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. 

Students Welcome Former Diplomat

Dr O’Hear: The Oxbridge Project seminar group extended a warm welcome to this week's speaker, George Walden, on Tuesday October 1st.

Mr Walden, a former senior diplomat, who worked in the USSR during the Krushchev era and in China during the Cultural Revolution, and who was also an MP for fourteen years, took the group on a riveting tour of his fascinating career. Underpinning his career at every step was Mr Walden's passion and aptitude for languages. Fluent in French, Russian and Chinese, but himself originally from humble beginnings on the White City Estate, Mr Walden extolled the importance of languages as the key to his most exciting career opportunities.

He was impressed that at least seven members of the group were already fluent in Arabic and saw bright futures for them provided they could combine this with excellence in other areas. To the others he provided encouragement in their studies of French, Spanish and Latin.

The group listened well and asked pertinent questions. Particularly good questions came from Tariq Ahmed in 11B and Wahbi El Jack Ali in 8B.