BDA in the Community

At Burlington Danes we are proud to be part of the local west London community.

Our community relations are symbiotic - we seek to serve and enrich our community while at the same time bringing expertise from the community into BDA to enrich the education of our students.

We enrich the community through:

Christmas tea dance

We invite senior citizens from the local community to BDA for a festive afternoon of song and dance. A Christmas buffet warms the spirits, before a raffle, bingo and a traditional dance. An event not to be missed for our more seasoned neighbours!

Christmas hampers

Reception becomes a holding station for hundreds of festive goodies each December as students and staff bring presents to distribute to the local community.

Local history projects

Once a year we suspend the timetable for two days for students to work in cross-curricular teams researching the local area.

Charity week

Our annual fundraising extravaganza raises thousands for community causes in W12 and beyond.

The community enriches us through:

BBC

The internationally renowned media corporation makes regular visits to BDA, whether it be to interview our students for a news item or to run journalism workshops with our gifted and talented students. Groups of students are regularly invited to Television Centre just down the road on Wood Lane for tours and study sessions.

Queens Park Rangers Football Club

Our local football club have an award winning community development team. They support us with their early morning Inspire Football sessions and regular study skills sessions in their educational facilities at Loftus Road Stadium. They are also generous in their provision of match tickets, enabling us to support QPR all the way to the Premier League.

Guest speakers

Every 6 weeks we welcome a guest speaker to BDA to share with students insight form their chosen profession. We’ve recently been treated to wonderful presentations from Conservative politician Shaun Bailey, Amnesty International advocacy director Steve Crawshaw, TV vet Paul Manktelow and maverick city banker Steve Horkulak.