Later start for students on Monday 29th October only

The day will begin for all students at 11am with gates open at 10.45am on Monday 29th October only. Please read letter here. The usual start times will resume from Tuesday.

Drum masterclass

A group of students were lucky enough to be picked to do a morning’s drum masterclass with a former Helenswood and sixth form student, Beth Mepham. Students began by learning how to start a beat and by the end of the session, could play a whole song through!

The boys thoroughly enjoyed the morning and their feedback was excellent...“I really loved it and would like to do it again”….“ I want a drum kit at home so I can learn.” 

It was really worthwhile seeing students persevere and achieve their goals of “banging out” a recognisable tune. We had a lot of very happy smiling students by the end of the session. Here’s to the next one! The students were a credit to the academy displaying exemplar behaviour and manners to our visitor.