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. 

Girls' Football on the Rise

BDA's high-flying girls' football team took part in a tournament hosted by Fulham FC on Wednesday.

Coming up against some very strong opposition, the girls played a total of four matches, winning two, drawing one and losing the other. Despite finishing top of their group with seven points, they did not advance to the semi-finals due to goal difference.

But rest assured this will not knock the confidence of these fantastic young players. There were plenty of positives to take away from the competition: Hannah Buckley Smith scored two excellent goals – securing BDA’s player of the tournament in the process – both Hayley and Amanda defended heroically, and Eman performed consistently well.

Mr Clingham said: “The girls played really well, they were all extremely well behaved and represented the school in an outstanding manner. They were a bit disappointed but they have the last game of the QPR League on Tuesday and then the semi finals of the school playoffs to look forward to.”

Good luck – we can’t wait to hear the results!