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 had a show-stopping end to the week last Friday at the academy.

With a lot of hard work and dedication from our Art & Design faculty, the department hosted a memorable event that showcased art pieces from our A-level and GCSE students.

For the first time in BDA history, there were also contributions from members of our staff which was well received by all who were in attendance.

The works from our students provoked a lot of discussion and interest amongst our avid visitors. There was a combination of both 2-D and 3-D pieces, along with some inspiring visual installations that highlighted just how hard our students have worked over the year.

The show would not have been made possible without the hard work of the faculty, whom we would like to thank.

Additionally, we would also like to thank  our catering team for providing refreshments through out the evening, our students for providing entertainment in the form of music and performance, and last but not least, all parents, students, and friends that came down to offer their support.