Primary Activity Afternoon

Primary and secondary students from Cambridge Park recently came together to partake in a Primary Activity Afternoon. Students from primary Orange and Red class enjoyed a variety of activities including Boccia, New Age Kurling, Target Throwing and Ten Pin Bowling. The afternoon was organised and officiated by the year 11 PE options group, who confidently worked with the primary pupils to ensure everyone enjoyed the afternoon. Our young leaders gained some valuable insight into the effectiveness of leading others and the challenges that may occur. The leaders will be looking to gain more experience by volunteering to help with sports in the near future.

K. Leech

PE Coordinator

FA People's Cup

The Cambridge Park Academy football team were given the opportunity to participate in the FA peoples cup at The Ruston Sport Ground in Lincoln on. The Academy were invited by Grimsby Town to compete in the disability under 16’s category, entering as a Grimsby Town Disability Football team.

The players worked hard to win four successive matches and progressed through the group stage to a final playoff against Ruston Sports FC, only to lose 1-0 and go out of the competition.

Congratulations to the pupils who participated, they were a credit to the academy with their effort, sporting play, and behaviour. We look forward to the next fixture festival in June.

Mr K. Leech

PE Coordinator 

Snow Day

During the snowy week in March the pupils and staff decided this would be the perfect time for some snowballs.

Author Visit

Today we were visited by a local Author and her partner. Sudan Dodd and her partner Richard are from Louth. They delivered a workshop which was differentiated to meet the needs of all of our learners. Susan has written three books. She gave the students a brief insight into the background of her stories and then shared some of her experiences from when she was growing up. The students really engaged with this experience. One student was inspired, saying that they would like to be an author when they are older. Another said that they would like to write down their experiences to create their own story. Overall, it was a fantastic opportunity for our learners. This experience was paid  for using our Pupil Premium funding, which is used to promote the learning of our disadvantaged learners. One of our mains aims for the disadvantaged learners is to promote the students' aspirations. We hope this, and other events planned for the future, will promote our students' aspirations.

Safer Internet Day 2018

Across the Academy students celebrated Safer Internet Day on 6th February 2018. Some students learnt about their digital footprint, and discussed ways of keeping their personal information safe.  Students in Blue class read the story of Smarty the penguin who gets a tablet for his birthday and has to learn how to use it safely.  After listening to the story, students then designed their own tablet game and the children drew on the side one way to keep safe.

Mr Gardiner and the school prefects were very busy during break time too, asking students questions about what they access online. Mrs Hadfield even sent a tweet that travelled across the world, hitting countries such as Dubai, New Zealand and even getting as far as Hull to show students how quickly your information can be passed on through social media.

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

Miss R. Taylor

Deputy Principal

Lincoln Castle

As part of our History curriculum some year groups visited Lincoln Castle. Children had the opportunity to walk around

and identify parts of the castle, listen to stories, make a magic ‘potion’, learn about clothing, music and dance during medieval times and even participated in their own medieval banquet!

Cinderella at the Auditorium

In December Primary went to see the pantomime Cinderella at Grimsby Auditorium.  In addition to being a fantastic opportunity to experience a live performance it also linked with our Literacy texts Cinderella and Amazing Grace.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the performance and even had an ice-cream! Oh no we didn't, oh yes we did!

Visit with a Planetarium 

Primary children visited 'space' on the 2nd February as a stimulus for non-fiction writing and communication.  The children experienced the universe in an amazing mobile planetarium with specialised visual and audio equipment which projects onto the inside of the planetarium giving a totally immersive experience. 

Pupils over the blue moon with the Etihad experience.

Posted Mon 04 Dec 2017

Pupils were given a unique opportunity to partake on a trip arranged as part of the Children in Need project that is being delivered by Grimsby Town sports education trust. Attending pupils will be given the opportunity to experience an exclusive ground tour of the stadiums professional facilities. 

Pupils walked in the footsteps of a professional football player with a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Etihad Stadium. From their arrival to their pre-match preparations, and from the big match to their post-match media obligations, pupils gained an understanding of the journey that the players take on a match day.

The group of excited pupils were led on the tour by one of Manchester City’s expert professional guides, who brought each area of the stadium to life with interesting stories, facts and anecdotes.

Each and every pupil enjoyed this fascinating day, thanks to Grimsby Town Football Club for their input and children in need for the funding that was used to make this wonderful experience happen.

Lincolnshire under16’s football league

Thu 23 Nov 2017

On the 15th November the Cambridge park Academy football team participated in the first Lincolnshire under16’s football league fixture festival, played at Ruston sports ground in Lincoln. A squad of seven players travelled by mini bus to play in festival which included five 20 minute matches against other academies from the Lincolnshire area. Congratulations to the pupils who participated, they were a credit to the academy with their effort, sporting play, and behaviour. We look forward to the next fixture festival in February 2018.

Live musical performance from The Dovetail Trio

Posted on Tue 14 Nov 2017

Today in school we were treated to a live musical performance  from the Dovetail trio, a folk group based in Sheffield. The three performers played and sang a variety of songs while demonstrating their instruments, the fiddle, guitar and concertina. Several pupils had a go on the instruments as the performers wandered through the enthusiastic crowd, and all joined in some of the songs by clapping, singing or dancing. The performers added  to the curriculum by allowing tradition folk music to be heard live, and we are grateful for ‘live music uk’ and the sponsors, Nickersons, for  giving us this opportunity. Both primary and secondary pupils were entertained.

Inspiring Grimsby model Joseph fronts River Island's new campaign

Fri 20 Oct 2017

A young star from Grimsby is inspiring millions of people as one of the faces of River Island's new campaign.

Please click the link to the full story below

River Island Kids Squad

New Age Kurling

Posted Thu 12 Oct 2017

This year’s school sports competitions commenced with two  teams of three representing the Academy at the New Age Kurling competition held at Franklin College. Each team competed in three group matches against other academies with the aim to progress through to the next round. Cambridge Park B team competed very well, fishing fourth in their group. Unfortunately this wasn't enough to see them through to the next round. However Cambridge Park A team progressed through to the quarter finals finishing second in their group, but were unfortunately beaten in the quarter final.

A huge well done and thank you to all the pupils for taking part in this event, showing great enthusiasm and effort.  Each representing team showed excellent sportsmanship and pupils developed their skills throughout, what was a very enjoyable morning.

Compass FM

Posted Thu 05 Oct 2017

This month the staff from Purple class received a lovely gift from Compass FM. Ross Carrick, Compass FM presenter delivered a tray of delicious cupcakes after the team were nominated by the class teacher Miss McGuire. Miss McGuire entered the competition as recognition of the how hard the team in Purple class work. 

To hear the interview please click the link below:

Hydrotherapy Tub

Thu 05 Oct 2017

Returning back to school after the summer break has been especially exciting for the children in Purple Class, as during the summer holidays the new hydrotherapy hot tub has been installed. A large scale renovation has been completed to make the space a modern calming environment.

Specialist lighting and lovely windows have been added to make the room adaptable to the children's needs.

The tub will be used for a variety of activities from relaxation and sensory regulation to focused academic lessons.

Buying the tub and converting the space has only been possible due to a large number of people pulling together to raise funds.

Mrs Carson, Blue Class Teacher, and the staff of Bridge McFarland walked the three peaks. This was the beginning of our fundraising campaign. Mr Burrell held an organ recital which was very popular ans the academy staff and other supporters then took part in a very enjoyable quiz night, further adding to the funds.

Over the summer Steve Ryley completed a sponsored bike ride and many of our successful supporters sent donations. One set of parents were involved in a very successful fundraiser by organising a shwave!

In total the amount raised was £4889, a fantastic amount raised by fantastic people.

We would like to thank everyone who supported the Academy to raise funds.

They are:

Mr & Mrs Hunt

Youngs Food

Fred Margarson Plumbing & Heating

Excell Electrical

Fabrique Specialist Glazing 

ABM Roofing

Newby Leisure 


Henswell Surfacing

Bradbury, Roberts & Raby Solicitors 

Bridge McFarland

Mrs Carson

Mr Burrell