Mark Hall Academy
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2.8
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Student
Aug 3, 2022
4.9

Getting a lot better

Getting better from when it was in the old trust a few years ago.
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Student
Jun 6, 2022
4.9

Good teacher

great school and very helpful teacher
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Student
Jun 6, 2022
1.5

From a Mark Hall Academy Student

As a student of this school for 5 years, Mark Hall Academy used to be a enjoyable school until 2018 when the former headteacher left. Since then the school has been falling more into a great disappointment.

Through the first couple of years in the school I was struggling with mental health issues which the school was known about and didn’t do much about it. I asked for a counsellor and waited three years to finally have one which was too late as was already leaving for GCSEs.

Mark Hall Academy doesn’t handle anything the students put forward they tell the female students about how they present themselves and about lengths of skirts, skorts, sock lengths and how their hair is presented. At the beginning of 2021 Academy year all year 11 students were taken into the hall to be told about The skirt lengths and about how boys could easily take photos of what’s up their skirts and male teachers could see up there as well so instead of The teachers teaching the male students about what’s right and wrong with that statement they would rather tell the female students on how they should dress themselves. The students who wore skorts also got banned because of this skorts being too short and distracting the boys. One of the former male teachers at Mark Hall Academy took a whole class of year 8 female students outside of their classroom and made them line up against the wall to check their skirt lengths. Walking around Mark Hall Academy as a female student makes you feel uncomfortable and disturbed by any male teachers or male students because of how the school represents male figures around the school.

Although Mark Hall Academy has sports facilities they are never used properly it is always the same PE lessons every week.
Bullying is a massive factor that happens in the school and nothing ever happens about it when you go to tell a teacher about anything they will ever ask you to go talk to your head of year, guidance manager or form tutor instead of helping themselves.

Through their lessons you learn little to nothing the classrooms always have distractions by other pupils or the teacher doesn’t understand what they’re teaching. Through year 11s doing GCSEs this has been one of the hardest things to go through and most year 11 students don’t see The point on going into school anymore because they aren’t learning anything.
Throughout my five years at that dreadful school I have watched many people throughout my year leaving To go to other schools because of how poor Mark Hall Academy is.

The school gives stupid sanctions for no particular reason such as wearing your coat inside the academy when the teachers that are giving the sanction are wearing their coats. Also when you go into the academy during lunch and break which is not allowed and will be given a 45 minute detention no matter what your excuse is. You are not allowed to sit inside the cafeteria until your year has been called out it doesn’t matter what’s the weather is like they will still make you stand outside.

Even teachers that have left Mark Hall Academy have said on the last Day how shocking the school really is and feels sorry for us to stay for A full five years.
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Student
May 10, 2022
1.0

It’s good besides the teacher taking a dump on my desk

Teacher shat on my desk

It was alright but the teachers taking a massive shet on my desk
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Student
May 8, 2022
4.9

Nice school

Nice school, very strict
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Student
Jan 13, 2022
1.0

Zero freedom, uncomfortable learning environment

This place is more like a military camp rather than a school. They’re raising their children to all be exactly the same, and care more about the length of their skirts than their education and wellbeing.

How is anyone supposed to feel comfortable speaking to the safeguarding team when all they do is patrol the place like police officers and sanction students for every small mistake?

The system is terrible. They’re made to line up outside every morning, lunch, and break, and are given a 90 minute detention after school if they aren’t in a dead straight line, talk, or even turn their head to the side. Come on, it just sounds wild to type it’s that unrealistic. This isn’t the way to discipline children.

Students can’t hear themselves think because of the amount of shouting and demands being thrown at them. Horrible learning environment. Zero freedom.

If the teachers don’t have trust in their students, how are the students supposed to trust them?
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Student
Oct 5, 2021
1.6

Awful.

Homophobia and transphobia there is awful. I started there with big ambitions and left with nothing but poor mental health. Learnt nothing. BMAT isn't helping either. The school declined since the principal left in 2018.
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Other
Aug 13, 2021
1.2

Horrible school

Horrible school, do not send your child here. The school has just been declining since 2018 when that principal left. They don't have good teachers that care about students well-being and mental health. The discrimination for sexuality and gender is awful. Trans or any type of LGBT is not accepted there by other students and it's never delt with. Sexist comments towards female students and teachers is horrible and not much happens for punishment. The verbal bullying is another thing too! So don't bring your child here.
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Other
Jul 19, 2021
1.7

Absolutely horrible school

Horrible school, if you think you're child will do well here I'm sorry to say your wrong. Most teachers here don't take into consideration of students feelings or mental health. They take forever when dealing with problems and the behaviour is God awful. The students are beyond rude, and I've heard some of them being sexist and homophobic. The school has gradually crumbled to the ground in the past 4 years and I'm sure bmat is not going to be able to fix much. They say they care about students well-being and mental health yet my sons friend has constantly gone home in tears cause of this place and how they are treated. So once again if you think this school is good I can assure you now it's nowhere near good. Burnt mill or passmores is a better option.
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Parent
May 18, 2021
5.0

Good School

Great teachers working their best to achieve their Ofsted AFI’s. However, students are horrible and their parents need to learn to parent them and not expect the school to do it for them. Very strict and preparing students for workplaces
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