Applications Update

The deadline for applications to join our Year 7 cohort next year is the 31st October. A reminder that prospective parents have to complete the application on the Local Authority portal by this date. You will also need to fill in NLA’s school information sheet and arrange for your child to complete the CAT for assessment prior to Christmas.

If the Local Authority do not have an application by 31st October, and NLA have not received your Additional Information Sheet or your child has not completed the assessment by Christmas, they will not gain a place.

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From Progress Leader, Mrs Johnston

As Progress Leader for Key Stage 3 and leader of the NLA Scholars programme, it has been exciting to see how our scholars students are growing and developing. There have been a number of exciting projects already, including the Eco Schools Project. There are projects across all subjects and our students will soon be trying their hands at fencing and archery.

Scholars Programme

The NLA Scholars Programme is thriving. Key Stage 3 students are now taking part in a number of academic extra-curricular activities. Year 7 Scholars have started their ECO schools project with Mrs Wright and will shortly complete the ‘ECO Schools Bronze Award’. Year 8 Scholars have been working with the computer science and engineering teams to launch an app to support our new Year 6 students to find their way around the NLA school building In September. Year 9 Scholars have started their Modern Foreign Leadership Award with Miss Yorke and are extremely excited about the whole school language event coming up after half term. Finally, we are delighted to announced that all KS3 Scholars will be taking part in a ‘fencing’ programme after half term.

Year 12 Maths

In the depths of GCHQ there is a cold case division nicknamed “the Archaeologists”. There, they spend their time deciphering obsolete wartime despatches and diplomatic communications, unbroken in their day, in the hope of finding something still significant. Now this ragtag group of puzzle solvers, linguists, mathematicians, and computer scientists have been sent a collection of papers that will shake the intelligence community to its core.

Thankfully, a team of NLA Year 12 students have been on hand to help crack the code. They channelled their inner Alan Turing to solve the challenge presented by The University of Southampton.

Rowing Team

Our rowing project in partnership with Mersey Youth Rowing and Liverpool Victoria Rowing club has now resumed. Year 8 and 9 have picked up where they left off and our new Year 7 team had the chance to go to the club. Students met their coaches and listened to a safety brief. They then explored the boat house, gym and landing stage area with their instructors. Our students are really looking forward to learning how to row.

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NLA Update – 21st May

NLA Update – 14th May

NLA Update – 7th May

NLA Update – 23 April 2021

NLA Update – 16 April 2021

NLA Matters – March

NLA Update – 13th March 2021

NLA Matters – February 

Lockdown Editions

29 January 2021

22 January 2021

15 January 2021

8 January 2021

11 December 2020

NLA Update, June 2020
VE Day online, NHS Heroes, subject updates + much more
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Academy Times Issue 44
Jeff Rich Workshop, Wheelie Good Fun, BBC Newsround + much more
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Academy Times Issue 33
Duke of Edinburgh Award, Best GCSE Results in 4 Years + much more
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Academy Times Issue 32
Pink and Powerful, Anfield Pitch Invasion  + much more
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Academy Times Issue 30
Exam Results, Year 7, Sport Success + much more
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Academy Times Issue 29
Exam Results, Year 7, Sport Success + much more
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Academy Times Issue 28
Exam Results, Year 7, Sport Success + much more
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Academy Times Issue 27
Gold Standard Department, New Principal, Vive La France + much more
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Academy Times Issue 26
Scoot 66, African Art, Bank Visit + much more
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Academy Times Issue 25
Welcome to new Y7, Girls in ICT, 100% A-Level Success + much more
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Academy Times Issue 24
Pink & Powerful, Battle of the Bands, Girls Hockey + much more
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Academy Times Issue 23
New hair salon, The Studio @NLA App Designs, Life at Sixth Form + much more
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Academy Times Issue 22
Oxford or Cambridge? High Wire Acts, Cup Champions + more
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Academy Times Issue 21
It’s all downhill, Girl Power, LFC Ambassadors + more
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Academy Times Issue 20
Open Evening, Studio School, UTC, Young Lord Mayor, Reindeer Visit
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Academy Times Issue 19
100% Success, Wizard of Oz, Flying High with the RAF, Academy Olympics
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Academy Times Issue 18
Film Club Success, Enterprise Project, School of Rock, Don’t Stop the music and LIPA.
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Academy Times Issue 17
Minister Impressed with Academy, Safety First and Motoring in Memory of Paul.
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Academy Times Issue 16
Community Focus, Future Search 2010, Respect, Poetry Corner and Stop Press!
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Academy Times Issue 15
100% Stars, Enterprising Olympics, Olympic Dreams, Fun in the Sun and Oh What a Night.
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Academy Times Issue 14
Year 11 100% Pass Rate, Perfect Performances, Viva Espana, Poetry Please, Parent Advisory Academy and New York, New York.
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Academy Times Issue 13
Our Rising stars, A Team Effort, Building a Business, Battle of the Bands, Arts Showcase and Community Focus.
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Academy Times Issue 12
Young Leaders meet in Prague, Sweeperzone, Poetry Corner, Pink and Powerful, Under Pressure and Enrichment Week.
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Academy Times Issue 11: 
Simply the Best, Teenage Soap opera, Eye to the Future, Tate Liverpool at NLA and World of Work.
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Academy Times Issue 10: 
Mellow Morning, Zoo Time, Enrichment Activities, Launch of Eco Schools, Day of Drama and Find Your Talent.
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Academy Times Issue 9: 
Meeting the Minister, Art Awards, Having a Scream, Pink and Powerful, Enrichment Week, Little Shop of Horrors and Charity Capers.
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Academy Times Issue 8: 
Top Marks, Fun in the Park, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Poetry corner, Fairtrade does the Business and a Warm Welcome.
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Academy Times Issue 7: 
Dancing to Success, Performing Arts Festival, Art Exhibition, Football Focus and Sport Relief and Year 7 go Wild.
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Academy Times Issue 6: 
Careers Convention, Academy of Arts, Army Adventures, Parliament Power, Duke of Edinburgh Events and Making Our Mark.
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Academy Times Issue 5: 
Top of the Kops, University Challenge, Pupils Poetry, Enrichment Week, Pink and Powerful and The Big Issue.
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Academy Times Issue 4: 
An African Adventure, Poetry Corner, Academy of Excellence, NLA’s Got Talent and Outstanding Olympics.
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Academy Times Issue 3: 
Staff Fact File, Enrichment Day, Kingswood Capers, Vive La France and Performing Arts – Magic of the Musicals!
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Academy Times Issue 2: 
Tate Exhibition, Excellence in Performing Arts, Raising Achievement Project and Duke of Edinburgh Award.
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Academy Times Issue 1: 
Articles include Joining Forces, Information on our House System, I’m a Technologist, Natalie’s Story and Ask Askew.
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