Giles Academy aims to provide the very best possible educational experience for every one of its students.
We all work hard to provide this through:
- a wide range of opportunities for students to learn in a safe, supportive, creative, happy environment
- having the very highest expectations of the entire school community in everything that we do
- working together with others inside and outside the school to meet our aims
In addition to academic success, we also place extremely high value on the development of character; responsibility, ambition, honesty, confidence, compassion and courage.
Rugby School October Half Term
The Rugby School is running this October half term. Please fill in the attached form.
Uniform Letter to Parents/Carers
Here you can read a letter sent home to parents/carers regarding uniform.
Cheerleading Lunch Club
Cheerleading club begins on Wednesday 20 September. The cost of this is £1.50 a session. If any students would like to take part, could you please pay £18 via Parentpay as soon as possible? This will cover all sessions up to Christmas.
We raised money for a Guide Dog and then we called it Giles!
Students and staff at Giles Academy have been actively involved in raising money to name a Guide Dog ‘Giles’ and we are now very proud to be able to share our first image of him. During the last academic year, a sponsored run and walk around Old Leake resulted in money being raised to name Giles, who has now started his training to become a working Guide Dog. Over the next few months, Giles will work alongside his puppy walker, familiarising himself with the sights and sounds of different environments. We look forward to welcoming Giles into the school very soon!
Thank you to all who have helped and supported this incredibly important and worthwhile cause.
Did you know that Giles Academy has its own Horse-Riding Club?
We encourage students from all year groups to join us every Tuesday evening to come riding and work towards industry-recognised progressive tests and qualifications. Beginners and more experienced riders – all welcome!
As well as weekly riding lessons, we also organise horse-related trips and in recent years we have been to the prestigious Burghley Horse Trials, Olympia and this year we are hoping to go to “Your Horse Live”.
Please see Mrs Davison for more details.
Today marks another great year for Year 11 students at Giles Academy. Students have performed well across the board and should be very proud of their achievements. In line with government changes students this year have received a combination of grades and numbers.
Within the overall results there are some fantastic success stories which include:
Natalia Szypulska performed outstandingly well across all of her subjects to achieve fantastic grades including a grade 8 in English, a grade 7 in Maths and a B in Science. Natalia will be joining Giles Academy Sixth Form to study A Level English, Maths and Psychology.
Nathan Simpson has progressed remarkably over the last five years and has excelled in his subject areas, most notably securing a grade 8 in English Literature, a grade 6 in Maths, a grade 6 in English, an A in Core Science and a B in Additional Science. Since taking his examinations Nathan has completed his Silver Duke of Edinburgh expedition and will continue working towards completing this whilst studying A Level Geography, History and English at Giles Academy Sixth Form in September.
Charlie Slack is also to be congratulated for achieving a set of grades to be proud of whilst dealing with additional learning needs. Charlie achieved a grade 7 in English, a grade 4 in Maths, B in Computer Science and Photography, and a Distinction* in Music. Charlie has secured a place at Access to Music, Lincoln where he will be furthering his musical education.
Rosanna Boben achieved the greatest progress of all of our Year 11 students with grades that included a grade 7 in Maths, a grade 5 in English and a Distinction* in Health and Social. The effort and focus she has demonstrated this academic year enabled her to secure fantastic results.
Headteacher of Giles Academy, Ian Widdows says:
“The many and varied changes to the exams system this year means that, more than in any other year, it is absolutely impossible to make any comparisons with previous results or those across the country. This will only be possible once much further analysis is carried out later in the year. Our focus today, therefore, is on those students receiving their results today and seeing the fruits of their hard work and commitment over the past few years. I would personally like to congratulate all of the students at the Giles Academy for the results which they achieved. As a school the results continue to demonstrate the ambition of our staff to always do the very best that we can to give opportunities for our students to succeed.
Through hard work and the support of Giles teachers and support staff, many students now have qualifications which they may now use as a springboard to further success as they continue their journey with Giles into the growing range of courses in our highly popular and successful sixth form.”
A Level & Level 3 Results
Sixth Form students at Giles Academy are today celebrating after their hard work helped them to achieve top grades needed to go onto university or into work within the local area.
Top achievers who will be particularly enjoying the day’s celebrations are Matthew Barker, Holly Thompson & Chloe Cope. Matthew will be taking his place at The University of Manchester to study Physics after achieving an A* in Maths, A in Physics and Distinction* in Engineering (this is the highest accolade achievable in a vocational subject). Holly’s grades are also very impressive, she achieved an A in Maths, B in Physics and Distinction* in Engineering. Holly will be taking her place at the University of Surrey to study Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics. Chloe Cope has chosen to study Literature and History at the University of East Anglia. She successfully secured her place with high grades, including an A in Geography, A in History and a C in English Literature.
Kiesha Almond is celebrating with three Distinction* in Health & Social Care and Sports Science. She is looking forward to taking her place at University of Lincoln to study Sport & Exercise Science. Brother and sister Charles and Poppy Bradley have a double celebration, both achieved 3 Distinction* in their respective courses, Poppy will continue to study Media and Sport & Exercise at the University of Derby and Charles will take his place at Nottingham Trent University to Study Information, Communication Technology.
Chloe Blades’ hard work has secured her a place at Norwich University of Arts to study Animation. She is a very talented artist we are very proud of her high grades, including Distinction* in Graphics and Art, and a B at A level Graphics and a C at A Level Art & Design.
We also have students who have successfully secured places on apprenticeship courses locally in the area, ranging from Administration to Electrical Engineering. James Martin will be taking his funded place at Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts and Cherida Sohngen will start her course at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts where she will begin her course on Musical Theatre.
A delighted Head of Sixth Form, Sam Pell, was keen to congratulate all the students on contributing to this first class set of results: “All of the students should be congratulated on these outstanding results, and are testament to everyone’s hard work throughout the year. They and their teachers should be very proud of themselves. We are very proud of all the Year 13 results achieved this, all our students have successfully secured places either in higher or further education, apprenticeships or employment and we look forward to hearing of their future achievements”.
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