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Celebrating Rodillian High Attainment and Progress

The SSAT the schools students and teachers network have written to Rodillian to congratulate our staff and students on our achievements in the last year Each year SSAT releases the Educational Outcomes database combining three official DfE and Ofsted s...

Leeds Indoor Rowing Championship

On Friday 10th March students from Rodillian Academy took part in the first Row Leeds nbsp Indoor Rowing Championships 10 schools entered the competition which included one male and one female student from years 7 8 9 10 and 11 Unfortunately Rodillian ...

Food Bank Visit

On Monday 27th February Miss Pullan and pupils visited the food bank to drop off the items that had been collected in school The Trussell Trust weighed the food and toiletries which came a massive 353kg Well done to everyone who was involved and contributed...

Loughborough University Netball and Rugby Aspirational Experience:

The Year 10 Netball and Rugby squads travelled to Loughborough University on Wednesday 1st February to visit one of the leading universities in the country which also runs world class rugby and netball programmes The students took part in a coaching sessio...

National Museum of Computing Visit

Several year 7 8 and 9 students went to Milton Keynes to visit Bletchley Park and the National Museum of Computing nbsp The students attended three workshops where they learned about the history of computing and how the technology had changed over the ...

The Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust is a charity whose aim is to Stop UK Hunger Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK with individuals going hungry every day for a range of reasons from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill while on a ...

Christmas Attendance Draw

As the final weeks before Christmas drew to a close The Rodillian Academy hosted its annual attendance draw To be entered into the draw the criteria was simple 100 attendance Several prizes were given away from sweets to vouchers On the final day five...

Rodillian Rugby Star Proves You Can Play Both Codes

Harry Peach opens up to the Rodillian Round Up to discuss how he started playing rugby and how he is managing to balance his commitments to both rugby union and rugby league with great success I began playing rugby league for Hunslet Warriors just befo...

Netball Sporting Success-WKC

A massive congratulations goes to two of our Netball Academy girls Macy Wood and Beth Walsh Both girls are not only very talented netballers but also compete in kickboxing at a very high standard They have recently been competing over in Dublin at the world...

3D Printing from the Friends of Rodillian

New learning possibilities are introduced to The Rodillian Academy thanks to a generous donation from Friends of Rodillian to help purchase a 3D printer Lisa Head Year 11 said you can literally see your design come to life nbsp Mr Gratton thanked ...

ITN News

On Thursday 13th October The Rodillian Academy hosted ITN news as part of a documentary looking at IT solutions within schools and the new approaches that SMART are taking to introduce affordable packages this will ensure that schools always have the best pos...

Barnard Castle Tait 10's Tournament

The Year 7 squad travelled to Barnard Castle School on Sunday 16th October to take part in the prestigious Tait 10 s rugby Festival On a very wet cold and windy day the boys played some incredible rugby narrowly losing out to Festival favourites RGS Newc...

Rodillian Academy GCSE result improvements!

The Rodillian Academy has achieved its best ever GCSE results 77 of our Year 11 students have achieved 5 A C including English and Mathematics 84 of our students made 3 levels of progress in English and Mathematics with 52 making 4 levels of progres...

Rodillian Academy results improve again!

Congratulations to the students at Rodillian Academy who received their results today More students than ever took A level or equivalent exams at Rodillian Academy this summer with excellent results achieved in those exams A 100 pass rate and improvement...

Sports Days 2016

Images from the 15th July 2016 sports day ...

UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

Pupils at The Rodillian Academy achieved 10 golds 20 silvers and 27 bronzes in this year s UKMT Junior Maths Challenge Over 250 000 pupils from across the UK sat the Junior Maths Challenge with roughly the top 6 receiving a gold cerificate the next 13 s...

Congratulations to all of our "Linguastars"

In the MFL department we want all of our pupils to become Linguastars in order to improve their language skills As such we have launched a competition where pupils can demonstrate their Linguastar qualities and be rewarded accordingly The follo...

DofE success at Buckingham Palace

Rodillian Academy celebrates DofE success at Buckingham Palace On 16th May 2016 Zoey McLaughlin and Angela Heap from Rodillian Academy in Lofthouse Leeds attended a once in a life time Duke of Edinburgh s Award DofE Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham...

Manic Chord Visit

All the pupils who have chosen GCSE Drama as one of their options next year took part in a theatre workshop The workshop was provided by Manic Chord Theatre Company who are based in Leeds It focused around communication and networking and it gave the pupils ...

Woodwind Trio

On Tuesday 26 April and Thursday 28 April the ArtForms Wind Trio visited Rodillian to perform for our Year 7 pupils On each occasion the Trio gave a concert for half of the year group and the performances were extremely well received by our students The t...

UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge

The Intermediate Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 11 10 and 9 and involves answering 25 challenging multiple choice questions in one hour and is sat in school under normal exam conditions The top 40 of students nationally receive a gold silver or br...

Year 7 County Cup Final Success!

Rodillian started the first half attacking up the hill and managed to put several good phases together which resulted in extended pressure on the Wolfreton line However penalties began to creep in allowing Wolfreton to establish a platform and if not for a t...

Rosslyn Park 2016 - Junior Competition

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The Elixir of Forgetfulness

On the 23rd February 2016 pupils from the academy performed at the Leeds Grand Theatre with their own opera named The Elixir of Forgetfulness The performance was watched by other students from the academy and pupils from other schools The project was...

Opera North @ Rodillian

Thirty pupils from Years 7 and 8 are currently involved in a music project being delivered by Opera North The pupils are taking part in a series of workshops in which they are developing a wide range of performance skills They are also studying Donizetti s...

Christmas Draw

ATTENDANCE CHRISTMAS DRAW Regular attendance at school is essential to ensure uninterrupted progress and to enable children to extend their potential At Rodillian Academy we place great importance on good attendance and as a school we look to raise ...

Indoor Rowing Competition

Rodillian Academy students took part in an indoor rowing competition at Thwaites mill against De Lacy Academy Knottingley Leah Tinsley Angel Howey and Joseph Rollinson represented Rodillian and performed exceptionally well as can be seen in the following r...

Macy at the WKC World Championships.

Macy was placed at the WKC World Championships 2015 in Orlando USA The WKC World Championships have now become a massive event with nearly 2000 competitors of very high calibre Macy was entered in 2 individual sections the Girls 12 years and under plus ...

Rodillian shine on wet winters evening at Headingley!

23 Students from Year 7 and 8 travelled the short distance to Headingley Stadium on Friday night to take part in a superb event hosted by Yorkshire Carnegie and the RFU The boys were chosen to play at half time in a touch game to entertain a crowd of over 300...

Rodillian Rugby - Moving Forward

As the number of teams within the Rodillian Rugby Programme grows year on year we are now able to fulfil block fixtures against some of the bigger traditional rugby schools across the north of England Two teams travelled to Harrogate Grammar School on S...

Senior Maths Challenge – Promising Maths Stars!

On Thursday 5th November five pupils were entered into the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge The four Year 12 pupils who study Further Mathematics A level and one pupil from Year 11 Although the academy have entered pupils in lower years into the Junior amp Inte...

Operation Christmas Child

The Friends of Rodillian annual Christmas Gift amp Craft Fair took place on Saturday 14th November 2015 nbsp With lots of unusual gifts that aren t available on the high street there was plenty to choose from to get everyone s Christmas shopping off to a ...

Alice the Musical Bake Sale

The cast of Alice the Musical whipped up a delicious batch of cakes cookies and flapjacks for their fundraising bun sale on Weds 11th November The cast worked hard at selling them persuading friends and staff to part with their money in return for a ...

Remembrance Day 2016

Once again this year Mr James delivered a series of assemblies in relation to Remembrance week This year s theme was women Spitfire pilots from the Second World War and all Year groups were shown a video in memory of their exploits In addition to this ...

Head Boy & Girl

Congratulations to Jefferson Miller and Lauren Gray for becoming the new Head Boy and Head Girl Congratulations to Laura Bowes Lydia Penstone and Liam Newsome for becoming the new Deputy Heads Pictured below with Miss Lorraine Bradley Head of School...

Linguastars

Congratulations to our first Linguastar s competition winners In the MFL department we want all of our pupils to become Linguastars in order to improve their language skills As such we have launched a competition which will take place each half term wh...

Ireland Rugby Tour

The Beginning of half term saw the Rodillian Academy s first ever over seas of sorts Rugby Tour as the year 9 amp 10 Rugby team travelled to Ireland The Boys set off early doors on Friday morning to catch the Ferry at Holyhead the beginning of...

Halloween Bake Sale

Several students in Years 8 and 9 raised money for the Wheatfield Hospice in Leeds The Wheatfield Hospice provide holistic and personalised end of life care as well as offering people and their families emotional and psychological support during what can be a...

France Trip 2015

This year s France trip saw 120 students attend the Rouviere Les Pins campsite located just outside the village of Vagnas At the start of Year 7 all students attended a 3 day camp at Bradley Woods near Halifax as they began their resilience course at schoo...

The Season Starts with a Bang!

This season sees the Rodillian Academies Rugby Programme swell from three to four teams and the fixture list becomes increasingly challenging for all squads With the addition of Bradford Grammar School Hymers College and Birkdale School this will be a very t...

Rodillian Academy Fundraising

As part of Rodillian Academy s Applied Resilience the charity fundraising group recently organised a charity bag pack at Asda in Morley and raised 276 for Wheatfields Hospice The pupils chose this charity because of the outstanding work that they carry o...

Sports Day 2015

Our annual end of year sports day was loved by all See images from the event below ...

Enrichment Week 2015

This years enrichment week was a great success We had lot s of happy students participating in various activities all through the week Some of these activities included chess club the apprentice motocross Jewellery making and casting for fish to name but...

Rodillian Academy Cycle team

The Rodillian Academy Cycle team Lisa Head Reece Thirlwell Ben Parker and Reece Davies all year 10 students won the Regional qualifying race which took place in May and on Thursday 7th July were one of two teams representing Leeds in the West Yorkshire Sc...

Holidays with the Rothwell Cluster - Summer 2015

This summer holiday the Rothwell Cluster are proving various activities to students from the Rodillian Academy For more details please Click Here ...

UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

Pupils at The Rodillian Academy achieved 3 golds 16 silvers and 22 bronzes in this year s UKMT Junior Maths Challenge Over 250 000 pupils from across the UK sat the Junior Maths Challenge with roughly the top 6 receiving a gold cerificate the next 13 si...

UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge

The Intermediate Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 11 10 and 9 and involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour and is sat in school under normal exam conditions The top 40 of students nationally receive a gold silver or bronze cer...

Rodillian Cycle Team win for a second year

Students from Year 9 took part in the West Yorkshire School Games Mountain bike competition on Friday 15th May 10 teams from four schools in the area put forward their fittest cyclists and Rodillian for the second year running were the winners Due to a m...

Holidays with the Rothwell Cluster - Spring Bank 2015

Holidays with the Rothwell Cluster This spring bank holiday the Rothwell Cluster are proving various activities to student from the Rodillian Academy For more details please Click Here ...

Rosslyn Park National 7's Festival

The Year 8 team travelled down to London to play in the prestigious Rosslyn Park National 7 s Rugby Festival This is the biggest festival in the world with over 450 teams competing across 5 age group tournaments We have recently introduced 7 s rugby to the b...

Rodillian Win the County Cup

Having battled their way through the knock out stages of the Yorkshire cup and overcoming a tough game in the Semi s for the second year on the bounce at Crossley Heath Grammar School the U13 s finally found themselves again at the final stage Their oppos...

Primary Schools Coaching

The Rodillian Rugby Programmes Primary School Club culminated in a Tag Rugby Tournament on Wednesday 25th March with 5 schools attending from the local area Supported by a crowd of parents the students performed incredibly well attacking space and moving t...

Year 10 Maths Feast

On Tuesday 17th March 8 pupils from year 10 went to Lawnswood School to compete in a year 10 team challenge called the Maths Feast run by The Further Maths Support Programme The members of one team were Louise James Morgan Girvin Molly Green and Brianna R...

UKMT Maths Challenge

On Wednesday 11th March two pupils from year nine and two pupils from year eight competed against 26 schools at the UKMT Team Maths Challenge regional finals held at Lawnswood School Rebecca Leach Emily Milner Joseph McCusker and Louis Trout performed gr...

Maths Inspiration Show

On Tuesday 10th March 11 talented and eager mathematicians from years 11 12 and 13 and two equally eager maths teachers set off to see a Maths Inspiration Show at The West Yorkshire Playhouse They learnt about the maths behind TV game shows and how you c...

Primary School Rugby Club

Four student Rugby Leaders are involved in delivering high quality coaching within the Rodillian Academy Primary School Club which runs across five weeks in the Lent Term The Rugby Leaders plan and deliver warm ups and core skill sessions and help the rugby...

New Rugby Kit Sponsors

Following the success of the Rodillian Rugby Programme over the past two years we are now looking forward to travelling to London to take part in the prestigious Rosslyn Park National 7 s Rugby Tournament at the end of March The Year 8 team have been train...

Year 9 Charity Raffle

The year 9 Business group ran a charity raffle in order to raise money for the Papworth Trust The Papworth Trust is an organisation who aid people who have disability s in the local area As part of one of the year 9 business classes we were chosen to ta...

SPRINGBOARD’S FUTURECHEF 2015 LOCAL FINAL RESULTS

On 29th January at Leeds City College 3 talented hopefuls aged between 12 and 16 took up the challenge to showcase their fantastic cooking skills and battled it out to win their Local Final gaining a place in the Regional Final and getting one step closer ...

Strictly Come Rock Challenge

In order to raise money for the Rock Challenge Competition staff at Rodillian created a one off strictly come dancing night nbsp The Academy is in the premiership division for the rock challenge where students have to create an original performan...

Royal British Legion Award

Once Again our Academy has been awarded the Senior School Shield for our gallant effort in raising 774 60 during the Centenary Poppy Appeal Representatives from the Royal British Legion Mr Thomas and Mr Johnson presented the award to the Academy for t...

CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDAR

ATTENDANCE CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDAR Regular attendance at school is essential to ensure uninterrupted progress and to enable children to extend their potential At Rodillian Academy we place great importance on good attendance and as a school we look to r...

Rotary Chef Competition

Congratulations to Morgan House Year 9 who has been selected to enter the Wakefield schools final of the Rotary Chef Competition The Final will be held on 19 11 2014 against students from other schools in Wakefield Her winning menu was Main A...

Memorial Day

Once again we had cadets Rebecca Squires Connor Lacy Finlay MacPherson Sashia Morton and Gemma Davies helping out with our Poppy Appeal These students did our school proud by wearing their cadet uniforms and taking part in assemblies and collecting donat...

White Rose Win

The White Rose Tournament at Pudsey Grangefield Thursday 16th October nbsp The Year 9s played five games against the local opposition which included Pudsey Grangefield Hipperholme Garforth Whitcliffe Mount and Ryedale Each game only lasted 10 mi...

Tait 10's Rugby Tournament

The Year 7 Rugby Team travelled to the prestigious Tait 10 s Rugby Tournament at Barnard Castle School a school steeped in rugby history and success in major school boy competitions As the boys warmed up alongside teams from QEGs Wakefield Barnard Castle S...

Record Breakers

How many students does it take to break a world record In the case of the students at the Rodillian Academy this is not just a tired joke but a genuine world record During enrichment week 982 students took part in an attempt to break the world record for th...

Rugby World Cup Trophy

On Wednesday 24th September The Rodillian Academy welcomed The Webb Ellis Rugby Union World Cup Trophy The RFU are currently on a National tour publicising the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup as the RFU attempts to increase participation within Rugby Union across ...

Inspirational Fundraising

Year 8 student Cody Hartley is an inspiration to all of us Since reading about the tragic death of Oliver King from SADs Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome in May last year only two weeks after attending a First Aid Course Cody was spurred into action to try...

West Yorkshire Games

Rodillian Academy Cycle teams successfully qualified with two teams for the County finals in the West Yorkshire School Games The event was held at the Headingly campus of Leeds University on the 8th July 2014 Six schools from West Yorkshire qualified includi...

Mountain Bike Challenge

The school has launched an after school mountain bike challenge running every Thursday afterschool until we finish in July Students can ride around the strenuous course to set their personal best times for two laps of the off road course Bikes are available...

D-Day Remembrance

To celebrate the recent D Day remembrance one of our year 10 students asked if he could attend school in his Army Cadet uniform as a mark of respect He is pictured below with Maths teacher Mr Graham Yare who is ex Army and now an officer in the Territorial ...

Maths Challenge Success

Junior Maths Challenge Success Pupils at The Rodillian Academy achieved 4 gold 9 silver and 22 bronze certificates in this year s UKMT Junior Challenge The Intermediate Maths Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust and is aimed at those pupils in yea...

The Winning Team

In celebration of the Tour de France coming to Leeds in July The Leeds School Partnership organised an inter Schools cycling competition between the secondary schools in Leeds Six schools entered a total of 18 teams of 4 competitors from years 7 8 and 9 ...

Mechanics Course Success

Eight students following an alternative curriculum pathway have successfully achieved a Motor Vehicle qualification at level 1 They have learned how to work safely in a professional garage environment dismantling and rebuilding motorbikes and engines The exp...

Saalbach Trip 2014

The Rodillian Academy took 42 students on a Ski trip to Saalbach in Austria from the 4th 12th April 2014 During a beautiful week of sunshine over 30 students progressed from being complete beginners to skiing challenging red runs whilst the other student...

11th Attendance Draw

11th Attendance Draw The Live Attendance Draw today saw Ms Baker and her co host Mr Naylor perform the Live Draw from Paris France well maybe not really Paris 9787 Pupils watched in Year 10 Assembly and form time Forms are currently fightin...

Employer Engagement

It has been a busy week at the Rodillian Academy as we have been working with local employers to raise the aspirations of young people and prepare them for the world of work Forty year twelve students have worked with Think Logistics the logistics arm of ...

National Dance Competition

On Thursday 28th April a group of dancers from across the academy went to Leeds Town Hall to compete in the regional heats of The National Schools Dance Competition The Big Dance Off is the only national dance competition aimed solely at schools and pro...

3rd VIP Attendance Event

3rd VIP Half Term Attendance Event Ms Baker was pleased to celebrate with the winning forms for the 3rd VIP Very Important Pupil event this year This year s theme was an American themed Hot Dog and Doughnut Party Each form was a credit to the schoo...

Cup Final Winners

Year 7 White Rose Tournament Following the victory in the Yorkshire Cup Final the week before the Year 7 squad travelled to Guiseley School in anticipation of a tough series of matches in what was the culmination of the regional Emerging Schools tourname...

Excellent Coursework

The Rodillian Academy students have once again shown why we are classed as one of the best schools in Leeds and Wakefield Providing superior work in resistant materials showing the high standards that our students can produce and what the Rodillian Academy ex...

10th Attendance Draw

The 10th Live Attendance Draw was presented live from studio by the Rodillian Academy News Team with Ms Baker and this week s guest presenter Mr James Winners were Year 7 Holly Borthwick 7 1 Year 8 Conor Bain 8 4 Year 9 Meliss...

Holocaust Education

On Monday 24th March a great number of students from the Rodillian Academy heard testimony from Holocaust survivor Iby Knill as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust HET As the Rodillian Academy is a Beacon School for Holocaust Edu...

Sport Relief

This week the year 7 and 8 netball team took part in a range of fundraising activities for Sports Relief These involved a bake sale car wash and fancy dress netball game All together they raised a massive 825 a fantastic achievement from everyone involve...

Eggstravaganza

The attendance team from the 10th March until the 4th April will be doing a daily draw for chocolate goodies The conditions of the draw are 1 Every pupil will be allocated a draw number a list and poster will be in your register on Thursday Pleas...

Maths Challenge Success

Pupils at The Rodillian Academy achieved 2 gold 6 silver and 12 bronze certificates in this year s UKMT Intermediate Challenge Over 200 000 pupils from across the UK sat the Intermediate Maths Challenge with roughly the top 6 receiving a gold certificate ...

The Works Skate Park

The Works Skate Park is based in Leeds West Yorkshire It covers 25 000 square foot and boasts professional and bespoke ramps The skate park is used for BMXing Skateboarding Rollerblading and Scooter Riding The skate park have complete beginners to pro ri...

World Book Day

On Thursday 6th March World Book Day was in full swing in schools across the country To participate in celebration of the day and to promote a love for reading the English Department at Rodillian organised a book swap Students and staff were able to bring ...

Mathematical Stars

On Wednesday 5th March Molly Green and Ben Shute Year 9 joined forces with Morgan House and Emily Milner Year 8 to compete in the UK Mathematical Trust Team Maths Challenge The event was held at Lawnswood School and there were 24 teams from schools all o...

Rugby Success

The Year 7 squad travelled to Crossley Heath Grammar School looking forward to a tough match Crossley Heath Grammar School have a successful tradition in Rugby Union competing well within a prestigious fixture list playing against the likes of Bradford Gram...

9th Attendance Draw

There was a Science theme to the 9th Attendance Draw where there were smoke rings and fireworks There were a fantastic 927 pupils who had attended 100 since the last PD session which has been one of our best yet nbsp Ms Baker with this week s guest ...

Houses of Parliament

On Tuesday 25th February 2014 Rodillian Sixth Formers visited the Houses of Parliament in London in order to meet with local MP Ed Balls They were given the chance for a roundtable discussion with him in the shadow cabinet room and taken out on the Palace of...

8th Attendance Draw

It was a happy Valentine s day for the lucky winners in this PD s Live Attendance Draw who were drawn from a list of 861 Pupils who had attended 100 since the last PD session...

Cats

Three days of theatre were performed before the half term break Cats was on the agenda and much fun and entertainment ensued CATS Andrew Lloyd Webber s musical is based on a book of T S Eliot poems A group of cats prowl a junkyard and compete ...

Mexican Party

Half Term 2 Rodillian Academy VIP Very Important Pupil Attendance Event Arriba Arriba Well done to forms 7 3 8 4 9 7 10 9 11 1 These winning forms were invited to a Mexican themed party at lunchtime On arrival students were given moustach...

London Geography Lectures

On Monday February 10th the Geography Department took 8 AS students to the world famous Royal Geographical Society in Kensington London to attend its AS Conference The students listened to a range of lectures from university lecturers and lead examiners on ...

Victory vs QEGs

The Year 7 Rodillian Rugby team have produced some outstanding performances during the 2013 2014 season based upon a superb training mentality and a commitment to attend all of the games The squad have been rotated well and all of the players involved in th...

Fish & Chips

On 5th February 2014 we invited members of the Rothwell Live at Home Scheme for a luncheon event We decided to hold the event after Christmas as many of the older people who use the scheme experience greater isolation at this point Both The Rodillian Acade...

Year 11 Appointments...

Rodillian Academy Head Girl and Boy and Deputies Congratulations to our outstanding Year 11s who have been appointed to key roles at Rodillian Academy After challenging interviews with 3 of the Senior Leadership Team the students impressed with their love f...

Holocaust Memorial Day

Years 7 8 9 are all having Holocaust memorial day lessons during History this week on the national theme of journeys They are working on a school memorial that will be put up under the stairs at reception at the end of the week and will be there all next we...

Sixth Attendance Draw

Winners this time for 100 attendance since the last PD draw Year 11 C Hall 11 5 Year 10 L Passey 10 5 Year 9 B Rose 9 2 Year 8 V Williams 8 1 Year 7 H Shackleton 7 3 Well Done and keep up the good attendance ...

Kindle Winners

The Rodillian Academy KS4 December Challenge nbsp All pupils who didn t receive any comments in December were entered into a draw for a Kindle The lucky winners were Year 9 C Mynard 9 2 Year 10 R Young 10 3 Year 11 C Waugh 11 5 ...

History Logo Competition

Year 7 students have taken part in a design a logo competition for History Rodillian Year 7 students were asked to create a design that reflected Historical knowledge and also incorporated the Rodillian Academy logo Standards were very high across the year a...

Barla Cup Winners

Seven pupils from the Rodillian Academy competed in the Final of the U11 Rugby League Barla Cup for Hunslet Warriors and came out victorious 6 4 In a tightly contested game the Hunslet Warriors Squad performed superbly well against a well organised and mot...

1/4 Finals Here We Come!

Rodillian Rugby goes from strength to strength Both Our Year 7 team and Year 8 team have negotiated their way into the Yorkshire Cup 1 4 finals The Year 7s beat a plucky South Hunsley side 50 0 they will now face a tougher test in St John Fisher Harrogate...

Seussical the Musical

The Dance department is a hub of excitement at the moment as Rodillian students gear up for another fantastic performance They will be performing Seussical an upbeat energetic dynamic musical based on the books by Dr Seuss telling a story that weave...

10 Days of Christmas

Good attendance is vital for progress at the Rodillian Academy so as an extra treat we are adding something new this Christmas In addition to the Live Draw there will also be an extra attendance drive based very loosely on the Twelve Days of Christm...

Poppy Appeal Award

Once again The Royal British Legion have honoured our Academy for its generous contribution to the poppy appeal Representatives from the local Royal British Legion branch Mr and Mrs Crichton and Mr Thomas presented the Kenneth Lund Achievement Award to th...

Win A Kindle

The Rodillian Academy are currently giving away 3 x Amazon Kindles to the Key Stage 4 students Years 9 10 amp 11 In order to be part of the December challenge you must have no comments throughout the whole of December The first week in January al...

Still Unbeaten

Following a superb victory the week before against Silcoates the Year 8 Rugby team entered the second round of the Yorkshire Cup in high spirits However Harrogate Grammar School started brightly and following some strong ball carries into the heart of the R...

Fourth Attendance Draw

The fourth Attendance Draw this academic year took place on the 22nd of November with Year 11 as the live audience Ms Baker announced winners for those who had achieved best attended form in the first half term Winners were Year 7 7 4 98 9 Year 8 ...

Attendance Draw Pizza Party

Best Attended From Groups Pizza Party Each half term the best awarded form will invited to a VIP Very Important Pupil event to celebrate being in the best attending form in their year group Ms Baker issued VIP passes to each pupil in the form to invite ...

Gale Common Motocross Day

Pupils from the Academy took part in an off road motorbike riding activity during two dates in October and November Some of the pupils were being rewarded for good attitude to school and learning and got to use the school s motorbikes Other students from t...

Children in Need 2013

On Friday 15th November Sixth Formers came to school in fancy dress to help raise money for Children in Need In total their efforts raised a 280 which will help valuable projects all over the UK and abroad Some projects in Leeds that benefit from this mone...

Poppy Appeal

Seven Rodillian students Jessica and Rebecca Gomersall Cameron Friend Bethany Charles Aiden Gray Regan Rudd and Saskia Morton members of the Royal Navy Cadets the Royal Marine Cadets and the Air Training Corps took part in the Academy s Poppy Appeal ...

Rodillian Undefeated

As many questioned the move from Rugby League to Rugby Union the Rodillian Academy s Year Eight and Year Seven rugby squads have gone from strength to strength notching up some impressive performances in the first half of the term The Year Eight side hav...

Third Attendance Draw

The third Attendance Draw this academic year took place on the 7th of November with Year 8 as the live audience Ms Baker announced winners for those who had achieved best attended form in the first half term Winners were Year 7 7 3 99 9 Year 8 8 ...

Fright Night

nbsp Friends of Rodillian held their annual Fright Night event for KS3 students just before the October half term As well as the usual witches brew and music a Halloween pumpkin rodeo went down a storm with the scary crew Students had gone all ...

Shoebox Appeal

Operation Christmas Child is the world s largest children s Christmas project They have been sending gift filled shoeboxes around the world since 1990 bringing joy and hope into the lives of over 100 million underprivileged children Pictured are students...

UPS Rock Climbing

As part of the Post 16 Uniformed Public Services course several students took day trips Stanage edge Here s why Land based outdoor and adventurous activities The course requires students to learn skills for two land activities A knowledge of risk ass...

Hawaiian Disco

Last terms Hawaiian Disco was a huge success The Friends of Rodillian P T A held the disco that was open to years 6 7 8 and 9 nggallery id 69 ...

Oldham Theatre Trip

On 7th Oct 43 pupils went to the Oldham Coliseum Theatre They took part in a variety of workshops that were provided free of charge by Creative Choices All the students had the opportunity to do a workshop in costume design acting skills and production ski...

Ukulele Training

As part of the Resilience curriculum the whole of Year 7 and their teachers are learning to play the Ukulele This is an exciting opportunity for both staff and students Learning a musical instrument is one of the most rewarding challenges you can take o...

Another Rodillian Win

The Year 8 Rodillian Rugby squads competed in the RFU Emerging Schools competition on the 26th September at Pontefract Rugby Club With a number of late cry offs the Rodillian squads played Kings School Pontefract and Garforth School Although the weather ...

Rodillian Wins Again

The Rodillian netball teams put on an amazing performance last night 25 06 2013 against Carr Manor High School We had three year groups 8 10 and 11 playing against the Carr Manor equivalent year groups The Results are as follows Year 8 Ye...

Year 6 Open Evening

On Tuesday 17th October 2013 we had an open evening for children from primary schools to visit our academy and look around the academy The evening was a huge success with more attendees than ever before This gave use chance to display our resources and show ...

Summer France Trip 2013

The students stayed in the Ardeche region of France Events included Canoeing 32km down the Ardeche river through the rapids and another day was spent kayaking 8km They completed a high ropes course Mountain biking and had a day trip to the Waterpark ...

Xing Smoothie Bar

Rodillian is the first Leeds based school academy to incorporate the Xing Smoothie Bar This will give our students a strong work ethic as well as give vital business experience Here s what Xing say A student run smoothie bar helps to establish a perma...

Motorbike Training

During enrichment week in July 12 year eleven students were given training on safe and responsible use of motorbikes The course developed mechanic skills taught the students how to ride using clutch gears and also prepared then for future possibilities c...

F.O.R. Raffle winners

Winners of the F O R Raffle 2013 are listed below 1st prize K Walshaw Ticket no 01530 Prize Year s Merlin Family Pass to all big attractions around the country 2nd prize Mr S McCluskey Ticket no 06762 Prize cash 3rd pri...

Year 11 Prom 2013

Fun was had all round at the Year 11 Prom The prom took place at the Met Hotel in Leeds on Thursday 4th July 2013 from 7 30pm until 11pm This included a three course sit down meal welcoming drinks DJ and Disco and the services of a photographer nbsp ...

Sicily / Bay of Naples Trip

The Geography Department is running a trip to the Sicily Bay of Naples area of Italy scheduled to take place on Friday 4th April 2014 until Tuesday 8th April 2014 This is for any student in Years 8 9 10 or 12 It is intended to give students an understan...

Kenya 2014

KENYA 2014 Help make a difference In July 2014 3 students of The Rodillian Academy Post 16 will begin their 6 week journey to Kenya visiting some of the poorest as well as most extraordinary places in Africa Whilst there the three of them will be p...

Rodillian Wins Again

Leeds Schools Off Road Bike Race Rodillian Academy the Winners 2013Sustrans and Leeds City Council launched the first ever Leeds schools cycle competition on Friday 21st June to round off National Bike week The event was arranged at relatively short notic...

National Cycle Week

The cycle obstacle course was part of the Schools Enrichment programme for year 8 to develop cycling confidence The school is being supported by Leeds City Council to encourage safer cycling and they organised the event which coincides with National Bike wee...

Awards

Several Pupils form the Academy are seen here receiving their award certificates from Mr A Burnham and Mr B Sheldrake ...

Sport Clubs

The new sport clubs begin this week They are open to everyone and include Monday Rounders Tuesday Badminton Tennis Wednesday Athletics Thursday Cricket Anyone wishing to attend please see Miss Heap Head of P E for more detail...

Film Club

As part of Rodillian Academy s after school provision we run a Filmclub which your son daughter has expressed an interest The aims of the club are to enthuse and inspire our young people to take an active interest in all aspects of film and movie going exp...

London Theatre Trip 2013

The two day London theatre trip over the February 2013 half term was a huge success The trip cost 262 00 per pupil and included coach travel to and from and around London overnight accommodation in the Premier Travel Inn breakfast evening meal at ...

6th Form Open Evening 2012

The 6th form open evening was a great success Pupils and staff demonstrated and discussed the progress that can be achieved when attending our 6th form nggallery id 5 ...

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