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In The Press

We are delighted to be able to dedicate this section of our website to share news articles featuring the success of our students and academy as a whole. 


Lipson Students Show Real Enterprise

On the 26rth September, a group of Year 12 students from Lipson Co-operative Academy attended the citywide launch of the ‘Young Enterprise Scheme’.

The scheme allows students the opportunity to set up, develop and lead their own product based business with teams across Plymouth going head to head. Tuesday night was the perfect opportunity for students to speak to representatives from Young Enterprise and quiz local business people, as well as talk to last year’s finalists.

The Lipson team will be busy over the coming weeks establishing their business and creating their ‘winning’ product and we should be seeing our budding ‘Alan Sugars’ launching their product at a trade show at Christmas.


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Lipson Students return from Adventure in Borneo

A group of Lipson students in Year 11 and the Sixth Form have returned after a 4 week adventure in the Asian island of Borneo – distance from Plymouth 7000 miles!

The group consisted of Hannah Smith, Jess Triscott, Jack Munday, Josh Glanville and Poppy Garlick and was supported by Lipson teacher Jon Power. During the 4 weeks, the students engaged in community and conservation work to support the local people. This included building 2 toilet blocks and a market square.



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Lipson Students Experience Rugby at the Highest Level

On Wednesday 20th October students and staff at Lipson Co-operative Academy travelled to The University of Bath Sports Training Village, as part of an academy project to promote participation in lifelong rugby. 

The Lipson contingent was lucky enough to meet some of Europe’s leading sports scientists and use some of the most up to date sports science technology that supports some of our most successful athletes. Students were put through their paces and tested against the performance measures of professional rugby players, and, impressively, a number of students matched those levels.



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Thrilling Wembley Trip for Lipson Students

On Friday 17th November 44 very excited students from Lipson Co-operative, along with 4 super excited staff, embarked on a trip to the home of English football - Wembley Stadium to see England take on Germany. The crowd on the night was near full capacity at 82,500 and anticipation levels could not have been any higher!

A quiet and comfortable journey to London soon ended with chants resounding around the coach as the excitement was reached fever pitch! Over 30 souvenir scarfs as the
Lipson contingent disembarked the coach and set off to the iconic Wembley Stadium.


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Celebration Evening 2017

Lipson Co-operative Academy's 'Evening of Celebration' is always a highlight of the academy's calendar and this year's event, at Central Methodist Hall on Monday 27th November, was no exception.

Over 500 students, parents and staff gathered together to celebrate the achievements of Lipson students in a range of categories from academic achievement through to 'overcoming adversity'.



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High School Musical’ arrives with gusto at Lipson

Following the exciting Primary matinee shows that took place this week, it was with great anticipation that I arrived to watch Lipson Co-operative Academy’s first evening show of ‘High School Musical.’ Primary school children from our local feeder schools had left with a real buzz following their viewing; you could hear the clapping and cheering across the school! This proved to be a fantastic opportunity to allow the cast to shine before opening night- and what an opening night it was!


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Lipson student wins ‘Young Ambassador of the Year’ at The Plymouth School Sports Partnership Sports Leaders Awards

AWARD : The Tonia Couch Award for Young Ambassador of the Year

Ben Longworth – Lipson Co-operative Academy

On Wednesday 22nd March, The Plymouth School Sports Partnership held their Leadership Reward day in partnership with the University of Plymouth, followed by a rewards ceremony at The Sherwell Centre. It was with great pleasure that we watched our student, Ben Longworth, receive his well deserved accolade.


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Inspirational Paralympic Athlete visits Lipson Co-operative Academy

This is the third successful year whereby Lipson Co-operative students have been given the opportunity of working with an inspirational Sky Sports Living mentor, which is a programme set up with the Youth Sports Trust and Sky Sports. Schools are asked outline the projects they wish to focus on and are then given a sporting mentor to support the project. Lipson have now had two former Olympic and a Paralympic role models working with school to develop life skills through sport. 


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Oxford University Success for Lipson Co-operative Academy Student

Lipson Co-operative Academy could not be prouder of their recent Alumni, David Howard Baker who, following his foundation degree, has been accepted to read Music at Oxford University in September 2017. 

David was one of the first students to have benefited directly from Lipson’s specialist tutor groups alongside free tuition on several instruments as part of their outstanding music provision at Lipson. 

His assiduous approach to music has assisted in him securing a place to read music at Oxford after his foundation year at Lady Margaret's Hall.  His music teacher, Peter Twyman, was invited to a guest night at Oxford University last week in order to celebrate with David. 



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