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Personal Development Challenges


Below are the FCA challenges that have been set to support the continued Personal Development of all students at Farringdon Community Academy.

 Technology Monster Challenge

Monster Challange (pdf)

Design the Olympic Mascot  (Deadline 31st May)

This resource explores Olympic and Paralympic mascots, their design and purpose and challenges pupils to design a mascot for ParalympicsGB. The home learning presentations explore the following questions to guide families through the challenge, and will take around an hour to complete. Mascot designs can then be entered into the Mascot Challenge using the design sheets provided!

Finished designs can be sent to Get Set by 31 May 2020 for the chance to be one of selected designs displayed at ParalympicsGB House in the athletes’ village at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and win some signed Team GB or ParalympicsGB kit!

Mascot designs should be sent to ParalympicsGB using the design sheet provided. If you cannot print the design sheet, please simply enter your design in it's own document, but make sure you provide all the information outlined on the design sheet.

The Mascot Challenge (powerpoint)

Design a mascot quick tips (powerpoint)

Design Entry Sheet  (pdf)



Our very own Joe Wicks, Mr Embleton would like to challenge you to beat him! Place 4 markers in a straight line 1.2m apart, have you got the speed and agility to beat 17.26s. Let us know how you get on in the comments, as well as taking part we would love to see you in action so please feel free to send photos or videos to your PE teacher we would love to see them. Good Luck.



BBC Young Reporter 2020

This March 2020, our school News Team worked together to create articles for the BBC Young Reporters 2020.

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Welcome to our news page.​

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Meet the News Team After a busy day working hard on reporting
The news team always gets asked a question linked to the newsletter and the question today was ‘what is your favorite book?’ Click here to find out their answers.


Primary Podcasts 

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 Mental Health Video

Weather Report

Expectations vs Reality

Primary School Podcasts -
Click on the Primary school logo to listen to their podcast.

 School News

This is what our school has been up to...  
 large shield 4 house logo  2History workshop 10 Girls wear ties too  7Gala Theatre Trip 
Meet the Governors History Workshop Girls wear ties too! Gala Theatre Trip
 5Knife Crime Talks  6 Feel the Love Friday 13Army careers   8Faraday Challenge
Knife crime talks Feel the love Friday Army Careers Faraday Challenge
 9 STEM  12  11Fashion Club 4Health Careers for Boys 
STEM Year 11 Performances Fashion Club Careers for Boys
 3World Book Day  Annie

Covid 19 

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Here is a summary of what is

happening in Sunderland today. 


World Book Day  Annie Auditions  Coronavirus  

Artist of the week

Rachel Whiteread


The artist of the week is Rachel Whiteread. She is the first woman to win the Turner prize. She is a sculptor who works with all sorts of materials. One of her most famous pieces of work is a concrete cast of a house! Have a look at her piece called 'Embankment'. This is what the infamous critic Brian Sewell said about it, "It looks like a random pile of giant sugar cubes. Luckily, the £400,000 sponsored work is recyclable." Have a look and see what you think!


Online E-Payments

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Online e-payments for school meals and other school purchases

We are introducing iPayimpact online payments at Farringdon Community Academy to help reduce administration and the amount of cash students carry to school. Initially each pupil will be set up to pay for school meals (additional services will be added at a later date) and if your child is to purchase from the school diner you will be required to top up this account with money. There are two ways to pay money into this account:

  • iPayimpact web site ipayimpact.co.uk
  • Cash payments using the revaluation unit(s) located in the school diner

In order to use the iPayimpact web site you will need to register on the site. Go to www.ipayimpact.co.uk and follow the instructions below:

  • Click on the Register button
  • Child Account Ref - enter the reference provided for one of your children
  • Username – enter a username that you will remember. This will be asked for each time you login to your account
  • Email – enter a valid email address
  • Confirm Email – Must be the same email address as entered in the previous box
  • Password – enter a password (Must be a minimum of 6 characters)
  • Confirm Password – Must be the same password as entered in the previous box
  • Maths Test – please insert your answer
  • Agree to Terms – Please tick this box. You can view the terms as required.


An email will be sent to your email account.   ACTIVATE your account by clicking on the link provided in the email.  This will ACTIVATE your account and allow you to Login using the credentials you entered during the registration process.


  • LOGIN to your account
  • Update your personal information and save
  • Link additional children (if you have more than one child at this school or another school using iPayimpact)
  • Go to Child Accounts on the menu – your first child will be displayed.
  • Click on the ‘Link a New child Account‘ Button
  • Enter the Child Account Reference for your other children as detailed in this letter or similar letter from another school.
  • Click Find School and Account – choose the school from the list (if displayed)
  • Click the Link Account button



  • Go to the home page and add items you wish to pay for into the basket
  • Proceed to Checkout

You will be directed to the Capita payment gateway where you can enter your debit or credit card details securely.

You will receive an email receipt of your payment once it has been authorised.

Should you have any questions on the above, please contact the school office on 0191 5536013.