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. 

Sixth Form Applications

Ms Megaw: After obtaining recognition as an Outstanding Sixth Form cohort, the competition for places in year 12 for September 2014 is fierce. Our intake is likely to be the highest ever recorded, with external applicants already being interviewed for their places, and we are therefore likely to be oversubscribed this year. BDA students - your place is not guaranteed! You must ensure you have handed in your applications to secure your interview, with the deadline for applications on 18th December.

Year 11s are encouraged to hand in their applications early to ensure that you are interviewed in good time- students will be interviewed on a first come, first serve basis - so if you hand it in on the week of the deadline you are unlikely to know if you have a conditional offer until summer! In addition, students need to complete not only their subject choices but also an extended writing section on why they should be considered, as well as a school reference by their tutors or DOL. It is very important that students know their predictive data to determine their pathway which is included in the prospectus documentation given out at the open evening, picked up from Ms Foster at reception, or downloaded from our website

I will be popping into Year 11 assembly on the 9th December to answer any questions, and with current Sixth Form students to give you their view on why you should apply. Don't delay, hand in your sixth form applications to Ms Foster in reception to secure your interview at our Outstanding BDA Sixth Form!