SCWA Latest News Updates | Friday 10th November

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Dear SCWA Community, 

Reflecting on the past week, the values of Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy shone brightly. Our Head Student, Montana Edwards, represented us with distinction at The Stationers’ Livery Lunch, embodying the value of leadership. The successful Arden Sixth Form Open Evening showcased our commitment to academic excellence and holistic growth.

Looking ahead, the Year 7 MYP Coffee Morning next Tuesday promises to be a valuable engagement for parents and carers, enhancing our community’s understanding of our International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Furthermore, our Personal Development Information Evening offers insights into the broader life skills imparted to our students. We genuinely hope to see many of you there!

Warm regards,

Joseph Sparks | Principal, Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy

SCWA Honours Remembrance Day with Solemn Service

Staff, students, and members of the Leigh Academies Trust and The Stationers’ Company convened at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy on Friday, 10 November 2023, for the academy’s annual Remembrance Day Service. The solemn assembly was marked by a cadet parade and a poignant musical performance by the Year 7 Choir, who delivered ‘Pie Jesu’, a composition by Mr Yeates, the Director of Music. The service was further enriched by readings from Mr Sparks, the Principal, Professor Drew, the Chair of Governors, Major Wilson, and student representatives. A dedicated poem titled, ‘The Fellowship of Remembrance’, crafted by the pupils for the occasion, was also recited, adding a personal touch to the tribute. A special Latest News publication, to be released on Monday, 13 November 2023, will feature photographs capturing the moments of reflection and respect from the event.

Year 11 Information Evening at SCWA

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy invites parents and carers of Year 11 students to an Information Evening on Tuesday, 14 November 2023, at 18:00. A letter issued earlier this week provided detailed information about the event. The evening will focus on several key areas crucial to student success:

  • Revision strategies and the provision of support materials tailored to specific subjects
  • Ways in which SCWA and parents/carers can collaborate to achieve the best outcomes for students
  • Important dates and events for the academic year, including details of the Year 11 Prom

Following the presentation, parents and carers will have the chance to engage with key staff members who will be available to answer questions and offer support. For any inquiries about the event, parents and carers are encouraged to contact Mr Hayder Khan via email ( The academy looks forward to welcoming attendees on Tuesday, 14 November 2023.

Year 7 Meet the Tutor Evening at SCWA

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is looking forward to welcoming parents and carers to the Year 7 Meet the Tutor Evening, scheduled for Thursday, 16 November 2023, from 16:00 to 19:15. This key event will allow you to meet with the pastoral teams and form tutors, providing valuable insights into your child’s start in secondary education.

Ms Amandeep Kalote has expressed delight at the high turnout, with bookings from the parents and carers of over 225 of the 270 Year 7 pupils. She commented, “We are excited to welcome parents and carers next Thursday to discuss the progress of their children. It’s not too late to book an appointment.”

To arrange a meeting, please visit the academy’s designated booking site. Detailed instructions and a guide for booking are available on the school’s website. Should you require assistance or more information about the evening, Ms Amandeep Kalote is available for contact through her email (

Year 9 Parents’ Evening at SCWA

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is set to host the Year 9 Parents’ Evening on Thursday, 30 November 2023, from 16:00 to 19:00. This face-to-face event provides a platform for parents and carers to discuss their child’s academic progress with teachers. The booking system for appointments is now live as of 12:00 pm on Friday, 10 November 2023, and will remain available until 12:00 pm on the day of the event. These discussions are a crucial part of the academy’s approach to individualised student development, focusing on achievements and areas for growth.

Parents and carers are encouraged to book early to secure their preferred times. Appointments can be made by visiting the academy’s designated booking site. Detailed instructions and a guide for booking are available on the school’s website. For any assistance or further information about the Parents’ Evening, Ms Amandeep Kalote can be contacted directly via email ( 

Interdisciplinary Learning Insight at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy students recently attended a talk by the London Interdisciplinary School (LIS) that introduced the concept of interdisciplinary learning. The presentation provided insights into how this educational approach can address complex global issues by integrating different fields of study.

The curriculum and work experience opportunities available at LIS were highlighted, capturing the students’ interest. They showed a strong inclination to learn more about the interdisciplinary methods and the potential career paths such an education could offer.

Ms Collier, Head of Arden, said: “We are committed to exploring innovative educational models that equip our students for a world that demands adaptability and broad-mindedness. Opportunities like this talk from the London Interdisciplinary School are invaluable in widening our students’ academic perspectives and preparing them for the multifaceted challenges of the future.'”

Superhero Project Showcase at Dean School

Students at Dean School successfully completed a Media Studies project last term, which involved designing and crafting their own superhero characters. The project required the creation of original posters and trailers, demonstrating their understanding and creativity within the superhero genre.

Mr Yates, responsible for collating the students’ work, has produced a video compilation that showcases the range of interpretations and designs by the students, which will be shared with parents/carers of pupils from the Dean School.