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  • Young Voices 2015

    10th February 2015

    In January the De Warenne choir took part in this year's 'Young Voices' at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield where they performed  alongside thousands of young singers and celebrity artists. The singing was led by world renowned conductor David Lawrence, supported by a very talented live band.  Students sang a  variety of pieces of music, ranging from songs from the musicals to classical works. They particularly enjoyed 'When I Grow Up' from Matilda, and the much anticipated Pop Medley. One of the highlight

  • Beech sporting success……..at last!!!

    3rd February 2015

    January saw the second intra house sports competition with the Year 9s participating in a mixed dodgeball event. The competition was a round robin format with the top two vying for maximum points. After a fiercely contested group the top three teams were only split by 3 points. Oak and Willow played out a tight 3rd/4th placed game with the latter taking bronze (3 points). The final between Holly and Beech was equally competitive and against all odds Beech finally have finally proved themselves in the sporti

  • Doncaster Indoor Athletics Championships

    16th January 2015

    In January 14 talented athletes from Years 8 and 9 were selected to compete in the Doncaster Indoor Athletics’ Championships at the EIS (English Institute of Sport) in Sheffield. The first track event of the morning was the 200m where Elisha Brown’s dedication to her sport finished the race in 4th position with a great time. Other great track performances included Darcy Taylor from Year 9 who pushed herself to come 4th out of 12 in the 800m, narrowly missing out on the finals. Grace Topham, also from Year 9

  • Celebration Evening 2014

    17th December 2014

    The leavers of 2014 returned to the academy to celebrate their achievements and success. Subject awards and examination certificates were presented to over 80 students by Councillor Chris Mills, Chair of Governors. For the first time the evening included some of our sixth form students who have gone on to university. Mrs Pollard presented a number of special awards during the evening including the Academic Achievement award won by Brad Thomas and the Sporting Contribution award won by Devon Robb.

    Luke Hardy

  • Music Platform delights audience

    16th December 2014

    December's Music Platform was a spectacular event, showcasing our students' musical talents, and highlighting the importance of the people who inspire us. The show consisted of a variety of performances from the catchy rhythms of the samba band to the beautiful tone of the choir, as well as some outstanding solo performances. The Year 9 GCSE music group arranged a wonderful selection of songs from the charts including a unique four chord medley. In addition to this, it was De Warenne Rock Club's debut perfo

  • Alzheimers Fund-raising

    16th December 2014

    On 16 December we were delighted to present a cheque for £623 to the Alzheimer's Society. This huge amount of money was raised following a very successful non-uniform fund raising day. Students had been shown two film clips of Alzheimer's sufferers before the day itself so that they would have a clear understanding of the condition and the devastating effects it can have on families and carers. The cheque was presented by Shannon Lees, chair of the fund raising committee, and members of the Academy Council.

  • Aladdin welcomes Rowena Academy

    16th December 2014

    The Year 11 performing arts class had worked hard since the start of the year towards their musical theatre unit for their Level 2 BTEC qualification. The class were to perform their version of Disney's Aladdin to the whole of Rowena Academy. So the stage was set, the lights were turned on and the audience were very excited. The group dazzled their audience with their magical portrayal of the classic Disney story. They danced and sang their way to rapturous applause from their audience and a great afternoon

  • Sporting Successes

    15th December 2014

    Sixteen De Warenne students took part in the recent Doncaster Cross Country Championships. Emily Jones won the senior girls race and Connor Kelsall came third in the Year 10/11 boys competition. This means that both have qualified for the South Yorkshire Championships. Other superstars were Tamzin Alcock, Connor and Cameron Hamshaw (top 20 results) and Grace Topham and Chloe Elks who stepped in to replace absent students one hour before we left .

    The indoor athletics competition saw Danny Johnson win his two

  • First World War Battlefields Visit

    7th November 2014

    Thirty-eight students and four staff from De Warenne visited the battlefields of the First World War near Ypres in Begium and the Somme in northern France. This special Remembrance Weekend which also marked the centenary of the year war broke out, saw the group visit significant sites such as Vimy Ridge, Thiepval Memorial and the memorial to the Sheffield and Barnsley Pals. Students also had the opportunity to experience what the trenches were like by visiting recreations of the original British trenches at

  • Work Experience

    7th October 2014

    June 2014 saw our Year 10 students embark on their two weeks of practical work experience.

    This year we had a marked increase in the number of employers willing to offer placements and broaden the variety and quality in areas such as pharmaceutical and engineering where of particular note was a unique opportunity to work in the aeronautical stress testing industry. Partnerships this year included Doncaster Council, The Racecourse, Doncaster Dome, Bridon, Senior Architectural Systems and Cooplands.

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  • Doncaster Award

    29th September 2014

    We were delighted that Danii Taylor and Luke Hardy were honoured with an award from the Doncaster Freemen this month in acknowledgement of their enthusiasm, energy and commitment to the life of the academy. The ceremony was held at the Mansion House where Danii and Luke were presented with their awards by the Civic Mayor Councillor Pat Haith.

    Danii was always relentlessly cheerful and hard-working and was elected to the position of Deputy Head Girl and chair of the Academy Council Fundraising Committee. She

  • 2014 exam success

    8th September 2014

    Congratulations both to our Y11 and Y13 students on their success this summer. The Y11 students produced the academy’s best ever set of results with some superb individual performances. The percentage of students gaining 5 or more A*-C grades including English , maths and at least one other GCSE at that level increased for the second year running. Most notable were the gains in English where there was an 8% increase in students making 3 or more levels of progress and a 14% jump in those making 4 or more lev

  • Dancing with Dinosaurs

    10th July 2014

    This year's annual London theatre visit was another spectacular success with students enjoying the drama of War Horse and the music of Billy Elliott. Thirty students had an amazing two days which also included a visit to the Natural History Museum when they came face-to-face with dinosaurs and experienced the rumble of an earthquake.

  • Sporting triumph at the SPTA games

    8th July 2014

    De Warenne athletics prowess was on show again at the annual SPTA games held at the Keepmoat Athletics Stadium in Doncaster. A strong field was present with nine academies represented in both U13 and U15 catergories.

    Throughout the day our athletes took part in a number of track and field events with some excellent results. Amongst the highlights were:

    Daniel Newby 1st (200m)

    Shannon Cox 1st (200m)

    Emily Box 1st (100m)

    Keenan Bulcroft 2nd (200m)

    Callum Hirst 4th (800m)

    Elisha Brown 2nd (long jump)

    Kira Houghton 3rd

  • Y7 RS Super Learning day

    7th July 2014

    June saw the first ever day dedicated to RS for Y7 students who were excited and looked forward to attending the different workshops .

    Most had the opportunity to explore three different religious traditions. There was meditation in Buddhism, a quiz on Islamic facts and the enactment of the last hours of Jesus' life in Christianity. There were visiting speakers to all three sessions and students were given opportunity to ask questions and learn all about the different religions.

    There were further workshops w

  • Doncaster School Athletics Championships 2014

    1st July 2014

    Students across Years 7 to 10 competed in the annual Doncaster Schools Athletics Championships held at the Keepmoat Stadium.

    The first day of the event saw years 7 and 8 taking part with Elisha Brown destroying the competition in the 100m heats and finishing a credible 5th in the final. Daniel Newby won his heat in the 200m and ran brilliantly to finish 3rd in the final. Field event success came from Lauren Coggins 3rd in the shot put and Hollie Rowe 4th in the long Jump. Into the afternoon there were excell

  • Farewell to Year 13, class of 2014

    1st July 2014

    In June we wished farewell to Year 13 students at a special celebration assembly. Awards from individual subjects were presented to students for effort and attitude during their time in the sixth form. There were also thanks given to the Head Boy and Girl and their deputies for their excellent service to the academy. A special award for outstanding and consistent effort was presented to Reece Drewett by Mexborough and District Lions in the form of a £150 bursary which can be used towards the cost of books f

  • England Beckons…….

    27th June 2014

    At the beginning of year 10 I was recommended by Miss Wain-Hobson, my PE teacher, that I join an athletics club due to the success of winning the 200m with a time of 27.75 at the English Institute of Sport School Partnership Trust athletics competition. Miss Wain-Hobson wrote me an information letter explaining everything I needed to do to join the nearest athletics club, which just so happened to be 20 minutes away from my house. She rang the club (Doncaster Athletics Club) and organised for me to go down

  • Sports Day 2014

    18th June 2014

    Sports Day this year took place on Wednesday 18 June. Holly came into the competition as holders of the title, a position they had maintained for three consecutive years. They were also in the lead at the beginning of the day as they had won three of the four inter-house football competitions that had taken place the week before. It was a glorious day and the competition was fierce with many stunning individual performances. The scores were very close going into the afternoon session with Holly holding thei

  • Staff Student badminton

    6th June 2014

    There was a good turn out from both staff and students for this year's badminton challenge. Teams were drawn on the night and then put into 4 pools to compete against one another. The winners of each pool went through to the semi-finals.

    Semi-finalists were Miss Wain-Hobson/Adam Davies, Mr Storey/Devon Robb, Mr Burger/Josh Taylor and Mr Turton/Tyler Moreland.

    The final was contested by Mr Storey/Devon Robb and Mr Burger/Josh Taylor. After a close fought match, Mr Storey and Devon came out winners.

    Mr Storey co