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Spring Term

As we approach the end of another busy half term at the academy, here are a few of the highlights.
 
 
Maths Week
 
The maths department delivered another amazing week of competitions and presentations on a maths theme. 
 
 
Students…

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Posted by Colin Gall on 10 February 2017

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Christmas 2016

 

 
 
 

As the autumn term comes to a close, and we prepare for the festive holidays, it’s time to reflect on another busy few weeks at the academy.
 

Christmas Fair
The Bushey Academy Charity Christmas Fair was well supported again this year.  Thank you to everyone who…

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Posted by Colin Gall on 21 December 2016

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Celebration of Success

 
 
Welcome back to the second half of the autumn term.  As we proceed towards Christmas, let us take a moment to look back on the celebrations at the end of last half term at our annual Celebration of Success event.
 
Once again, students were…

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Posted by Colin Gall on 2 December 2016

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Languages Week and Celebrations

 

 
Last week we had our annual celebration of foreign languages and cultures in Languages Week, with competitions, calligraphy classes, traditional dress, greetings in the language of the day and much more. Monday began…

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Posted by Colin Gall on 3 October 2016

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Open Evening Week

 

Last week saw our annual Open Evening for parents of prospective Year 7 pupils, and I was most impressed by the number in attendance. Well over 1500 visitors on what proved to be both a thundery and a humid evening. I was delighted that 230 students volunteered to attend in the…

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Posted by Colin Gall on 20 September 2016

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Welcome Back

 

Welcome back to a new school year following what I hope was an enjoyable summer for everyone.
 
As always, September is full of promise for the year ahead, but some of our students did not want to wait for the new term and spent their summer preparing for the future. From…

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Posted by Colin Gall on 12 September 2016

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Exam season

The main examination season is upon us once again, and Year 11, 12 and 13 students are working hard in their final preparations for the papers they have been getting ready for for so long. I wish them all the best of luck.

Meanwhile, menus have been changing in Cucina with a two day pop-up…

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Award Winning Progress

The Bushey Academy has been, for the third year running, recognised for the outstanding progress students make during their time here.  We were again in the top 20% of schools nationally for pupil progress from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4.  What a way to start a new term. You can read about it in…

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Cakes and Chemistry

Year 7 Art work has taken pride of place at the front of the academy over the last few weeks. Inspired by the work of artist Wayne Thiebaud, students have created 3D cake models, some of which have been displayed in the gallery at the academy reception. Students have demonstrated very high…

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Last Week Celebrations


The long awaited House Drama competition took place this week and it was spectacular.  The students excelled in all areas and, after seeing so much talent in directing, design, writing and acting, the decisions over who won in which category were incredibly hard.
Each house adapted and then…

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It All Adds Up

Our second annual Maths week took place last week, and the academy felt as though it had been transformed into a giant code breaking machine as students tried to work out which teacher had been replaced by an alien. Surveys took place around the academy, Cucina became an area of numerical…

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Big Bang Academy


On Thursday night the Science Department hosted a stargazing event in conjunction with the Astrophysics Department of the University of Hertfordshire.  Year 7 students and their parents enjoyed a range of events including the inflatable planetarium in the Grand Hall, looking at neighbouring…

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A Week of Firsts

Beginning at 9.00am last Sunday, 30 students from Year 11 embarked on a two day intensive mathematics residential at a nearby hotel. They completed a huge amount of work and left tired but pleased to have attended, and are now even better placed to meet or exceed their targets in the summer. There…

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you had an enjoyable and restful Christmas holiday and are ready for another exciting term.

The first week back was a particularly important one for Years 11, 12 and 13, all of whom sat mock examinations in the subjects they study. Years 12 and 13 have already had their…

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