Letter From The Governing Body

Please see here for an update from the Governing Body on changes within the Academy.

Start of Autumn Term

The arrangements for the start of the new academic year are as follows:


3rd September –

Only Year 7 will be in school for this day. They will arrive for 8:30am, ready for the beginning of the school day. There will be an extended Guidance session with their tutor before moving to the normal timetable later in the day


4th September – 

8:30am: Year 7, Year 8 and Year 11 arrive for the beginning of the school day. Guidance in Period 1 will be an extended tutor time.

1:10pm: Year 9, Year 10 and Year 13 arrive. Period 4 will be tutor time.


5th September – 

Year 12 registration is on Friday 5th September. Students should come in at the time indicated below:


9.05am   - Surnames A-H

10.05am - Surnames I-R

11.30am - Surnames S-Z


Year 12 start on timetable on Wednesday 10th September and should be in school at 8.30am. They will need to report to tutor rooms (they will be told these on registration day).

We Will Rock You - The Queen Musical

We Will Rock You

Auditions for the next big school production 'We Will Rock You' took place at the end of last year for years 8-11 and 13.

Year 7 and Year 12 can get involved in the production, either as cast, in the band, or as backstage help. If you are interested in taking part speak to Mr Watkins in the Music Department or contact him by email tom.watkins@arnoldhillacademy.co.uk for more information.


Rehearsals are planned for the start of the new academic year.

Ofsted Update

The academy recently received a Section 8 monitoring visit from Ofsted. These are interim reviews of progress following on from the Ofsted report last March. The purpose of the first visit is to look at the impact of action taken since the inspection and to ensure that the improvement planning is, in Ofsted’s view, able to take the school forward. The HMI, Zarina Connelly, visited on the final day of the activity week and after a walk around the academy she commented on how engaged and enthusiastic the children were. It was a lovely atmosphere around the site with many students thoroughly involved in the varying activities provided. Although it will not appear in the report, informally she commented about the value that weeks like the one we had just held are for schools in extending learning and building confidence.


Below is the link to the official letter of the visit. She will visit again in the autumn.

July 2014 Section 8 Letter

Instrument Grade Exams

The Music Department would like to congratulate the many students that took and passed instruments grades last term. All students who took an exam did very well and some of the older students are now Grade 6 on their instruments. Thanks go to all of the instrument teachers for their hard work in preparing the students for their exams.

This year we are planning to host exam sessions in school, which will mean students don't have to travel out.

GCSE Results

GCSE Results

Staff and students gathered on Thursday 21st August in Lower School for GCSE results day.  While many of our students will return to study in our Sixth Form we are pleased that others have gained the qualifications they need to pursue their Post-16 ambitions.


The Academy has seen good performance across many foundation subjects, with English and Maths results improved on last year.  Students achieving the full English Baccalaureate is up to 30% - above the national average.


GCSE Results

Special mentions have to go to the following students: Sylvie Aske, Sophie Buchanan, Katie Fish, Ben Fyson-Smith, Katie Hopkins, Lauren Keward, Oliver Mattick, Joe Mayer, Alexandra Pounder-Smith, Alexander Reed, Rohan Samrai, Bethany Sayers and William Whittaker – who between them achieved 43 x A* grades, 84 x As and 7 x Bs, with William achieving a massive 7 x A*s all by himself!

GCSE Results - What to do regarding the Sixth Form

Once you have received your GCSE results on Thursday 21st August you will need to register for the Sixth Form on Friday 5th September (see timings below)


9.05am   - Surnames A-H

10.05am - Surnames I-R

11.30am - Surnames S-Z


If you want to make simple changes to your option choices (i.e. swap because you have done better in a subject than anticipated) this can be done on the day of registration. If however, you are unsure if you have met the entry requirements (5A*-C grades including Maths/English) please email Ms Carter at susan.carter@arnoldhillacademy.co.uk to arrange a time to discuss your options.

Rotary Club Summer Gala Concert

Rotary Summer Club Gala ConcertArnold Hill’s Music Department are thrilled to announce that the Rotary Club have selected Arnold Hill Academy to host this year's combined school concert.

Summer Gala Concert

Acts from both Redhill Academy and Christ the King Academy will perform alongside Arnold Hill’s students. Last year's event hosted by Redhill Academy was a huge sell-out success, with three articles in the Nottingham Post.
We are looking forward to seeing what the next year brings from all three schools.

A-Level & AS Results

Another Outstanding Year for Sixth Form!

A Level ResultSixth Form Students have again had another outstanding year at Arnold Hill. 24% of Year 13 students achieved A*-A grades and 54% of them achieved A*-B grades. Tears of happiness and jumps of joy were displayed as students realised they had been accepted into their first choice universities. Andrew Kempster, pictured on the far right, achieved A*A*A*A Level Results and will be going to Keele University to study Medicine; the third brother in the family to do so – all of whom attended Arnold Hill Sixth Form. 


Principal Robin Fugill said "This is not only good news but a great news day. Against a background of being told it's going to be harder than ever this year to do well at A-Level, our students have again excelled. It's wonderful for their individual success and a tribute to their teachers." 


We are extremely proud of all our students and the fantastic results achieved. Well done all of you!


Click here for the latest Ofsted Information including the most recent Section 8 letter.

New School Building Update

Please see here for an update on the building works that have taken place during the Summer break.

Transition Information

On Wednesday 9th July the Academy held a Year 6 New Intake Parents’ Evening to provide information to parents whose children start at the Academy in September.


If you were unable to attend the evening and wish to view the presentations from the parents’ evening which includes information on uniform and Year 7's first day at the Academy, please visit the links below;


Year 6 Parents’ Evening Presentation


New Intake Parents' Evening Presentation


For information on the uniform required for P.E please see here.

Finley Represents Great Britain!

Finley HeywoodEarlier this year Finley Heywood, year 10 trialled and was chosen to represent Great Britain in the world junior ball hockey championship in Bratislava. On 22nd June he travelled to Slovakia to take part in the 7 day championships. He represented Team GB in both the under 16's and under 18's categories, playing a total of 12 games in a week- one of only a few boys to have done this.

In the under 18’s game against Slovakia Finley scored the first goal of the tournament for Great Britain and was awarded the best player of the game trophy. He performed brilliantly throughout the tournament and was honoured to represent Great Britain. He hopes to again be representing Team GB in the championships in Canada in 2016.


Well done Finley!

Arnold Hill Events

Parent Portal

As you know, the old ePortal service is now unavailable. We wrote to parents at the start of this term with information on our new Progresso Parent Portal. Once parents have returned completed data collection sheets, access details and an introductory user guide for the Parent Portal will be sent out. Forms will be processed as quickly as possible but we would ask for your patience as we complete this work. If you have any queries, please email progresso@arnoldhillacademy.co.uk

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