As the popularity of cycling continues to grow across the country, a recent Skills Day at Dartmouth Academy provided a superb opportunity to sample the atmosphere of the UK's biggest professional bike race, the Tour of Britain, while developing their studies in Science, Maths, Physical Education and Geography.
On Thursday 11 September, 75 Year 9, Year 10 and Sixth Form students visited Haytor, a famous climb for cyclists on Dartmoor, where they set about a variety of tasks before having an oppo...
During the summer break, Dartmouth Academy Year 11 student Chris Wright (pictured above with his team) travelled all the way to Tajikistan in South East Asia to compete in the Taekwondo World Championships. Chris flew out from Gatwick Airport with his team to compete in the tournament which was held in the city of Dushanbe from the 3rd-10th August.
Upon arriving in Tajikistan, Chris spent two days practising with the other members of the England team of nine before the competition started prope...
A familiar face to many of you will be Jane Newland who has taken up the role of Parent Support Advisor after Liz Young's departure at the end of last term.
"Many students and their families have reasons to be extremely grateful for the expertise of Mrs Liz Young as Parent Support Advisor. She will be greatly missed by everyone connected with Dartmouth Academy and we wish her good fortune for the future. As a Learning Support Assistant, I have worked closely with Liz for the last twelve and a half...
On Friday 26th, Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th September we are holding a Book Fair in the Library after school.
All classes should have been given a Book Fair leaflet with some of the books we have on offer. If you want to order any please fill in the order form on the back and hand it in to Mrs Wilson in the library.
After a hectic few weeks the building work is finally coming to an end. Because of this, we can finally use all of the correct entrances and exits instead of the temporary entrances to the school. This makes the start and end of the day run smoothly and makes sure we keep your children safe.
If you are dropping off or picking up children in different classes, do not use the internal corridors, please go round the building and use one of the entrances below:
We always encourage parents and carers to read and explore books with their child, children are much more likely to succeed and thrive in school when this happens. Therefore, we would like to invite parents of primary aged learners to visit the Academy Library at the end of the school day with your child to help them choose books to take home to read.
Liz Wilson our Academy Librarian is always on hand help find books and to advise about good reads for your child, please re...
We are again running the tuck shop for children in Years 1-6 where a range of healthy snacks and drinks are available at a small cost. The tuck shop is kindly manned by student volunteers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday break times.
The Academy is now in its 5th year and the foundations we have put into getting the curriculum and teaching right are bearing fruit. It has been great to see the children and students back – the noise and vibrancy that comes with them really brings the building to life!
Results are as good as last year’s record and in some respects even better. This summer two thirds of Year 11 gained a grade C or better in English and nearly two thirds gained a grade C or better in Maths. I am sure you will agre...
Dartmouth Academy’s annual Art & Design exhibition at the Flavel was ‘again even better than last year’ according to Mrs Perrott.
The exhibition, which ran from 3rd - 14th July, featured work from GCSE and A Level students.
The work on display showcased the breadth of disciplines supported by the Academy’s Art & Design department, including textiles, sculpture, photography, painting and multimedia work combining a variety of elements of these skills.