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. 

High Flying BDA Athlete

Lia Stephenson, Year 12, has achieved exceptional athletic success this year and has been rewarded for her supreme efforts with a special recognition award.

Lia’s triumphant few months began at the end of January with the London Indoor Games, where she won the triple jump - her specialist event - and came second in the 60m sprint. Next was the Middlesex Championships in March which saw Lia again claim top spot in the triple jump and fourth in the 60m, with a personal best of 8.15 seconds.

Her consistent performances are in no small part due to drive and an overwhelming desire to reach the top. Lia is determined to make a name for herself in her first year competing in the U20s category and has made a formidable start.

She said: “Even when I have a bad jump or training session I just stay focused and keep going as my goal is to one day compete for GB at the Olympics. Hopefully with the help and support of my coach, athletes, BDA, family and friends I will be able to pursue my dream.”

Lia added to her extensive list of accomplishments in April with comprehensive victories in the Southern Athletics League, placing first in both the triple jump and high jump. Last month the impressive athlete beat her personal best in the triple jump at the Youth Development League and is now ranked second in London and seventh in the UK.

For her continued success Lia has received the prestigious Jack Petchey Award for Outstanding Achievement. The award is in recognition of her outstanding commitment to sport. She has also been selected to compete at the UK Women's League in June, alongside the best seniors and U20s in the country.

Lia recently received a letter from overseas suggesting that she apply for a sporting scholarship at a US university. For this promising young athlete, the sky’s the limit.