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.
Apartheid and Economics
Dr O’Hear: On Tuesday January 21st Dr Tim Leunig, Associate Professor of Economic History at the LSE and Senior Policy Advisor to the Liberal Democrats, came to address the Oxbridge Project.
He delivered a lecture on the economic history of the Apartheid Regime in which he demonstrated that Apartheid was not only a moral travesty but ultimately an economic one too. Dr Leunig also spoke frankly and honestly with the students about his own humble background in Shepherd's Bush and stressed the importance of a good education as the key to economic and spiritual emancipation.
The students were a credit to the Academy. They were full of intelligent, searching questions and Dr Leunig commended them for keeping pace with what was essentially an undergraduate lecture.
The Oxbridge Project now has over twenty regular members and continues to go from strength to strength. Seeing the students hold their own with high- powered outside speakers and engage with such enthusiasm with topics well outside their curriculum is a great source of pride to me.