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  • Science Week

    13th March 2017

    This week is British Science week. We are asking our year 7 and 8 students to take part in a homework competition to create a poster about change.

    Winners will be announced next week.

  • Yorkshire Schools Rowing Championships

    10th March 2017

    De Lacy students took part in the Yorkshire Schools Rowing Championships today with some fantastic results

    Year 11 girls - Morgan Wilson 4th

    Year 10 girls -  Ellie Ramskill 6th

    Year10 boys -  Ryan Wood 5th

    Year 9 girls - Megan Sharp 8th

    Year 9 boys -  Alex Birkitt 9th

    Year 8 girls - Libby Hall 3rd BRONZE medal

    Year 8 boys - Alfie McKinley 9th

    Year 7 girls - Stephanie Spence Hirst 2nd= JOINT SILVER Medal

    Year 7 boys - Sam Sutcliffe 10th

    De Lacy came 5th overall in Yorkshire Rowing Relay Event

    Well done to everyone

  • SPORTING NEWS ......

    8th March 2017

    Year 7 girl’s netball team played against St Wilfrids this week, they lost 5-1 however played really well. Player of the match was Stephanie Spence Hirst.

     

  • International Studies Takeaway Homework Menu

    2nd March 2017

    Please see the International Studies homework menu for year 7 and year 8 on the attached document

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

    28th February 2017

    Some of our Year 7 Boys took part in the Sky Sports Living for Sport Programme with England Badminton star Jenny Wallwork. Out of 18 boys who started the project, 13 have now completed it.The programme concentrated on improving areas around school,whilst using sport as the catalyst.

    Mr Lewis from Maths commented that Noah Carpenter had improved in Maths during the programme - 'Excellent progress and fantastic effort in all topics covered. Big improvement!'

  • New internet safety advice for parents

    28th February 2017

    NEW INTERNET SAFETY ADVICE FOR PARENTS/CARERS

    This app is risky as it promotes open sharing of secrets and then people can contact you to meet up. Be careful if your child has this app. 

    The recommended age is 17.

    So what is Whisper?

    Promotion blurb:

    ‘Whisper is an anonymous social network that allows people to express themselves. If you have ever had something too intimate to share on traditional social networks, simply share it on Whisper! Connect with others with FREE private messaging and respond to other W

  • SPORTING NEWS ..................

    27th February 2017

     

    WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!

     De Lacy have won the Wakefield girls rugby competition.

    Our year 7, 8 & 9 girls had some brilliant matches, they won every game against seven different schools.

    Well done, we are proud of you :)

     

  • School Governor Vacancies

    22nd February 2017

    Are you interested in becoming a governor at De Lacy Academy?

     Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.

    Anyone aged 18 or over and living in the U

  • Wakefield Cathedral Shrove Tuesday Event

    22nd February 2017

    Wakefield Cathedral have launched the Giving Campaign which coincides with Pancake Day and the season of Lent.  Traditionally Lent would be a period of fasting or giving something up – they are asking that people give something instead. Local foodbanks have provided a shopping list of the items that they regularly give out:-

    Long-life milk

    Tins of meat, fish, fruit & vegetables

    Instant mashed potato & soup

    Tins of soup, tinned meals

    Tea bags & coffee

    Biscuits

    Wheat biscuits & cereals

    Tins of tomatoes, spaghetti, ra

  • Miss Anfield's visit to Kenya

    21st February 2017

    On Miss Anfield's annual trip to Africa, she was visiting a village called Maungu in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. Prior to the visit, the chief villagers requested donation of babies' clothes and bras for the local people and sports equipment for schools.

    Miss Anfield approached Minsthorpe and Castleford Academies to support the trip as well as De Lacy. The three schools all gathered together old sports equipment from their PE departments. This totalled over 40kg of balls, nets, cones and bibs for three

  • SPORTING NEWS ..............

    20th February 2017

    Year 7 & 8 students loved their karate training today.

     

  • New survey for parents

    20th February 2017

    Please follow the link below to complete the online survey by 23rd February 2017, it should only take between 3 - 5 minutes to complete.

    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/tootootparentsurvey?schoolid=1557

    Thank you.

  • Breaking news - Ofsted report De Lacy as GOOD

    9th February 2017

    We are delighted to announce we have been officially recognised as a good school in all areas.

    We would like to thank all of our students, staff, governors, Delta Trust and and our families for their fantastic support, dedication and hard work.

    Next stop .............. Outstanding!

  • Safer Internet Day

    7th February 2017

    Safer Internet Day 2017 is being celebrated globally today, Tuesday 7th February, with the theme 'Be the change: unite for a better internet'. 

    We have copies of a free magazine in school called “Digital Parenting”. Copies are available for all parents to collect or alternatively can be sent out in the post. If you would like a copy, please contact reception and this can be arranged.

    Please read the letter below which will go out to all students today.

     

     

  • Keep your child safe

    3rd February 2017

    We know our kids are on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. But here are some other popular apps you might not know about. Trending apps amongst your kids change faster ...

    5 risky apps children are using to chat and share videos:

    https://www.familyzone.com/blog/five-risky-apps-children-chat-share-videos

  • SPORTING NEWS ...........

    3rd February 2017

    Year 7 boy's rugby won their match yesterday against Huntingdon 36 - 6, what a fantastic result, well done to all who took part.

     

  • SPORTING NEWS ...................

    2nd February 2017

    Well done to our year 7 students who took part in Wakefield Sports Hall Athletics yesterday at the Kings School.

    Ellis Skelcher came first in speed bounce.

    Emily Nicholas & Stephanie Spence-Hirst came first in the high jump.

    Billy Nadin & Kaden Baker came first in the 2 lap sprint.

    Well done to all involved, a great day had by all!

  • Visit to Brimham Rocks

    2nd February 2017

    Students visited Brimham Rocks yesterday and experienced the amazing rock formations and fantastic heather moorland. Over the next few weeks they will be visiting more National Trust sites, watch this space for more news and pictures.

  • Message from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

    18th January 2017

    The following message has been sent from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in regard to head lice treatment:

    “We would like to remind parents and carers to always read and follow the instructions carefully when using chemical insecticide products, typically sold in chemists, to treat head lice. This is because these treatments contain flammable elements. You should not therefore use hair dryers, or any other ignition source such as matches, lighters and candles near anyone during the treatment process w

  • De Lacy Ranked In Top 3!

    8th February 2016

    The Department for Education have released their league tables following the 2015 results. We're delighted to be ranked in the TOP 3 of 'similar schools' across the whole of England.

    To see the full league table, please click on the following link:

    http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/group.pl?qtype=SSC&superview=sec&tab=512&no=138006&ord=desc&sort=ks4_15.ptac5em_ptq_ee