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As a school, we know the importance of having a solid knowledge of multiplication tables and Times Tables Rock Stars is a fun way to learn and practice them.

Years 7 and 8 are having tremendous success this year with TT Rockstars.  They’ve nearly filled the board already with their certificates!

Congratulations to the following students who all achieved 100% attendance for the Autumn Term. Well done!

Seun Adewoyin 8SS
Lutfullah Asadi 10WE
Zahoorullah Asadi 9CB
Samuel Ashby 10DB
Liam Bailey 11HL
Macaulay Barber 10DB
Chelsi Bernard 11HL
Kelsey-Lee Bignell 9KD
Keanen Burnett 8TBT
Zac Charlton 9CB
George Cloxton 7RA
Sophie Copeland 10DB
Alexa-Mae Coupland 7TBR
Annabel Dawson 8TBT
Aivaras Duna 11HL
Imogen Evans-Abraham 9KD
Elizabeth Farrand 10WE
Crystal Fry 10WE
Cole Green-Rowland 8TBT
Holly Hibbitt 8TBT
Rhys Howe 10RC
Charlie Hunt 11HL
NoorRahman Jaji 10WE
Anees Khan 11LHU
Bashir Khan 9CB
Dante Lee-Xavier 8SS
Tiffany Martin 9CB
Nicole Mihaylov 10RC
Torin Milne 7TBR
Haris Nadim 10RC
Liliana Nogueira 8SS
Christopher North 9CB
Hans Owobu 11AMI
Peter Palmai 7LJ
Georgie Reid 8TBT
Jayden Satheeskumar 10RC
Tyler Sawyer 7LJ
Brandon Sharpe 9CB
Callum Smith 11HL
Kyle Smith 11AMI
Max Strother 11AMI
Cayden Swann 9KD
Lily Taylor 9CB
Balint Toth 10WE
Joshua Toulson 7LJ
Trevor Tse 8SS
Jake Vincent 11AMI
Laci Wand 7RA
Ember Waterhouse 7TBR
Gabriella Willesden 7TBR
Kevin Witkowski 10RC

Charles Read Academy 4 – 2 West Grantham Secondary Academy

Team:

  • Ben Summers (Captain)
  • Alex Wasiluk
  • Luke Ruiz
  • Callum Smith
  • Kyle Smith
  • Tyler Simmons
  • Leo Shaw
  • Charlie Barr
  • MacKenzie Mason
  • Charlie Hunt
  • Luke Dunnell
  • Jack Slevin
  • Kevin Zerebecki

The year 11 football team took to the field for the first time this year acquitting themselves well, but ultimately falling short in their quest for glory. In blustery conditions, it was the home team that settled best, putting WGSA under intense pressure and carving out many opportunities. WGSA began to find their feet as the half wore on, with team captain Ben Summers pulling the strings. It wasn’t long before Leo Shaw found himself bearing down on the Charles Read goal, finishing superbly in what appeared to be the opening score of the game. After a quick check with his linesman it was ruled out by the referee for offside, and the game remained 0 – 0.

WGSA continued to apply the pressure, with Charlie Barr snapping at the heels of anyone within a ten yard radius, breaking up play and setting off Jack Slevin on a weaving run downfield, only to be thwarted by the home defense.  Unfortunately, disaster struck moments later when against the run of play Charles Read scored a well worked goal, taking the lead and knocking the wind out of WGSA’s sails. It was just the start for the home side, as buoyed by their success they quickly added two more goals before half time.

As the wind picked up and the rain came down, the game restarted with Charles Read again on the attack. An unstoppable shot flew into the top corner, despite the outstretched hand of Alex Wasiluk in the West Grantham goal, making it 4 – 0. This seemed to galvanize the WGSA spirit, and they roared forward with wave after wave of attack and were rewarded for their efforts. The ball found its way to Leo Shaw and he scored a thunderous shot into the bottom corner before wheeling away in celebration, making it 4- 1. Opportunities for Luke Ruiz and Ben Summers were narrowly missed before Charlie Hunt cut inside from the left and launched a rocket at goal, only to see his shot strike the cross bar with an almighty whack and fly off to safety. Leo Shaw and his trusty left foot then doubled the WGSA goal tally, making it 4-2.

4-2 proved to be the final score line as the two teams battled it out in worsening conditions right up to the final whistle. Although not the result WGSA would have wanted, they can hold their heads high and be proud of the spirit and quality of their performance.

Our automobile students had a fabulous time this week, stripping and servicing a braking system. We are looking forward to getting stuck in at the workshop again next week.

It was lovely to welcome so many prospective students to our Open Evening last week.  The feedback from the evening was extremely positive, with one parent telling us ‘one of the greatest selling points was how the pupils spoke about the school and how they conducted themselves’ and ‘all of them went above and beyond.’

If you were unable to join us on the evening, but would like to tour the academy and come and see the changes that are taking place since we joined SNMAT, please contact us on 01476 405200 or by email to office@wgacademy.org.uk to make an appointment.

For more information on how to apply for a year 7 place for September, please click here.

Mrs Blakey, our resident cake bake organiser, together with the support of staff has raised money jointly for Macmillan Cancer Support and Down Syndrome International.  Staff baked and ate cakes to the sum of nearly £200 for these very deserving causes.

Congratulations to Charis Morton, winner of our Bluecoat Meres Challenge. Well done Charis!

Contact Us

The West Grantham Church of
England Secondary Academy
The Avenue
Grantham
Lincolnshire
NG31 7PX

T: 01476 405200

E: office@wgacademy.org.uk