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. 

Rising Star Performs at Downing Street

A Burlington Danes Academy sixth form drama student performed a "compelling" monologue for government ministers at Downing Street on Friday.

Rahsaan Mauricette Brown recited Henry V's famous Saint Crispen's Day speech in front of Education Secretary Michael Gove, among others, at the Prime Minister's residence.

Dame Sally, who accompanied Rahsaan, said that the passionate rendition left many audience members in tears.

Rahsaan was invited to Downing Street as part of the Shakespeare for Schools Festival, having impressed in the academy's production of William Shakespeare's historic tragedy at Riverside Studios in November.

A spokesman for the festival said: "Rahsaan really commanded the room. He is an incredibly confident, mature and compelling performer.

"He has a charisma that captivates an audience as soon as he walks on stage."

Director of RADA Edward Kemp and award winning author Frances Osborne also attended the event where 12 students from five different schools took to the stage.

Concluding proceedings, Mr Gove said: "Shakespeare's language is our language. It is our inheritance.

"Through the Shakespeare for Schools Festival many pupils will now have the chance to share and enjoy this inheritance."