A Warm Welcome

Welcome to Fareham Academy. We have high aspirations for all of our students, and following another successful year of examination results, we are continuing our drive to become an Outstanding School where rapid and sustained progress is made.

“Every day is open day” and prospective parents are welcome to visit our Academy to see how we continue to ensure that all our students perform exceptionally well.

I look forward to welcoming you to our school.

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Non school uniform tomorrow

Tomorrow (Friday 19th December) is a non-school day for help raise money for the schools rock challenge group. All money raised will help purchase costumes and other props for the competition.

PE staff remind students who have PE on this day they must still bring in full PE for the lesson.

iTask Innovation

As part of our CPD programme, staff had an exciting opportunity on Tuesday (2nd) after school.

Every department invited a student from each year group to present their iTasks to the rest of the staff. Every year group was represented with highly motivated and enthusiastic students. They presented their iTasks and interacted with staff with confidence and the quality of their work was exceptional. The creativity, depth and magnitude of the iTasks were amazing examples of the thirst for knowledge and love of learning demonstrated by our students.

The atmosphere in the hall was outstanding as the staff and students engaged in very positive conversations about how they have brought iTasks to life. We are very proud of the students who were invited, as they were selected from the whole year group for the quality of their iTasks and their determination to succeed.

Here are some quotes from our students that were shared during the evening:

“It was very interesting to plan a lesson as an iTask because it taught me how to explain a complex grammar point and it’s more fun than regular homework because we get to choose what we can do”
Jennifer Moss Year 9

“I really like sharing my work and talking about what I have achieved. I love this!”
Jessica Lind Year 10

“I like that we don’t get set homework, it means you can be as imaginative and creative as you like. It means I had something to do instead of sitting at home playing computer games…I’m proud to be invited.”
Jack McConnell Year 7

“iTasks have given me the freedom to be creative”
Ria Wilson Year 10

“iTasks have encouraged me to revise and achieve my targets”
Eleanor Lind Year 10

“I prefer iTasks to normal homework as it gives me freedom, my friends in other schools are jealous.”
Matt Thompson Year 7 

“I think that iTasks are a good way of setting work. I enjoy the independence that it gives me”.
Taylor Clifton Year 10

“What I love about iTask is that I choose what to do, so I am more likely to spend time making it high quality, and hand in on time because I’m proud”.
Anna Bentley Year 9

“I think iTasks are good because we get to be creative and use our imagination”.
Miranda Tree Year 8

“iTasks are so great because you have the flexibility to select the tasks that you do. They are helpful because you can work on your areas of weakness rather than what you already know. They have stopped pointless homework”.
Molly Williams Year 11

“I think it is really good because it lets me practice things I’m unsure of and it helps me revise for exams”.
Louise Noonan Year 11

“iTask lets you be imaginative and creative “
Oliver Milnes Year 7

“I’m really proud of me!”
James Taylor Year 7

GCSE Celebration Evening

GCSE Celebration Evening

We welcomed 160 parents and ex students back to Fareham Academy on Wednesday night to celebrate their GCSE success from the summer exams. Trophies, prizes and the GCSE certificates were presented by staff and governors. A great event to celebrate our amazing students.

Trophy winners

GCSE Achievement award – Riona Menezes

Resilience award – Max Ayling

Outstanding sports performance award – Jack Stroulger

Contribution to school life award – Charlie Mitchell

 

Subject prize winners

Mathematics –  Matthew Beswick

English – Sophie Kemp

Science – Alex Boardman

Humanities – Laura Vickery

Modern Foreign Languages – Rachel lane

Creative Arts – Rae Knight

Performing Arts – Sam Traves

Digital Media – Sam Heath 

View photos here

Year 2 Wallisdean Visit

On Monday (17th November) we were delighted to welcome the year 2 students from Wallisdean Infant School to Fareham Academy to take part in an iPad activity session led by Mr. Griffiths and Mr. Patel. The students worked through an e-book on the ipad based on the topic “foxes”. Thank You to everyone who helped put this together, the students thoroughly enjoyed it. If you would like to take a look at the activity book used in the session, click the following link: http://online.fliphtml5.com/xtbi/bgux/#p=1

Year 7 Parents Literacy Drop In

There will be a Year 7 parents literacy drop in session on Wednesday 5th November  between  5pm and 6pm in the English Department.

Literacy teachers will be available to discuss any of the following areas :

 

  • Supporting your child at home with writing
  • Strategies to improve reading
  • Spelling strategies
  • Using discussion as an aid to learning
  • Improving handwriting

 

If you would like to attend please can you email s.ashley@fareham-academy.co.uk to confirm your attendance

Year 11 Study Leave

Year 11 will not be on study leave. They are expected to be in school until their last examination.

Until May half term, all students are to go to their normal lessons. If they have completed their controlled assessment and if they have taken their exam for a subject, they still attend the lesson and will work independently revising for their exams. It is important that students bring in their revision notes/packs with them at all times.

After May half term, students will continue to attend the lessons for which they have not taken the exam. If they have taken the exam for a particular subject and if this subject is no longer relevant, students will be expected to go to the LRC where they will be supervised and be able to revise for the subjects for which they still have exams.

Note that the Maths department will be putting on extra Maths workshops. Dates will be available nearer to the time.