Weavers Academy

28 August 2014 In School News

At the start of this induction week, the upcoming Yr 12s had a series of subject taster sessions to help them make their own minds up about the subjects they had heard about-they didn’t have to make any decisions on the spot, it was simply to help them make the right choices for their future here. They also had a trip to two museums- The Natural History Museum and the Science – along with the sixth form tutors, Mrs Pandya and Mr Wallace.

There was also a Fun Day arranged by the current Yr 12s, to help everyone get to know each other. The Year 11s were very willing to take part in all the activities, like the 5 round quiz, the sporting activities and egg roulette – and really enjoyed the food that had been cooked and set up for them.

The Fun Day was successful as the new year 12s went away happy and contented in their decisions and the year 13s felt comfortable and excited about their new arrivals. We look forward to having them here next year!

Robyn Clarke

28 August 2014 In School News

On 29th June 2014, Megan North, Georgia Evans, Kirsten Goss, James Jeffreys, Hannah Prentice and Caragh Brannan of the Sixth Form travelled to Beaumont Hall for the Realising Opportunities Summer School which gave most of them the first taste of university life. Realising Opportunities is a two year university support programme for students in the Sixth Form whose parents have not experienced higher education and therefore aims to provide experiences of university life and expel to help students decide whether it is for them.


The main objective of the Summer School was to learn the 12 characteristics of a successful person through a range of seminars including; positive visualisation, meditation and goal setting, which everyone found to be beneficial activity for boosting confidence. Aside from the seminars, everybody had the team task of producing a seven minute presentation about a randomly selected famous person who had a battle against adversity, from Angela Merkel to Jose Mourinho, exploring the 12 characteristics along the way. In the evenings the students were treated to a talk with Olympic Cyclist, Brian Steel, and visits to a Mexican restaurant, a Bowling Alley and a disco which gave everybody a chance to socialise with people from other schools.


As an event that was initially met with nerves and trepidation but ending with high spirits and emotion, it could only go down as a success, with everybody also learning about the independence of university life alongside academic study. For any students entering the Sixth Form or thinking about going on to Higher Education please read about the Realising Opportunitites programme and see if you are eligible for the scheme.


For more information about the 12 characteristics of success, visit: http://beverleyburton.com/equipped-2-succeed/



James Jeffreys

23 July 2014 In School News

As part of the Design Programme, all year 7 students visited the Shoe Museum in Northampton. This visit was a fantastic opportunity for all students to actively look at the largest collection of shoe heritage in the world. From exploring the shoe fashion through the years to learning the manufacturing progress, this visit was an essential part of securing students understanding.   


‘I enjoyed the shoe museum because I learnt lots of new things. We were able to see shoes that were worn thousands of years ago. We also learnt about the functions of different shoes.’ 

Abbie King


 ‘I enjoyed the shoe museum as we saw lots of different types of shoes. It was a great experience to hold shoes 300 years old. It was great’.

Leah Drage


At the shoe museum I got to hold very old shoes. I also found out a lot of interesting things. I really enjoyed looking at unique shoes. My favourite part was drawing the shoes and doing interactive games’.

Jess Reid 


year 7 shoe mus...
year 7 shoe museum 001
year 7 shoe mus...
year 7 shoe museum 002
year 7 shoe mus...
year 7 shoe museum 003
year 7 shoe mus...
year 7 shoe museum 004
year 7 shoe mus...
year 7 shoe museum 005

21 July 2014 In School News

The week of May half term, (26th - 30th May) a group of 22 enthusiastic year 7 and 8 students started a great adventure to a small village in Spain called Carboneras de Guadazaon in Cuenca. We spent a fantastic week with another group of Spanish students. Both groups of students had to share rooms, activities throughout the week. Both groups seemed quite apprehensive about the idea but soon blended together to share good times, jokes and games.

We did a range of exciting activities that week, such as visiting Madrid, the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, learning about the history of Madrid, visiting the world heritage site of Cuenca, taking part in fun activities in and out doors. Our students made us really proud because of their willingness to try new things and  share adventures with the Spanish students.

The students came back after trying all sorts of traditional Spanish food and having made lots of Spanish friends to keep in contact for years. It was fantastic to see the students trying their hardest to communicate in Spanish, their language skills improved considerably during that week.


I think the trip was very exciting. There was a lot of traveling, despite this I learnt a lot form the journey. I liked the day where we stayed at the school and learnt about where everybody came from. I especially enjoyed the ‘ Geocaching’ activity. (Ben Moss)



16 July 2014 In School News

On Monday 6th July, students in 8JS welcomed 2 visitors from Animals in Need, a local Animal rescue charity they have been supporting as part of the school’s Giving Nation challenge. Amanda and Aimee from Animals in Need talked about the work they do at their centre in Wellingborough and showed the students some of the animals they have rescued, including a tortoise, baby hedgehogs and a 15 week old puppy. The students explained what activities they had organised in school to support Animals in Need and presented Amanda and Aimee with a cheque for £50 and a box of animal food they had collected. 


03 April 2014 In School News

Young entrepreneurs show their community spirit in day of service, please find below the press release.


03 April 2014 In School News

On Friday 28 March, a group of 32 Year 9, 10 and 11 students left school bright and early for a day trip to France. They spent the day doing a range of activities including a visit to a French market in the sunny seaside town of Wiméreux, followed by a visit to a French bakery where a master Boulanger explained how French bread and croissants are made before the students had a go at making bread and croissants themselves. The day ended with a pancake making demonstration and tasting which was very popular with everyone.

It was a wonderful day and the students are all keen to go back to France next year.


02 April 2014 In School News

Outstanding Attendance

I am very happy to report that the whole school attendance figure is 95.6% - which is great news.  This is well above the national figure and the highest in the CET Academy group.  Attendance reflects well on how students feel about their education at Weavers Academy and means that students are missing less learning.

All students who have 100% attendance for the previous 6 weeks are entered into the rewards prize draw for their year group in special assemblies at the beginning of each half term.  The prizes are currently iPad Minis or £50 store vouchers.

The draw is re-set each half-term so everyone has a chance to win.  So make sure you attend every day.

New Badges

Students are starting to wear the new Academy badges on their blazers.  There are 9 new curriculum badges for students to earn through hard work and progress: English (yellow), Maths (dark blue), Science (light blue), Humanities (red), Languages (light green), PE (black), IT (dark green), Literacy (dark yellow) and Creative Arts (pink).  There are also service badges for school senate, parliament and teams.  There will also be a new one to replace the previous ‘gold’ head teacher’s badge.  The Principals Award, this will be for the outstanding accomplishments of students and staff. 

The badges are a visual recognition of student success but will also allow students some privileges and rewards, for example the curriculum badges awarded to Year 11 for GCSE grade C and above can be traded in at £2.50 per badge off the price of a Prom ticket.

We are hoping to see lots of students wearing these badges soon.


27 March 2014 In School News

Are you looking for experience of working with children? Would you like to help children and young people to access information and resources to help them with their studies? Wellingborough Library is looking for volunteers to run study and homework support sessions for secondary school children. Homework Club Plusconsists of a 2-hour drop-in session, run by a volunteer Homework Club Plus Leader and with the assistance of a volunteer Homework Club Plus Helper (aged 14-17). If you think you can spare a couple of hours per week or per month to help young people with Maths, English and homework support please contact Adele Finch on 07739505374 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

27 March 2014 In School News

Marley the drugs dog visited Weavers Academy today. Students and staff gave Marley, his handler Michelle and local police a warm and friendly welcome.  The Police and Canine services (ICTS UK Ltd) are visiting all the Wellingborough schools to educate students about the dangers of drugs.

The Police approached the Wellingborough schools regarding this initiative in their efforts to combat drugs in the community, and also to educate the students. The schools are not specifically worried about a major drugs problem, but we would be foolish to ignore it.

The team visited lessons around the school and communal areas at break time. Whilst it did cause some disruption to classes – Marley’s classroom visits only lasted a few minutes.  The Police were amazed at how well behaved the students were and how they carried on working whilst Marley bounded around the classroom.


Marley is a passive drugs dog which means he is on a leash as he sniffs around. He would stop and stand still if he came across any drugs. Marley did not find any drugs or any smell of drugs.


In the Sixth Form area students were shown how Marley finds suspicious articles. An empty container which had held amphetamines 3 months previously was deliberately hidden in the Sixth Form common room. Marley searched the room and found the container under a sofa cushion – he signalled by standing motionless.  His reward was a tennis ball!


Everyone at Weavers Academy would like to thank Canine services and the Police for their work today.  I would like to take the opportunity to say how proud I was of all our students, the visitors were full of praise of them and their school.


Kind regards 

Richard Boddy

Vice Principal



Contact Us

More detailed contact information is available on the Contact Us page

  • Main Reception: 01933 222 830
Weavers Academy is operated by Creative Education Trust, which is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales no 7617529. Registered Office: 7 Sicilian Avenue, London, WC1A 2QR.
Tel: 020 7378 5760
Creative Education Trust is a charity, regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.
You are here: Home News & Events