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  • Yorkshire Three Peaks

    25th September 2015

    In mid-September De Warenne students packed up the mini bus and headed to the Yorkshire Dales. Their aim was to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks over the course of the weekend in order to raise money for their Iceland Expedition  in July 2016.

    The weekend started well, with some students up at 6.00am ready for the challenge ahead. We set off to climb Ingleboroough, a 723m mountain that is the second highest of the three peaks. The team got up it easily, with only a few rests; a lead pack was established, w

  • Theatre Magic

    17th July 2015

    In June a group of students from across all year groups spent two exciting days in London enjoying its many sights and sounds. They watched the street performers at Covent Garden and walked the city getting a chance to see some of London's famous landmarks. The drama of Phantom of the Opera had the students on the edge of their seats. The theatre magic continued with a performance of the world famous Matilda. Fun was had by all and everyone is looking forward to next year! This was a great trip to say thank

  • A day in the life of a university student

    1st July 2015

    The Year 12 performing arts class attended an inspirational day at Leeds University to experience a day in the life of a student. They learnt how to apply to university, about the wide range of courses offered , as well as student finances and what it is like to live away from home. The students were given the opportunity to speak to current lecturers and students to find out what real student life is like. The group really enjoyed the day and left very enthusiastic about their futures.


  • Athletics Y9

    Stunning athletics performance!

    1st July 2015

    June saw the annual Doncaster Athletics Schools’ Championships taking place at the Keepmoat Stadium. This is the highlight of our athletics fixtures diary and students train hard to compete against seventeen Doncaster secondary schools.

    This year we got the best results ever and there were some outstanding results. Our Year 7 girls came third overall and our Year 9 girls second overall!  The amazing performances are too many to list here but first placed athletes were Sam McCullough in the Y8 boys’ 100m, Eli

  • Reduced Shakespeare Company

    22nd May 2015

    A group of students went to local theatre Cast in May to see the Reduced Shakespeare Company's new play "The art of comedy". The group enjoyed a show full of fun and laughter. The energetic physical style of the piece really inspired the students to use this style in their own work. They were even lucky enough to meet the cast after the show!

  • Behind the Scenes!

    8th May 2015

    Year 10 GCSE Hospitality students  recently took part in an event hosted by Sheffield Hallam University and Hospitality Sheffield.  De Warenne students were in the privileged position of being allowed to look behind the scenes of a number of large hotels in Sheffield including Jury’s Inn, The Leopold, and Novotel. This event was organised to try and encourage young people to choose a career in the hospitality industry. Major employers were also on hand to offer help and advice.

  • Beech Sporting Success

    16th April 2015

    The latest intra house sport challenge saw Year 8 take part in a trampoline competition. Competitors had to complete two routines judged by Miss Wain-Hobson, Miss Smith and Mr Gough. The points for individual routines were then added together to generate a team score for each house.

    Congratulations go to the trampolinists from Beech house who won the title for their house in this competition.

    Brogan ScrimshawSam Foster
    Gabrielle ParkerMegan Rolfe
    Liam GouldingMollyann Pickersgill
    Josh BallEllouise Mangnall
  • Amazing Joseph

    8th April 2015

    De Warenne Academy drama club had been rehearsing their version of Andrew Llody Webber's classic Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat since before Christmas. A very talented cast from all year groups came together to perform for an audience of family, friends and staff. The wonderful singing and dancing was applauded and the the group's comic interpretation had the audience laughing out loud. All involved really enjoyed the experience and are already looking forward to the next production.

  • Young Voices 2015

    10th February 2015

    In January the De Warenne choir took part in this year's 'Young Voices' at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield where they performed  alongside thousands of young singers and celebrity artists. The singing was led by world renowned conductor David Lawrence, supported by a very talented live band.  Students sang a  variety of pieces of music, ranging from songs from the musicals to classical works. They particularly enjoyed 'When I Grow Up' from Matilda, and the much anticipated Pop Medley. One of the highlight

  • Beech sporting success…… last!!!

    3rd February 2015

    January saw the second intra house sports competition with the Year 9s participating in a mixed dodgeball event. The competition was a round robin format with the top two vying for maximum points. After a fiercely contested group the top three teams were only split by 3 points. Oak and Willow played out a tight 3rd/4th placed game with the latter taking bronze (3 points). The final between Holly and Beech was equally competitive and against all odds Beech finally have finally proved themselves in the sporti

  • Doncaster Indoor Athletics Championships

    16th January 2015

    In January 14 talented athletes from Years 8 and 9 were selected to compete in the Doncaster Indoor Athletics’ Championships at the EIS (English Institute of Sport) in Sheffield. The first track event of the morning was the 200m where Elisha Brown’s dedication to her sport finished the race in 4th position with a great time. Other great track performances included Darcy Taylor from Year 9 who pushed herself to come 4th out of 12 in the 800m, narrowly missing out on the finals. Grace Topham, also from Year 9

  • Celebration Evening 2014

    17th December 2014

    The leavers of 2014 returned to the academy to celebrate their achievements and success. Subject awards and examination certificates were presented to over 80 students by Councillor Chris Mills, Chair of Governors. For the first time the evening included some of our sixth form students who have gone on to university. Mrs Pollard presented a number of special awards during the evening including the Academic Achievement award won by Brad Thomas and the Sporting Contribution award won by Devon Robb.

    Luke Hardy

  • Music Platform delights audience

    16th December 2014

    December's Music Platform was a spectacular event, showcasing our students' musical talents, and highlighting the importance of the people who inspire us. The show consisted of a variety of performances from the catchy rhythms of the samba band to the beautiful tone of the choir, as well as some outstanding solo performances. The Year 9 GCSE music group arranged a wonderful selection of songs from the charts including a unique four chord medley. In addition to this, it was De Warenne Rock Club's debut perfo

  • Alzheimers Fund-raising

    16th December 2014

    On 16 December we were delighted to present a cheque for £623 to the Alzheimer's Society. This huge amount of money was raised following a very successful non-uniform fund raising day. Students had been shown two film clips of Alzheimer's sufferers before the day itself so that they would have a clear understanding of the condition and the devastating effects it can have on families and carers. The cheque was presented by Shannon Lees, chair of the fund raising committee, and members of the Academy Council.

  • Aladdin welcomes Rowena Academy

    16th December 2014

    The Year 11 performing arts class had worked hard since the start of the year towards their musical theatre unit for their Level 2 BTEC qualification. The class were to perform their version of Disney's Aladdin to the whole of Rowena Academy. So the stage was set, the lights were turned on and the audience were very excited. The group dazzled their audience with their magical portrayal of the classic Disney story. They danced and sang their way to rapturous applause from their audience and a great afternoon

  • Sporting Successes

    15th December 2014

    Sixteen De Warenne students took part in the recent Doncaster Cross Country Championships. Emily Jones won the senior girls race and Connor Kelsall came third in the Year 10/11 boys competition. This means that both have qualified for the South Yorkshire Championships. Other superstars were Tamzin Alcock, Connor and Cameron Hamshaw (top 20 results) and Grace Topham and Chloe Elks who stepped in to replace absent students one hour before we left .

    The indoor athletics competition saw Danny Johnson win his two

  • First World War Battlefields Visit

    7th November 2014

    Thirty-eight students and four staff from De Warenne visited the battlefields of the First World War near Ypres in Begium and the Somme in northern France. This special Remembrance Weekend which also marked the centenary of the year war broke out, saw the group visit significant sites such as Vimy Ridge, Thiepval Memorial and the memorial to the Sheffield and Barnsley Pals. Students also had the opportunity to experience what the trenches were like by visiting recreations of the original British trenches at

  • Work Experience

    7th October 2014

    June 2014 saw our Year 10 students embark on their two weeks of practical work experience.

    This year we had a marked increase in the number of employers willing to offer placements and broaden the variety and quality in areas such as pharmaceutical and engineering where of particular note was a unique opportunity to work in the aeronautical stress testing industry. Partnerships this year included Doncaster Council, The Racecourse, Doncaster Dome, Bridon, Senior Architectural Systems and Cooplands.

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  • Doncaster Award

    29th September 2014

    We were delighted that Danii Taylor and Luke Hardy were honoured with an award from the Doncaster Freemen this month in acknowledgement of their enthusiasm, energy and commitment to the life of the academy. The ceremony was held at the Mansion House where Danii and Luke were presented with their awards by the Civic Mayor Councillor Pat Haith.

    Danii was always relentlessly cheerful and hard-working and was elected to the position of Deputy Head Girl and chair of the Academy Council Fundraising Committee. She

  • Dancing with Dinosaurs

    10th July 2014

    This year's annual London theatre visit was another spectacular success with students enjoying the drama of War Horse and the music of Billy Elliott. Thirty students had an amazing two days which also included a visit to the Natural History Museum when they came face-to-face with dinosaurs and experienced the rumble of an earthquake.