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Students Shine At Sparkles.

14th December 2017

Students from group 2 and 3 have been making goods to sell at Stockton Sparkles. They had a fabulous day at the market.

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Bustling Bistro

14th December 2017

Group 2 and 3 showed off their skills to friends and family.

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Exciting Enterprise

14th December 2017

Students gathered to sell their goods in the Abbey Hill Sports Hall.

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Horizons Specialist Academy Trust ranked for prestigious Investors in People Awards 2017

29th November 2017

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been ranked as a finalist in the Employee of the Year category at the annual Investors in People Awards.

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Stay Safe Event

27th November 2017

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Sam's Super Award

16th October 2017

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Poetry Competition

10th October 2017

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Pens down at Abbey Hill on 4 October!

22nd September 2017

Abbey Hill has signed up to an exciting one day event, which schools and academies across the country are getting involved in called No Pens Day Wednesday.

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7th September 2017

On Thursday 7th September, pupils in Year 5 & 6 took part in the Show Racism the Red Card Workshop.

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Stockton Libraries present Fright Night!

6th September 2017

This Friday 13th October at Stockton Central Library. Fright Night for 11 to 16 year olds. Prepare to be scared!

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CAMHS are offering a training programme for parents and carers.

5th September 2017

CAMHS are offering a training programme for parents and carers between September and November. Contact CAMHS for more information on 0300 013 200

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Abbey Hill Prom 2017

19th July 2017

Abbey Hill held their prom for the leaving Year 11 students on Friday 30th June.

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Opportunity to join the Trust's Board of Directors

12th July 2017

An opportunity has arisen for the Board to join the Trust's Board of Directors.

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Nicholas is rewarded for being an amazing volunteer.

12th June 2017

Congratulations Nicholas Jackson on being chosen as British Heart Foundation’s North East region’s “Young volunteer of the year.”

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Abbey Hill celebrate National Healthy Eating week

11th June 2017

The focus of the week will be to encourage everyone to make good food choices and be more active. This will run throughout the school week in an assembly, tutor group events, an extra PE lesson and free fruit on 1 day. There will also be a staff challenge announced on Monday morning.

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Abbey Hill athletes excel at cross country.

16th May 2017

Great running from the Abbey Hill athletes to achieve impressive placing's at the Durham Special Schools Cross Country.

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Gearing up for exams

4th May 2017

As the exam season approaches, we look at the additional coursework that students have been completing over the year.

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Ofsted Inspection of Westlands Residential Provision

4th May 2017

Ofsted have again judged Westlands Residential Provision as Outstanding.

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National Careers Week

7th March 2017

National Careers Week 2017 runs from the 6th until the 11th March.

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World Book Day at Abbey Hill

6th March 2017

The students enjoyed experiencing the virtual World of Harry Potter for World Book Day this year.

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7RS Lego Robots Project

5th February 2017

Great team work from 7RS students on a Lego robot project.

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Abbey Hill at North Shore News! 7RS trip to Kirkleatham Owl Centre

29th January 2017

On Tuesday 17th January, the students in 7RS went to Kirkleatham Owl Centre for a hands on educational experience. This visit was in line with our topic work, Predator!

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Abbey Hill chef Mary has been crowned North-East school chef of the year.

20th January 2017

Abbey Hill chef Mary wins award for tasty school dinners.

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Ofsted Inspection of Westlands Academy

16th January 2017

Summary of key findings following Westlands' Ofsted inspection and a rating of 'Good' across all categories.

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Buzz around books at Abbey Hill

11th January 2017

The English department believe in promoting reading at home and have teamed up with the Book Trust to provide books for some year 7 and year 8 students.

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Westlands is graded 'Good' by OFSTED!

5th January 2017

As you are aware, Westlands Academy was inspected by Ofsted on December 6th and 7th 2016. A letter from the Acting Principal, David Penny, outlines the recent success by Westlands Academy and what the recent Ofsted report means for everyone involved.

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Group 1 Prepare Festive Treats

13th December 2016

Group 1 have been making some festive treats over the course of the past few weeks.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

7th December 2016

On Friday 30th September 2016 Green Gates Academy joined thousands of people across the United Kingdom in the world’s biggest coffee morning to raise funds for the Macmillan Cancer Support. The support we received was amazing! The atmosphere at Green Gates was fantastic!

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Abbey Hill students star at Sports Hall Athletics Event

1st December 2016

Key Stage 3 students were a credit to Abbey Hill earning gold medals in track and field events!

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Abbey Hill raises £392.16 for Children in Need

24th November 2016

On Friday 18th November 2016, students and staff wore spots, stripes, Pudsey onesies, Pudsey t-shirts and their slippers for school, donating a £1.00 to show their support for this very worthy cause.

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Green fingers!

22nd November 2016

? At Green Gates we take pride in our diverse and engaging curriculum that offers students different opportunities to succeed.

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Green Gates FC!

18th November 2016

Green Gates are celebrating their successes with a half termly reward trip to the local Community Centre to play a friendly game of football.

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Children in need cake sale!

18th November 2016

Green Gates bakes (and eats!) for charity!

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Abbey Hill Academy and Sixth Form - Centre of Excllence

11th November 2016

Abbey Hill Academy and Sixth Form has been acknowledged with an ASDAN Certificate as a Centre of Excellence, in recognition of outstanding practice in running ASDAN courses during 2015-16.

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Book illustrator makes flying visit to Abbey Hill.

2nd November 2016

Nick Sharratt paid a flying visit to Abbey Hill on Monday 31st October 2016

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Pupils show good communication through National Joke Competition.

14th October 2016

Did you hear the one about Abbey Hill Academy who took part in a national joke competition to celebrate the fun and importance of communication?

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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2016

6th October 2016

On Friday 30th September 2016 Abbey Hill Academy and Sixth Form joined thousands of people across the United Kingdom in the world’s biggest coffee morning to raise funds for the Macmillan cancer support. The support we received was amazing!

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Success in Maths

27th September 2016

This year's Maths results shows pleasing progress.

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MacMillan Coffee Morning

26th September 2016

Friday 30th September 2016 during breaktime we'll be hosting a coffee morning in the dining hall.

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Outstanding GCSE Results Achieved by Sixth Form Students

25th August 2016

The students who sat their GCSE and Entry Level exams earlier this summer were all thrilled with the grades they received this morning.

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Sponsorship News

20th July 2016

Update with regard to the Sponsorship of Prince Bishop School

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Base 1 green fingers!

15th July 2016

Students and staff in Base1 have worked tirelessly to create a beautiful garden area after generously being given a grant from The St Giles Trust.

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Teacher of Excellence

8th July 2016

Congratulations Jen!

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Letter and card from Queen Elizabeth II.

3rd July 2016

Queen Elizabeth appreciates photographs of Abbey Hill celebrating Her Majesty's ninetieth birthday.

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HSAT “outperforms” in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List!

13th June 2016

HSAT “outperforms” in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List!

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Healthy Schools Week

10th June 2016

Students and staff will be throwing themselves into Health Week starting 13th June.

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Sheraton Students Show They Have A Head For Business

6th June 2016

On 23rd May Sheraton students opened their car washing, shoe cleaning and hairdressing businesses to parent clients.

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The Sixth Form's Grand Prize Winners Announced

26th May 2016

Abbey Hill Academy Sixth Form's annual prize draw took place on this afternoon. Two lucky winners both received a £100 High Street Voucher. The two lucky winners were...

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A Right Royal Tea Party!

12th May 2016

On April 21st Green Gates Academy decided to support Queen Elizabeth’s birthday by having their own celebrations!

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A furry visitor!

11th May 2016

Mollie from The Dogs Trust visit Green Gates Academy!

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ASDAN Support Sixth Form Team Building Option

3rd May 2016

Following an ASDAN grant for our team building project a number of additional activities have been made possible.

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Fundraising news - Wish Tokens, Easter raffle and Sports Relief!

20th March 2016

We have started 2016 on a high note here at Abbey Hill Academy & Sixth Form by submitting over 32,000 Wish Tokens we enables us to have a share of £30,000.00!

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Disrespect Nobody

27th February 2016

Disrespect Nobody There’s a person attached to every body, respect both.

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Abbey Hill Enterprises events for Valentine's Day a huge success!

25th February 2016

Abbey Hill Enterprises would like to thank you for support of the recent Valentine’s Day events in school.

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‘We Can Dance’ Support Abbey Hill

17th February 2016

A local charity supports Abbey Hill Academy for more than 10 years, paying for a qualified Dance Teacher to come into school each week.

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Busy English Department

12th February 2016

Linking up with Stockton bookshop which resulted in a visit from local author for Year 7's. A visit to Newcastle Theatre Royal for older students.

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An Amazing Coffee Morning!

12th February 2016

Westlands Academy held a coffee morning to raise funds for Christ the King Primary School.

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Educate Against Hate

24th January 2016

A new website to help against extremism

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Enterprise Week 2015

16th December 2015

On Thursday 3rd December 2015, Abbey Hill Academy held its Enterprise Christmas Trade Fair. The event was a huge success and was thoroughly enjoyed by students, staff and visitors.

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Abbey Hill Enterprise at Stockton market

2nd December 2015

On Thursday 26th November 2015, 11MF from Abbey Hill Academy attended the Stockton Sparkles Market to sell Enterprise products made by the students of Abbey Hill.

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Children in Need 2015 at Abbey Hill

19th November 2015

Superheroes, spotty clothing and healthy eating helped raise £561.00 for this very worthy cause.

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Students Enjoy Roseberry Topping Walk

18th November 2015

Four members of the Team Building option group joined Chris and Kathryn to walk up Roseberry Topping. The walk started at the car park on the Cleveland Way just outside Great Ayton. The last part of the walk up to the top is quite steep so everyone supported each other so that the summit was reached together.

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Parent learning sessions launched at Abbey Hill.

5th November 2015

60 minute workshops to provide parents and carers with the advice, skills and strategies to support their child or young person in the home setting.

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A classroom without walls!

2nd November 2015

The staff and students at Green Gates Academy have recently started attending Forest School sessions at Eaglescliffe Forest School on Wednesday mornings. So far we are LOVING it!

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Macmillan Coffee morning success!

2nd November 2015

Green Gates worked really hard to raise money with a coffee morning and other stands, for Macmillan Cancer Support, with a grand total of £250!

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Out, damned spot!

14th October 2015

Macbeth adventure for our Y11 English group.

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MacMillan coffee morning a huge success!

30th September 2015

Abbey Hill Academy held its annual coffee morning for the MacMillan Cancer support charity on Friday 25th September. We raised £475.00 for this very worthy cause.

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Abbey Hill students to star at Autism's Got Talent

21st September 2015

Track from West End musical Wicked to be performed on Teesside!

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Results Day!!

21st August 2015

Well done to all the 2015 leavers for the Sheraton students for their fantastic exam results.Students have achieved a range of accreditation's from Entry Level 1 to Level 2 GCSE.

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Outstanding result from Ofsted!

20th August 2015

Following a recent Ofsted report in July 2015. Abbey Hill Academy Sixth Form achieved an Outstanding result for the third consecutive time. The report made the following comments:

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Abbey Hill Summer Fayre creates a buzz of enterprise!

16th July 2015

The Abbey Hill Summer Fayre was a huge success. It was thoroughly enjoyed by the students, staff and all who attended.

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An Exciting day for Green Gates!

25th June 2015

Green Gates was finally able to celebrate their newly recognised status as a Primary Academy! It was a truly exciting event with special guests, speeches and even a few tears! Staff and children were proud to show off their achievements since becoming a recognised Primary Academy and invited family and carers to come and join the celebrations with an afternoon summer fair!

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Smart thinking Year 9's through to next round of STEM competition.

18th June 2015

Five Year 9 students (Jaskaran Singh, Josh Corby, Madison McAlpine, Omar Hussain and Sarah Inch) took part in the next round of the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) competition

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Grand Finale of Rewards!!

11th June 2015

In September 2014 Abbey Hill Academy Sixth Form launched their new rewards programme to celebrate the success of student work.

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Abbey Hill Academy welcomes English work at home.

10th June 2015

Encouraging further development of reading, comprehension and spelling skills.

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Nepal Earthquake Disaster Fundraising Event at Abbey Hill Academy.

11th May 2015

On Friday 8th May 2015, Abbey Hill raised over £300 to support the people affected by the recent Nepal earthquake.

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Abbey Hill election 2015

10th May 2015

Abbey Hill joined the rest of the UK in General Election fever by conducting their own student election.

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HSAT does it again!

7th May 2015

HSAT has had approved two capital bids for a second year in a row!

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Abbey Hill star at special schools annual cross country.

28th April 2015

On Wednesday 22nd April Abbey Hill School took a strong team of athletes to compete in the annual special schools x-country.

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Congratulations & Goodbye's

28th March 2015

Many congratulations to the latest winners of the Sixth Form rewards. The draw took place on March 27th. We also said our goodbye's to Esther whilst everyone was gathered together.

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Message from the Chief Executive

2nd March 2015

Ofsted - Residential unit receives highest rating - Outstanding in all areas

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Congratulations to latest Winners!!

14th February 2015

Many congratulations to the latest winners of the Sixth Form rewards. The draw took place on February 13th.

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Abbey Hill sports provision update

28th January 2015

New equipment has widened the range of sports activities and events available to students at Abbey Hill. Watch this space for further news!

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Congratulations to latest winners!!

8th January 2015

Many congratulations to the latest winners of the Sixth Form rewards. The draw took place on December 19th.

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Middlesbrough FC visit Abbey Hill

18th December 2014

Players learn some sign language and get a better understanding of the range of abilities as students thrive upon interaction.

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The quality of musical achievements at Abbey Hill go from strength to strength.

17th December 2014

A very successful term and well-deserved congratulations to all the students in music.

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Enterprise week 2014 at Abbey Hill

10th December 2014

On Thursday 27th November 2014, Abbey Hill held its Enterprise Christmas Trade Fair. The event was a huge success and was thoroughly enjoyed by students, staff and visitors.

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Abbey Hill students show sparkling enterprise skills at Christmas market.

8th December 2014

Year 11 students sell products at the Stockton Sparkles Market 2014 as a culmination to Enterprise week.

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Published Author

3rd December 2014

Congratulations to Ryan Evans who has had his poem 'The alien' chosen for publication in 'Out of this World-Uk Poets'.

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Abbey Hill raises over £1000 for Children in Need

27th November 2014

Super heroes help raise money at sponsored disco.

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Our Visit To The Oriental Museum

20th November 2014

Groups 6 & 7 visited the Oriental Museum in November to enrich their knowledge for their current GCSE project the art of other cultures.

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Fundraising news

19th November 2014

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Congratulations to all Winners!!

7th November 2014

Following the results from the student questionnaire results of April 2014, the students at Abbey Hill Academy Sixth Form highlighted that they would like to have a better rewards system in place in college.

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Huge thank you to all! Charity Coffee morning a huge success.

21st October 2014

10MK students hold coffee morning, raising £295 for McMillan Cancer charity.

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Fundraising Event October 2014

28th September 2014

Fundraising for Butterwick Children's Hospice

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Parents/Carers Coffee Evening

28th September 2014

Date for your diary

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Business as usual .........

4th September 2014

As from 1 September 2014, there have been a few ‘name changes’ across Horizons Specialist Academy Trust.

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Sports Day at Abbey Hill

14th July 2014

Sprinting, obstacle course, egg and spoon race ... all part of the fun of sports day!

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New News!

14th July 2014

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Exciting new appointments!

22nd June 2014

In recent weeks two key professionals have been appointed to further support students’ needs.

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International Day at Abbey Hill

19th June 2014

This year students spent a day working in tutor groups finding out more about the history and culture of Greece.

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“Making Maths Fun” at Abbey Hill School!

16th June 2014

On 21st May 2014, a special maths event was held at Abbey Hill School to support parents/carers to help their children with time and money at home.

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Market Challenge Helps Students Develop New Skills

12th June 2014

Transition to FE at Stockton Riverside College.

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1245 Sunflower project

29th May 2014

Abbey Hill learns more about the First World War and remembers the 1245.

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Westlands 2.0!

6th May 2014

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust scoops £1.2 million to refurbish Westlands School.

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The New Westlands Newsletter

28th April 2014

The new Westlands' newsletter is available now!

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Welcome to our new site.

9th December 2013

Welcome to our new website. We hope to add more features each week - so keep coming back!

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