Category Archives: News

Weekly Newsletter – Half Term / Important Information


Dear Parents/Carers Half Term / Important Information I write to remind you that the half term holiday will commence on Monday 20th February 2017. Students must attend the Academy until 3:15pm on Friday 17th February 2017 and return on Monday 27th February at 8.40am ready for lessons to start at 8.45am, in correct school uniform with all necessary basic equipment. Full information regarding both uniform and basic equipment can be found on the Academy website at www.thistleyhoughacademy.org.uk/uniform/ Year 11 information […]

Message From The Chair of Governors


Dear Parents and Carers Message From The Chair of Governors Student Attendance You will be aware that it is very important for all students to attend lessons regularly if they are to make good progress and achieve good grades.  Members of the Governing Body regularly monitor patterns of attendance and are very pleased to see the excellent attendance records of many students.  We would like to thank the parents and carers of those students and ask for their ongoing support […]

Weekly Newsletter – Important Information


Dear Parent/Carer Important Information Student Safeguarding To ensure that as an Academy we continue to safeguard our students to the highest standard, students are to have left the Academy premises by 5.00pm each evening Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and by 4.30pm on a Wednesday and Friday. Students should only be on site after the end of the normal school day if they are attending an after school club or are involved in IT activities on the mezzanine. Year 11 students […]

Weekly Newsletter – Thistley Hough Bank


Dear Parent/Carer Thistley Hough Bank At Thistley Hough Academy, we believe that it is vital that all students gain a greater understanding of banking and finance. All students should leave the Academy having developed high levels of financial literacy, enabling them to access financial services with confidence in the future. From September 2016, students in Year 7-10 have been encouraged to open a savings account with a local building society – The Hanley Economic. Students are actively encouraged to save […]

Weekly Newsletter – Student Aspirations


Dear Parent/Carer Student Aspirations At Thistley Hough Academy we aim to inspire students to great heights through a range of different activities including inspirational speakers, university visits and celebrating excellence. All students are encouraged to aim high and achieve their potential on a daily basis. This week we are holding our first Bamber Scholars celebration evening. This is to be an annual event, where students who achieved Bamber Scholars status during their time at Thistley Hough Academy are invited to […]

Weekly Newsletter – Student Experiences


Dear Parent/Carer Student Experiences Widening Horizons Our Widening Horizons focus for this term is ‘Healthy Living’ and students are engaging in a range of different activities around this theme. For example, some students are completing a food and activity diary to log what they do each day, alongside looking at healthy eating, healthy exercise and the importance of relaxation. Other students will be able to try some unusual and exotic foods, challenge themselves with a rowing competition and learn how to maintain […]

Weekly Newsletter – E Safety, Attendance and House Captains


Dear Parent/Carer Weekly Newsletter – E Safety, Attendance and House Captains Attendance Focus Week – w/c 16th January 2017 As part of the Academy’s work to improve attendance, we have designated next week as ‘Attendance Focus Week.’ During this week, various activities are taking place across the Academy to focus on individual student attendance. Some of the activities will focus on rewarding those with good attendance, whilst others will support students who need to improve their attendance and/or punctuality. We […]

Exam Invigilators Required


Exam Invigilators Required Thistley Hough Academy are currently recruiting for examination invigilators. The main role of an invigilator is to help ensure examinations are conducted in accordance with JCQ guidelines and also help provide a calm environment which will give our students the best possible opportunity to be successful in their exams. Duties will include, but are not limited to; setting up the examination rooms, distributing equipment and exam papers, maintaining constant vigilance, dealing with and reporting any interruptions or […]

New Year Newsletter


Dear Parents/Carers New Year Events Happy New Year! I hope that you and your family enjoyed a peaceful and refreshing holiday. THActive A New Year often brings with it resolutions and a renewed enthusiasm to try something new, get a little fitter and meet more people. As you will be aware, at Thistley Hough Academy we run an extra-curricular enrichment programme called THActive, which has over 40 different clubs and activities that students can take part in both at lunchtimes […]

Weekly Newsletter – Upcoming Dates and Information


Dear Parents/Carers Upcoming Dates and Information Christmas Jumper Day As part of our charity fundraising we invite students to wear a Christmas jumper to school on Friday 16th December. This is optional for students.  Those wishing to participate must wear their full academy uniform as usual with jumpers worn under their blazer. Any student not wearing full academy uniform will be sanctioned in line with our academy uniform policy. If any student would like to wear a Christmas jumper, we […]