News and Events at Sheffield Springs Academy

Say Cheese

Sheffield Springs Academy’s fundraising students are part of the ‘Herd of Sheffield,’ after pledging to support a local children’s hospital.

The Wild in Art event brought to you by The Children’s Hospital Charity, is a part of a new initiative whereby

schools are being invited to adopt, sponsor and decorate their own 73cm tall elephant sculptures. They will  go on display at various locations across the city in the summer, with monies raised going towards Sheffield Children’s Hospital to help support:

·         The transformation of wards to provide private rooms with space for parents to stay with their child

·         The creation of a brand new outpatients department, so that children from all over the world can be treated in comfort

·         The provision of dedicated space to play, including a giant play tower which will turn waiting into a game,

The schools’ elephant sculpture exhibition, called Little Herd, is being run as part of Herd of SheffieldSchools taking part in Little Herd are asked to fundraise £500 toward the cost of their smaller elephant, which they will be able to keep at the end.

At Sheffield Springs Academy, plans to support the fundraising are already well underway, with the Hurlfield Road-based school’s dedicated charity group holding a variety of activities over the coming months. The fun starts on Wednesday 9th December with a seasonal sale of cookies, cakes, sweets and specially made paper mice and Christmas trees, followed by a Christmas clothing day on the 18th December.

Future fundraising activities held by the academy in support of Little Herd also include a Valentine’s themed event in February and a sponsored run in the summer.

Commented Karen Fereday, Sheffield Springs Academy’s Learning Resource Centre Manager and Fundraising Co-ordinator:

“We’ve actually had a dedicated fundraising group for the last few years and in the past 12 months alone, our students have raised over £1,700 for local, national and international charities. Now we’ve got our sights set on supporting The Children’s Hospital Charity and becoming part of the Little Herd’”

Cheryl Davidson, Little Herd project manager, said: “We are delighted that Sheffield Springs Academy have joined the Little Herd stampede, and will be fundraising to help bring this exciting initiative to the school. They are in good company, with more than 50 schools across the region already signed up. We can’t wait to see the designs they come up with!”


Say Cheese


Christmas Showcase

Join us for a festive celebration of music, dance and drama on Monday 14th December 2015 from 6:00pm. Tickets can be purchased from the school shop for £2. We look forward to seeing you there!


Christmas Showcase


Invincible Year 7's!!

Year 7 football team are unbeaten so far in the 3rd round of the English Schools FA Cup and Quarter Final of the Sheffield Cup. Mr Ludlam's team are showing amazing team work and effort. Congratulations to them all. Keep going!!!


Invincible Year 7's!!


Young Writers Competition

During their first year at Sheffield Springs Academy year 7 students were asked to enter a writing competition run by young writers.  As part of their English lesson, students were asked to write a 100 word story based around a fairy tale. We had many good stories which were entered into the competition and we were delighted when two of our year 7 students, Ellie Moult and Charlie Vaughan, were told that they were going to be published in the Winner’s book, Grim Tales – Across The UK.

As a celebration, the girls were presented with their copy of the published book during assembly. They were also asked to sign the library’s copy of the book, for posterity; just like real authors!

Below are the winning words from our students.

Elsa – by Ellie Moult

There was a girl called Elsa and she was born with ice powers. When she got older her powers got stronger.  She eventually became queen.  The whole village knew that she had ice powers and everybody was afraid.

The next day, she accidentally struck her sister and she was frozen for the rest of her life.  Elsa was so ashamed of herself because she never saw her sister again.  People said that she needed to get locked up until she could control her powers.  But unfortunately, she couldn’t control her powers so she was in prison a long time.

Cinderella’s Nightmare – by Charlie Vaughan

Cinderella heard a bang, she walked out of her room and turned a corner. There, stood next to her grandmother’s painting, was a shadow of something very unusual.  As she walked closer, the shadow got closer.  Every step she took, sweat would drip from her face.  As she took two more steps, she was stopped.  It was almost like there was a glass shield protecting the picture.  As much as she tried getting past, it was no use.  She was not getting to the picture. As she looked forward she noticed the shadow was exactly the replica of her grandmother.

Young Writers Competition


Y9 Netball

We started our A league Netball campaign last night playing Sheffield Park Academy and King Ecberts.  The girls set off slowly and a little nervous but they listened to all the tactics given and applied them brilliantly, they ended up beating Park 5 -7 and King Ecberts 0 – 7.

It was a fantastic start to the season and they were all so proud of their performances. 

Congratulations team on a great start. A special congratulations to Georgia Evans who got voted player of the game for both games by the other schools.

Y9 Netball


Y7 Football

On Tuesday 29th September we had our first English Schools U13 cup game.  Unfortunately we lost, however the girls were all playing a year up so they were all very proud of their performance and rightly so.  They showed great promise as a Y7 football team and we look forward to the rest of the season with them.

Congratulations team!



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