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. 

Former BDA Student Addresses the Oxbridge Project

Dr O’Hear: On Tuesday April 8th Haengeun Chi, Oxford Univeformer outstanding BDA student and now a maths undergraduate at rsity, came to address the Oxbridge Project. She gave the students a riveting talk on her own journey to Oxford and what that entailed before setting them some maths problems for the group to get their teeth into!

She also talked about the extracurricular and social dimension to Oxford. Haengeun even challenged the students with some of the questions she herself was asked at her Oxford Interview (and credit is due to Ezra Gill and Yassen Seddik who actually managed to work it out!), and told the group about the astonishing feat that is managing to have a balance between working and socialising at Oxford.

Her passion for maths was evident as she described her excitement at seeing pre-eminent mathematicians strolling around her college every day; it is clear that Haenguen has landed in the perfect institution!

The students had lots of questions for Haengeun, including one on which teachers had inspired her to pursue her dream of attaining a place at one of the world's top universities. Haengeun spoke movingly about how Mr Fairburn, Mr Gidaropoulos and Ms Okezie had all motivated her in different ways.

We're very grateful to Haengeun for taking the time to come in and hope that some of the members of the Oxbridge a Project will soon be following in her illustrious footsteps.