Sports Day 2014

July 1, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss N Herrington

The House system is well under way at Aston Manor Academy. Sports Day was an excellent way to end the array of activities within house competitions this academic year.

Each house was well represented and the competitive atmosphere which surrounded each event was fantastic. However, students support for each other despite their house was noticeable and to be commended. After a gruelling day in the heat, students displayed some excellent performances and effort by all was remarkable.

Ventus 457

Aqua    446

Lux       376


Keeping Your Children Safe Online Matters

June 30, 2014 in Front Page News by Ms S COLEMAN

Dear Parents,
Please find the link below with very helpful advice and information about being safe on line.
If you ever do have any concerns about your child’s safety then do please contact us.
We will be offering more workshops in the Autumn Term about e – safety.




June 27, 2014 in Front Page News by Ms S COLEMAN

The Department for Education is bringing in new arrangements for supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs. These changes will come into force on the 1st September 2014 when the New Code of Practice will be in place.

At Aston Manor Academy we believe that the support, provision and outcomes for all our students, including those with SEN are good or even better. However, the new code will result in even better outcomes for our students.

Please find below a link to a letter written by the Department of Education.

If you would like to find out more there will be a meeting at Aston Manor Academy on Wednesday 16th July , 3.30 until 4.00pm with Mrs Coleman.

All are welcome.

Sandra Coleman
Assistant Head Teacher- Inclusion





Year 10 Work Experience

June 27, 2014 in Front Page News by Mrs H ROBERTS

Good Luck to year 10 who are out on work experience for the next two weeks!

by AMA


Free School Meals Checking Service

June 27, 2014 in Front Page News by AMA

Free School Meals Eligibility

Click this link for the online Free School Meals Checking Service www.link2ict.org/fsm

Dear Parent/Carer,

If you are a parent or carer and receive any of the benefits stated below, then your child is eligible for free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of no more than £16,190)
  • The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit run on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

We are asking all parents to complete the details on the form which has been posted to you OR complete the online free school meals application form (please see overleaf) even if you DO NOT receive free school meals.

All information provided is in line with the data protection act and will be completely confidential. If we already have the required information (you already make a claim) and we do not hear from you, your details will automatically be entered by our admin team.

Why do we need your details?

By completing the form this will allow us to track whether or not your child is eligible for free school meals, even if you are not we will automatically be updated by the Government database if your circumstances change.

My child has sandwiches or paid dinners do I still need to fill the form in?

Yes – any eligibility for meals will mean extra funding for the school which results in extra money which can be spent on your child’s education. Any changes in your circumstance will automatically flag up throughout the time your child attends Aston Manor Academy, yet your child can still stay on sandwiches or paid meals.

We urge all parents to complete the form overleaf even if you have already applied through the old application system. If you would like to complete the online form please visit www.link2ict.org/fsm.

For more details speak to the office.

This form will only need to be completed once throughout your child’s time at Aston Manor Academy.


Big Bang Event at Matthew Bolton College

June 27, 2014 in Front Page News by S Dooley

Dead bodies, meteorites, explosions, lightning strikes and 10 second ice cream were not the only things a small group of year 9 students had the opportunity to experience when they attended the Big Bang Event at Mathew Bolton College. It was an action packed day in which the students attended a variety of sessions relating to STEM subjects, allowing them to walk away with lots of goodies and an increased knowledge of STEM careers. Here’s what a few of them had to say:

‘I really enjoyed the virtual reality roller-coaster experience the most. The crime scene investigation was also very interesting and the Samsung curve TV was amazing!’
Nathan grant

‘We had the opportunity to test blood samples and had fun using the latest technology on new apps’
Abdirahman Mahmood

‘It was really exciting to see an ultra-high definition TV which will be released in the future’.
Bukhari Abdi

Today I really enjoyed the roller-coaster because it looked so real. If we had the opportunity to go again next year, I would definitely go’.
Ahmed Jama

‘The best part of the day was the ultra-HD curved TV and the gaming goggles that make you feel what is in the game, and give you a 360 degree view of everything around you. The crime scene with the dead body was also fun’.
Abubakar Farooq

‘The highlight of the day was definitely the HD TV’s but I also I really liked the glasses that you can put on to play a console at the same time as watching a movie’.
Mohamed Isse


Year 7 & 8 Language and Dance Capoeira Trip

June 27, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss N Herrington


Sports Day

June 25, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss K PAWAR

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the staff who helped out with Sports Day yesterday, the day was a success and both students and staff had a great day!

Congratulations to VENTUS house who came out as overall winners!

Congratulations to students, who were all well behaved and demonstrated great teamwork and effort (despite the hot and humid conditions!) throughout the day.


University of Birmingham visit

June 20, 2014 in Front Page News by Maths Department

A group of Sixth Form students had the opportunity to visit Birmingham University on Thursday 19th of June, to gain a taste of university life.
We arrived from the mini bus journey ready to have a look around the campus. On arrival, the buildings and the greenery surrounding the university did not fail to impress!
The students found the visit to Birmingham University very worthwhile, as they learnt a lot about student life.

-Mr Shiraz

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Harry Potter casts magic over year 10 Business Studies students!

June 19, 2014 in Front Page News by A Afandi

Group of year 10 Business Studies students had a delightful and eye-opening tour of Warner Bros Studio’s, which gave students the opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter films. The visit took students behind-the-scenes and showcased a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes, props and facts about the special effects and animatronics. After magically entering the actual Great Hall, walking through the famous cobbled street of Diagon Alley and exploring Dumbledore’s office, students investigated the different stakeholders involved within The Harry Potter franchise brand and the impact of these stakeholders on the Business. Students also explored how the Studios retain existing cutomers and attract new customers.

Students thoroughly enjoyed their visit investigating the Studios and were not only a credit to the Business Studies department but also to Aston Manor Academy!


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