The Skipton Academy school buildings

Message from the Principal

WENDY HAMILTON

Principal, The Skipton Academy

Welcome to the new Skipton Academy. My vision is simple – for us to be outstanding and become the school of choice for the local community. You should have three basic expectations of the Academy:

  1. to stretch and challenge your child to achieve, be the best that they can be and never settle for second best
  2. to ensure that your child is safe and supported
  3. to embed in your child a love of learning

Aims & Values

To become an outstanding Academy by 2020.

To ensure all learning and teaching is good or better and that lessons are enjoyable, relevant and challenging and encouraging all students to be independent learners.

To achieve high outcomes for students and successful progression to high quality further education and employment.

To develop a strong reputation for the range and quality of our extra-curricular sporting and cultural activities and encourage all students to participate in the opportunities provided.

To ensure each student fulfils their potential by valuing each as an individual and meetings their specific needs.

To work closely with local employers, Craven College and others to ensure all students receive independent and high quality information and careers guidance.

To ensure high standards of behaviour and develop a reputation for being a caring and respectful learning community that produces confident, well rounded, compassionate and well educated students who can communicate well.

To deliver a curriculum that has breadth and depth and aims to meet the needs of today and the future.

To value all our staff and provide high quality continuing professional development opportunities.

Academy Uniform

Our uniform is sensible, practical and smart and we expect that students will wear it with pride. Students can expect to be challenged where they fall short of our high expectations. They are ambassadors for themselves and for our school when they are out in the community. The 'stay smart' message benefits us all.

The Craven Educational Trust (CET) have purchased blazers and ties for all students (present Years 7-10) and for the new Year 6 students, who will start at the academy this September.

These items of uniform will be given free of charge to all students and can be picked up from MC Sports from 18 August 2014 onwards.

Their address is: MC Sports, Sackville Street, Skipton BD23 2PR

If you haven't been measured for a uniform, please contact MC Sports on 01756 791 688.

BOYS

Male Skipton Academy students wearing their uniform
  • Black blazer with school crest
  • Black, tailored trousers. Hipsters, flares or overlong trousers are not acceptable
  • White shirt that must be worn buttoned at the neck and tucked in; short fitted styles are not acceptable uniform.
  • Each key stage has its own school tie.
  • Sensible black shoes, not trainers.
  • Regulation PE kit.
  • Hair colour and style must be appropriate to school. Extreme cuts and styles including 'tram lines' or colours are not acceptable.
  • Jewellery should not be worn except for one pair of stud earrings and a watch. Earrings must be worn in each ear lobe. There must be no face, tongue or body piercings.

GIRLS

Femle Skipton Academy students wearing their uniform
  • Black blazer with school crest
  • Black, tailored trousers. Hipsters, flares or overlong trousers are not acceptable. Girls' trousers should be bought from our recognised suppliers.
  • Black, pleated, designated school skirt for girls.
  • White shirt that must be worn buttoned at the neck and tucked in; short fitted styles are not acceptable uniform.
  • Each key stage has its own school tie.
  • Sensible black shoes, not trainers.
  • Regulation PE kit.
  • Hair colour and style must be appropriate to school. Extreme cuts and styles including 'tram lines' or colours are not acceptable.
  • Jewellery should not be worn except for one pair of stud earrings and a watch. Earrings must be worn in each ear lobe. There must be no face, tongue or body piercings.
  • Make-up is not allowed in Year 7-9. Discreet make-up is permissable in Year 10 and 11.
  • False nails or nail varnish are not permitted.

Term Dates 2014 - 15

Autumn Term
Term begins on: Monday 1st September: Training Day
Tuesday 2nd September: Years 7, 10 & 11
Wednesday 3rd September: All Years
Half term: School closes at 3.30pm on Friday 24th October
School re-opens on Tuesday 4th November
Training Day: Monday 3rd November
Term ends at 12.00 noon on: Friday 19th December
Spring Term
Term begins on: Monday 5th January
Half Term: School closes at 3.30pm on Friday 13th February
School re-opens for students on Tuesday 24th February
Training Day: Monday 23rd February
Term ends at 3.30pm on: Friday 27th March
Summer Term
Term begins on: Monday 13th April
May Day: Monday 4th May
Half Term: School closes at 3.30pm on Friday 22nd May
School re-opens on Monday 1st June
Training Day: Friday 26th June
Term ends at 12.00 noon on: Friday 17th July

Events

The Skipton Academy invites you to:

Open Mornings

MONDAY 22 – WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 9.30am - 12.30pm
Tour the school and see us in action
Call 01756 792 965 to book a tour

Open Evening

WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Meet our principal, current Skipton Academy students, staff and governors.

Craven and the First World War with The Skipton Academy present Tunstill's Men

Promenade performances to commemorate the First World War recruitment of the men of Craven.

14 - 20 SEPTEMBER, VARIOUS VENUES.

Sunday 14th - Settle
Tuesday 16th - Grassington
Friday 19th & 20th - Skipton
Tickets available from Victoria Hall, Settle. 01729 825718
www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk

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