Weavers Academy

03 February 2014 In School News

Year 13 English Language students went to Freeman school to observe and take part in a literacy lesson as part of their course learning how children read. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will return to listen to children read in the future. 


28 January 2014 In Sports News

Congratulations to the following athletes for their efforts in the County Cross County at Croyland Park in January. It was a cold, damp, horrible morning (just as cross country should be) but all the qualifying athletes from Weavers Academy arrived on time and raring to go. All athletes were a credit to themselves and the school and should be proud of their effort. A big well done goes to all of the athletes for their efforts and here we are awaiting the results of those who have qualified to represent the East Midland Team.

Alongside this, I would personally like to thank Mr Emary, Miss Kinghorn and especially Mr Stredwick for all of his effort in organising and running an excellent cross country event on behalf of Weavers Academy, the Wellingborough and East Northants District School PEA, and Wellingborough and District Athletics club.

Mr Higgins – Learning Leader for PE

28 January 2014 In Sports News

The Weavers Academy House Competition has been re-launched and as a result the most successful house - Phoenix is no more. The 3 remaining houses are Dragon, Unicorn and Griffin and all students have been allocated a house as part of the tutor group. The competition is to support and generate an identity for the students, healthy competition and a desire to further their experiences beyond the normal school activities. The launch week was very successful following the dodgeball competition and the results of the house competition so far are as follows.

Griffin - 275 points

Dragon - 450 points

Unicorn - 400 points


The current house captains are


Captain Josh Head Ellie Taylor Naomi Ashby Ryan Allebone Hayden Smith Chelsea Bingham 7
Vice Captain Travis Rendell Mollie Stewart Loleta Spencer Joe Marks Aaron Howard Megan Hamnett
Captain Callum Harley Elle Groome Lucienne Gilmour Twvarni Riviere Luke Costello Annalese Peachey 8
Vice Captain Jordan-Lee Holmes Mia Hopkins Georgina Williamson Harvey Bolwell Ben Trotman Davina Turnell
Captain Vikram Kumar Sophie Furnell Daniel Casburn Priya Hill Jay Spreag Steph Hale 9
Vice Captain Billy Smith Amy Pittham-Stacey Ben Cox Charlotte Basedeke Jack Lovering Amy Grant
Captain Hayden Alcindor Lauren Ames Monir Idrissi Tai Smith Danny Clark Imogen Napier 10
Vice Captain Shaun Blunsom Sammie Quinn Ben Pulver Esi Elliot Carlos Fyffe Lucie Ims
Captain Sam Garner Yasmine Burton Kane D'Souza Maria Gent Vinay Mulgi Wiktoria Gawlowska 11
Vice Captain Adam Payne Jade Nimmo Daniel Austen Chloe Morris Drew Mayes Shannon Unsworth
Captain Reece Parillon Georgia Evans Yi Jiang Emma Bolton Scott Poole Chelsea Dickens 12 &13
Vice Captain     Terrell Salmon Zvikimborero Tadzungaira Marc Shipman Emily Reeves

28 January 2014 In Sports News

The Young Ambassadors spent the day at Derby County FC, Pride Park, and took part in many leadership activities with various Paralympians, development officers and members of the FA. The leaders are fully prepared to lead in a variety of sports activities at Weavers Academy.


23 January 2014 In School News

A lunchtime club has allowed students studying Spanish to discover what life is like in a Spanish school this half term via Skype. Students have had the opportunity to speak to Spanish students about their school and their interests at the weekly sessions run by Miss Fernandez

23 January 2014 In School News

We were delighted to award students across Key Stage 3 and 4 achievement and progress badges in their assemblies this week.  The dedication of these students in their effort and attitude to learning is something that should be highly commended.  Well done to all those who received badges.

Also presented were the prizes for last half-term reward points and for 100% attendance winners. These students won 7” tablets. Well done to all winners!

All students can be winners. By working hard, showing outstanding effort and attending every day, students are giving themselves a chance to be a winner.

Many thanks for your support at home in raising aspirations and standards at Weavers.


17 December 2013 In School News

As part of the centenary celebrations for Benjamin Britten, twenty six Weavers Academy students took part in a folk song project, alongside five other secondary schools within the CEAT group.

The students worked alongside Stephen Plaice, a working writer, as well as Richard Taylor, a composer, to create their own folk song based on a Wellingborough folk tale.

During the day, the students worked intensively to rehearse their unique folk songs and joint Benjamin Britten folk songs with the direction of Pete Mitchell, a musical director and accompanist.

The project was an astounding success, which was warmly supported by the families and friends of the students. 

The Weavers students performed to an outstanding level, thoroughly prepared and enthusiastic to perform on such an auspicious day.


10 October 2013 In School News


Students at Weavers Academy in Wellingborough have achieved record GCSE results with an 11 per cent increase in the number of students achieving five A* to C grades, including English and Maths, pushing them up to 54 per cent.  A Level results have also risen impressively with A*-C grades at 55%.

The Principal, Abigail Boddy said: “The results this year are the best ever in the school’s history and are a tribute to the hard work of our students and staff."

“Among the many outstanding results at GCSE are Cain Clarke, James Jeffreys, Emma Pratt, and Hannah Prentice who amassed 41 A* and A grades between them."

“The school now has its largest ever sixth form, we have 22 students joining us from other schools, in addition to our own students who moved on up.  We look forward to building on our students’ excellent GCSE results at A-Level.”


10 October 2013 In School News

This year’s Open Evening was another great success with over 700 Year 6 students and their families visiting the event.  I would like to thank all the students and staff for their hard work on the evening, feedback has been incredibly positive.  Every department had exciting and interesting learning activities that showcased the learning that takes place at Weavers Academy as well as displays on our extracurricular activities and trips and visits running next year.  It was a wonderful opportunity for Year 6 students to visit the school and get a feel for what Weavers Academy is all about.  They saw students performing, heard from Year 7 students, Luke Clarke and Danika Mann, about their smooth and positive transition from their primary school to Weavers Academy and listened to Head Girl, Emma Bolton, and Head Boy, Perry Cayford, talk about the importance of the pupil voice at Weavers Academy.

Mrs Boddy said “We’ve had an exciting and successful summer converting to a Creative Education Academy and, as you might have noticed, enjoying our best ever exam results at both GCSE and A-Level”.

She continued, “My educational philosophy is simple, uncompromising and focused on raising standards.  We do this by ensuring teachers deliver ambitious and exciting lessons but also by systematically developing creative, independent and confident learners. I know this approach will deliver exam success, this year.

“As a mother of school-age children however, I know academy life is not just about study, exams and university applications; it is important that students are happy and secure and that they participate in a wide range of clubs, activities and experiences. This is an important part of Weavers Academy life.



“As well as raising standards, a Creative Education Academy has a clear focus on developing the skills of all students to equip them to be successful adults in the global and competitive world of the future. Already, 1 month in, our bespoke Key Stage 3  design curriculum is helping our students develop new ways of thinking, I can see them utilising problem solving and innovation skills to reinforce their work and success across the subjects.


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09 October 2013 In School News

On 26 September Michael Gove wrote to the Creative Education Academies Trust to congratulate us on the excellent results that CEAT’s academies achieved in 2013.

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