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27 Mar 2019
Dear Parent/Carer School Uniform The staff and governors of Christ Church Academy have high expectations of uniform and appearance – we expect these standards to continue throughout the year. Following on from our introduction of three school rules (Ready, Respect, Responsible), we believe that being properly dressed and having the right ... (click to read more)
22 Mar 2019
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11 Mar 2019
Y7 Stafford Castle Merchant of Venice
11th March 2019 Dear Parent/ Carer In order to broaden the learning experiences of our students and support the curriculum they will be studying in English, we would like to offer your child the opportunity to see a live Shakespeare play in a theatre setting. The Merchant of Venice is on at ... (click to read more)
08 Mar 2019
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08 Mar 2019
DfE Funding Cuts
Dear Parent/Carer As a school, we feel that it is our duty to provide parents with a fair and accurate picture of the real state of school funding in our area. All state schools in England are funded by a central government grant that is administered by the Department for ... (click to read more)
07 Mar 2019
Y6 Mock SATS
Dear Parent/Carer As the SATs tests approach, we are aware that some of our children might be feeling nervous or anxious. In order to reduce this and to reassure all of the children that they are prepared and that they are ready to do their best, we will be completing ... (click to read more)
01 Mar 2019
1st March 2019 Dear Parent/Carer This term we are introducing a refined whole school Behaviour Policy which the staff have been working on since September and we are now excited to launch. Our solution focussed approach is largely based on the work of Paul Dix and his book “When the Adults Change, ... (click to read more)
27 Feb 2019
Silly Scientist Workshops and 'Mad Scientist' Fancy Dress 15 March
27th February 2019 Dear Parent/Carer, As part of National Science week 2019 we are planning to hold a number of exciting science themed workshops on Friday 15th March as an enrichment activity. We have arranged for a fantastic company to come into school who will deliver a ‘Silly Science’ workshop to each ... (click to read more)
25 Feb 2019
Y8 Tutbury Castle
25th February 2019 Dear Parent/Carer Year 8 Tutbury Castle As part of our History studies we have organised a trip to Tutbury Castle. The pupils will take part in a workshop when they will meet Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots and the Knight in Armour. The visit will take place on Wednesday ... (click to read more)
14 Feb 2019
Y7 Science Trip to the Big Bang Fair
14th February 2019 Dear Parents and Carers I am organising a science trip for all pupils in Year 7 to the Big Bang Fair on Thursday 14th March as part of British Science Week. The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering ... (click to read more)
13 Feb 2019
Y6 Stanley Head
Dear Parent/Carer Every year we take Year 6 away on a residential trip to an Outdoor Education Centre. This academic year, we will be going to Stanley Head for 5 days, from 1st to 5th July 2019. The centre is located in the countryside between Endon and Cellarhead and most activities ... (click to read more)
08 Feb 2019
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07 Feb 2019
SATs Parents Meeting
31st January 2019 Dear Parent/Carer In preparation for your child’s upcoming English SATs tests, we would like to invite you to a short information evening focusing on how to support your son/ daughter in advance of the tests. This will take place on Monday 11th February from 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Your child’s ... (click to read more)
25 Jan 2019
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World Book Day 2019
World Book Day 2019 Thank you to everyone who took part or supported our World Book Day 2019! We had a wonderful day and the array of costumes was fantastic! From wizards to warriors, billionaires to berries, the effort that had gone into the fancy dress was amazing. Thank you as well to everyone...
MOMO Challenge We have recently been contacted by rightly concerned parents about the MOMO challenge that is being widely reported on social media. This guide below should give you the information needed to understand the issue and to deal with it. The challenge started as an urban myth and ha...
Library Coffee Morning 16/10/18
Family members were today invited to join pupils to read together and enjoy refreshments in the school library. The day was a massive success. Thank you to all who took part. ...
Douglas MacMillan Coffee Morning
Douglas MacMillan Coffee Morning 2018 A fantastic achievement: the whole CCA community came together to raise a staggering £1117 for Macmillan. Particular thanks go to our Year 7 pupils who did an outstanding job manning the stalls and organising the sales. We are very grateful to all those who...
Parents Guide for Dealing with Self-harming Children
In light of the shocking recent statistics regarding self-harming in children, here is a guide for parents. Click here to open the website. ...
ASKIP Warning for Parents
Please can all parents be aware of a new messaging app that is currently popular. This app allows users to send and receive anonymous messages. This is leading to extreme abuse in some circumstances. Please be vigilant and explain to children that nothing good can come from anonymous messaging. ...
Parents Guide to Roblox
Many of our pupils use the app Roblox. This is a game with a chat element which may have hidden dangers. ...
Parents Guide to Fortnite
Christ Church Academy Pupils Meet Professor Brian Cox
Year 6 pupils today were asked to attend Stafford College Lego Innovation Studio for two programming sessions during a visit to the college by Professor Brian Cox. All pupils excelled themselves building robots with a forklift arm and completing a variety of space themed challenges. Professor...