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Information evening for Year 6 parents

Parents and their year 6 children are invited to attend our open evening on Thursday 5th October 2017. There is no need to book in advance but we do recommend you get here before 6pm to get a seat! 

Y6 Open Evening 5.10.17

Festive Market Saturday 25th November 2017

Our annual Festive Market returns again this November with a wide selection of stalls offering a fantastic selection of handcrafted goods and seasonal products.

If you would like to have a stall, please complete this booking form and send it, marked for the attention of Sasha Nesterow, to Arnold Hill PTA, Arnold Hill Academy, Gedling Road, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6NZ, or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrive by Friday 20th October 2017. 

Festive Market Nov 17

Message for those driving children to or from school

If you deliver or collect your child from school in a car then I need to draw your attention to increasing concerns that we have regarding a small number of parents/carers who use their car to deliver or collect their children from school but are not driving their car safely when near our school. Unfortunately we have received a number of complaints from students, parents and local residents, regarding car drivers who stop on zig-zag lines, park up on the pedestrian pavement or stop suddenly in the road or near the zebra crossing to collect or deliver children.

The police have also shared their concerns with us and I ask for anyone who drives their child to or from school to please ensure they are considerate at all times to pedestrians, local residents and other drivers and only stop or park in safe and appropriate places. The safety of our students, your children, is paramount. If we continue to hear of concerns for the safety of our students, particularly at the end of the day, then we will have to consider not allowing cars onto our site until after 3:30 p.m. when the students who are walking home have all left the site.

Matt Robertson
Head Teacher


Ashton Smashes his Triathlon Challenge

Following the loss of his grandma to cancer last year, new Arnold Hill Academy student Ashton Jackson, decided he wanted to do something to raise some money for Cancer Research UK.

On Sunday, 10th September, Ashton set out to swim for one mile, run for three miles and cycle for 12 miles in an attempt to complete his own triathlon. 

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Luckily the rain held off, and Ashton made it look easy as he completed the swim in 53 minutes and the run in 36 minutes before riding to Chilwell, where many of his family and friends were waiting to cheer him on. 

To date Ashton has raised over £830 on his Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/Ashton-Jackson as well as more than £200 in sponsorship pledges. 

Congratulations Ashton, we are delighted that your hard work and determination has paid off! 


AHA Sports Day Report

On the 19th of July, Arnold Hill Academy had their sports day. Many students from Year 7 to Year 12 participated and greatly enjoyed it. Much of the staff did help lighten up the mood by attempting the events along with their students. Staff competed against each other to try to earn points for their tutor teams. Students were placed into teams depending on their tutors.

Some students were picked out to be interviewed. Isaac Yusuf said “I really enjoyed it and was excited throughout the day!” Another student, Kush Patel, quoted “Today was amazing, each event was fun and everyone was still energetic even though they were not doing the event”. Phelix Fountain and Mckai Wallace Pearson stated “We all thought the day went really well, everyone was enthusiastic and happy to be having a day dedicated to sports and not just writing”. I did partake in the day. I thought the day was really well structured and each event had its own excitement however, I did think the most intense part of the day was the relay. Jay reported “Though the start was quite cold, it started to brighten up which made the day more summer like and even more fun.”

Mr Newson, who is a PE teacher, organised everything in sports day. From a quiz that would earn points for their team to the events, he did an amazing job and everything went smoothly on the day. Miss Hays, a PE teacher, prepared a dance which her students performed during the day when everyone was gathered. The PE staff team did really well to prepare everyone even staff for the day, and was able to include everyone. Clearly a lot of preparation and effort was put into this event to make it enjoyable for students.

Tobias Tien
Year 8