Welcome to Don Valley Academy

Principal's Message 

We are now approaching the end of a long term and the whole school community is looking forward to a well-earned rest.

The Academy is very proud of its students and we are moving forward at pace. We are particularly delighted with our current Year 11 students who have had some very encouraging results in their latest set of assessments.

Students and Staff have been busy preparing for Christmas. Our students have been taking part in the ‘Christmas Hamper Competition’, creating hampers in all different shapes and sizes.  The competition will be judged on 20th December by the Manager of Doncaster Food Bank; which provides food for the Bentley centre and it is the third most needed food bank in Doncaster. The food bank creates 3-day crisis packs for those who are in need and distribute them free of charge. Once judging has taken place our hampers will be donated to the central food bank at Christ Church.

Sixth Form students from Don Valley Academy joined older neighbours in Mexborough for their festive Christmas Party on Friday 15th December. The afternoon event, hosted by local charity b:Friend, welcomed socially isolated older residents for a Christmas buffet, stand-up comedy, dancing, singing and general merriment. The group aims to reduce loneliness and many attendees claim this is the only time they communicate with other people all week.

The Performing Arts department and students have been busy preparing for our annual Winter Festival on Monday 18th December starting at 6.45pm. Tickets are available on the door and I hope you will be able to attend to see the performance of so many of our talented young people.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas.  The Academy will remain open as usual until Thursday 21st December 2017 and re-open on Monday 8th January 2018.  I shall look forward to working with you in the New Year.

Richard Brooke 

Principal 

 

 

 

 

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