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April, 2017

  • 5 April

    Elite footballer to trial for Serie A side

    Second year elite footballer Alessandro Sancese will go on trial with Italian Serie A side Sampdoria! Aless flys to Italy this weekend and will spend a week with the Italian giants next week and is a fantastic reward for all the hard work he has put in during his time here. …

  • 4 April

    The voice of the students!

    The student voice of John Madejski Academy is a miracle of power to the students through a fair and equal democracy known as student voice. This is made up of several councils, (Community Council, Sports Council and the Arts Council) and each tutor group has two student representatives. There is …

March, 2017

  • 31 March

    U19 Girls win National Championship

    For the first time in school history JMA are National Champions of the Dynamik National Schools u19 Women Competition 2016/17 Season! After a long and tiring day in Leicester yesterday it is a pleasure to say that our girls are now National Champions in their competition. After 7 group games …

  • 31 March

    JMA celebrates Red Nose Day

    On Monday 20th March, Team PE spent the evening baking cakes for Comic Relief. There were different levels of success, all cakes were sold or presented by Mr Carter to Ms Ellener and school visitors. Throughout the week (20th-24th) pupils completed a charity one mile during the allotted break time for …

  • 31 March

    Choir of the Year

    Every year the Mayor of Reading organises a competition between the best choirs in Reading. This is a competition that JMA has never entered before; however this year due to the performances put together for Reading Borough Council over the past year, we were invited to participate as guest performers. We had little …

  • 31 March

    Drama at Ufton Court

    The Year 10 Drama students spent the start of this month at Ufton Court to prepare for their first Drama GCSE assessed piece. The students worked on a number of different strategies including movement, wordscapes and character.  They were also given the opportunity to participate in a number of team building exercises …

  • 31 March

    An Important Guest by Kalvin

    There is no such thing as an ordinary day at the Academy.  Our student council jumped at the opportunity of meeting MP Alok Sharma. The time was spent in our Sixth Form Centre, a new experience for many of our younger students who have never set foot in there until …

  • 31 March

    JMA celebrates National Careers/Apprenticeship week

    Year 8 and 9s visit the Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL) On Monday 6th March, Year 8 and 9 students visited Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL). They had the opportunity to visit environments where they could experience ways in which STEM based subjects are applied in the real world  by learning …

  • 6 March

    Another busy start to the half term for Performing Arts!

    In the last week of February, two teachers from a school in Dusseldorf visited JMA to start, what we hope is a long and sustainable partnership, between them and our performing arts department. The week began with a showcase event of song and dance, with all the songs taken from Musicals with …

  • 6 March

    Safer Internet Day 2017 – Be the change: Unite for a better internet!

    This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations took place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017. With a theme of “Be the change: Unite for a better internet”, the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, especially for children and young …