Cleadon Church of England Academy

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We are asking for money you will not miss.



You can help without really having to put your hand in your pocket by simply sorting out any old foreign notes and coins left over from holidays and business trips.

Any old British or Irish coins and notes can also help. Even old decimal coins or farthings, 1d pennies, three pence, six pence, shillings and crowns are welcome.

So seek out those old Spanish Pesetas, American Dollars, German Marks etc, literally anything, even obsolete currency can help. Foreign coins and small banknotes cannot be exchanged at any British bank or Bureau de Change.

So please take a moment to donate these coins and banknotes and Cash4Coins will buy it all and turn it into a useful donation for our school. Please pop your currency into an envelope and ask your child to take it to our school office.

That History Bloke

Year 3 had a brilliant with 'That History Bloke. ' We dressed up as Egyptians, worshiped Faro, embalmed a mummy, mummified ourselves and learnt how to play an ancient Egyptian game! It was an amazing experience for the children and staff.

What a Wonderful World

The children in EYFS have been learning to sign a new song.

Year 5 Computing

Year 5 have been learning how to programme in their Computing lesson. They have successfully connected a microcontroller to an LED and controlled it via the Crumble App!

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bear

To celebrate the Queen's Jubilee the PTFA have sourced some Platinum Jubilee Bears that will be available to order at a cost of £7.50 each. The bear will be around 16cm in size and will come with a T-Shirt containing a commemorative logo and the Academy logo. If you would like to place an order, then please click on the bear below.

Year 2 First Aid

After learning about Florence Nightingale and her revolutionary new medical techniques, the Year 2 children got the opportunity to put their own skills into action.  At the First Aid Workshop,  the children enjoyed applying bandages to patients, discovered how blood pumps around the heart and learned the necessary steps to follow in an emergency.  All pupils participated in the Workshop with enthusiasm, commitment and care, gaining valuable first aid skills to help them cope in an emergency. 

Easter Egg Exhibition

Every child in school created their own egg for our exhibition. We were so impressed with the level of creativity shown by all of the children! Click the egg below to view some of our designs.

Easter Raffle

A huge "Thank You" to everyone who took part in out Easter Raffle! Together you raised over £400!

Easter Raffle

Tickets for our Easter Raffle are now on sale at breaktimes at a cost of £1.

Great British School Spring Clean

The Eco Army have recently signed up to take part in 'The Great British Spring Clean' and pledged to collect as much litter as possible from our school grounds. They were so shocked to see how much litter was around when they looked closely! There's still time to take part and join the campaign to keep Britain tidy. A small amount of your time can have a huge impact on our planet!

Click the image below to see how busy our Eco Army have been.

Cross Country

On Friday afternoon, 24 children across Key Stage 2 attended the cross country competition at Temple Park. All children ran exceptionally well and it was a great team effort! Cleadon Academy were the overall winners! We are so proud of them!

Our Chicks

We are very pleased to say that all 7 of our eggs hatched. 

Science Week 2022

This week in school we will be taking part in British Science week. Click the link below to see what we have been up to.

Science Week! This week all of the children will be taking part in Science Week, they will be exploring, investigating and creating experiments. As the theme for this year is Growth we have been extremely lucky to have had some eggs delivered which we are going to be caring for and watching them hatch into chicks. Everyone is so excited! Click the picture of the incubator to visit our Science Week page to learn more about this EGG-citing project.

Our School Lottery

Did you know that we are running a School Lottery? You can join in from as little as £1 per week, and for every ticket you play, 76% goes to our school and prizes It’s not just open to parents, anyone over the age of 16 can join in. We would appreciate it if you would share this with your family and friends Each week someone in our school will win a prize, there is an opportunity to win £25,000  and there are regular extra monthly prize draws.

The tickets are paid for by Direct Debt so there is no need to worry about sending money into school. It really couldn’t be any easier. If you would like to join us in raising funds for school please click the link below and search for Cleadon.

Your School Lottery - Support a school & maybe even win big! - Your School Lottery

MP Visit

The School Council children had a special visitor on Friday 11th March. Kate Osborn MP came to visit our school to speak with the School Council about her life as a serving MP. The children learned all about what inspired Kate to follow her chosen career path and how she supports other MP's and her local community. The children were very excited to meet her and asked lots of interesting questions.

World Book Day 2022


We were very excited to celebrate World Book Day as a whole school this year. Each Key Stage chose a text to base their activities on and the children moved from classroom to classroom to complete each challenge. Over the last few years we have missed our parade of book characters so everyone was really happy to be able to meet in the Social Display area and show off our costumes.. 

Can you guess the names of the book characters from their photographs?

Eco Army Newsletter

Miss Fenwick, Miss Wales and the eco army have being busy this term and would like to share their first newsletter with you all.

Year 5 Singing

Our Year 5 children are learning the songs from the musical Six. 

Cleadon Owls

Cleadon Owls are now able to take bookings for the February half term holiday – Monday 21st to Friday 25th February and our in service day Monday 28th February.

Sessions are:

Full Day: 7:45am – 5:30pm - £30.00 (including lunch)

Half Day (AM): 7:45am – 12:30pm - £15.00 (not including lunch)

Half Day (PM): 12:30pm – 5:30pm - £15.00 (not including lunch)

If you wish to make a booking, please follow the link below:

Please note, spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The holiday club booking link will close on Thursday 10th February and any session requests beyond this date should be emailed to Miss McGeary at

Our School Pets

We were introduced to our new school pets in Worship this morning. Tim and Jerry were adopted last week from a local pet shop. They are looking forward to meeting the children and having lots of cuddles, vegetable treats and attention.


A number of years ago we had a very active PTFA which supported school with fundraising and events. We would like to re-establish this group and need your help. If you would be interested in supporting the school PTFA, please email me at by Friday 4th February. We are looking for two types of volunteers, committee members who would more formally run the group and general volunteers who would attend meetings and support at events. If you would like some further information before committing, please follow the link below or contact me via the School Office.

Healthy Schools Award

Today, Mrs Pearson and the Year 5 school councillors attended a virtual award ceremony where we were presented with our plaque and certificate for achieving the Healthy Schools Award. This is testament to the hard work of staff and pupils in re-achieving the award.

The panel were very impressed with:

  • how well-being is at the heart of the school 
  • the school's outstanding Rainbow Flag work 
  • the promotion of active travel through the walking bus
  • staff modelling healthy behaviour to all stakeholders
  • how health education has parity with academic subjects across the school