We would like to thank you all for your support in 2016-2017 and wish you an enjoyable and restful summer.

The Academy re-opens to children and students on Monday 4 September 2017.  There will be a staggered start to the first day:

  • Primary Children will start at 8.35am
  • Year 7 students should arrive at 9am
  • Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 students should arrive at 9.30am
  • New Year 12 students should arrive at 10am
  • Year 13 students should arrive at 9am


The Academy will be closed to all children and students on Friday 3 March 2017 for an INSET Training Day.

Today we say a fond farewell to our crossing lady, Janice Widdop.  Janice has dedicated her working lifetime to the commnity of Wyke and the children of Appleton Academy and our predecessor schools including High Fernley Primary School.  The Principal, Ms Helen Jones, has this to say about her retirement:

"Appleton Academy is celebrating a true community hero in Mrs Widdop.  For 33 years she has kept our children and families safe on their journey to school, helping them safely across a very busy road.  The Appleton Academy community wish Janice a long and very happy retirement, she will be missed by us all."

Not only will many of your children know Mrs Widdop but we know that there are also many parents who were helped to cross the road by Janice during her long service in Wyke.  The Academy has been recognising this achievement in school and at our Primary Nativity on Wednesday 14 December 2016, Janice was presented with memories and quotes from our children and parents, which let her know just how special we all think she is.

Janice is a friend to all at the Academy; staff, children and parents alike and her friendly outlook and ready smile will be missed by us all.  However, we hope the events that have taken place at the Academy this week will provide her with many happy memories to enjoy during her richly deserved retirement.