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  • Competition time!

    4th October 2018

    Our children can take part in two fabulous competitions this term!

     

    Wooden spoon competition

    Children can decorate a wooden spoon (either from home or purchase one from the academy for 50p). The spoons will be put on display and judged on 22nd October.  There will be a prize for the winner and a prize for that child’s house.

    This competition costs 20p to enter. Monies raised will buy produce for local foodbank.

     

    'Parliament at Christmas' card competition

    Christmas card designs - with a theme of 'Parliament at Ch

  • Changes to our leadership

    27th September 2018

    We are pleased to announce that Mrs Witham will take on the role of Acting Principal and Mrs Cottam the role of Acting Vice Principal from November 1st 2018.

    This is to ensure continuity in the leadership of TPA and a successful handover between Miss Davidson and the future team.

    We are extremely confident that the right team is in place to take the academy into its next chapter and wish them every success.

  • A new timetable for key stage 2

    3rd September 2018

    Key stage 2 pupils are working to a new timetable this year. This change sees each subject being taught by highly experienced staff, who will be working within their own subject specialisms.

    Subject progress will be monitored by each subject teacher, and pastoral progress will be monitored by your child’s tutor.

  • We are visited by new Headmaster of Harrow

    14th June 2018

    Tuxford Academy, Retford Oaks Academy and Tuxford Primary Academy, all part of Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, were today visited by Alastair Land, the recently announced next Headmaster of the prestigious independent school Harrow – as part of a mutual desire to share best practice across the education sector.

    Mr Land is currently Headmaster at Repton School in Derbyshire, and his visit to the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire based multi-academy trust came ahead of taking up his new post at Harrow,

  • Junior Maths Challenge

    5th June 2018

    Heartiest congratulations to our ten Year 6 mathematicians who recently took part in the Junior Maths Challenge.

     
    This is the UK's most popular maths competition with over 300,000 pupils (Year 8 and under) taking part each year. 

    5 of our superstars managed to achieve a bronze award. We are very proud of them all.

  • A right royal knees-up

    18th May 2018

    On Thursday 17 May Tuxford Primary Academy pupils and staff celebrated the Royal Wedding by coming in dressed for a wedding.

    Royal activities happened throughout the day and a special wedding breakfast menu was served at lunchtime. The food was delicious and the children thoroughly enjoyed the festive atmosphere.

    Everyone loved celebrating this very special occasion and all looked incredibly smart in their finest wedding outfits.

  • An egg-citing term indeed!

    1st April 2018

    The last term has been incredibly egg-citing at Tuxford Primary Academy!

    Our Year 2 pupils have been caring for and monitoring eggs in an incubator for a few weeks, watching and waiting to see if there are any signs of chicks.

    Some of the eggs fertilised and the pupils regularly checked the eggs to see the chicks development. On day 7 they could see the blood vessels starting to form and on day 18 air bubbles at the bottom of the eggs could seen by using a torch.

    Perfectly timed just before the Easter break, 1

  • Our bid for a zebra crossing is successful

    28th March 2018

    Executive Principal Miss Louise Davidson is delighted to announce that Nottinghamshire County Council have recognised the need for a zebra crossing outside Tuxford Primary Academy.

    She wishes to thank everyone who supported the campaign for a crossing. The new crossing is expected within the Nottinghamshire County Council 2018-19 financial year so we are hopeful it will be in place by March 2019.

    We are hugely grateful for the support of Councillor John Ogle, who said:

    "I have been campaigning for this crossi

  • The Great Big Dance Off

    6th March 2018

    On Monday 5th March, Tuxford Primary Academy's dance club took part in the regional heats of The Great Big Dance Off competition at the Royal Albert Hall in Nottingham.

    The Great Big Dance Off is a popular national dance competition open to schools all across England & Wales. This is the only national dance competition aimed solely at schools. The aim is to create an exciting competition bringing together children of all ages and abilities where the emphasis is on having a good time, which our children defi

  • Year 6 visits Magdalen College, Oxford

    8th February 2018

    Our year 6 pupils have spent a wonderful day visiting Magdalen College, Oxford, as part of Tuxford Primary Academy's aspirations project.

    Highlights for our pupils included a very interactive presentation, a treasure hunt tour of the college, a chance to play with robots in a science session, an introduction to Magdalen's treasures and its history in the medieval library, as well as lunch in the medieval dining hall.


    Thank you so much University of Oxford for making us so welcome; you never know, you may see

  • Listen to pupil Rosie-Mae on BBC Radio 2!

    8th February 2018

    In January, year 5 visited West Burton Power Station, with thanks to EDF Energy, and were so enthusiastic about their experience that they wanted to let the world know.

    Pupil Rosie-Mae went the extra mile and rang The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 to tell th nation all about their 'electrifying' trip! A signed photo of Chris is winging its way to Rosie-Mae.

    Year 5's science-based visit was arranged to strengthen their understanding of sustainability and how forces are all around us. It was organi

  • Our Christmas tree is a winner

    7th December 2017

    The children from Mighty Oaks, Tuxford Primary Academy's breakfast and after school club, entered this stunning Christmas tree in the St Nicholas Church Christmas Tree competition. They handmade the decorations and we were very impressed by the hard work, creative ideas and enthusiasm they showed. They must have impressed the judges too - because they won first prize! A huge well done to all who took part, you did a wonderful job.

  • Fun at the Christmas lights

    5th December 2017

    Our fabulous choir, lead by choir mistress Miss Walster accompanied by Jeff Swift, wowed crowds at the Tuxford Christmas lights switch on at the weekend. 

    Pupils dressed as elves to accompany Santa to switch on the lights. Year 6 pupils Leah and Joe were this year's Snow Queen and King.

    Pupils wrote a world wish on to a star which was added to the Nativity scene.

    It was a lovely event - thank you to the Town Council for letting us be part of this Tuxford tradition, long may it continue.

  • We're DALP Academy of the Year!

    29th November 2017

    At the end of October, we attended the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership Star Awards and won three awards!

    We won academy of the year, where our staff were commended for "never failing to go above and beyond, working tirelessly to fulfil a shared expectation of putting pupils first through an unwavering pursuit of excellence".

    Jane Guest, PA to the Executive Principal, won the award for Staff Member of the Year (business directorate/academy operations) as "she is invaluable to colleagues, providing know

  • Our pupils take over the academy

    28th November 2017

    Last Friday saw our pupils stepping into the shoes of a wide range of adult jobs at the academy as part of the Children’s Commissioner Takeover Challenge 2017.

    The children had fun while gaining an insight into the adult world and our academy staff benefitted from a fresh perspective about the work they do.

    The Takeover Challenge was set up 10 years ago to put young people into decision-making positions and encourage their views to be heard.

    The Children's Commissioner for England promotes and protects child

  • 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: “

  • Dancers

    We feel like dancing

    3rd July 2017

    Pupils take to the stage for national Great Big Dance Off competition

    Dance routine performed to Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling

    A group of talented young dancers from Tuxford Primary Academy have competed in the final of a national dance competition after impressing judges in a regional heat. The dancers secured their place in the prestigious Great Big Dance Off after initially submitting a video illustrating their performance skills. The video put them through to the East Midlands’ round of the c

  • TVTSA

    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), Tuxford 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 places

  • Groundbreaking - Oct2016

    Expansion as pupil numbers grow again

    31st October 2016

    Academy staff and partner turn-key design and build contractor Pinelog Ltd have broken the ground at the site which forms part of a £600K investment at Tuxford Primary Academy.

    The new two storey building will create four additional classrooms and has been sympathetically designed to complement the existing academy, which is located within a designated conservation area.

    The new provision will feature a central shared space to support group learning and roof lights will ensure a bright and airy environment in