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  • New features of the website

    26th January 2017

    You might have noticed over the past month we have added some new sections to our website and therefore I thought i should give you an overview of whats new. 

    Letters Home

    All letters that are sent home from the academy can now be found in the Parents tab and then by clicking Letters home. 

    Year 11

    We have launched a dedicated section of the website for Year 11 resources, this will be added to over the coming months in preperation for the exam period. 


    As we have many more enrichment activities we have

  • School of Rock - Tickets now available

    6th January 2017

    We are getting the band back together, putting on a show, a rock musical with a difference. This summer we peform School of Rock, an award winning musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on the popular film.

    This production contains theatrical smoke and haze effects, strobe and high intensity lighting effects and occasional high noise levels.

    Purchase your tickets in advance below, you can either book tickets for our events below or you can purchase them without a booking fee in the academy by going

  • Takeover Day a great success

    1st December 2016

    Wednesday 30th November was the first ever takeover day at De Warenne Academy, expertly organised by Mrs Rooney (Associate Principal) and the admin team a fantastic day was had by all. Students spoke of the excitment of following staff around the academy to see what actually happens in the day-to-day running of De Warenne. 

    Throughout the day 186 students took over from various staff in the academy, from walking the corridors with SLT, teaching a lesson or being part of the admin team for the day. Student Ko

  • De Warenne Enrichment schedule update

    9th November 2016

    A new enrichment schedule has been uploaded to the Enrichment tab at the top of the website and also attached to this news story. It would be great to see more students attending our great range of activities. 

  • De Warenne Academy's new twitter account

    13th September 2016

    Please see the attached letter for information about De Warenne academy's new twitter account which you can now follow @DeWarenne1

    If you do not wish your child to be featured on twitter please see instructions of how to opt out on the letter. 

  • A record breaking year at De Warenne Academy

    25th August 2016

    Staff and students at De Warenne Academy are today celebrating record-breaking GCSE results.  GCSE English and Maths results are the best the school has ever achieved, with 61% achieving a C grade or above in both subjects, an increase of over 18%. The percentage of our students gaining 5 A*-Cs including English and Maths at GCSE has also dramatically improved, by 14% in a single year. This is particularly significant as it increases the range of opportunities open to so many more of our students. 


  • Best ever results for A Level students

    18th August 2016

    Students and staff at De Warenne Academy are today celebrating some of their best ever Post 16 results. In Year 13 more students than ever have been successful in achieving the highest grades and securing their places at their chosen universities. Notable successes include Adam Davies who achieved A* grades in Mathematics and Physics and has won a place to study Mathematics at the University of Sheffield and Josh Taylor who gained grade A in both Mathematics and Physics. Alongside their A and  AS Level succ

  • Iceland Trek

    15th July 2016

    A number of students have worked hard over the past 2 years to raise money for a trek to Iceland. The trip which lasts just over a week has been going extremely well and below are some of the images taken during the activities. Thank you to Ms. Wain-Hobson and Mr Allgood for the hard work and dedication they have shown, we would also like to say that all the students have been amazing, and have supported each other as is the culture of De Warenne Academy. 

  • Sporting News - Doncaster Athletics Results

    26th June 2016

    We have just received the Doncaster and District Athletics Results 2016. Well done to all students below and the PE department for all the hard work you have put into this event. 

    Year 10






    Cobi R









    Grace T



    13. 16sec

    Elisha B




    Elisha B, Tia S, Grace T, Elle S

    4 x 100m relay



    Elisha B

    Long jump



    Grace T

    Shop put



    Lucy B




     Year 9






    Sam M




  • Drama club wows the audience at CAST

    29th April 2016

    The De Warenne drama club took part in a performance of a play called "The Musicians" by Patrick Marber on the main stage at CAST on 21st April. This was as part of the National Theatre Connections Project. During the project, the students had a performance at the Academy where a director from the National Theatre gave them excellent feedback on their work. The drama club has students from year 7 to Year 13, who worked fantastically as a team to present a very well received performance. The performance was

  • Non-uniform day raises £602

    4th January 2016

    Chelsea Rose Cartwright was a student at De Warenne Academy from 2006 to 2014. Chelsea suffered from leukaemia but fought it bravely.  After beating it once the disease returned and Chelsea tragically passed away at the age of just 20 on 15 October 2015.

    Students wished to remember Chelsea and on Friday 18 December 2015 the academy held a non-uniform day with a focus on Chelsea's favourite colour, purple.  The response from students and staff was fantastic and £893 was raised on that day. The money will be g

  • Smooth Pedalling

    16th December 2015

    Academy caterers Chartwells educated and entertained students at the same time by setting up a hydration station in the dining room one lunchtime. They brought in a vast range of fruit and vegetables and two ‘smoothie bikes’ and in the picture you can see sixth former Corey Widdowson providing pedal power to make a delicious smoothie. A selection of imaginative, healthy smoothies were distributed to students along with a message which stressed the importance of keeping our bodies hydrated.

  • Y11 Hospitality students host charity lunch

    11th December 2015

    The Year 11 GCSE Hospitality students have very been busy recently. As part of their Controlled Assessment they prepared, cooked and served a three course fundraising luncheon to a group of staff here at the academy.

    Staff were greeted with non-alcoholic cocktails and  sat down to a menu of mini quiches, tomato soup or stuffed mushrooms for starters. Main courses of honey roast chicken, red lentil curry or potato, ham and cheese bake followed with desserts of  cheesecake, gooey chocolate fondants or pavlova

  • De Warenne Academy raises funds for Macmillan

    30th November 2015

    This year Macmillan  celebrated 25 years of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. At De Warenne Academy we showed our support  by hosting our own coffee morning. Cakes and bakes were made by Year 10 GCSE hospitality students during their catering lessons. Customers could choose from a wide selection including  flapjack, lemon drizzle cake, cupcakes, marble cake, brownies and scones. Sales continued throughout the day until all the goodies had gone. A total of £150 was raised for Macmillan cancer care. Well do

  • First World War battlefields visit.

    14th October 2015

    Two Year 11 students represented the academy as part of the First World War Centenary Battlefields Programme which is a government-funded project that allows two students from every school across the country to visit the battlefields in Ypres and the Somme. Liam Lynskey and Keanan  Rolph were joined by students from schools across South Yorkshire and the Midlands.

    During the visit the students were able to explore the battlefields and cemeteries of the First World War, which they  found very moving as they i

  • Yorkshire Three Peaks

    25th September 2015

    In mid-September De Warenne students packed up the mini bus and headed to the Yorkshire Dales. Their aim was to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks over the course of the weekend in order to raise money for their Iceland Expedition  in July 2016.

    The weekend started well, with some students up at 6.00am ready for the challenge ahead. We set off to climb Ingleboroough, a 723m mountain that is the second highest of the three peaks. The team got up it easily, with only a few rests; a lead pack was established, w

  • Theatre Magic

    17th July 2015

    In June a group of students from across all year groups spent two exciting days in London enjoying its many sights and sounds. They watched the street performers at Covent Garden and walked the city getting a chance to see some of London's famous landmarks. The drama of Phantom of the Opera had the students on the edge of their seats. The theatre magic continued with a performance of the world famous Matilda. Fun was had by all and everyone is looking forward to next year! This was a great trip to say thank

  • A day in the life of a university student

    1st July 2015

    The Year 12 performing arts class attended an inspirational day at Leeds University to experience a day in the life of a student. They learnt how to apply to university, about the wide range of courses offered , as well as student finances and what it is like to live away from home. The students were given the opportunity to speak to current lecturers and students to find out what real student life is like. The group really enjoyed the day and left very enthusiastic about their futures.


  • Athletics Y9

    Stunning athletics performance!

    1st July 2015

    June saw the annual Doncaster Athletics Schools’ Championships taking place at the Keepmoat Stadium. This is the highlight of our athletics fixtures diary and students train hard to compete against seventeen Doncaster secondary schools.

    This year we got the best results ever and there were some outstanding results. Our Year 7 girls came third overall and our Year 9 girls second overall!  The amazing performances are too many to list here but first placed athletes were Sam McCullough in the Y8 boys’ 100m, Eli

  • Reduced Shakespeare Company

    22nd May 2015

    A group of students went to local theatre Cast in May to see the Reduced Shakespeare Company's new play "The art of comedy". The group enjoyed a show full of fun and laughter. The energetic physical style of the piece really inspired the students to use this style in their own work. They were even lucky enough to meet the cast after the show!