• Friends of Hanson PTA meeting

    2nd March 2015

    Wednesday 4th March we will be holding the next Friends of Hanson meeting at 7pm (finish 8pm).
    We hope you can join us


    23rd February 2015

    I am writing on behalf of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills (HMCI) to confirm that your school (Hanson Academy) will be inspected under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 from 24 February 2015 to 25 February 2015.

    The inspection will follow The framework for school inspection[1]and the guidance set out in the School inspection handbook[2].

    Gemma Newton
    Inspection Liaison Officer
    CfBT Inspection Services


  • Sixth Form Open Evening

    28th January 2015

    Wednesday 11th February

    5.00 pm – 7.00 pm 

    The Sixth Form team will be on hand to provide information about the courses that will be available at Hanson next year. 

    Prospective students and parents’/carers’ will also have the opportunity to talk with departmental staff to discuss subject options for September 2015. 

    Information will be available on:

    Post 16 courses on offer at Hanson

    Extra curricular opportunities 

    How to apply


    All students and parents’/carers’ welcome


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    Christmas Hampers

    17th December 2014

    Students delighted local residents when they arrived bearing gifts for Christmas.  All the students have been collecting goods to make up food hampers for delivery.  Over 70 hampers were made and decorated for distribution.

  • Early Closure for Christmas

    16th December 2014

    End of Term

    The current flu and winter vomiting epidemic is seriously affecting the running of Hanson Academy.  After seeking advice from Bradford Local Authority and Environmental Health, the governing body have taken the decision to close the school early for the Christmas break.  The school therefore will be closed to all staff and students as from Wednesday, 17th December at 12pm.  A deep clean of the whole site will then take place.  Free school meals are available from the Atrium at 12.00pm.  

    School wi

  • Christmas Candlelight Concert

    15th December 2014

    Our Candlelight Concert is always a very special time of year for us here at Hanson, it means that the festive season is once again just around the corner.  

    We had a delightful evening being entertained by some amazingly talented students. The Vocal Group performed ‘Shedryk (Carol of the Bells), The Holly and the Ivy and also the very popular 'Let it Go' from Frozen. Hanson Voices created an amazing sound with their version of 'Do You Want To Build A Snowman' and brought a tear to the eye with Ed Sheeran's

  • Friends of Hanson PTA

    15th December 2014

    "On Wednesday 3rd December 2014 the first ever 'Friends of Hanson Academy' association meeting was held at the school.  A team of staff, including the Principal, met with 9 members of the local community to discuss all matters relating to the new association.  The meeting was very successful and shows the commitment of the school and members within the community to develop their relationship and move the school forward.  It was decided that the school will host the 'Come Dine with Hanson Dinner' for some me

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    Operation Christmas Child

    15th December 2014

    A huge thanks to all the Staff and Students who took part in Operation Christmas child.  Sixth form students have coordinated donations and filled nearly 200 shoe boxes. The shoe boxes have been filled with both essentials and Christmas treats and will be sent to underprivileged children in Romania and Belarus.

    More photos available on our Facebook page

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    15' Christmas tree

    5th December 2014

    Students took time out at lunch time to admire the new 15' Christmas tree that is being displayed near our catering facilities. Christmas lunch for students is due to take place on the 17th December. The menu for the Christmas lunch is currently being displayed in the Atrium.

  • Election of Parent Governor

    5th December 2014

    There are currently two vacancies for parent governors on the school’s governing body and I am writing to you to invite nominations for this position. 

    Any parent with a child on register at the school is eligible to become a parent governor. 

    A parent is disqualified from election as a governor of a school if they are an elected member of the LEA or if they work at the school for more than 500 hours in a school year (at the time of election or appointment). 

    The governing body has considerable responsibility

  • Incident

    3rd December 2014

    ‘Monday afternoon, following advice from the emergency services we carried out an emergency evacuation of the building.  The basis for this evacuation led to the Police asking that we hold students until it was felt safe to release them to go home. Due to the nature of the issues, we were unable, at that time, to allow students back into the building to secure any belongings they had left behind and so assisted students this morning to retrieve all their personal belongings before they went to registration.

  • Information from Bradford Council

    1st December 2014

    Consulatation on proposed changes to school and college travel

    Bradford Council is considering a number of possible changes to school and college travel.  The Council has a responsibility to review travel assistance and therefor a District wid Consultation is being carried out on the proposed chages as set out in the Consultation documents.

    Consultation begins on 24th November 2014 and ends at noon on 15th February 2015.

    Please click on the documents below for further information.

  • West Yorkshire Police

    Parking Issues

    1st December 2014

    Dropping Off and Collecting Students 

    "In conjunction with West Yorkshire Police we have been advised to inform parents/carers that it is critical that students are dropped off or pick up from the GOALS  turning circle at the beginning and the end of the school day. Exceptions will be made in cases of disability.  We would also ask that you do not use Sutton Avenue at these times as this will be dangerous.

    However, from 8:15 am until 2:40 pm (during the school day) the only entrance will be via Sutton Avenue.

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    Candlelight Concert

    24th November 2014

    We are once again looking forward to our yearly Christmas Candlelight Concert to be held on Thursday 11th December, 6.30 pm. at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Idle. The evening will be rounded off with mulled wine and mince pies for everyone.  Tickets are available from Student Reception £3.00 / £2.00 concessions.

  • 3rd Place in U15 Netball Finals

    21st November 2014

    Congratulations to our U15 netball team. They came 3rd in the Emerging League Finals playing some fantastic games. Well Done!

  • National Recognition for Student

    17th November 2014

    Head Boy Sukhpreet Shergill along with Sarish Saqhir were selected from more than 40,000 young people accross the UK for their social action project aimed at supporting the homeless in Bradford. Sukhpreet helped make up and deliver hampers for the homeless and distribute them at a shelter in the city.  Sukhpreet had this to say about the experience. "It was an amazing experience, the people we helped were so grateful, and you could tell we were doing a great deed as everyone was so polite despite all they

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    Hanson Remembers

    12th November 2014

    A group of Year 12 & 13 historians represented Hanson Academy at Undercliffe Cemetery in the Act of Remembrance to honour and remember the fallen.  A Hundred Years 1914-2014.

  • Uniform Update

    7th November 2014

    7 November 2014, 9:00
    Firstly, can we thank you for your cooperation and support this week with the reinforcement of our uniform expectations. The school has been a smarter, calmer and more studious environment this week. 

    We have found ourselves in the forefront of the media and many schools have now started to adopt the same attitude to their own uniform problems.

    These are a few of the links:

  • Uniform 1

    Uniform Statement

    5th November 2014

    4 November 2014, 18:00 

    Our uniform and dress codes set the tone for our community and provide the scaffolding for high standards in every aspect of school life. To ensure that parents and students were fully aware of the high expectations that we would have this academic year we communicated clearly our expectations with parents and students at the end of the summer term, during the school holidays and at the start of this term; we were clear that we would be diligent with monitoring school uniform. 

    We expl