As many readers will be aware, Dartmouth Academy opened its own Sixth Form in September 2011. Since it opened we have maintained a small but highly bespoke range of GCSE and A Level courses and this continues next year with the provision of the Level 2 NVQ in Child Care being added to the curriculum, running alongside Level 3 BTEC in Sports Science.
We are now a part of a new multi academy trust, Academies South West, and are providing post-16 education in partnership with
World Book Day will be held on our Skills Day on Friday 6th March. The theme is ‘My Favourite Children’s Book’.
Pupils are to come dressed as their favourite book character (no superheroes – we’ve had Superheroes Day already!) This is a truly all-through day, where we are exploring how to keep alive that childhood magic of being totally lost in a captivating book! There will be challenges and activities throughout the day, including a play by Year 10! We'd be very grateful
We are always looking for ways to give our students a wider cultural experience and we aim to give each year group the opportunity to go to the theatre once every year. We are fortunate to be less than an hour away from one of the best theatres in the country, Plymouth's Theatre Royal, and this year they are showing some fantastic productions that will strongly enhance Dartmouth Academy students' learning in both English and Drama.
On Thursday 5th March, Year 11 students w
Dartmouth Academy table tennis players participated in the Devon Individual Table Tennis Championships; a high standard of competition that was held at Eggbuckland Community College on 11th February. There were around 250 entries across three age groups with the winner from each entry going on to represent Devon County.
Dartmouth travelled to Eggbuckland with six players, all of whom have committed to table tennis inside and outside of school in order to prepare for these t
Each week, children in Years 1-6 answer questions posed to them by the maths games website, Sumdog. The pupils challenge themselves to answer as many questions as possible throughout the week, with those who answer the most questions awarded the accolade of Sumdog Champion! Last week's champions were:
Year 1 - Baylea Nicoll
Year 2 - Callam Goodhall
Year 3 - Izzy Passmore Year 4 - Toby Bellamy
Year 5 - Archie French - 1266 questions answered last week!
Year 6 - Megan Bal
If you’re a fan of local food, drink and scenic running, it’s time to grab yourself a nibble, pour your favourite tipple, lace up your trainers and read on... The Delicious Dart Trail is a trail running event with a difference. Starting at The Shops at Dartington, a brand new location for 2015, participants will run to the coastal town of Dartmouth, sampling a wide variety of the finest local produce along the way. By the time they reach Dartmouth, participants will have cloc
93 to Kingsbridge / Plymouth and 90B to Archway Drive (Townstal) There will be a public meeting about the proposed cutbacks to these bus services at 6pm, Thursday 12th March, at Townstal Community Hall, Dartmouth.
To help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Dartmouth's Flavel Arts Centre, an exhibition of Academy students' artwork has been put on at the Centre's gallery.
Dartmouth Academy supports young people being able to express themselves, their opinions and their ideas visually and encourages them to showcase their work through a range of opportunities. As such we are very happy to be able to celebrate with the Flavel on its 10th anniversary.
Academy A Level Art student Rebecca
The Academy's PTA, Dartmouth Academy Friends, are looking for more members to join their group of parents working with the Academy. The group organise valuable fundraising activities such as the Academy Winter Fayre, bingo nights, school discos and more - and funds raised from these events go towards enhancing pupils' and students' education at the Academy. Joining the group is a fantastic opportunity to meet other parents as well as engage more and make a difference with you
On Wednesday 28th January, the Academy's Year 9 Netball team travelled to Stoodley Knowle School to play in their second tournament of the year.
After picking up some new players this year, the team were: Freya Bradley, Bronwyn Jones, Georgia Hammoudeh-Webb, Charlotte Flavell, Katie Stevens, Julie Venelle and Toni Curtis.
The team had a great start and won their first game against Brixham College 4-3. Goals scored by Toni Curtis and Bronwyn Jones. This was the first match