Year 10 returning to the academy on Monday 24th and Year 8 will be Remote Learning form Monday 24th January. Read more

Literacy and numeracy focus

The academy believes that scholars' enjoyment, academic success and future opportunities depend upon them being highly literate and numerate. The academy has a range of consistent expectations that students meet every day:

High standards (tracking and focusing on the person who is speaking; using full sentences and standard English at all times)

Mastery (expanding vocabulary through 'word of the week' and weekly spelling tests; use of dictionaries in ALL lessons)

Practice (regular fun and competitive practice of times tables; 30 minutes of reading for pleasure every day; having a DEAR book on them at all times).

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Incredible colour mixing skills by our Reception boys this morning. All inspired by the artist Patrick Heron 🎨 https://t.co/8YySTlixfU
12:25pm 20.01.2022

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An emotional day at DAA saying goodbye to @AidanSevers and Mr McGowan with a cream pie to the face. We will all miss you! https://t.co/s9zSCxT6VN
9:19am 17.12.2021

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✨Our youngest children dressed as farm animals & angels can only mean one thing... It's Nativity time!We are heartbroken that our families can't attend this year. Reception families, please check Tapestry as the whole performance has been recorded for you to enjoy from home!🎄 https://t.co/1X0UOAyaMx
2:17pm 15.12.2021

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A wonderful visit to our local church for our KS1 children. We learnt all about advent and explored the Christmas Tree Festival🎄. We also made little hearts and left them all over the church to spread #happiness in our community. https://t.co/IOoMLzAXjm
4:14pm 10.12.2021