Secondary School Entrance Changes

From Monday 14th January our entrance on Wood Lane will be open to students only until 8:55am. Students will also leave via this entrance as usual at the end of the school day. Any students arriving after 8.55am will have to enter via the Du Cane Road entrance and register at the all-through reception, which is located in the Primary. They will then be escorted to their lessons.  

All visitors, parents and guests will arrive and leave via the Du Cane Raod entrance, at all times and also check in to the all-through reception.

The all-through reception is reached by following the pavement around to the left and entering the primary building. 

Dame Sally Coates to take up new role

After five incredibly successful years at the helm of Burlington Danes Academy, Dame Sally Coates has decided to take up a new opportunity from September this year. She will be joining United Learning - another academy group - as a director.

The school community has paid tribute to her outstanding achievements as principal.

Lord Stanley Fink, Chair of Governors at Burlington Danes Academy, said: “On behalf of the whole school, I want to thank Sally for her hard work and the inspirational way she led our school. From a challenging beginning, Burlington Danes is now one of the best academies in the country.”

Lucy Heller, Chief Executive of ARK, said: “Sally will be much missed by parents, staff and students for the inspiring and exceptional way she led Burlington Danes. It is testament to Sally and her team that Burlington Danes has been transformed to an outstanding academy having been in special measures in 2006. We are sorry to see her go, but wish her every success in her new role. She leaves Burlington Danes in a position to excel as we appoint her successor.”

Dame Sally said: “I will really miss the wonderful friends that I have made at Burlington Danes amongst staff members, parents and of course students. I have no doubt that you will thrive as an exceptional school over the coming years.”

ARK Schools and the Governing Body have a recruitment process in place and will be recruiting an exceptional new Principal to lead us in this new chapter of Burlington Danes’ history. The new Principal will be in post at the beginning of the new school year in September.