Last week, Year 6 students across the country took their their SATs (Standard Assessment Tests). The tests are designed to assess the amount of progress of students at the end of their primary education before they move up into Year 7.
Year 6 have been preparing all year for the tests with focused learning activities concentrating on the skills and knowledge needed for the SATs. As the week grew closer, the students attended extra-curricular after school clubs and intervention sessions and...
Now that Dartmouth Open Air Swimming Pool is open for the summer season, students will have swimming sessions in their PE lessons after the half term break. Please ensure that your child has a suitable swimming kit and towel on days when they are swimming. Click here to view the swimming timetable.
The View restaurant is now offering picnic bags as an extra option alongside the normal lunch choices available for children in Years F1 to Year 4. Students will be able to order a picnic bag in the morning when they make their lunch choices.
The picnic bag will include a filled roll with a choice of ham, grated cheese, tuna (with or without mayonnaise), or egg mayonnaise fillings; a veg pot with a choice of cucumber chunks, sliced peppers or carrot strips; a fruit pot with a choice of grapes, p...
Pupil Premium is extra funding that the Academy receives for certain students.
The Pupil Premium funding for 2014-15 is allocated to schools and academies with children on roll in January 2014 that are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years; those children who are CLA (looked after) and those who are from Service families. You can find out more information about Pupil Premium funding at Dartmouth Academy by clicking here.
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 - Miya Passmore
Year 2 - Stephen Westwood
Year 3 - Lewis Chalk
Year 4 - Toby Bellamy
Year 5 - Lacey Burrows
Year 6 - Kieran Dakin
Since November 2014, Dartmouth Academy staff have been opening up the Ivy Lane Centre every Thursday evening for young people from the town, with as many as 35 attending each week. The numbers grow further this week as a new minibus service will bring in young people from Dittisham, Capton and Blackawton.
This has been possible due to the hard work of a group called FOIL, (Friends of Ivy Lane). The group came into being because Devon County Council withdrew youth provision from the town, which s...
On Friday 8th May, staff and students worked together to hold a cake sale to raise money for victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal.
During the morning break and at lunchtime, students flocked to the stall to buy cakes at 50p each. Donations of cakes for the sale came from students, parents and staff, plus Subway at Townstal Garage kindly donated two large boxes of cookies.
The sale raised £130 that will be donated to the Red Cross to help the people of Nepal.
You may have read in the local press last week that due to national funding cuts to education, Dartmouth Academy is restructuring its management team to save money. The number of management roles will be reduced and some staff, including the Principal, will receive cuts to their pay.
Principal Nick Hindmarsh said, "With our previous sponsor E-Act being stripped of ten academies, including Dartmouth, last year, we also lost the economies of scale they could offer. However, we are now working with...