Speak Out CompetitionMon 15 May 2017
Fir Vale students were the overall winners in the inter-school public speaking competition. The competition, run by Business in the Community’s flagship Education programme Business Class, which creates long-term school-business partnerships, involved pupils being paired up with business mentors from Irwin Mitchell, Carillion plc and DLA Piper, as well as University of Sheffield student mentors, to develop and present ideas for what they think the future of legal advice in their community looks like.
Michelle Dickinson of Business in the community said: "I have never met such inspirational students all from one school. The winning team’s presentation made me cry and laugh, engaged all styles of learning and was just incredible."
"I received some very positive feedback regarding the students that attended particularly around their behaviour and respect for others during their presentations. They certainly proved fantastic Fir Vale School Ambassadors!"
Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/lawyers-mentor-sheffield-schoolchildren-in-public-speaking-competition-1-8541895
Lord Lieutenant Visits Fir Vale AcademyMon 30 Jan 2017
Staff and students were delighted this week to receive a visit from the Queen’s Representative Lord Lieutenant Andrew Coombe. The Lord Lieutenant had shown considerable previous interest in the challenging circumstances of the area and has in fact recently walked the streets of Page Hall and Burngreave to talk to the local community and see first-hand what problems they faced. Read more...
School wins giant book tokenTue 17 Jan 2017
Fir Vale School's Learning Resource Centre has won a fabulous £10,000 grant from the Foyle Foundation to buy new books. Read more...
Fir Vale Celebrates 15 Years of Success!Wed 4 Jan 2017
In a spectacular Presentation Evening in October, Fir Vale School celebrated the achievement of students, present and past, with a light and sound show that transported the audience through the school's amazing 15 years of success.
The transformed school’s sports hall with a stage setting for the evening was packed with current and former students, parents, staff, governors and special guests who warmly applauded the awards and achievements of the returning Year 11’s. Read more...
Fir Vale School Provisional Exam Success 2016Wed 7 Sep 2016
Fir Vale School students celebrated their summer exam results.
All schools will be measured on the new Attainment 8 and Progress 8 measures which track student success from entry to graduation. Fir Vale begins with a good score above the governments floor target and will be looking to build an even more impressive result next year. Read more...
Students Speak Out!Thu 9 Jun 2016
Fir Vale students won the Inter-school 'Speak-Out' competition managed by Business in the Community.
They worked on a theoretical scenario, where a contract with the Carillion Sheffield Cluster Activitiy agency pledged £80 million for a regeneration project in Sheffield, working with mentors from the 'World of Work ' and Sheffield University students developed key skills for employability.
Students delivered a presentation on their business proposal to the University of Sheffield Management School on regeneration in Page Hall.
Competing against other schools in the city they tried to convince Carillion and a panel of local stakeholders, to invest the money in their local area.
Fir Vale came out overall triumphant winners, as the students returned with two trophies, one for overall winners and another for teamwork and communication.
Students would like to thank the mentors, Alistair Graham, Jasmine Knowles and Mo Saeed, for all their support with this project.
Top SchoolThu 14 Apr 2016
Fir Vale is in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for progress in the 2015 end of KS4 examinations.
Headteacher Breffni Martin said, "We are absolutely delighted to receive this prestigious award from the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT), which is not only a reflection on the hard work of our staff and students but also the incredible support of parents and the wider community."
Join our free Boxing ClubThu 31 Mar 2016
Non-Contact Boxing sessions are FREE! at Fir Vale School with sessions every Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00 with SportFX South Yorkshire.
Cricket Team with a visionTue 15 Mar 2016
Beating schools in the surrounding area, our cricket tournament got off to a good start with our team consisting of a mixture of players from Y7 and 8. We progressed in the first competition to beat Firth Park in the group stages, and win the group overall then progressing through to the semi finals against two other schools for a place in the final to represent Yorkshire at the Nationals. Although we bowled well and batted hard, we were knocked out during the semi final. Our students were very proud to have reached the semi finals
and performed extremely well in the competition. Some of the players have been selected to play for Shiregreen Cricket Club and along with the other players continue to work hard in the nets practicing. Mr Cox, Sports Teacher said: “We are looking forward to the start of the season where we can challenge the top Yorkshire Schools’ cricket teams.”
TeenTechTue 15 Mar 2016
Eight High Achievers competed against 30 other schools from across South Yorkshire in a STEM event organised by Teen Tech at Doncaster Racecourse.
The Y8 students took part in numerous activities run by various industries involved wih Technology from around the region. The students gained a deeper understanding of the type of work and qualifications needed to work in these fields. Each school had to come up with an idea of how technology could be developed in the future and present these concepts to the other schools. Our students demonstrated a very strong and informative presentation which gained them an award for their innovative idea of a wrist or ankle bracelet that could enhance performance in sporting activities, the judges were very impressed. The students really enjoyed the day and came away with a vast amount of knowledge and ideas of what types of industry they would like to pursue in their future careers.