Principal’s Blog

‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ project

April 5, 2019

Wreake Valley Sixth Form students Charlotte Oldham and Lauren Pirie-Scott were amongst a group of young people chosen to take part in the ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ project.  The projects aim is to continue to educate people in what can happen if prejudice and racism become acceptable.  The girls met with a Holocaust survivor and learnt […]

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Wreake Reflects

March 29, 2019

This week Mr Robinson and Miss Green took 30 Year 9 students to the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre as part of their RE studies.  Read one student’s account of their day out…   On Tuesday 26th March we went on a trip to the Holocaust Centre UK in Nottinghamshire.  Firstly, we went into a room […]

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Mayfair Chef cooks with Wreake students

January 24, 2019

Reece Elliott, a professional chef from the restaurant ‘Bentleys’ in Mayfair London, spent the day cooking with some Year 9, 10 and 11 students. The students had, hands-on involvement, cooking seabass with a creamy white wine sauce and a strawberry soufflé . All who took part had an amazing experience.   Some even said “ that […]

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January 24, 2019

ENERGY QUEST S.T.E.M. MORNING  On 23rd January 30 Year 8 students took part in the Energy Quest S.T.E.M morning sponsored by Shell.     The workshop had hands-on activities, careers information and stories from real engineers working in energy.  Students explored concepts of energy generation, sustainability and developing technologies. Students were encouraged to  find out all about […]

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WVA Choir perform at Royal Albert Hall

November 7, 2018

The Music department took 15 students from our Choir to London to perform in the Music for Youth Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. Wreake Valley was part of the massed ensemble performance that joined several primary and secondary schools across Leicestershire to form a super choir. Combined with the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, […]

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August 30, 2018

On behalf of all the staff at Wreake Valley Academy, I would like to welcome all our students old and new to the start of a new school year.  Students arrived looking pristine in their new uniforms this morning ready for the term ahead.

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Spring Term 2018

January 12, 2018

The spring term marks the half way point in the school year. For Years 11 and 13 it also marks the beginning of the countdown to the summer exams.  Talking to students, I know that many of them started their revision last term and have used the mock exams as a way of checking their […]

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A Resolution

January 9, 2017

We are very pleased that once again Wreake Valley Sixth Form students have achieved improved A Level grades on last year. This year there are more than twice the number of students gaining AAB grades in facilitating subjects, with a record number of A* grades. We anticipate that a high number of students will go […]

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The New School Year

August 30, 2016

The new school year is upon us and in lots of ways the school has never been in better shape. Students are achieving great results; this summer Year 13 A level results improved yet again and a number of students were able to ‘adjust’ their university course and trade up to higher profile courses. Year […]

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The Wreake Way

August 29, 2014

Welcome to a new school year, I hope you have had a good summer; we have had a very productive summer at Wreake Valley not only in terms of exam results but also in terms of changes and developments at the school.  Over the summer our Sixth Form Centre has been re-roofed giving huge improvements […]

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