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Yea11 students who received their GCSE grades today.

Jadina Brissett and Danika McCaulsky are both celebrating after achieving 10 outstanding passes.  Jadina achieved an amazing A* in Science Further Additional along with four A’s in History, Psychology, Science Core and Science Additional. She also achieved Grade 8 in Maths and Grade 7 in both English Literature and Language.  Jadina said, “I’m so proud of my results.  I’m coming back to Tong 6th form, then hoping to go on to University to study Mechanical Engineering but first we are going for cake!”

Danika was delighted with her 3 A*s for Science Additional, Science Further Additional and Child Development along with A’s in Science Core and Psychology.  Danika also achieved Grade 8 in both English Literature and English Language and Grade 7 in Maths.  Danika commented, “I am really proud of myself and a bit overwhelmed at the moment with the results.  I’m coming back to Tong 6th form to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths.  I’m thinking of studying to become a Doctor or a Psychologist.  I am so proud of Jadina’s results too, she has done fantastic.”

Having been close friends since year 7, Jadina and Danika have encouraged and supported each other over the last 5 years, challenging each other and working together in many areas to achieve their very best.

Other Tong Leadership Academy students celebrating today include Mohammod Ali-Akhbor, who achieved an outstanding Grade 9 in Maths, A* in Science Further Additional and three A’s in History, Science Core and Science Additional.  Mohammod was over the moon with his results and said, “9 in Maths is fantastic news.  I did swear when I saw the result but you can’t print that! I am going to Bradford College to study Maths, Chemistry and Biology.  Eventually I want to train as a Doctor or go into Aviation.”

Owais Siddique achieved 10 GCSE’s which includes a fantastic Grade 9 in Maths, A* in Science Additional and two A’s in Science Core and Science Further Additional.   Owais said, “I’m shaking, my results are fantastic.  My parents will be chuffed.  Thank you to my teachers for the support which has been ongoing and unconditional.”

Andris Bilerts achieved a fantastic Grade 8 in Maths, 2 A’s in Science Additional and Science Core and a Distinction Star in Europeon Computer Driving Licence.

Many of our Year 11 students have been heavily involved in sport. Atta’Ur Rehman was part of the sports teams throughout his time at Tong Leadership Academy and today celebrates achieving a Grade A in PE.  Attur said, “I am really happy with English and PE”.   

Aspiring Actor Zak Sutcliffe, who starred as Peter Pan in the ITV production, flew away with Grade B’s in Drama and Dance.  Zak will return to the 6th form in September to begin studying Performing Arts.  Zak said, “I’m surprised how well I have done.  Miss Vo and Miss Harrington have helped me loads.  They have inspired me to do what I do.  They have made me stay in school and work hard and I am coming back to the 6th form to study Performing Arts.”

Natalia Plucinska said she was “buzzing” with her results which included A* in Child Development and two A’s in Science Additional and Science Further Additional.  Natalia added, “I was shaking and really nervous when I opened the envelope.  I am coming back to Tong 6th form and would like to become a Lawyer of a Teacher.”

Piotr Karpiej couldn’t stop smiling after achieving A* in Polish, Grade 8 in Maths, A in Science Additional and B’s in Science Core and Science Further Additional.    Piotr said, “I’ve passed everything I took.  I’m feeling really happy inside.  I’m going to Bradford College to study Maths, Business and Economics.”

George Irving was delighted with his Grade 8 in Maths, Grade 7’s for English Literature and four A grades in PE, Science Core, Science Additional and Science Further Additional.  George said, “I am ecstatic about my Grade 8 in Maths”.  George goes on to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths or Psychology at Greenhead College.  

Prom Queen Thandie Nsingo, achieved 9 GCSE passes including Grade A in Child Development, B’s in Drama and Science Additional and Grade 6 in English Literature.  Thandie said, “I’m really shocked, its good news, I’m so pleased.  I was really worried yesterday but today I feel I can run a marathon.  I’m coming back to Tong, and then hopefully going on to do an Acting Degree.”

Aiman Ilyas demonstrated an amazing work ethic during her time at school.  She was delighted to achieve Grade 8 in English Literature and three A’s in Art, Child Development Food Technology.  Aiman was beaming when she opened her envelope and said, “I’ve passed everything, I am really pleased.”

Asad Mahmood achieved results to be extremely proud of, excelling in Science.   Asad was delighted with his 3 A’s in Science Core, Science Additional and Science Further Additional.  Asad said, “Really really really pleased.  I’m coming back to Tong 6th form.”

Our Academy Principal Steve Curran commented, “Following our recent successful A Level results our students have received their GCSE results today. After months of hard work from the students themselves and the staff who supported them there were many success stories.”

 

 Post 16 gets the grades to follow their dreams! 

Well done to our Year 13 students who have achieved the grades needed to follow their dreams.

 Post 16 gets the grades to follow their dreams! 

Well done to our Year 13 students who have achieved the grades needed to follow their dreams.

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Well done to our Year 11 students who received their GCSE grades today.

Jadina Brissett and Danika McCaulsky are both celebrating after achieving 10 outstanding passes.  Jadina achieved an amazing A* in Science Further Additional along with four A’s in History, Psychology, Science Core and Science Additional. She also achieved Grade 8 in Maths and Grade 7 in both English Literature and Language.  Jadina said, “I’m so proud of my results.  I’m coming back to Tong 6th form, then hoping to go on to University to study Mechanical Engineering but first we are going for cake!”

Danika was delighted with her 3 A*s for Science Additional, Science Further Additional and Child Development along with A’s in Science Core and Psychology.  Danika also achieved Grade 8 in both English Literature and English Language and Grade 7 in Maths.  Danika commented, “I am really proud of myself and a bit overwhelmed at the moment with the results.  I’m coming back to Tong 6th form to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths.  I’m thinking of studying to become a Doctor or a Psychologist.  I am so proud of Jadina’s results too, she has done fantastic.”

Having been close friends since year 7, Jadina and Danika have encouraged and supported each other over the last 5 years, challenging each other and working together in many areas to achieve their very best.

Other Tong Leadership Academy students celebrating today include Mohammod Ali-Akhbor, who achieved an outstanding Grade 9 in Maths, A* in Science Further Additional and three A’s in History, Science Core and Science Additional.  Mohammod was over the moon with his results and said, “9 in Maths is fantastic news.  I did swear when I saw the result but you can’t print that! I am going to Bradford College to study Maths, Chemistry and Biology.  Eventually I want to train as a Doctor or go into Aviation.”

Owais Siddique achieved 10 GCSE’s which includes a fantastic Grade 9 in Maths, A* in Science Additional and two A’s in Science Core and Science Further Additional.   Owais said, “I’m shaking, my results are fantastic.  My parents will be chuffed.  Thank you to my teachers for the support which has been ongoing and unconditional.”

Andris Bilerts achieved a fantastic Grade 8 in Maths, 2 A’s in Science Additional and Science Core and a Distinction Star in Europeon Computer Driving Licence.

Many of our Year 11 students have been heavily involved in sport. Atta’Ur Rehman was part of the sports teams throughout his time at Tong Leadership Academy and today celebrates achieving a Grade A in PE.  Attur said, “I am really happy with English and PE”.   

Aspiring Actor Zak Sutcliffe, who starred as Peter Pan in the ITV production, flew away with Grade B’s in Drama and Dance.  Zak will return to the 6th form in September to begin studying Performing Arts.  Zak said, “I’m surprised how well I have done.  Miss Vo and Miss Harrington have helped me loads.  They have inspired me to do what I do.  They have made me stay in school and work hard and I am coming back to the 6th form to study Performing Arts.”

Natalia Plucinska said she was “buzzing” with her results which included A* in Child Development and two A’s in Science Additional and Science Further Additional.  Natalia added, “I was shaking and really nervous when I opened the envelope.  I am coming back to Tong 6th form and would like to become a Lawyer of a Teacher.”

Piotr Karpiej couldn’t stop smiling after achieving A* in Polish, Grade 8 in Maths, A in Science Additional and B’s in Science Core and Science Further Additional.    Piotr said, “I’ve passed everything I took.  I’m feeling really happy inside.  I’m going to Bradford College to study Maths, Business and Economics.”

George Irving was delighted with his Grade 8 in Maths, Grade 7’s for English Literature and four A grades in PE, Science Core, Science Additional and Science Further Additional.  George said, “I am ecstatic about my Grade 8 in Maths”.  George goes on to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths or Psychology at Greenhead College.  

Prom Queen Thandie Nsingo, achieved 9 GCSE passes including Grade A in Child Development, B’s in Drama and Science Additional and Grade 6 in English Literature.  Thandie said, “I’m really shocked, its good news, I’m so pleased.  I was really worried yesterday but today I feel I can run a marathon.  I’m coming back to Tong, and then hopefully going on to do an Acting Degree.”Year 11 Results Day 

Aiman Ilyas demonstrated an amazing work ethic during her time at school.  She was delighted to achieve Grade 8 in English Literature and three A’s in Art, Child Development Food Technology.  Aiman was beaming when she opened her envelope and said, “I’ve passed everything, I am really pleased.”

Asad Mahmood achieved results to be extremely proud of, excelling in Science.   Asad was delighted with his 3 A’s in Science Core, Science Additional and Science Further Additional.  Asad said, “Really really really pleased.  I’m coming back to Tong 6th form.”

Our Academy Principal Steve Curran commented, “Following our recent successful A Level results our students have received their GCSE results today. After months of hard work from the students themselves and the staff who supported them there were many success stories.”SchYear 11 Results Day 

 Year 11 Results Day School re opens for ALL year groups on Tuesday 5th September at 8.15am 

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Tong pupils show they’re all heart by learning CPR skills

Our Year 7 pupils demonstrated it’s ‘all heart’, marking National Restart A Heart Day by learning life-saving CPR skills.

The Academy welcomed ambulance service paramedics into school on Monday 16 October to deliver practical sessions using CPR mannequins.

Around 200 pupils were trained in checking for signs of life, and performing mouth-to-mouth and chest compressions in the event of suspected cardiac arrest. A number of Tong staff who act as First Aiders were also trained.

Steve Curran, our Principal, said, “At Tong Leadership Academy we have a number of STAR values which represent what we stand for. One of these is ‘service’, and helping our pupils to become responsible citizens that play a valuable role in their local communities is increasingly part of our curriculum. 

“We’re very grateful to the paramedics who came into school to train our Year 7 pupils in the essential skills to perform CPR in an emergency. With their help, we can support the aim of Restart A Heart Day to create a generation of future lifesavers.”

Restart a Heart Day is a Europe-wide initiative developed by the European Resuscitation Council. Launched in 2013, it aims to teach members of the public how to help restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest. On Restart A Heart Day each year mass training in CPR techniques takes place across Europe.

The Academy’s CPR training was delivered by first aid training company First On Scene. Ryan Price from First On Scene commented, “Over 30,000 people suffer cardiac arrests outside of hospital in the UK every year. If this happens in front of a bystander who starts CPR immediately and before the arrival of the ambulance, the victim’s chances of survival double or even triple.

“It was a pleasure to spend time training Tong Leadership Academy pupils on Restart A Heart Day. It demonstrates a real commitment on the school’s part to help their students become potential life-savers.”

Year 7 pupil Carly Godward commented, “I really enjoyed the talk and getting to use the dummy. I have learnt how to save a life which is really good.”

     Year 11 Results Day School re opens for ALL year groups on Tuesday 5th September at 8.15am 

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

We have relaunched our Newsletter which will now be a regular feature each half term.  Please click here to view.

Tong pupils show they’re all heart by learning CPR skills

Our Year 7 pupils demonstrated it’s ‘all heart’, marking National Restart A Heart Day by learning life-saving CPR skills.

The Academy welcomed ambulance service paramedics into school on Monday 16 October to deliver practical sessions using CPR mannequins.

Around 200 pupils were trained in checking for signs of life, and performing mouth-to-mouth and chest compressions in the event of suspected cardiac arrest. A number of Tong staff who act as First Aiders were also trained.

Steve Curran, our Principal, said, “At Tong Leadership Academy we have a number of STAR values which represent what we stand for. One of these is ‘service’, and helping our pupils to become responsible citizens that play a valuable role in their local communities is increasingly part of our curriculum. 

“We’re very grateful to the paramedics who came into school to train our Year 7 pupils in the essential skills to perform CPR in an emergency. With their help, we can support the aim of Restart A Heart Day to create a generation of future lifesavers.”

Restart a Heart Day is a Europe-wide initiative developed by the European Resuscitation Council. Launched in 2013, it aims to teach members of the public how to help restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest. On Restart A Heart Day each year mass training in CPR techniques takes place across Europe.

The Academy’s CPR training was delivered by first aid training company First On Scene. Ryan Price from First On Scene commented, “Over 30,000 people suffer cardiac arrests outside of hospital in the UK every year. If this happens in front of a bystander who starts CPR immediately and before the arrival of the ambulance, the victim’s chances of survival double or even triple.

“It was a pleasure to spend time training Tong Leadership Academy pupils on Restart A Heart Day. It demonstrates a real commitment on the school’s part to help their students become potential life-savers.”

Year 7 pupil Carly Godward commented, “I really enjoyed the talk and getting to use the dummy. I have learnt how to save a life which is really good.” 

Year 7 pupils Carly Godward and Hamzaul Khan were among 200 Tong Leadership Academy pupils who were trained in life-saving CPR techniques on Restart A Heart Day.

First On Scene visited Tong Leadership Academy to provide CPR training on Restart A Heart Day – pictured is Ryan Price training Year 7 pupils. 

Tong takes Judith Cummins MP back to school

Geography, Spanish and Maths are some of the lessons Judith Cummins MP experienced when she went back to school here at Tong Leadership Academy.

We hosted a visit from the MP for Bradford South on Friday 15 September as Ms Cummins sought to familiarise herself with the excellent facilities the Academy has to offer.

Together with her Chief of Staff Andrew Thornton, Ms Cummins was taken on a tour of the school by our Principal Stephen Curran.

They saw a number of classes in action, including a Year 8 Maths class, a Year 9 English discussion on social class drawing on the musical Blood Brothers, and a Year 11 Geography class focusing on the primary and secondary effects of earthquakes.

Judith Cummins also met with the Academy’s Senior Leadership Team to discuss school policy and local issues.

Principal Stephen Curran said, “It was a real pleasure meeting Judith Cummings MP and Andrew Thornton. We were able to demonstrate how positive the Tong Leadership Academy community is and how excited we are about the school’s future as a part of Tauheedul Education Trust.

“Working in harmony with the local community is, in our view, essential if we are to achieve the levels of excellence we aspire to. So to make such positive start to what I’m sure will be a long and fruitful relationship with Judith and her office was fantastic.”

After her visit, Judith Cummins MP commented, “I was delighted to meet the staff and students at Tong Leadership Academy.  I was particularly impressed with the students’ positive attitudes to their learning.”

Members of our Student Voice Executive Council were also involved in the MP’s visit. Year 10 pupil Aaliyah Vanzie said, “I really enjoyed meeting Judith Cummins. I have never met an MP before and it was good to hear about her job in Parliament.”

The Academy is preparing for its annual open events for prospective Year 7 pupils on Tuesday 19 September. Families with children in year 5 and 6 are welcome to visit the school to engage in learning activities, and see for themselves the first class facilities on offer at Tong Leadership Academy. An open morning takes place between 8.30am and 11.30am, while the open evening runs from 5pm to 7pm.

Judith Cummins met with student voice representatives. 

Left to right: Chloe Leith, Aaliyah Vanzie, Judith Cummins (MP) Parmeet Sahota, Yusuf Hussain and Shalom Manyora.

Open Morning and Evening - Tuesday 19th September 2017

Do you have child in Year 4, 5 or 6?

Come along and see what we have to offer on Tuesday 19th September. 

  • Take part in exciting and engaging learning activities
  • Tour the school
  • See the wonderful facilities we have to offer
  • Meet department staff members and the senior team
  • Sample the school menu
  • Visit stalls with key information

Open Morning - 8:30am-11:30am.  In addition to the main Open Evening, we are offering parents/carers the chance to come into school and observe actual lessons.  This is an excellent opportunity to see the school at its best.  If you would like to visit, please call the school on 01274 681455 to book an appointment.

Open Evening - 5pm-7pm.  Come and see what the school has to offer.  Our Principal, Stephen Curran will present at 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

We look forward to seeing you. 

Welcome to our Year 7 students

We are delighted to welcome our new students to the school who are all looking very smart in the new school uniform.  Lovely to see so many smiling faces as the students begin their secondary school journey. 

Nice to also see so many of our existing students wearing the new uniform 12 months ahead of schedule.

    

Josh, Callum and Alamdar-Ali enjoying break time       Mahika and Alfie making friends      

 

Kalid and Josh having a chat over a croissant 

School re opens for ALL year groups on Tuesday 5th September at 8.15am 

We look forward to welcoming all our students back from the Summer break.  See you then.

Year 11 Results Day

Well done to our Year 11 students who received their GCSE grades today.      

Jadina Brissett and Danika McCaulsky are both celebrating after achieving 10 outstanding passes.  Jadina achieved an amazing A* in Science Further Additional along with four A’s in History, Psychology, Science Core and Science Additional. She also achieved Grade 8 in Maths and Grade 7 in both English Literature and Language.  Jadina said, “I’m so proud of my results.  I’m coming back to Tong 6th form, then hoping to go on to University to study Mechanical Engineering but first we are going for cake!”

Danika was delighted with her 3 A*s for Science Additional, Science Further Additional and Child Development along with A’s in Science Core and Psychology.  Danika also achieved Grade 8 in both English Literature and English Language and Grade 7 in Maths.  Danika commented, “I am really proud of myself and a bit overwhelmed at the moment with the results.  I’m coming back to Tong 6th form to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths.  I’m thinking of studying to become a Doctor or a Psychologist.  I am so proud of Jadina’s results too, she has done fantastic.”

Having been close friends since year 7, Jadina and Danika have encouraged and supported each other over the last 5 years, challenging each other and working together in many areas to achieve their very best.

Other Tong Leadership Academy students celebrating today include Mohammod Ali-Akhbor, who achieved an outstanding Grade 9 in Maths, A* in Science Further Additional and three A’s in History, Science Core and Science Additional.  Mohammod was over the moon with his results and said, “9 in Maths is fantastic news.  I did swear when I saw the result but you can’t print that! I am going to Bradford College to study Maths, Chemistry and Biology.  Eventually I want to train as a Doctor or go into Aviation.”

Owais Siddique achieved 10 GCSE’s which includes a fantastic Grade 9 in Maths, A* in Science Additional and two A’s in Science Core and Science Further Additional.   Owais said, “I’m shaking, my results are fantastic.  My parents will be chuffed.  Thank you to my teachers for the support which has been ongoing and unconditional.”

Andris Bilerts achieved a fantastic Grade 8 in Maths, 2 A’s in Science Additional and Science Core and a Distinction Star in Europeon Computer Driving Licence.

Many of our Year 11 students have been heavily involved in sport. Atta’Ur Rehman was part of the sports teams throughout his time at Tong Leadership Academy and today celebrates achieving a Grade A in PE.  Attur said, “I am really happy with English and PE”.   

Aspiring Actor Zak Sutcliffe, who starred as Peter Pan in the ITV production, flew away with Grade B’s in Drama and Dance.  Zak will return to the 6th form in September to begin studying Performing Arts.  Zak said, “I’m surprised how well I have done.  Miss Vo and Miss Harrington have helped me loads.  They have inspired me to do what I do.  They have made me stay in school and work hard and I am coming back to the 6th form to study Performing Arts.”

Natalia Plucinska said she was “buzzing” with her results which included A* in Child Development and two A’s in Science Additional and Science Further Additional.  Natalia added, “I was shaking and really nervous when I opened the envelope.  I am coming back to Tong 6th form and would like to become a Lawyer or a Teacher.”

Piotr Karpiej could not stop smiling after achieving A* in Polish, Grade 8 in Maths, A in Science Additional and B’s in Science Core and Science Further Additional.   Piotr said, “I’ve passed everything I took.  I’m feeling really happy inside.  I’m going to Bradford College to study Maths, Business and Economics.”

George Irving was delighted with his Grade 8 in Maths, Grade 7 for English Literature and four A grades in PE, Science Core, Science Additional and Science Further Additional.  George said, “I am ecstatic about my Grade 8 in Maths”.  George goes on to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths or Psychology at Greenhead College.  

Prom Queen Thandie Nsingo, achieved 9 GCSE passes including Grade A in Child Development, B’s in Drama and Science Additional and Grade 6 in English Literature.  Thandie said, “I’m really shocked, its good news, I’m so pleased.  I was really worried yesterday but today I feel I can run a marathon.  I’m coming back to Tong, and then hopefully going on to do an Acting Degree.”

Aiman Ilyas demonstrated an amazing work ethic during her time at school.  She was delighted to achieve Grade 8 in English Literature and three A’s in Art, Child Development and Food Technology.  Aiman was beaming when she opened her envelope and said, “I’ve passed everything, I am really pleased.”

Asad Mahmood achieved results to be extremely proud of, excelling in Science.   Asad was delighted with his 3 A’s in Science Core, Science Additional and Science Further Additional.  Asad said, “I am really, really, really pleased.  I’m coming back to Tong 6th form.”

Our Academy Principal Steve Curran commented, “Following our recent successful A Level results our students have received their GCSE results today. After months of hard work from the students themselves and the staff who supported them there were many success stories.”

Rachel Cruise, Vice Principal for Year 11 added, “We have seen some excellent effort from individual students who have pushed themselves and had the enjoyment of seeing their hard work pay off.  We look forward to seeing those who are joining us in the sixth form in September and wish all of the class of 2017 success and happiness in their post 16 journeys.” 

Mohammod Ali-Akhbor    Owais Siddique           Zak Sutcliffe             Natalia Plucinska             

   George Irving                  Thandie Nsingo              Aiman Ilyas

    

 

Post 16 gets the grades to follow their dreams! 

Well done to our Year 13 students who have achieved the grades needed to follow their dreams. 

 ##A-Level student Wesley Condren will shortly be packing his bags for Oxford, having secured a place to study Engineering at the prestigious university.

 

 Wesley is celebrating after achieving outstanding A-level grades: three A*s in Chemistry, Maths and Physics, and As in Further Maths and the Extended Project .

18 year old Wesley said, “I am really pleased with my results. I am looking forward to studying at Oxford University and hope to have a career as a Mechanical Engineer.”

Other Tong Leadership Academy students celebrating include Hanita Kaur, who achieved three As in Biology, Chemistry and Maths at A-Level. Hanita will progress to study Dentistry at the University of Birmingham.

Hanita commented, “I feel amazing. This is the happiest feeling ever! After working so hard for two years, all of my dreams have come true.”

Mayar Hamed has achieved a Double Distinction Star in BTEC Sport and a Distinction Star in BTEC Science enabling her to progress to Leeds Beckett University to study Sport and Exercise Science.

Mayar said, “I’m really pleased with my results. I am so relieved at getting the results I needed for uni. I’ve worked really hard with supportive staff. It was worth getting my head down for.”

Abi Jones achieved a triple Distinction Star in Sports & Science. She has secured a place at Leeds Trinity University and hopes to become a PE Teacher. Abi said, “I’m over the moon with my results. It was worth all the hardwork.”

Louis Jarvis achieved Distinction Stars in Performing Arts and will head to Huddersfield University to study Drama. Louis commented, “I’m very proud of what I have achieved at Tong.  After a tough journey and lots of hard work, I’ve got the grades I need.”

Nicole Fay achieved A-Level A grades in Extended Project and Biology, and B grades in Chemistry and Maths. She has accepted a place at Manchester University where she will study Medicine with a view to becoming a GP. Nicole said, “I’m feeling ecstatic about my results and the offer of a place at University. I can’t wait!”

With a strong tradition in the  Performing Arts, a raft of Tong Leadership Academy students have achieved the necessary grades to progress their careers in this area, with many getting distinction stars in all the Performing Arts subjects – namely Aiden Hadley, Briony Mellor, Mika Rowe-Bailey, Danny Russell and Chelsea Woolley. Hassan Mahmood, who recently starred in Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge, will also be taking up a place to study drama and dance at York St John.

Briony Mellor said, “I am really pleased in what I have achieved. All the hard work paid off!”

Hassan Mahmood said, “Studying Performing Arts at Tong has been the best start to my journey in becoming a professional actor. I’m so proud of my results.”

Mika Rowe-Bailey added, “It’s the best feeling. I am so happy that all my hard work paid off.”

Our Academy Principal Steve Curran commented, “Well done to all our Sixth Form students who have received their results today.  There are some fantastic individual achievements and as a whole this year group have continued a positive six year trend, improving both A-Level and Vocational outcomes.  The achievements of this year’s cohort is particularly impressive when you consider that the government has increased the difficulty level of most qualifications.”

Christine Webster, the Academy’s Director of Post-16 Education, added, “We are so proud of the achievements of all our students. The results are showing not only the improvements taking place within the school, but the amazing potential that these young people have. The hard work put in by all is reflected in these results and the fact that we have no students in clearing, allowing them all to go on and achieve their dream goals, is a true indication that dedication pays off.”

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End of year letter 

Please click here to read our end of year letter.

Enjoy the Summer break!

Tong dancers step up to Phoenix Youth Academy

Two Tong Leadership Academy pupils have an extra spring in their step having been invited to join Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre Company.

Aiden Hadley, aged 18, and Kian Crabtree, aged 17, both successfully auditioned in June to win places in the Phoenix Youth Academy.

During their auditions the boys participated in a technique class, learnt a set repertoire and were given the opportunity to work creatively. Aiden and Kian found the audition a challenging experience, but one which they embraced.

Aiden Hadley, who has just left the Academy having completed his A-levels, said, “The day was such an amazing experience and I have never been so challenged. I am hoping that working with Phoenix Youth Academy will give me the experience and provide opportunities that will guide me towards my goals.”

Year 12 pupil Kian Crabtree said, “I really enjoyed the experience of working alongside so many talented dancers. It made me realise that I am going to need to work really hard, but I am definitely excited and up for the challenge.”

Sally Harington, our performing arts curriculum leader, added, “To be a part of the Phoenix Youth Academy is a real achievement and I am so proud that two of our students have been given this amazing opportunity. I know Aiden and Kian will thoroughly enjoy the experience over the next 12 months, and I am very much looking forward to watching their future performances.”

Phoenix Youth Academy offers a training programme for talented young dancers aged between 13 and 19 who are interested in pursuing dance as a career. The programme allows students to develop their contemporary dance technique through working with recognised choreographers and Phoenix Dance Theatre’s company dancers.

Both Kian and Aiden were among performers in our performing arts showcase, an end of year event for pupils and their parents.

The showcase event, held on Wednesday 12 July, was a culmination of the academic year’s performing arts activities. Performances included the Rock Challenge piece ‘Bedlam’, a drama piece based on the 1969 Ken Loach film ‘Kes’, a musical theatre piece, and a Michael Jackson tribute. Performing arts pupils from Year 7 to Year 13 took to the stage.

 

Tong Leadership Academy performing arts curriculum leader Sally Harrington with pupils Aiden Hadley (left) and Kian Crabtree (right).

 

Year 10 visit to Hornsea

Year 10 students went to Hornsea to collect data for their GCSE Geography coursework.  They collected both physical data from the beach and human data from the town.  For the physical they were measuring the sand either side of the groyne to work out the direction of longshore drift.  In the town they were completing a questionnaire and land use survey to find out if Hornsea is a popular tourist destination.  Geography teacher, Emily Smith said " The students completed the work and applied the theory from the classroom to the real world.  They were a credit to themselves and the school".

Planning for the future - Post 16 visit to Deloitte

On 3rd July, our post 16 students visited the Deloitte offices in Leeds to take part in a Business Chemistry and skills workshop.  This is part of the next steps provision within post 16 where students begin to make plans for their future career/education.  This was the 2nd event students were involved in, having already visited the UCAS fair at Leeds Beckett University on 28th June.

Kay Carney (Deputy Student Leader), sums up the day for us, "This was a fun packed morning consisting of making spaghetti towers held together with marshmallows.  It was great to see students sharing their own ideas on how best to make the tower stable.  A very interesting session regarding Business Chemistry was next on the agenda.  Students were split into the dominant trait they had been aligned with after completing an online assessment.  The patterns were the Pioneer, the Driver, the Integrator and the Guardian. Students were asked to deliver a sales pitch using an unfamiliar trait format to sell an item they had chosen.  Although this was out of their comfort zone, they managed to complete the task with ease.  A very successful workshop ended with a lovely lunch". 

Rock Challenge Success - 2017

Well done to all our Rock Challenge students and staff who walked away with 5th place at the Premier Final in Grimsby.  This is an amazing achievement, competing against 11 other schools from across the north of the UK including Scotland and Ireland.  The team walked away with plenty of awards including Stage Crew, Videography, Drama, Concept, Soundtrack, Set Design, Stage Use and Entertainment.  They were also awarded the 'Spirit of Rock Challenge' award which is always a favourite as this is voted for by all the other schools. 
Absolutely beaming with pride.

Year 11 Leavers Assembly - Tuesday 13 June 

The time has arrived to say goodbye to our wonderful Year 11 students.

The leavers assembly for students will take place on Tues 13 June at 10.40 (after the GCSE Maths exam).  Students will then have an early lunch before being allowed to leave the school at 12pm.  Students will then only attend school for their remaining exams and intervention sessions.  Please ensure that your child continues to wear school uniform for exams and intervention sessions.  Students should arrive at school 15 minutes in advance of any exam via the main entrance.

New Uniform Reminder - Important Information

As we have now become part of Tauheedul Education Trust (TET), there will be a change in our school uniform. We will be moving towards the uniform worn in all TET secondary schools.  The year 7 students joining us in September will be the first to wear our new uniform.  We understand that Natasha’s Schoolwear in Bradford offer a savings scheme for parents and it is possible other uniform suppliers may do the same.  

There will be a transition period of 18 months for our current students in years 7-10 to acquire items as their current uniform needs to be replaced, with the exceptions of:- 

  • All current students in years 7-10 will be issued with a new tie free of charge in September 2017 and it will not be permitted for any student to wear the current tie from this date
  • All girls will be expected to wear the new school blouse from September 2017 as the current open necked shirt is not suitable for wearing with a tie.
  • All students will be issued with a new lanyard, free of charge, in September 2017.

It is expected that all current students with the exception of those at Post 16 will be wearing the new uniform fully from September 2018.

Full uniform details can be seen on our uniform information page. http://www.tongschool.co.uk/school_uniform.htm

 Recent Letters 

Whole school information letter

Year 8 Evening May 2017

Ramadan letter

Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is expected to start on 27th May 2017 and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you Ramadan Mubarak and best wishes in all your preparations.  As you are aware the fasts this year will be very long and can be difficult for some children.  We know that you will have thought carefully about whether your child fasts and school will be respectful of your decision.  Obviously at school we would like to make appropriate arrangements for children who are fasting to be supported in their efforts.  If you would like to discuss ways in which school can support your child please contact the relevant year team or a member of the leadership team.

The link below contains some useful information regarding fasting during the exam season.

Ramadan Exam Info 2017.pdf

month of Ramadan is expected to start on 27th Maythis year and I want to take this opportunity to wish you Ramadan Mubarak and best wishes in all your preparations. I know this will be a very special time for many of you and your children.As you are aware the fasts this year will be very long and can be difficult for some children. I know that you will have thought carefully about whether your child fasts and school will be respectful of your decision. Obviously at school we would like to make appropriate arrangements for children who are fasting to be supported in their efforts. If you would like to discuss ways in which school can support you please arrange to come to speak to the relevant SPL or a member of the leadership team.  The month of Ramadan is expected to start on 27th Maythis year and I want to take this opportunity to wish you Ramadan Mubarak and best wishes in all your preparations. I know this will be a very special time for many of you and your children.As you are aware the fasts this year will be very long and can be difficult for some children. I know that you will have thought carefully about whether your child fasts and school will be respectful of your decision. Obviously at school we would like to make appropriate arrangements for children who are fasting to be supported in their efforts. If you would like to discuss ways in which school can support you please arrange to come to speak to the relevant SPL or a member of the leadership team.http://www.tongschool.co.uk/files/Ramadan letter.docxhttp://www.tongschool.co.uk/files/Ramadan letter.docx

  The month of Ramadan is expected to start on 27th Maythis year and I want to take this opportunity to wish you Ramadan Mubarak and best wishes in all your preparations. I know this will be a very special time for many of you and your children.As you are aware the fasts this year will be very long and can be difficult for some children. I know that you will have thought carefully about whether your child fasts and school will be respectful of your decision. Obviously at school we would like to make appropriate arrangements for children who are fasting to be supported in their efforts. If you would like to discuss ways in which school can support you please arrange to come to speak to the relevant SPL or a member of the leadership team.  The month of Ramadan is expected to start on 27th Maythis year and I want to take this opportunity to wish you Ramadan Mubarak and best wishes in all your preparations. I know this will be a very special time for many of you and your children.As you are aware the fasts this year will be very long and can be difficult for some children. I know that you will have thought carefully about whether your child fasts and school will be respectful of your decision. Obviously at school we would like to make appropriate arrangements for children who are fasting to be supported in their efforts. If you would like to discuss ways in which school can support you please arrange to come to speak to the relevant SPL or a member of the leadership team. 

Tong Leadership Academy hosts Primary Schools Sports, Arts and Leaders Awards

The talents of primary school children were celebrated this week as Tong Leadership Academy once again proudly hosted the Sports, Arts and Leaders Awards for local primary schools.

On Wednesday 3rd May pupils from 12 partnership primary schools, their families and school staff attended to celebrate the achievements and successes of pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6.  Over 65 children were recognised for demonstrating exceptional performance and determination in Sports, Arts and Leadership.  

This is one of the many events which Tong Leadership Academy hosts for local primary schools, allowing them to make use of the Academy’s excellent facilities.  Upcoming events at Tong Leadership Academy include netball, cricket and rounder’s tournaments as well as a Choir Extravaganza, Dance4All and a swimming gala in the Academy’s state of the art pool. 

      

  

Post 16 students deliver outstanding performance

On 27th April, 6th form students performed to a full house at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford.  The showcase of exam work included pieces highlighting ‘Freedom of Speech’, ‘Human Rights’ and ‘Fame’.  

Both Year 12 and Year 13 excelled in their performances.  The performance was extra special as this was the last time Year 13 students would be performing as part of Tong Leadership Academy.

We received this lovely quote from a proud parent: "Last night’s performance at Theatre in the Mill was absolutely fantastic, it was not the typical high school performance, it was so much more. An array of talent in all areas, supported by dedicated members of staff.  The time and effort put in by all the students and the work done by all in the performing arts department was very apparent. Such engaging work and emotional pieces, taking you on their journeys with them.  Well done to all involved and keep up the good work".

Exam season is upon us - Y11 P7 lessons

P7 sessions are running with the aim of helping students with the final push towards exam success.  Y11 students needs to attend the lessons each week until their exams.  Please encourage your child to attend the lessons which run from 2.30-3.30pm. 

Monday - Option subjects

Tuesday - Maths

Wednesday - Science

Thursday - English

Friday - History/Geography

Red Nose Madness!

We raised £280 for Comic Relief.  Big thanks to all our students and staff.

Bradford Council Post 16 travel consulation questionnaire  

Message from Bradford Council:

The Council has a duty to prepare, consult upon and publish an annual transport policy statement each year specifying the arrangements for the provision of transport or otherwise that the authority considers it necessary to facilitate the attendance of all persons of sixth form age receiving education or training.

We kindly ask that you notify your students and parents in your usual manner that this consultation is underway and post the attached questionnaire on your website and student notice boards.  

The consultation begins Monday 20th March and runs through until 8th May 2017.  Please complete and return your questionnaire.

http://www.tongschool.co.uk/files/Bradford Council Post16 transport policy statement-2016-2017.pdf

 http://www.tongschool.co.uk/files/Post 16 Questionnaire document 2017.doc

Changes to the school uniform  

 

As we have now become part of Tauheedul Education Trust (TET), there will be a change in our school uniform. We will be moving towards the uniform worn in all TET secondary schools.  The year 7 students joining us in September will be the first to wear our new uniform.  The new uniform will not be with the uniform suppliers until June at the earliest.  We understand that Natasha’s Schoolwear in Bradford offer a savings scheme for parents and it is possible other uniform suppliers may do the same.  

There will be a transition period of 18 months for our current students in years 7-10 to acquire items as their current uniform needs to be replaced, with the exceptions of:- 

  • All current students in years 7-10 will be issued with a new tie free of charge in September 2017 and it will not be permitted for any student to wear the current tie from this date
  • All girls will be expected to wear the new school blouse from September 2017 as the current open necked shirt is not suitable for wearing with a tie.
  • All students will be issued with a new lanyard, free of charge, in September 2017.

It is expected that all current students with the exception of those at Post 16 will be wearing the new uniform fully from September 2018.

Full uniform details can be seen on our uniform information page. http://www.tongschool.co.uk/school_uniform.htm

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Year 11 Maths revision - Students have now been given a schedule and a workbook to help them plan revision leading up to the GCSE Maths exams.  Copies of the schedule and workbook can be found below.  Please encourage your child to complete extra revision at home.

http://www.tongschool.co.uk/files/Yr11 Maths revision schedule.docxhttp://www.tongschool.co.uk/files/Yr11 Maths Revision-Guide.docx http://www.tongschool.co.uk/files/Yr11 Maths Revision-Guide.docxhttp://www.tongschool.co.uk/files/Yr11 Maths Revision-Guide.docxhttp://www.tongschool.co.uk/files/Yr11 Maths revision schedule.docxbeen given to each student. 

http://www.tongschool.co.uk/files/Yr11 Maths Revision-Guide.docx

Uncollected exam certificates  

The school's exam office have many uncollected exam certificates, some going back as far as 2007.  If you left the school in the last few years but have never collected your certificates, please get in touch by calling Laurie Prowse on 01274 681455.  Any unclaimed documents which are more than 5 years old will be destroyed in the next few weeks.

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Apply Now for a Place at Tong Sixth Form: Tong is one of the highest performing school Sixth Forms in Bradford. Apply now to secure a place at Tong Sixth Form and your first choice Advanced Level Studies in A Levels or BTECs. For more information and for an application form please click here or call 01274 681455. 

Year 10 Parents' Evening: Thursday 19th Jan 5pm-7pm.  Please return your appointment request forms by Wed 18th Jan.request.  -7pmursday urThursdaAll Year  Year All Year   TT T 

Year 11 Period 7: All Year 11 students are encouraged to attend Period 7 intervention to help them achieve their target grades from 2.25pm-3.25pm. Monday – Maths, Tuesday – Humanities, Wednesday – Science, Thursday – English and Friday – Options. 

Start of Year Letter: Please click here to read our start of year letter from Head teacher Steve Curran. 

School Calendar 16/17: Please click here to see our full 16/17 calendar

GCSE Results Show Improvement at Tong: Students at Tong High School are celebrating today after collecting the GCSE results, which show an improvement on last year’s performance. 40% of students achieved the government’s benchmark of A*-C grades in Maths and English – up by 6 percentage points on last year. Today’s results demonstrate the strong progress the school is making, and shows that the hard work the school is undertaking to drive up standards is having a positive impact on the life chances of students. More...   

A Level Results: Tong School Sixth Form is again celebrating fantastic Post-16 Advanced Level exam results. The school’s Year 13 sixth form students have recorded an impressive 99% overall pass-rate at A-Level with 24 out of 26 subjects achieving a 100% pass rate. More...   

Academy Conversion: This exciting partnership with TET, as part of its non-faith division, will mean Tong High School benefits from a national network of support and development opportunities, as we continue to improve educational standards. More...

Mr Goodyear: Thanks to the support of pupils, staff, partners and families we are delighted to announce that we have been able to raise £2821.58 in memory of Mr Goodyear. More... 

Ofsted: The school received a short inspection on 21 June 2016 - Please click here to view the monitoring inspection report 

Rock Challenge Champions of The North: Tong has beat other schools from across the North to be crowned champions in a performance competition. Tong High School won the Northern finals of the Rock Challenge on Friday 1st July with their visually striking re-telling of the story of Pandora's Box. More... 

MicroTyco Champions: The team from Tong High School beat off competition from other schools, businesses and universities to claim top place in the latest Micro-Tyco contest. After being given just £1 to invest, the team managed to generating £3,674.29. More... 

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