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Tuesday 14 November 2017 - The Farnborough Academy Key Stage 4 Rugby team went to the Melish Rugby Club to play in the County Cup which we won last season. 

There were some really good performances from the Farnborough team. England Rugby Union representatives spoke of Liam Chambers and Ardena Wendsa playing really well and asked which clubs they played for and recommended they went to the NLD Squad which is a great thing for the 2 students.

 Thursday 23 November 2017 - the Key Stage 3 Girls Rugby Team from The Farnborough Academy are going to Arnold Hill Academy for a training session. Both schools are teaming up so they can play matches for the first time and both schools can put out a Girls Rugby team.

 We are looking at dates for Key Stage 4 TAG Rugby trials which are a first for everybody and also looking at Leicester Tigers coming in again for another coaching day which was a great success last year.

 Mr P Smith

Student Attendance and Behaviour Reward

240 pupils today were rewarded today for having excellent behaviour and attendance to a viewing at Cineworld Cinema of the new film ‘Despicable Me 

Trent Academies Group wins award

P0000 EMChamber Winner badges V1 2x3

For the second year in succession the Trent Academies Group has been awarded the Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce prize for Business Engagement.

The award is given to the educational organisation which works most closely and effectively with local employers. The judges found evidence that Arnold Hill, Farnborough and Rushcliffe consistently go the extra mile to prepare pupils to be 'the best employees in the country'.

Nottinghamshire winners

Creative Connections Project

creativeKatherine Green, working in collaboration with students from Farnborough Academy, Clifton, Nottingham presents an exhibition of new work documenting insights into community identities and stories through photographic portraits inspired by the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection. This exhibition invites audiences to explore local identity and sense of place. In partnership with Nottingham Contemporary. Creative Connections is generously supported by the Palley family.

Exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary 19 July – 31 August 2017 and at National Portrait Gallery, London 4 October 2017 – 25 February 2018.

Further information can be found here

photograph by Lewie Litchfield © Nottingham Contemporary & National Portrait Gallery, London, 2017.


A local school pupil will have her short story displayed on the inside of one of the city’s trams after winning a special competition.  See article below. 

Link to Article

History of Clifton Estate

A search for family photos for school project.

22 GCSE Photography and Fine Art students from Farnbourgh Academy, Clifton are working with artist Katherine Green www.katherinegreen.co.uk
to explore and document the social history of Clifton, positively capturing the community, people, places through photography and interviews.

The students are searching for family photos of Clifton Estate over the years, to include in their project and an exhibition that they are creating.

The project is part of Creative Connections, a partnership between National Portrait Gallery, London, Nottingham Contemporary and The Farnborough Academy, Clifton.

This collection of material will form part of an exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary over the summer, and then at the National Portrait Gallery in the Autumn. Each young person will also produce a book of photographs.

In addition to collecting family photographs, we are looking for members of the community to be involved and for people and places to photograph, people to talk to.

Participants who are photographed will receive a copy of a photograph, as well as an invite to the exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary.

The project will be taking during April 2017.

For information please see Creative Connections website:

To contribute photos or if you’re interested in participating in the project, please contact:

Amanda Spruyt, Learning Team, Nottingham Contemporary,
0115 948 9788 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Katherine Green, artist
07939 125 881,