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Holy Family to join Wellspring

28th March 2017

Holy Family Catholic Academy in Cleethorpes will be joining the Trust in September 2017, taking our family of Academies to sixteen.  The Academy has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and achieved a progress score putting it in the top five Secondary Academies in North East Lincolnshire.  Mark Wilson, CEO, said:  ‘‘Holy Family has many strengths… read more

Special / AP Regional Network Event

28th March 2017

Our recent Special and AP Regional Network Event presented an opportunity for senior leaders from Special / AP maintained schools and stand-alone Academies to hear the Wellspring story and vision for the region.  The event provided a platform for delegates to develop professional networks, share thinking and learn more about future opportunities.

Red Nose Day at Phoenix Park

28th March 2017

In aid of Comic Relief, young people and staff from Phoenix Park dressed in red and took part in numerous activities to raise money for the charity.  Fundraising activities included students wearing non-uniform or something red, with two students going above and beyond and shaving their head for the cause.

Team GB Athlete visits Littlecoates

28th March 2017

Children at Littlecoates took part in a sponsored fun fitness circuit hosted by the Team GB athlete James Denny, diving partner of Tom Daley.  James visited the school to run workshops about movement as part of the Sports For Schools initiative.   The programme promotes the benefit of exercise and fitness to general health and brain… read more

Barnsley Primary Football

28th March 2017

Yet another sporting collaboration between our Barnsley Primary schools has taken place with Forest Academy coming top of the league, winning the tournament and taking home the Wellspring Trophy.  The tournament took place at Oakwell Rise, with a crowd of supporters made up of parents and peers.  Collaboration is a key theme across the Trust. … read more

World Book Day

28th March 2017

To celebrate World Book Day, youngsters from across the Trust dressed up in costume as their favourite book characters.   Children were invited to bring along and read their favourite books.  Eva Wright (pictured on the right), Oakhill Primary Academy, took great joy in writing and re-telling her own story to the whole class.  All students… read more

Forest wins Modeshift STARS Award

28th March 2017

Congratulations to the School Council at the Forest Academy who collected a Bronze Modeshift STARS award from the Deputy Mayor of Barnsley in recognition of their commitment to promote cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel.

Young Firefighters

28th March 2017

Youngsters from Joseph Norton have been taking part in a Young Firefighters course at Wakefield Fire Station.  The scheme is aimed at young people able to benefit from a practical element to their learning outside of the traditional school environment.  The focus of the course is to develop a sense of citizenship, communication skills and… read more