DKA Appreciations!

Integrity, Diligence, Civility... w/c 16th November 2015


At Dixons Kings, we live by our core values. Integrity is always doing the right thing and keeping true to your moral principles. Diligence is the necessity of giving attention to detail in order to avoid error and overcome obstacles. Finally, Civility is about showing everyone consideration and respect. Our appreciations newsletter celebrates the members of our academy family who exhibit these values and climb the mountain to success. We also champion the family members who, during their climb, have shown themselves to be unique, ambitious and creative.

The Climb... Events @ DKA

Bradford Education Covenant

Our Head Boy and Girl taking part in the Bradford Education Covenant which took place on Monday 16 November - shaping education in Bradford

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National Poetry Day!

On Thursday 8th October, students and staff at DKA celebrated National Poetry Day in style! The theme for this year was 'Light'. Some students brought in their favourite poems to share and some even wrote their own poems. A competition was held by the school library to write a poem about science or light (or both!)

Two diligent and brave students read out poems during morning line up and this almost moved some members of staff to tears; such is the power of poetry!

Mr Nixon, the school librarian, also gave a special performance of a number of poems during year 7 lunch time. Part of the performance is below!

The winners of this competition were:

Overall Winner - Ali Abdul 7.5 for Science is Like Writing

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Force by Zehab Kashif 7.5

Bright Light by Falaq Khan & Dominika Kovacova 8cam2

Science Poem by Junaynah Hussain 7.4

Earth Poem by Hayyan Rashid 7.6

The Wonderful World of Biology by Aleeza Riaz 8ox3

Well done to all the students who participated in the competition!

Mosaic Mentoring

Fantastic first session with Mosaic Network
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Year 8 and Year 9's visit to Harry Potter World in London

Making a difference!

One of our students helping to build a school in a small village in India, who won a fantastic opportunity through a WE event, which took place in London on the 5th March 2015. She highly recommends that students should apply to go onto the WE program, so they can help other students like themselves in developing countries.

Parent Information


Key Dates

Data Day - The Academy will be closed for all students on Friday 27 November and will re-open as normal on Monday 30 November 2015.

Year 7 Parents Evening - Wednesday 2 December.

Term Dates

2015 Term 2 Monday 2 November to Friday 18 December 2015

Holiday - Saturday 19 December to Sunday 3 January

2016 Term 3 Monday 4 January to Friday 12 February 2016

Holiday - Saturday 13 February to Sunday 21 February

2016 Term 4 Monday 22 February to Thursday 24 March 2016

Holiday - Friday 25 March to Sunday 10 April

2016 Term 5 Monday 11 April to Friday 27 May 2016

Holiday - Saturday 28 May to to Sunday 5 June

2016 Term 6 Monday 6 June to Friday 22 July 2016

Holiday - Saturday 23 July onwards

Family Members of the week - 16th November 2015:

Year 7

Moosa Pandor - Getting many positives this week not just for diligence but also integrity.

Hafsah Nissar - Outstanding character and diligence in all subjects across school, helpful in tutor time and family dining.

Year 8

Batul Ali - For high number of positives and diligence

Danyaal Saddiq - For high number of positives and diligence

Year 9

Aasiya Mansur for having the most positives in Yr 9 this year!

Year 10

Ummar Khattab – integrity

Amna Shabrez – diligence and integrity

Year 11

Nimra Khan – progress in subjects

Uwais Zaman – progress in subjects


Staff who have been appreciated by students or their colleagues

Mr Mirza for his work on the Mac's this week.

Mr Priestley for dropping everything and working really hard to restore sound during a lesson in the super lab.

Mr Miller for supporting his colleagues.

Mr Horrocks for his professionalism and excellent work ethic.


Maths Stars of the Week!

Mr Hussain - Zulaikha Riasat Year 9 for diligence

English Stars of the Week!

Miss Cronin – Ibrahim Shaffi, Year 8 - 100% effort every lesson and highest mark in cycle test!

Miss Gayle - Hiba Kouser, Year 7 - Outstanding descriptive writing.

Bilal Khan, Year 10, Consistently diligent in all lessons.

Aaliyah Siddique, Year 11 - Brilliant work in literature.

Humanities Stars of the Week!

Students of the week in RE:

Year 11- Aaliyah Siddique for consistently working hard in lessons and ensuring her work is beautifully presented at all times

Year 10 - Rhea Rafaqat for her excellent PEEL skills and brilliant knowledge and effort shown in homework tasks

Year 9 - Sara Ali for her excellent exam result attempting GCSE questions for the first time

Year 8 - Selina Javed for her diligence in lessons always aiming to complete trailblazer tasks

Year 7 - Usman Waheed for his excellent why-why skills and exam result!

Miss Shah and Miss Khan’s helpful students of the week:

Muntaha Raja and Noor Qureshi for being extremely helpful after school after spending two hours working hard in the library.

Students of the week in Citizenship:

Harris Hussain for the diligence shown in beginning his action to support refugees and ensuring his work is completed to a high standard

Shoaib Zahoor for showing civility and supporting other students complete tasks successfully

ICT Stars of the Week!

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Creative Arts Stars of the Week!

Miss Amin - Aaliyah Siddique Year 11 for showing diligence throughout her Textiles coursework- self motivating

Two Claps on Three!

To show our appreciation, we give our family members 'two claps on three'. Here are year 7 demonstrating it!


Family Dining

We are very proud that our year 7 students dine together every day. Family dining gives students a chance to demonstrate integrity, diligence and civility while eating together with their tutors. They serve each other; clean up together and get a chance to talk about their journey up the mountain of success!