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. 

Ark farm visits Ark Burlington Danes Primary Academy

Goats, geese, ducks, sheep and a donkey visited our Reception pupils to help them learn about living things.

The animals were visiting as part of the Ark Farm, an independent educational travelling farm which visits schools and gives pupils the chance to interact with farm animals first-hand.

Pupil Makeda Derege, 5, said: “I liked seeing the ducks and hearing how they talked to each other.

“I learned that you need to have a quiet voice around the animals.”

Lisa Crispin, Headteacher at Ark Burlington Danes Primary Academy, said: “At Ark Burlington Danes Primary Academy, we believe in encouraging learning through exploration. This term, we’ve been learning about life and growth cycles and giving our pupils the chance to feed and interact with farm animals was a great way to foster an understanding of those themes.

“Since opening in September, we’ve established a welcoming, safe and happy environment at the school – one we are looking forward to welcoming our new pupils and parents to in September.”