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  • Supporting the air ambulance

    Academies support Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

    24th July 2017

    Students from across the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership came together at Kelham Hall on Friday 21 July to present Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance with a cheque for over £1,500.

    Students from all nine academies within the trust took part in a range of fundraising activities throughout the academic year, following the students’ decision to support the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance service – which relies solely on public donations.

    Patrick Knight, executive assistant principal at the Diverse Academies, said: “

  • Open day/evening at Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    7th July 2017

    Queen Elizabeth's Academy, part of Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, is opening its doors to parents and families of year 4, 5 and 6 pupils at its open day and open evening.

    The ‘Academy in Action’ day is on Tuesday 19th September 2017. Students of the academy will be conducting tours and showing you around the academy's excellent facilities. This will be followed by a Q&A session with members of the senior leadership team, giving you the opportunity to find out all you need to know about the academy.

  • Arts Beat - Wainwright Rocks

    Arts Beat - a triumph of student creativity!

    5th July 2017

    Tuesday 4th July 2017 marked the inaugural Arts beat event, our summer celebration of the Arts. Students from three local academies showed off their vast array of artistic and performing talents at the event held at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy in Mansfield.

    ‘Arts Beat’, which was attended by over 200 guests including parents and fellow students over two separate showings, was held to celebrate the hard work done in creative subjects such as music, drama, art, dance and photography. Students involved in the per

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    Pupils take part in Race for Life

    18th May 2017

    On Friday 12th May, we held our school Race for Life event. This required both staff and pupils to walk, jog or run a measured route around school.

    This is a cause close to the school’s heart due to the untimely loss of Mrs Jackie Sharp, our vice principal, last June and Miss Sally Mulliss, one of our midday supervisors, in June 2013.

    Children in each Key Stage were asked to run a set distance – although many children decided to challenge themselves to see how many laps they could complete in a certain time.


  • House Quiz - April 2017

    Pupils compete in house-quiz

    28th April 2017

    Last Friday, we held our general knowledge house quiz. Great fun was had by all and our pupils learned lots of fascinating facts!

    The winning team was Sherwood house. The team was made up of a pupil from every year group and they did an amazing job representing their team, working very co-operatively to eat off some stiff competition from the other houses. They should be very proud of their high score and knowing the answers to some very tricky questions.

    Well done to all of our pupils for getting involved an

  • Eden Camp

    World War II explored at Eden Camp

    28th April 2017

    As part of our topic on World War II, we recently took a group of pupils to Eden Camp in Malton, Yorkshire. This was a fantastic opportunity for our children to find out all about the war and to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the Home Front and the Front Line.

    Eden Camp opened as a museum 30 years ago in 1987. Since then, it has grown into one of the largest and most comprehensive museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onwards.

    The pupils all had a great day, tryin

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    Family learning launch - Thursday 27th April

    24th April 2017

    We would like to invite all parents to a coffee morning at the academy on Thursday 27th April 2017 to launch exciting FREE learning opportunities for the families of our pupils.

    Working closely with the Community Learning and Skills Service (CLaSS), a wide range of family learning courses will be delivered free at Wainwright Primary over a number of weeks. The courses are designed for any adult wanting to help their child through their education, be it learning together or attaining the skills themselves to

  • Mansfield Area Partnership

    123 Magic Parenting - FREE course for parents

    24th April 2017

    Starting at the academy this Thursday (27th April 2017) is a FREE 5 five week programme for parents based on the ‘123 Magic Parenting’ programme. The programme is designed to support parents with encouraging behavioural improvements for their children, and assist with encouraging positive behaviour.

    Mansfield Area Partnership will be running the course from Wainwright Primary on five consecutive weeks, with the programme focussing on how:
    - the body and brain react when children are angry/anxious
    - to stop unw

  • Oxford University visit - March 2017

    Pupils visit the University of Oxford

    24th March 2017

    Wainwright Primary Academy pupils were filled with enthusiasm and very proud to report back from their visit to Magdalen College, the University of Oxford on 20th and 24th March The pupils were attending an ‘Aspiration Day’ aimed to make a bridge between these children’s lives and Higher Education, and in-particular higher-tier Universities such as Oxford.

    The pupils, who behaved impeccably during the trip were lucky enough to visit the University of Oxford as part of the ‘Aspirations Project’. Following

  • Wainwright pupils compete at DALP Quiz

    15th March 2017

    On Wednesday 15th March a team of year 5 pupils from Wainwright Primary Academy competed in the annual DALP Quiz, contested by all of the academies within the partnership.

    The 2017 quiz was held at Retford Oaks Academy, with our team challenging the general knowledge of their peers from Retford Oaks Academy, Tuxford Academy, East Leake Academy, Holgate Academy, Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, National Church of England Academy and Walton Girls’ High School.

    As there are only two primary academies involved, chil

  • Improvement recognised by Ofsted

    Praise from Ofsted following inspections

    9th February 2017

    Both Wainwright Primary Academy and Queen Elizabeth’s Academy have both recently been subject to monitoring visits from Ofsted and have demonstrated positive improvements after just one term under the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership.

    The inspections took place at Queen Elizabeth’s and Wainwright on 30 November 2016 and 18 November 2016 respectively and highlighted the great improvements made, specifically in the areas of leadership, teaching and behaviour.

    Findings at Wainwright concluded that work to

  • Year 2 SATs Meeting

    8th February 2017

    In order to support our Year 2 children through their SATs we invited parents in for a short meeting on Tuesday 7th February 2017 to help explain what exactly the SATs are, when they will be happening and how they can help. Our Year 2 teachers provided some examples of past SAT questions so parents had an idea of what their child would be expected to do.

    Thank you to everyone that showed up for the meeting, we hope it was informative.  

  • Year 6 SATs Meeting

    3rd February 2017

    We invited Year 6 parents in for a meeting on Thursday 2nd February 2017, the meeting provided parents with information about the Key Stage 2 SATs the children will be taking in May this year. The meeting was to help parents fully prepare their child for the experience of SATs and to discuss the following:

    • Explain what SAT's are and what will happen during SAT's week.
    • Share what the tests may include and the types of questions the children will need to be able to answer.
    • Share ideas and tips for how parents ca
  • Wainwright Rocks

    10th January 2017

    Following on from the Young Voices concert, Mrs Hallam will continue an after school club called 'Wainwright Rocks' every Tuesday from 3.10pm to 4.10pm starting on Tuesday 21st February 2017. This will be available to the children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6). The children will have fun learning new songs that they will perform at future events in the academy and in the wider community. This after school club will be limited to 25 spaces. If your child is interested in attending please complete and return

  • Christmas Carols at King's Mill Hospital

    15th December 2016

    16 members of our academy choir have visited King's Mill to sing Christmas carols and raise money for the hospital. They sounded wonderful and were warmly received. Thank you to those who donated and thank you to the Wainwright pupils for their special effort!

  • West Notts Futsal competition

    13th December 2016

    Over the past 3 weeks the Wainwright Primary Academy football team has been competing in a Futsal competition at West Nottinghamshire College. We are proud to announce that they came in 2nd and produced some very fine performances where they demonstrated a great team spirit.

    Well done to all involved - thank you also to Mr Blackwell for his great coaching and giving up his time!


    Train to teach with the TVTSA

    12th December 2016

    Are you considering a career in teaching? As a member of the Trent Valley Teaching School Alliance (TVTSA), Wainwright Primary Academy and schools across the region, are offering the opportunity to gain experience in the classroom and apply for one of 50 School Direct trainee places for 2017 entry.

    What is School Direct?

    School Direct allows you to train to teach in a school of your choosing – with the expectation that you’ll then go on to work there on completion of the programme.

    All TVTSA School Direct plac

  • Academy Prefects and Class Ambassadors

    9th December 2016

    We are so proud of all children here at WPA and they make a fantastic contribution to academy life.

    In recognising this we are pleased to say we now have a number of Year 6 prefects who have completed a rigorous interview process being a academy prefect.

    Prefects are role models in our academy and also take positions of responsibility.

    Well done to  the pupils who have been successful in their prefect application:

    Karina, Ella, Pirajeena, Ellie, Katie, Henry, Jack, Millie, Jack M, Robson, Jade and Josh.

    In addit

  • Newstead Abbey

    28th November 2016

    Our visit to Newstead Abbey was a great success! The children enjoyed a wide range of activities based on how the Victorians celebrated Christmas.

    This included making a traditional sugar mouse, creating a little posy of perfumed herbs, taking part in parlour games and watching an authentic lantern show.

    The children interacted with professional actors and it gave them an insight into the way a Victorian child lived and celebrated this Christmas season.

    This all took place in the grand surroundings of Newstead

  • Parent Coffee Morning

    25th November 2016

    Many thanks to those parents who came to our first coffee morning. It was a good opportunity to have a chat about school life and events that are happening. It was agreed that the coffee morning would run fortnightly. We strongly encourage parents to drop in and have a chat.

    Our next coffee morning will be on Thursday 1st December from 9.00-10.00am.