Principal's Message

Tuesday 18th April 2017

It was great to see so many students heading out for our end of term Rewards Trips before Easter. Students either enjoyed a game of bowling or went trampolining.  It was clear that everybody had an extremely good time and staff reported that our students were brilliant role models for the school.


The countdown to Year 11 exams is upon us so it is very important that all students attend all lessons and revision sessions to maximise their chances of success.


Your support with ensuring uniform standards are kept high during the Summer term is much appreciated.”

Wednesday 15th March 2017

English and Maths mock exams recently took place  for Year 11 which went very well, helping to give Year 11 students a clear focus in the countdown to their exams. 


An ECDL computer course is taking place and there is great engagement with many students having passed the required modules.


World Book day was celebrated with a Roald Dahl theme, a Read-a-thon, Drop Everything And Read and quizzes and many students have continued reading the books they started on the day.


We are looking forward to ‘putting a nose on it!’ on Fri 24th March for Comic Relief.  Students will be in uniform but in addition can wear an item of red clothing or official Comic Relief merchandise and donations on the day are welcome.


A reminder that Progress Review days take place as follows so we look forward to seeing parents and carers to talk about your child’s progress:


Wednesday 1st February 2017

Thank you for your continued support in helping students with their learning.  There has been a huge improvement in uniform standards, please remember that plain black footwear is required. 

Reading is a key way to help support your child.  Reading little and often every day is a great way help to improve your child’s reading age and can have a dramatic impact on helping your child to access the curriculum.

Ormiston parent project groups are continuing to do great work helping to support our parents.  If you would like to find out more about these please contact Ormiston at the school. 

A three way partnership between school, child and home is key to success.

Monday 31st October

Welcome back after half term, I hope you had a restful break. The next few weeks promise to be very busy; we have two weeks of mock exams planned for Year 11 and details of these will be sent out soon.

Various authors will be visiting to enthuse our younger students in the art of creative writing and several trips are in the planning stages.

End of the term sees the rewards trip for qualifying students, details will be sent out nearer the time. Please encourage your child to attend regularly, gain positive e-praise points and make positive progress in their learning.

Progress Review meetings for parents and carers also take place at the end of the term and appointment information will be sent out shortly.

We will be holding a 2 minute silence at 11.00am on Friday 11th November to mark Armistice Day which we are asking staff and students to support.

Monday 10th October

We were very honoured to have Clive Lewis MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy visit CAN recently. He enthralled and enlightened our students discussing the world of politics during an assembly.

There are two major events coming up in the CAN calendar – Year 7 parents are invited to a Coffee Morning on Friday 14th October, 11am-12 midday to chat about how your child has settled in at City Academy. We also have an Awards Evening planned for Thursday 20th October, prize winners will be notified shortly and parents invited to attend.

I would like to remind students about their behaviour and standards, and that appropriate uniform is worn and students present themselves in the expected manner.