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City of Peterborough Academy

Year 8

Year 8 is a real opportunity for our pupils to shine. They have settled into life at CoPA and are now in a good position to flourish both in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities whilst gaining further responsibilities.

The Year 8 team support and challenge our pupils to make rapid and sustained progress in all academic areas, as this will provide the foundations for future success in Key Stage 4.

During tutorial sessions Year 8 focus around PSHE in which the year team develops pupil’s knowledge and understanding on; rights and responsibilities, democracy, money management, health and lifestyle choices, sex education and religious education as well as continuing to develop and refine revision and study skills.

During this year, we encourage the pupils to make the most of the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer and encourage our pupils to work towards and apply for leadership roles within the academy. In particular, we run a successful highly regarded Peer Mentors programme in which our pupils offer guidance to one another. Other leadership opportunities include Reading ambassadors, which involves supporting younger pupils as well as peers with their reading at CoPA. These opportunities lay the foundations for other roles and responsibilities which will become available at Key Stage 4.

In Year 9 pupils make choices that will shape their future education. The Year 9 team is committed to ensuring that each pupil is prepared for the next stage of their education. To assist with this, all Year 9 pupils will have a careers guidance appointment at the beginning of the year and then a further interview when they choose their GCSE options.

Meet the Year 8 Team


Head of Year 8

Mrs E Fleming

Deputy Head of Year 8

Mrs V Foulkes-Arnold

Year 8 Form Tutors

Miss H Harrison             Miss L Donnell             Mr T Ahmed

                              Mrs P Kelly                      Miss H Stevens             Mrs V Foulkes-Arnold