SchoolNurse Summer Support

Thursday, 19 July 2018 SchoolNurse Summer Support

School Nurse Summer Support


Are you a child or young person aged between 8 and 19? Did you know you can get help, advice and support over the summer holiday period? Are you feeling anxious about starting a new school year? Is your poor emotional health worrying you? Are you suffering from anxiety or low mood? Would you like some advice on how to stay healthy?


If you are worried about your health or would like a chat, we can provide a free confidential one to one support service.


You can contact a School Nurse or Practitioner for telephone support, Monday – Friday. Please call the Braintree Family Hub on 01376 556863 and they will take your details and get someone to call you back. Have a great summer and stay safe.

Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 Summer Reading Challenge 2018

The Summer Reading Challenge: Volunteer Role Description

What is the role about?

Mischief Makers is this year’s national Summer Reading Challenge that runs during the summer holiday. Children of all ages are encouraged to read six books. All children taking part receive a certificate and a medal when they complete the challenge. There is an additional scheme for children 10 and over. You will be working with children and their parents or carers, encouraging them to join the challenge and talking to them about the books they have been reading.

Youth Service

Monday, 29 January 2018 Youth Service

Mid Essex Young Commissioners are offernng Free First Aid for Young People.

Saturday 24 February 2018.

Spaces are limited

Please contact 
Sam Swindale - Youth and Community Commissioner
Tel No: 07809105099

Diversity Charity Week 16 - 20 October

Friday, 13 October 2017 Diversity Charity Week 16 - 20 October

Diversity house have chosen to support The Breck Foundation again this year, which was set up to raise awareness of playing safe whilst on the internet. Breck Bednar was a 14 year old boy, from Caterham, Surrey who loved technology and online gaming. He was groomed via the internet and murdered on 17 February 2014 by someone he met online. More information on the foundation along with supporting materials for adults and children can be found on their website

The Ramsey Academy are delighted to celebrate another year of excellent results.

Thursday, 24 August 2017 The Ramsey Academy are delighted to celebrate another year of excellent results.

2017 GCSE Results

Building on the success and continued improvement of recent years the quality of results have been maintained in a summer examination season which has seen students sitting the new Grade 9 – 1 GCSEs for the first time in Maths and English. Staff and students worked hard to prepare for examinations that no one had seen or previously taken.

The new examinations are more challenging and rigorous containing different content and examination style questions. As a result, a direct comparison with results from previous years is meaningless.

Braintree Cookery Club

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 Braintree Cookery Club

Learn how to prepare and cook a variety of meals using basic ingredients at an exciting new cookery club at The Alec Hunter Academy starting 7 July.

Sign up now by calling the Carousel Family Hub on 01376 566 863.

Endeavour Charity Week 5 - 9 February

Monday, 05 February 2018 Endeavour Charity  Week 5 - 9 February

Endeavour House has chosen to support My Blue Heart. The organisation exists to encourage understanding and compassion towards everyone who has to live on without someone they love.

They aim to give bereaved people a way to show others they are grieving through wearing a heart shaped badge, in forget-me-not blue, with a red heart in its heart. The badge conveys the message ‘I carry your heart in mine' and always will.

Child Sexual Exploitation Workshop Wednesday 11 October 6pm - 8pm.

Friday, 06 October 2017 Child Sexual Exploitation Workshop Wednesday 11 October 6pm - 8pm.

Braintree District Community Safety Partnership will be holding four information and awareness sessions for parents and carers of children and young people of secondary school age and those with children in Year 6.

  • Drugs and Alcohol

  • Gangs and Knife Crime

  • Sexual Exploitation

  • Social Media and the Internet.

'The Smile of Arran Trust'

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 'The Smile of Arran Trust'

Congratulation to all students and staff for raising £2000 during Aspirations charity week and supporting 'The Smile of Arran Trust'.

Aspiration Charity Week 30 April - 4 May 2018

Monday, 30 April 2018 Aspiration Charity Week 30 April - 4 May 2018

After the staggering success of last year, when we raised £2,000 in aid of the Smile of Arran Fund, we have chosen once again to support this cause in memory of local teenager, Arran Tosh, who sadly died from a brain tumour at 13 years old. Arran was an inspiration to everyone in the way he worked tirelessly to raise funds for Cancer UK. Please visit the website for more information about how Arran's legacy is supporting other families in need and hopefully a cure for childhood brain tumours:

Aspiration students will be organising a range of activities at break and lunchtime.

  • Daily cakes and sweet sale at break
  • Basketball and netball matches Staff v Year 11 students
  • Lipsync Contest and Music performances on Wednesday 2 May
  • 'Busk -stop' musical entertainment around school
  • A non-uniform day on Friday 4 May when students will contribute £1 for the luxury of wearing their own clothes for the day - but they need to wear something green or a hat In support of the Brain Tumour Trust.
  • Sponsored walk (or run!) at lunch Friday 4 May: sponsor forms available from the House Office.
  • Friday Fairground games at lunchtime - run by Aspiration tutor groups.

Year 9 Options 2018

Monday, 29 January 2018 Year 9 Options 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians   

Key Stage 4 Options Subjects 2018 - 2020

The selection of optional subjects is one of the crucial moments in any student’s secondary education.  All students have already started to complete work of GCSE standard in all their subjects, but will opt to specialise and follow a two year GCSE programme, starting in Year 10.  The experience of studying some of the GCSE content in Year 9 will allow staff to give specific guidance to ensure students have the aptitude for particular subjects and allow students to make a more informed choice.

Teacher Training Provision at The Ramsey Academy, Halstead is “Outstanding”

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 Teacher Training Provision at The Ramsey Academy, Halstead is “Outstanding”

Long-established teacher training provider, Mid-Essex Initial Teacher Training, has been recognised as 'outstanding' in all categories by Ofsted. 

Mid-Essex Initial Teacher Training (ITT) has been providing highly skilled teachers for local secondary schools for 20 years.

The Ramsey Academy, Halstead is one of 20 schools in the Mid-Essex ITT partnership which spans the county including Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Rochford and Thundersley.

Action for Family Carers

Monday, 11 September 2017 Action for Family Carers

We are currently working with Action for Family Carers, and are pleased to offer support session for our students. 

If any student is interested please contact a member of the Young Carers Team on 01621 851640 or speak to Mrs Speechley, School Counsellor at Ramsey Academy.

The Ramsey Academy, Halstead an academy within the North Essex Multi-Academy Trust, a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales (Company Number 7687474)
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