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  • Gatecrashing Director!

    23rd June 2017

    Lesley Bailey, Vice Chair of Delta's Board of Directors, visited De Lacy today. She started her morning at 8 a.m. gatecrashing students alongside members of the Senior Leadership Team and support staff. Here she is asking a maths question to one of our students!

     

    She also spent time looking at lessons across the academy as well as reviewing the quality of assessment, marking and feedback. Her time with us ended by talking to our Lead Out Loud students followed by a fish and chips lunch - a Friday favourite h

  • Fabulous GCSE Artwork

    23rd June 2017

    Year 11 students have have produced some amazing GCSE artwork this year for their exams, we are expecting top grades looking at this standard of work.

    Well done Y11!

  • Reading in Key Stage 3

    22nd June 2017

    We take reading really seriously at De Lacy Academy, with all students assessed for their reading age every term.  We understand that students who have a high reading age have a better chance of achieving success in their GCSE exams than those with a lower reading age.  The independent reading that is promoted across the academy has enabled several students to achieve a significant increase in their reading age. 

    The English Faculty now has a Year 7 & 8 display on their corridor of all the students who have

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    GATECRASHER!

    20th June 2017

    You may have noticed members of the Senior Leadership Team standing at the school gates with mini whiteboards this week. This is Gatecrasher! Students are asked common literacy and numeracy questions that many people often get wrong in exams, such as the use of  there, their and they're or what the total number of degrees are in a trinagle. The idea is that over time, students will learn from these daily encounters and not make common errors in exams later on.

    Students who get correct answers are given a sli

  • Year 10 Geography Field Trip News

    20th June 2017

    A fantastic day was had by our Year 10 Geographers last Thursday. They spent the day in the sunshine investigating the stunning landforms at Flamborough Head and then completing the fieldwork needed for their GCSE course in Hornsea.

     Textbook pages were brought to life as students could see the processes and features that make up the headland at Flamborough. They also got to practise a variety of fieldwork techniques. After a quick ice cream stop and opportunity to study the sand dunes at Bridlington the har

  • Year 11 Letter given out today

    15th June 2017

    Year 11 have been given a letter today to take home for parents, please see the attached copy.

  • New year 7 uniform event this week

    5th June 2017

    Don't forget the uniform event this Thursday at De Lacy for all our new year 7 students starting with us in September. The Main Hall will be open from 3pm to 6pm to show off the brand new Delta uniform Year 7 will wear from September.

    Students will have the chance to try on uniform for sizes and place orders.

    There will also be pop up shops during the school holidays for any of our students to buy new uniform:

    Tuesday 15th August

    Tuesday 22nd August

    Tuesday 29th August

    All in the Main Hall from 10am to 3pm.

  • Science Club News

    26th May 2017

    Science club members had a great time this week making stress balls, might be handy for some of our students who are taking exams!

     

  • GCSE Exams

    24th May 2017

    De Lacy would like to wish the very best of luck to its Y11 students during this difficult examination time.

     If students feel stressed or would like some useful advice - please follow this link as it may be helpful.

     https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/school-college-and-work/school-college/exam-stress/

  • SPORTING NEWS ........................

    15th May 2017

    Wakefield 9s rugby tournament for Years 8 and 9 at Minsthorpe. Well done to all boys who took part!

  • Year 11 Exam & Revison Timetable

    12th May 2017

    Click on the link below for our revision and exam timetable for the next 2 weeks. Copies are available in school.

     

  • SPORTING NEWS .....................

    10th May 2017

    Rounders Results - De Lacy v Castleford Academy


    Year 7 won 4.5 to 1.5

    Year 9 drew 8 to 8

    Year 10 lost 10 to 7

    Great afternoon in the sunshine.

    ROUNDERS TRAINING EVERY MONDAY AT 2.30pm - all girls welcome!

  • New De Lacy App is available to download

    9th May 2017

    The new De Lacy app is now available to download.....

     

  • SPORTING NEWS

    4th May 2017

    Year 10 and 11 students played rugby league against each other today, it was a close call however year 10 won 24 - 22. A great effort by all the lads who took part.

  • New Year 7 Uniform Event

    28th April 2017

    De Lacy will be holding a uniform afternoon for all new year 7 students who are coming to us in September.

    Students will have the chance to try on different sizes and place or amend orders.

    Come and join us in the Main Hall on Thursday 8th June from

    3pm - 6pm.

     

  • UKRoC Youth Rocketry Challenge Regional Final

    6th April 2017

    Andrew Rhodes, Lewis Walker, Jake Hutchinson and Luke Lloyd took part in the UK regional qualifying flights at Elvington Air Base.

    Again a great improvement on last year with the team nominally taking 2nd place, from a field of 9, but they were left to curse their luck as they potentially could have taken first place but for the fact they could only manage one flight where their rocket's altitude could be measured, at a heady 690 feet (particularly close to the target height of 775 feet given the gusting win

  • Outward Bound Ullswater Trip Y10 2017

    27th March 2017

    A fantastic week had by all where we encountered all types of weather, including up to 30cm of snow on Wednesday morning!

     Students took part in activities such as gorge walking, camping, canoeing and hiking, they also experienced steam and speed boats. The students challenged themselves by working out of their comfort zone along with students from Wakefield City Academy and Crofton Academy in order to navigate up mountains, cook food in the wilderness and work with others they didn't know at the start of th

  • British Science Week Competition Winners

    27th March 2017

    We had some brilliant entries for the poster competition, it was difficult to choose a winner so we have 2 students who both get first prize:

    Megan Bailey and Karina Jegorova from year 7.

    Congratulations both of you.

    Megan Bailey

     

    Karina Jegorova

     

  • Out & About Project 2017

    21st March 2017

    A group of students had the opportunity to take part in the 5 week Out & About Project in conjunction with The Hepworth Wakefield.

    They visited Brimham Rocks, Nostell Priory, The Hepworth Wakefield & Yorkshire Sculpture Park exploring the landscapes and enjoying time working together in some of the most beautiful places that are on our doorstep.

    The students have created sculptures and art work and attended a final celebration event at the Hepworth along with other local schools.

    Take a look at some of the ma

  • SPORTING NEWS................

    20th March 2017

    Some of our year 7 and 8 students are at Huddersfield today competing in the West Yorkshire School Games Finals. All girls are representing not only De Lacy but also Wakefield in the trampolining.

    Lauren Green who is a Trampoline Leader from Year 10 will be coaching the teams along with Miss Anfield.

    Take a look at some of the fab pics we have so far.