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. 


We are proud to announce that Ark Burlington Danes Academy is working towards gaining the professional accreditation Investor in Careers (IiC).

To receive the IiC award, a school needs to demonstrate a commitment to, and evidence of, providing impartial, independent careers education, information, advice and guidance to its students.  A pledge the Academy takes very seriously.

Investor in Careers is one of the highest accolades an organisation can receive for excellence in this area of work.  The award is about improving students’ career awareness, providing them with access to a broad range of opportunities, raising their aspirations and working with them to ensure they achieve their full potential.

Attaining this award is no mean feat and the school’s career professionals, Mrs Clare Finnett and Mrs Beth Gregory will be consulting with all the school’s stakeholders, including students, teachers, parents, governing body and link employers to make Ark BDA’s careers entitlement the best possible.

We are close to attaining Stage One of the IiC’s three stage process and we hope to be awarded the full accreditation by July 2017.