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New mobile app for SUA 12th January 2018

Coming Soon!

We are very excited to announce that we are about to revolutionise the way we communicate with you and the way you can communicate with us! Soon we will be launching an official school app which can be downloaded on all smartphones and tablet devices. This app will allow you to send and receive messages from the academy, view your childrens' timetables, see live behaviour and reward points and much more! There will be more information to follow , but you are welcome to download the app and register now - just search in the relevant app store for 'School Gateway' and then register using the email address registered with the academy. We look forward to getting as many people using this as possible to streamline the communication process and enable much more effective dialogue between the academy and parents of our students.

Mr S Williams


SUA Smart Moves 9th January 2018

Smart Moves goes LIVE in Year 7 tutor time today.  The programme is desgined to support a good transition from Year 6 to Year 7 by training and resourcing Year 6 class teachers and Year 7 tutors to facilitate a series of workshops about resilience.  The link below also provides additional information.  The programme is fundamentally designed to help students "cope with the things that life throws at us" and provides students with skills to increase resilience and enable them to eventually determine their own well-being. 


New Year reopen

Happy New Year!  We  look forward to welcoming students back to the academy on Wednesday 3rd January 2018 at 11am.



Non-uniform Day 18th December 2017

Tuesday 19th December will be a non-uniform day.  Staff and students are asked for a donation of £1 in aid of 'Save the Children' and are encouraged to wear Christmas jumpers!  The academy will close to students at 12noon. 

Academy Closure Tuesday 12th December 2017 Monday 11th December 2017

It is with regret that Staffordshire University Academy will be closed on Tuesday 12th December due to adverse weather conditions. The academy will continue to promote the health, safety and welfare of its staff and students and following an assessment of the access to the premises and surrounding roads, have confirmed that the building is unsuitable for access tomorrow with overnight temperatures provided on the weather forecast currently reaching minus nine degrees. 

The academy will be continuing to make every effort to clear the grounds this evening and tomorrow ready for reopening on Wednesday. The Christmas Concert due to take place tomorrow evening will now take place on Wednesday 13th at 6pm.

Thank you in advance for your support with these arrangements and apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


School Closure 11/12/2017

Message for Staff and Parents:
Due to the current poor weather conditions and the forecast overnight of freezing conditions, the decision has been made to shut the academy tomorrow, Monday 11th December, to ensure the safety of all students and staff. Please stay safe.

Museum of Cannock Chase - Emerge Project 20/11/2017

Museum of Cannock Chase - Emerge Project

A creative project is taking place at the museum of Cannock Chase called Emerge.  The project will be running until April 2018 and gives young people the opportunity to curate their own festival around the work of Shakespeare in a very fun and creative way. The project is all encompassing and can include drama, poetry, music, film, dance.  It really is a blank canvas and completely up to the young people involved.  Sessions are free and take place every Tuesday evening from 7-9PM at the Museum of Cannock Chase.  The project is being led by a very experienced creative called Josh Hawkins and co delivered by local theatre company 'Fired Up'.  Find out more and how to get involved here. 

All different; all equal – Anti-bullying week 13 -17th November 2017

All different; all equal – Anti-bullying week 13 -17th November 2017

This week at SUA staff and students are getting involved with anti-bullying week.  Students will be taking part in an anti-bullying poster competition which will be displayed around the academy. Presentations from staff will be avaiable to the students and during form time anti-bullying activities will be taking place.  For more information about anti-bullying week please visit:   https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/about-anti-bullying-week-2017

Children in Need 17/11/2017 13/11/2017

Children in Need 17/11/2017

SUA are proud to be supporting BBC Children in Need which take place on 17th November 2017.  In order to support the fundraising the Academy Student Council have asked students to attend the academy on Friday 17th November, dressed either in an item of yellow, spots or a Children in Need themed piece of clothing (t-shirt, Pudsey ears etc) for a donation of £1. 

The Academy Student Council have challenged each tutor group to raise at least £35, by holding a range of activities, games and stalls as well as non-school uniform. 

Last year the fundraising for Children in Need was a huge success and Pudsey Bear himself visited the academy to show his gratitude for all the fantastic efforts at SUA.

Curriculum lessons will take place as normal, however students will be hosting a range of fundraising events in the hall at both break and lunchtime.

Breakfast Club Grant 13/11/2017

Breakfast Club Grant

SUA Breakfast Club are proud and delighted with the funding we have received from Kellogg's. This gives us the chance to invest in new equipment, which will allow us to expand the range of food, drink and social activities that we can provide to students each morning. At SUA we believe that starting the day with a healthy, nutritious breakfast in a friendly and inclusive environment sets every student up for a positive and productive day of learning.

Breakfast Club began three years ago, offering free toast and cereal to all students. Since then we have continued with this practice and attendance at Breakfast Club has risen steadily. On average, we cater for around 40 students each day and we welcome student who wishes to attend. Breakfast Club offers the students a secure place to start each school day, with a warm welcome and equally warm toast!

Breakfast Club runs from 8-8.30am in the Canteen and is free to students from all year groups.


A Level Results 17.08.17

A Level Results

Congratulations to our sixth form students collecting their results today! Year 13 results continue to improve; well done!

National School Sports Week 26/06/2017

National School Sports Week

This week is National School Sports week 26th - 30th June 2017.  A variety of activites will be taking place at the academy during the week.

To participate in a break time activities, students need to wear trainers and full PE kits will be need to be worn for afterschool activites.

The aim is for students to participate in a minimum of 5 hours of physical activity. For students interested in completing the 5  hour challenge and to be entered into the prize draw, please collect a 'Passport' from the PE office. All passports need to be returned  by Monday 3rd July.

For more information please contact Miss Davis.

Activity Details


Ofsted Report 23/06/2017


Letters have been sent home with students today in reference to Staffordshire University Academy’s most recent Ofsted inspection.  A copy of the letter and the report can be accessed via these links:


Ofsted Report

Y11 Prom - 28th June

Due to the vast number of vehicles expected to arrive at the Moat House for the upcoming prom, parents have been asked to please use the events field to park their vehicles during the children’s arrival.

Directional signs will be located on Lower Penkridge Road guiding the parents to this car park.  This is easily accessible off the main car park via a set of stairs.  Please see the satellite photo

It is hoped that by minimising the number of cars trying to enter the main driveway, the children will be able to experience a much smoother arrival in their vehicles.

Many thanks.


Practical outcomes for Product Design 19/06/2017

KS4 and KS5 Product Design students have recently completed their final prototypes for their controlled assessment. All products are functional, creative and well manufactured. They have worked extremely hard and have secured some excellent grades. I would like to congratulate the students for their efforts and wish them best in their future endeavours. Well done.

See their work here

Mrs Garland – Teacher in Charge of Product Design

Parallel London Sunday 3 September.

Parallel London is a fully accessible fun run and a free family festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 3 September. Sign up today and raise money for a cause that matters to you - leaflet

Year 11 Prom 06/06/2017

The Prom this year will be held on Wednesday 28th June, 2017 at The Moat House, Acton Trussell, Penkridge, 7.00 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start.  Tickets are now available, priced at £26.00 each which includes a three course meal and enterainment. Refreshments will be avaiable to purchase on the night.  A photographer will be on site for the duration of the evening. Photographs can be purchased on the night for a small charge.

A letter is being sent home with students today with details.  Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Aston if you require any further information.




Y9 Pathways and parents Evening Tuesday 16th May 2017 16th May 2017

Y9 Pathways and parents Evening Tuesday 16th May 2017

At Staffordshire University Academy we believe our students should be fully informed before making the decisions that have a very important effect on their career pathway.  The right choice of courses in Year 10 will help to secure their passport to a successful future. Letters have been sent home with students today, however please refer to the "letters sent home" section of the website if you have not received yours.  We look forward to seeing parents/carers and students at the event on Tuesday 16th May 4pm - 7pm.

SUA Catering Service

SUA Catering Service
SUA are pleased to announce the opening of 'SUA Catering,' with the official launch held on Monday 3rd April. The launch of the new in-house catering service was a great success and we hope that our students were impressed with what we have to offer!
We look forward to offering an even wider variety of meals after the Easter break. Students are welcomed to provide feedback for the academy as we hope to further improve the service we offer. Similar to the catering surveys issued in the autumn term, we will send out further surveys in the summer term for which we thank you in advance for your valued feedback.
We hope that our students will join us for an end of term Easter-themed celebration in the café on Friday 7th April at 11.05am and look forward to another positive term commencing on 24th April!

12 pm close on Friday 7th April 2017

The academy will close for the Easter break on Friday 7th April at 12:00pm. There will be an extended breaktime from 11:05am – 11:35am, where students will be able to purchase an early lunch. We will return for the start of the summer term at 8.45am on Monday 24th April.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

The SUA performance of The Wizard of Oz this week was a huge success - well done to all involved, it was a fantastic show by extremely talented students.  It was lovely to see our academy hall packed with people enjoying the performance.

Red Nose Day Total

SUA are very pleased to confirm that following our fundraising events last Friday we raised a massive £1091 for Red Nose Day - Well done to all those involved in acheiving this record fundraising amount at SUA for such a fantastic cause!

Red Nose Day

SUA will be participating in Red Nose Day on Friday 24th March 2017! Stalls with games, cakes and raffles will be available during break one and two in the Hall to fundraise for comic relief. We will be having a red-themed non uniform day which will cost £1 each; red noses are available to purchase during form time and breaks.

Exam Results 2016

5A*C with English and mathematics 15% improvement on 2015!

G.C.S.E. English 68% A*C; above national average

Record numbers of A* and A grades at G.C.S.E.

48% A*C in both English and maths

Expected progress (Key Stage 2 to 4) for English 71%; above national average

A*C in G.C.S.E. mathematics a 16% improvement on 2015

Average Level 3 vocational grade ‘Distinction’!

98% pass rate at A Level

21% of results at A Level were A*-B grades

Progress 8 Data

Progress 8 Data

Please see Progress 8 Data below...            

Progress 8
Attainment 8
% C or above English & Maths
% achieving the EBacc

Our Students Help Hednesford

Our Students Help Hednesford

On Friday 20th May, ‘ Hednesford Neighbourhood Plan’ came along to the to the academy with a video camera to speak to a few of our students about Hednesford  and the future developments it holds.  These students will be in a promotional video that is being put together to promote Hednesford and what it has to offer.  The students also put forward ideas on what they think can be improved.

We can’t wait to see the results!

The video is in!


Our students have their say

Our students have their say

On Friday 20th May, ‘ Hednesford Neighbourhood Plan’ came along to the to the academy with a video camera to speak to a few of our students about Hednesford  and the future developments it holds.  These students will be in a promotional video that is being put together to promote Hednesford and what it has to offer.  The students also put forward ideas on what they think can be improved.

We can’t wait to see the results!


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