘Pupil Progress report’. Academy Assistant Prefects will be on hand throughout the evening to guide you.

If your contact details/medical information has changed, please complete a form, which will be available from the House Teams. If you feel you may be eligible for free school meals you can apply on line through the Hull City Council Website: www.hullcc.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

If you require child care for younger siblings, a crèche will be available on the night, this will be located in the LRC. As always, we look forward to meeting you on the evening.

A mature and dependable pupil

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Jack is an unassuming, mature and dependable pupil who has been nominated most weeks since the start of term. Once again he is proof that attendance matters: he has a 100% record across the 5 years he has been here. Furthermore, he has achieved a tremendous amount of achievement points for his House team (Wawne) and has a spotless behaviour record. He thoroughly deserves this recognition.


Jack fully engages with learning, puts maximum effort in, takes part in class discussions and supports other pupils. “
— Miss Rule

Mrs Ash nominated Jack for continually working hard, focusing and completing additional work in English and Mr Styles nominated Jack for increased awareness of speaking test requirements.

Well done Jack.

Dapper Champions League winners

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Congratulations to all pupils who have successfully taken part in DAPPER engagement programme.

For the last 12 weeks, 42 pupils have focused on improving behaviour, attendance, punctuality, progress and effort.

With different rewards at stake, pupils have worked hard to score enough points to earn their rewards.

16 pupils managed to successfully achieve the Gold award, with the top three places going to Lewis Carroll (4863), Kaitlin Finney (4822) and Spencer Clark (4535).

A closely fought team competition resulted in the lead exchanging hands in the final few weeks of the programme, with Team Roberts successfully winning the Dapper Champions League scoring an impressive 20398 points.

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An impeccable example to his peers

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William is an outstanding young man who fully deserves to be recognised for his achievements at the Academy. His attendance for all 5 years has been 100% and he also has a 5 year blemish free record for his attitude and behaviour: he is an impeccable example to his peers.


Working hard and quietly getting on with it. “
— Mr Brown

Will is a fantastic pupil, he just gets on with it, he is working ahead of other pupils by accessing the next unit of work and watching you tube clips: effectively and independently teach himself. - Mr Dorsett

Will is a hard and resilient worker. - Miss Faulkner

Year 8 Parent Consultation Evening

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Year 8 Parent Consultation Evening – Wednesday 16th January 2019, 4.00 – 7.00pm.

We would like to invite you to your child’s Parental Consultation Evening. This evening is an opportunity for you to discuss in detail your child’s current attainment, attendance, attitude and progress in the different subject areas.

Success in Year 8 will underpin future academic success for your child at Winifred Holtby Academy as your child will be choosing their options in March. Their attainment and behaviour in subjects this year must reflect their desire to study the subject at a higher level.

This evening will allow you to receive current attainment data and an update on your child’s progress through the year. Now that National Curriculum levels have been replaced with Progress measures this data will show how well the children are performing in relation to the new GCSE levels and help to inform you about whether subjects are suitable for your child to continue studying in KS4.

On the evening you will be provided with a ‘Pupil’s Progress Report’ which will form the basis for your discussion

Your child has been given an appointment sheet – please check that they are arranging appointments with their subject teachers, however, staff will make every effort to see you with or without appointments.

On arrival at the Academy please enter through the main entrance where you will be supplied with the ‘Pupil Progress report’. Academy prefects will be on hand throughout the evening to guide you.

If you require child care for younger siblings, a crèche will be available on the night, this will be located in the LRC.

As always, we look forward to meeting you on the evening.

Cinema Vouchers for these amazing pupils

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Every week pupils with the highest achievement points from their respective Houses have been awarded Star of the Week.

Every term pupils who have won star of the week are entered into a prize draw to win cinema vouchers.

Congratulations to these three pupils who were presented with two pairs of cinema vouchers each by Miss Mennell.

Well done to all winners of Stars of the Week, you are a credit to our Academy, keep up the excellent work and Star of the Week will return in the New Year!

Celebrating Success

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We celebrated the personal success of our year 11 pupils. They each received bronze, silver and gold certificates as part of our new ‘Going for Gold’ rewards scheme. Those with Gold certificates were also rewarded with cinema vouchers. All the pupils rewarded are either close to, at or above their end of year 11 targets with 6 months to go. We are certain that - with their continued high attendance, high effort and a comprehensive revision programme - they will achieve superb results in the summer. The next round of rewards are in March (after the next PPEs) and we look forward to seeing more pupils joining the ‘Going for Gold’ group.

Pictured in the photo are some of the 70+ pupils who celebrated their success today.

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A resilient and charming young person

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A resilient and charming young person Sharice is a polite, unassuming, hardworking individual. She is tenacious in her studies and perseveres – even when she finds the work challenging.


Sharice gives 100% all of the time. She is resilient and self-motivated.”
— Miss Faulkner

Mrs Sharp said “Sharice is trying really hard in Maths even though she finds it hard.” She was also nominated by Miss Rule who said “Sharice works so hard and shows real resilience.”


Hedoncrofte are really proud of her – she’s just lovely.”
— Mrs Dusher

Dapper Grand Prix Rewards launched...

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The Academy will be working with Hull Raceway every Friday afternoon. In the hope of allowing our pupils to achieve CERTA Level 1 in Identification of Basic Internal and External Car Parts Qualification.

Pupils will also be building a fully functional Go-Kart from scratch whilst partaking in the Internal Qualification following a 12-week scheme of work, with the final lesson being a testing session of the Go-Kart on a racing track.

Pupils have a DAPPER report each day, which is a positive effort programme.

The more signatures pupils get from their teachers the higher points they will achieve each week - leading to various rewards every 4 weeks. Such as Vouchers, Trips/visits, match tickets and more.

Pupils also achieve extra points for being on time, good attendance and low behaviour points.

Going for Gold Launched

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We are delighted to launch our new reward scheme for year 11: ‘Going for Gold’. This new initiative will reward, and recognise, those pupils who have strived for success over their five years at the Academy. It is based solely around progress and encourages all pupils to achieve their full potential. Already, 22 fantastic year 11s have exceeded their targets – they will receive their badges and level 1 rewards later this week.

We have a comprehensive lesson 6 and revision programme in place to support all pupils and ensure they reach, or indeed exceed, their targets – by accessing these all pupils can aim to achieve the Gold standard.

Level 2 rewards will be given to all Gold members after the next round of PPEs in March. The final Gold and Platinum rewards will be given after the GCSE results at a celebration assembly in September. We look forward to sharing and celebrating the pride and success of our pupils with you.

An influential role model

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Ellie is a positive and influential role model to her peers: 100% attendance and a mature, positive and independent attitude to her studies.


Ellie is continuing to impress me with her knowledge of higher level words and desire to learn more about how the language works and nearly obtained full marks on a foundation listening paper.”
— Mr Styles

Mr Gent nominated Ellie and said "Great attitude, focussed and committed student who, even more importantly, has a positive effect by bringing other pupils back to lesson 6’S who otherwise wouldn’t attend."

Outstanding levels of motivation

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Well done to Rebecca and Abigail (Year 11 HUB pupils) who were crowned Champions in Mr Pindar’s PE lesson. Both received their trophy last week, well done girls, Mr Pindar is very proud of you.

The girls were working on their passing technique in football using ‘coconut shy’ targets. They showed outstanding levels of motivation, effort and resilience to move from the bottom league to the top league and remained undefeated all lesson!

Committed to learning beyond the classroom

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Ellie has all the attributes of an outstanding pupil. She is independent and self-motivated: committed to learning beyond the classroom. I have no doubt that Ellie will achieve all she is striving for. - Mrs Roberts


Ellie has worked so hard to catch up work and push for her target level of D*. She emails work home and is constantly striving to succeed. She is a delightful pupil.
— Mrs Aspinall

Sefholme are extremely proud of her. Also, she comes early and leaves late most evenings to do extra work in the Year 11 revision area. - Miss Stephenson (Assistant Head of House)

Forensic Scientists!

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Pulse CSI came into Winifred Holtby Academy to deliver a session on forensic science to our Y9/Y10 Excellence Academy pupils. Pupils were engaged with hands on practical’s activities on how forensic investigators use the technology of science to narrow suspects lists and eventually how they convict criminals in homicide cases.

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Pupils donned their white Hazmat crime scene suits and learnt skills in fibre analysis, carbon finger printing and footprint analysis and then after Lunch used their skills to resolve a murder case. 12/14 participating groups managed to successfully solve the case; a record number from all schools who have participated in this activity by Pulse CSI.

A fun, inquisitive day of learning had by all!