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. 

Yr 9 rugby on the rise

Burlington Danes Academy 12 – 15 Twyford

With morale floating somewhere high above the academy grounds following last term’s hard-earned victory over Hammersmith Academy, Wednesday afternoon saw BDA’s Year 9 rugby boys take to the astro for their first match of 2014.

Twyford - a school known for producing strong rugby teams - turned up raring to go, looking well organised and thoroughly prepared for a good game. It didn’t disappoint.

The first half got off to ripping start. The opposition dominated early possession, playing a fast-paced, physical brand of rugby, while BDA’s defence lived up to its fierce reputation. The boys absorbed a barrage of pressure only to see a Twyford forward slip through the net for the opening score.

The boys kept their heads up and asserted a little dominance of their own. With Adam Elbounabi posing a threatening presence in attack, Yassin Seddik controlling the tempo and Aston Solomon taking it to Twyford physically, a try was sure to come soon. It did: James Patton drove over the line from 10 meters to level the scores.

The visitors replied quickly with a second try to regain the lead, but BDA’s scrum proved a considerable asset once again, with the likes of Jay Devane, Arbnor Bejtullahu and Yonis Ahmed securing a great deal of possession for the backs to attack with. Omah Kouadri, who had tackled superbly all game, scored an excellent try to bring the match to 10-15, with the extra two converted by Solomon.

Another solid leading performance from captain Kurt Fagyan, a superb defensive display from substitute D’Shane Moise and a healthy dose of team spirit saw BDA inching towards victory.

However, a few minor errors with the ball in hand and a slight lack of urgency shifting it wide proved the difference; they finished the wrong side of 15-13. Another huge win was on the table and the boys just missed out, but they did themselves proud in the process.

Take heart from another excellent performance - you are improving all the time.