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  • FREE online safety football special guide

    21st June 2018

     Following the World Cup kicking off in spectacular fashion the National Online Safety Team have created a FREE online safety football special guide.

    Amid the excitement, it is important to stay vigilant online and make sure children are aware of the potential dangers that they may be exposed to during large sporting events. From cyber-attacks, malware, fake merchandise and fake ticket offers, this guide is designed to inform parents and carers about online risks relating to the football and how they can hel

  • Castleford Tigers 9's Competition

    18th June 2018
    On Wednesday the 13th June, Years 7 and 9 rugby teams took part in the Castleford Tigers 9s competition. It was a brilliant day featuring numerous schools taking part.
    Year 9 got to the final and put in a brilliant performance, unfortunately they lost, 3 try’s to 1.
    Year 7 won the whole competition without losing a single match for the full day. This has gained them a place in the National Rugby 9s competition in Warrington on Thursday  5th July.
    A big thanks to Miss Pickin and her team for instilling the D
  • Year 9 & 10 Go Higher University Trip

    10th May 2018

    25 of each year group had a University Experience day which they really enjoyed and found inspirational and informative. They worked with student ambassadors throughout the day, had a campus tour and designed their dream university which they presented to the whole group.

    One of the feedback comments of the day was "The campus tour was the best. This has made me feel more confident for when I move to University".

  • Snapchat awareness for parents

    2nd May 2018

     Take a look at this poster for some really useful information and top tips about Snapchat.

  • e safety information for parents

    2nd May 2018

    This is the latest online game that has been highlighted as a concern for parents:

  • New school telephone number

    27th April 2018

    We have a new school telephone number as of Monday 30th April: 

    01977 722489

     Please use this number from Monday to contact school.

  • Year 8 Options & Parents Evening

    17th April 2018

    Year 8 options/parents evening is on Thursday 19th April from 3.30pm - 6.30pm. Please see the letter below for more information. Students have been given a copy to bring home.

  • Winner of the March prize draw

    29th March 2018

     We have a winner from our March prize draw. Miss Harbottle, mum of a year 9 student downloaded our new school gateway app and was lucky enough to win a SMART TV.

    There will be another draw in April, so why not download the app and fingers crossed, you might win a prize!

  • New School Gateway App

    6th March 2018

     We have now launched the “Schoolgateway” App as part of our commitment to improving communication links between parents and school. This free App will enable us to communicate with parents on a whole range of issues including :


    • Rewards & Achievements
    • Attendance
    • Student Reports
    • Letters from the Principal
    • Information regarding School trips and events
    • Exam timetables and revision sessions
    • After school clubs
    • Parents evenings

    The app will enable you to contact school free of charge to notify us of your child’s attendan

  • Internet Safety Day

    15th February 2018

    Take a look at the link below for some more valuable information to keep children safe when using the internet




  • New Careers Pathway Information

    14th February 2018

    Have you checked out our new career pathway displays?

  • Safer Internet Day Today

    7th February 2018

    Today is Safer Internet Day. We have produced a useful information sheet for parents and students to use.

    This link is also a useful tool for parents:


  • We raised £287 for World Cancer Day

    6th February 2018

    What a great day we had on Friday raising money for World Cancer Day.

    Students wore pink socks, cheered on staff who volunteered to have their legs waxed and bought lots of cakes, cookies and cupcakes from the bake sale.

    Thank you to all staff who got involved in the day, to parents and staff who baked some lovely cookies, buns and cakes for everyone to buy and to Miss McIlroy and her band of students who organised the day.

    Rikki Banks won the 'name the rabbit' competition, students chose the name M.C. Flopste

  • Knottingley Foodbank Donations

    2nd February 2018

    Thank you to everyone who donated to the local foodbank from October - December 2017.

  • De Lacy are supporting World Cancer Day

    25th January 2018

    This year in alliance with World Cancer Day, De Lacy Academy intends to support Cancer Research and raise money on Friday 2nd February. Throughout the day, we will be hosting a number of events and activities including: Pink Socks, Name the Teddy Bear, Leg Waxing and a Coffee Morning. Please find more details below.

    We hope your child will take part in some or all of the activities during the day, if you would like to make a personal donation this can be done through school or through the Cancer Research web

  • Quality Award for Careers Guidance

    21st January 2018

    De Lacy Academy achieves award for careers work


    De Lacy Academy, in Knottingley, has been recognised for its outstanding careers work this week. The school has been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard awarded by Prospects.  The Quality in Careers Standard is awarded to schools and education providers who can demonstrate the importance they place on careers and how they support students to make decisions about their life after school.

    De Lacy Academy is a Good school, continually working to improve the ch

  • Writing Competition Winners

    18th January 2018

    Thank you to all year 8's who entered the careers writing competition, there was some very good quality writing. Top 3 winners will be announced in next week's assembly. These will go forward to the company competition ( Topic U.K.).



  • University of Lincoln Philosophy Competition

    18th January 2018

    University of Lincoln are hosting a philosophy competition. Entries need to evaluate What is Love? Entries need to be no longer than 1500 words. Winners will receive £100.

    If you would like to get involved entries need to be given to Miss Williams before Monday 12th March.

    Good luck and get writing!!

  • Auditions for 'Our Day Out'

    15th January 2018

    Auditions are being held for Our Day Out on Wednesday 17th January from 2.30pm - 3.15pm in the Drama Studio. We are looking for actors, singers and backstage crew.

    No scripts needed before the audition. Come along and find out more about the musical.

  • Writing competition

    8th January 2018

    If you're in Y8 or Y9 and want to enter a writing competiton for our region - please see Ms Robson. You need to write a 400 word article on a sector/company/job in anticipation of Careers Week. The best entries form the area will be published in the February edition of TopicUK magazine!


    Deadline - Jan 20th.