BBC School Report is the project managed by the BBC School Report Team which gives 11–16 year old students opportunities to make their own news reports for real life audiences.
In addition to the main BBC School Report Day in March each year, there are BBC School Report Practice Days throughout the year to help students gain hands-on experience before their BIG reporting day in March.
The School Report Newsday is in March and our pupils are constantly looking for new stories to cover, so if you know of anything that you think we should be reporting on please get in touch.
The academic year 2015-2016 sees the 8th time that Whitley Academy's student reporters get involved in the BBC School Report project.

They will be making the news for real on 10th March 2016. We aim to publish the news by 1600 GMT on the News Day, so please save this page as a favourite and return to it later.

The most recent Student Reporters’ work can be found on the right hand side of this page.

The archive of previous BBC School Report work can be seen by following the "Whitley Academy's Reporters' Journey" link below.

To find out more about the project please visit the BBC School Report website:

Whitley Academy's Student Reporter's Policy

Whitley Academy's Reporter's Journey


Hot off the Press!

BBC School Report Practise Day - November, 2015


The Blog

Click here to read how our students got on.



Trip to London Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London

Photostory (link to Youtube )


This year the student reporters focussed on very interesting topics, including how schools tackle social cohesion, self-harm, homelessness, and promoting Comic relief 2015.

These are their very proud reports:

Article Click here.


These are their very proud report products:

BBC School Report Practice Day 14th November 2014

It was the following day right after the visit to our Academy from our link school Kamokita in Hiroshima Japan.

These are our student reporter’s works for the day: Read here

The photostory of the visit from Kamokita students and teachers can been seen here 

Live text from BBC School Report

(at 12:07, 13:48 and 14:36 minutes)

We have been asking School Reporters taking part in the project for their views on the Scottish referendum results. They gave us their reaction and told us how they think it will affect them in the future and for those who voted for the first time - how they found the experience. - The BBC News School Reporters

Scroll down to the last school to see our students comments and views:

Students Interview Michael Gove March 2014

27th March 2014 was BIG BBC School Report Day.

We were lucky to be chosen as one of the six schools to interview Michael Gove – The Secretary of State for Education.We went to the HQ of Department for Education. It was such a great experience for all of us.

View our Telegraph Report here

View our photos here

View our 3 video clips here:

Video 1 - Interview

Video 2 - Michael Goves view of teachers

Video 3 - Michael Gove performs rap!

Photostory produced by BBC School Reporters here

The Coventry Charterhouse Project

The following video clip is about the rich history of the Coventry Charterhouse through the eyes of our year 7 student reporters: Link to YouTube

BBC School Report Practice Day 15 November 2013

It is our first Practice Day. Here it goes, our report:

Video clip (link to Youtube)


US Embassy London Student Journalist Exchange Program An Interview with Pavani – Year 11 student October 2013

Video Clip - Link to YouTube