Free Bike Giveaway

Have you thought about entering the FREE Big Bike Giveaway but not yet done it…….DO IT NOW!

There are under two weeks until the final deadline passes. Monday 30th March.

We can also offer free cycle training at 22 cycle centres across the city for those that can’t cycle or need a confidence boost and free led rides if you can already cycle.

Applications are underway for the 2nd draw with Big Birmingham Bikes which will take place on 1st April.

There are no hidden catches, those people living within certain postcode areas are eligible to apply.

We are aiming to get more people out and about cycling in Birmingham than ever before!

The application process only takes a few minutes to enter and if you are eligible your application will go into the draw for a free bike from Big Birmingham Bikes.

Please find the website address with all the details you will need:, click on the link: ‘see if you will qualify for a FREE bike’, you can check to see if your postcode is eligible before you start at the bottom of the page under the application form. Please read the terms and conditions and underneath the map you can start the application process….it’s simple!

Former student visits AMA

Eldon Chinyamakobvu who left our sixth form in 2014 came into school on Thursday to discuss ‘university life’ with our current students. Eldon who is currently studying BSc (hons) Computer Science at Coventry University talked at length about what it’s like to study at university and then offered advice and guidance to the group. Students then had the opportunity to ask a series of questions.

Eldon will be returning to school in the summer to talk to year 12 students about the UCAS process.

Mr D.Preston


The Aston Manor Academy Readathon!

ReadathonLogoYear 7 and 8 students! You have two weeks left to take part in the Readathon!

Once you’ve finished reading your last book, collect up all your sponsorship money and take to the Finance Office!

Remember, all the money raised is to help some very deserving causes!

Get Reading!


KS4 Lunch Time Book Club!

The KS4 book club is back up and running! This term KS4 students have the opportunity to read the bestselling teen novel, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green!

To find out more, please see Mrs Hughes in the Library!


National Shakespeare Week!

TShakespeare Weekhis week celebrates National Shakespeare Week! How much do you know about Shakespeare? What would you like to know more about?

There are lots of activities going on in school this week and Shakespeare may crop up in a variety of your lessons – so keep your eyes peeled!

Shakespeare Week 1

#ThisGirlCan Event @ AVFC

A number of selected students from Year 7-9 took part in a wide range of sporting activities at Aston Villa FC’s academy training ground, activities included Cheerleading, SAQ Training, Netball, Football and Golf! The initiative was part of the nationwide scheme – #ThisGirlCan, promoting physical activity amongst young females. The girls thoroughly enjoyed this experience and were a credit to Aston Manor Academy. Well done girls!


PipeDown is a campaign hosted by a group of 6 campaign ambassadors. Our motive is to raise awareness on Legal Highs amongst the youth, primarily aimed at 15-16 year old’s. We are coming to AMA on Wednesday 18th March 2015.