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News 2017

The new Newsletter is out!

Monday 27.02.2017

link to spring newsletterOur recent Newsletter sums up the activity of the past few months in a number of areas.

The newsletter features articles about our recent excellent results regarding the schools league tables, the BBC News Report our pupils took part in, our "Les Misérables" production, our sporting achievements over the last few weeks, trips and visits and lots more.

We hope the newsletter makes for interesting reading and really demonstrate the achievements, breadth and quality of activity going on across our Academy.

Download the Spring Newsletter 2017 [pdf, 1.1 MB]


Greetings from the London West End Cast!

Friday 17.02.2017

link to les miserables london cast greetings youtube videoA huge congratulations to the cast of Les Miserables!

A huge congratulations to the cast of Les Miserables! 60 students have been working hard in drama, music and dance rehearsals for the past 5 and a half months to prepare a fantastic performance which has deservedly been acknowledge by the West End cast of Les Mis in London!

They have had two sell-out nights with a standing ovation. The Performing Arts department couldn't be prouder!

Watch the message on our YouTube channel YouTube logo



Congratulations to Darrell!

Friday 03.02.2017

darrelOne of our students on "The Excellence within The Performing Arts Programme" Darrell has recently auditioned and made it through two rounds for a Fruit Shoot Advert.

He attended these auditions in London and The Performing Arts department as extremely proud of all he has achieved.

As an experienced dancer, Darrell is part of Marshon Cadets and has done several exciting projects in the past such as:

  • Performing at Be Inspired in Digbeth, Birmingham
  • B Side Hip Hop Festival at The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham
  • Chace 2 Dance, Blackpool
  • Lady Le Shurr, Birmingham Institute
  • Next Gen at Z Arts, Manchester
  • Black History Month, Birmingham Library

We look forward to hearing more news from Darrell. Keep it Up!


Year 8 Options Evening

Thursday 26.01.2017

year 8 options evening logoAt George Salter Academy, Key Stage 4 courses such as GCSEs start in Year 9. Therefore, every student in Year 8 will have to choose a number of "optional" subjects.

Every Year 8 student has received a booklet containing information about the courses they can choose from.

In addition, there will be an Options Evening for Year 8 students and their parents/carers on Wednesday 1st February, beginning at 6pm. There will be a presentation and opportunities to discuss options with subject representatives in person.

Download the Year 8 options evening information pack [pdf, 123 KB]


Year 9 girls handball victories!

Thursday 19.01.2017

Year 9 handball teamThe year 9 girls handball team versed Q3 Academy and Health Futures on Tuesday night.

Our year 9 team included : Arvani (GK), Grace (defence), Leah (defence), Elizabeth (mid-field), Sophie Haney (mid-field), Basma (shooter) and Jada (shooter).

They started with versing Q3 Academy, ending with a win of 7-3. The team kept their technique going through the match; goal keeper Arvani Gill throwing the ball down to mid-field, who would then pass to the shooters. 5 shots in, shooter, Jada Rennock performed a lucky, yet amazing goal. Jumping above Q3's defenders, she threw the ball into the back of the net. The goal keeper saved the ball from going in by hitting it up into the air, however, failing to catch the ball before it landed, it bounced into the goal.

The second match was against Health futures, ending with another win of 6-3. The match included three amazing 'hat-tricks' performed by Leah. Two shots were received in the top left corner, passed by Sophie, and thrown into the bottom left corner of the goal. The other shot was received from Basma, in the top middle and thrown into the top right of the goal.

Match report by Sophie (Year 9)


Les Miserables ticket sale!

Monday 16.01.2017

les miserables posterBuy your tickets now to see this epic musical on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th February @6.30pm, led by 60+ of our students singing with a live orchestra and a professional set and months of rehearsals!

Les Miserables tickets will be on sale for staff and students within the production from Wednesday of this week.

They are priced at £6.00 adults and £4.00 for children/concessions. There is also an opportunity to purchase our very popular Gold Tickets for £12.00 which includes a delicious three course meal inspired by French cuisine and front row tickets. These are available for the Thursday performance only.

The tickets will be for sale outside PA#2 on our portable Box Office opposite the Green Room Theatre at break and lunch time Monday-Friday.

To ensure fairness, tickets can be only be secured with payment.


YOUR child's Academy needs YOU!!!

Friday 06.01.2017

the academy needs you posterHave you got what it takes to be part of our growing parent panel?

What is it that YOU as a parent to a pupil of our Academy, could contribute to overall effectiveness of our school?

Do you have a passion for brainstorming and bringing ideas to life to better the Academy for pupil, staff and parent?

Why not apply to become part of a transformational parent group - multiple brains are better than none!

We would loved to hear from you, please apply!

Please write a paragraph outlining what qualities and skills you will bring to our Parent Panel. Please send your applications to Mrs Good at by Friday January 20th 2017.


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