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Updates and announcements from Anthem and our schools.
  • 07/06/24

    Anthem Volunteer of the Year Award, Winners 2024

    During National Volunteer Week, we are thrilled to recognise the outstanding contributions of our dedicated volunteers who enhance our school communities.
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  • 16/05/24

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​From Mitcham to Ghana: St Mark's Teacher's Vision Comes to Life

      A teacher from St Mark's Academy in Mitcham, part of Anthem Schools Trust, has set up a school in Ghana after starting work on the vision with his wife twenty years ago.
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  • 22/04/24

    Judith Kerr Primary School scoops slot among top five primary schools in England​​​​​​​

    The South London-based Anthem primary school has been named as a top school in the Parent Power Sunday Times guide.
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  • 19/04/24

    Planting and plastics propel pupils to ponder the planet

    Pupils and staff at Abbey Woods Academy in Berinsfield have been turning their attention to environmental matters in recent weeks as they prepare to mark Earth Day.
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  • 19/04/24

    Oxford Spires celebrates reading quiz win

    The Oxford-based secondary school marked World Storytelling Day by celebrating students who won their regional heat in the National Reading Championships Quiz 2024.
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  • 27/03/24

    St Mark's Academy receives national recognition for performance

    The Mitcham secondary school has been recognised by SSAT (The Schools, Students and Teachers Network) in this year’s Educational Outcomes Awards.
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  • 27/03/24

    Judith Kerr Primary School says ‘Willkommen’ to the German Ambassador

    On Wednesday, 20 March, the Herne Hill-based primary school welcomed Miguel Berger, the German Ambassador, to showcase its work on promoting bilingualism.
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  • 15/03/24

    Smashing stereotypes and exploring the wonders of science

    This week, during British Science Week, the theme Smashing Stereotypes has been brought to life for the students of Benjamin Adlard Primary School, with a focus on celebrating the diverse people and careers in science and engineering!
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  • 12/02/24

    Anthem appoints Derek Hills as COO

    We are very pleased to announce that we have appointed Derek Hills to be Anthem's Chief Operating Officer with effect from March 2024.
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  • 09/02/24

    Anthem launches pioneering plan to champion student voice

    In what is believed to be a first for a multi-academy trust, Anthem Schools Trust has introduced student representatives onto each of its school Community Councils as part of a new 'bold and brave' approach to governance.
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  • 26/01/24

    Prestigious competition fuels students' curiosity in chemistry

    This month, lucky students from Oxford Spires Academy took part in Top of the Bench, a chemistry competition run by the Royal Society of Chemistry to inspire future generations of scientists.
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  • 04/12/23

    Sixth formers head to London for Elephant Group launch

    Last month, Year 12 students from Anthem's Oxford Spires Academy and Queensbury Academy came together for the charity's launch event at Senate House, University of London.
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  • 30/11/23

    Deepings students inspired to be ethical hackers of the future ​​​​​​​

    Earlier this term, Year 7 Computer Science students at The Deepings School were inspired to think about STEM careers by ambassadors from Tech She Can through online sessions focused on their school value of ambition and life in modern Britain.
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  • 10/11/23

    St Mark's Academy hosts star-studded Black Excellence evening - a celebration of diversity, achievement, and change

    St Mark’s Academy in Mitcham proudly hosted a captivating Black Excellence Evening on Wednesday, 8 November, bringing together students, parents, and families from local primary schools for an inspiring celebration of African and Caribbean culture, excellence, and influence.
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  • 09/11/23

    Benjamin Adlard Primary School launches micro farm to help community grow

    On Wednesday, 8 November Benjamin Adlard Primary School in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, celebrated the official opening of its circular economy micro farm, a pioneering initiative aimed at providing fresh fruits and vegetables to local families.
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  • 08/09/23

    Abbey Woods Academy ends first week of term on high note with Good Ofsted outcome

    We are extremely proud to announce that following its latest Ofsted inspection, Abbey Woods Academy has achieved a Good grade - the first in the academy’s history.
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  • 27/06/23

    Oxford Spires students speak up about finding their voice

    In this month's Dialogue magazine, published by the English Speaking Union, students and staff from Oxford Spires Academy reflect on what makes the school a worthy ESU Oracy Culture Award winner.
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  • 09/03/23

    Statement on the SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan

    Last week, the government published the SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan: Right Support, Right Place, Right Time setting out its plans to change the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision system in England.
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  • 06/02/23

    Pupils stage social media takeover for Children's Mental Health Week

    One in six children and young people have a diagnosable mental health condition. Let’s talk about it and make a difference, say Abbey Woods Academy's mental health champions.
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  • 25/11/22

    St Mark’s Academy opens doors as Steplab Coaching Hub

    Anthem’s St Mark’s Academy in Mitcham has this week become one of just 12 schools to be recognised as a Steplab Coaching Hub for its innovative use of instructional coaching tools to improve teaching and learning.
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  • 01/11/22

    Anthem appoints Mohsen Ojja as Chief Executive​​​​​​​

    Anthem Schools Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Mohsen Ojja as its new Chief Executive, with effect from 1 January 2023.
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