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. 

BDA History Trip to Berlin

A group of BDA historians from key stages four and five travelled to Berlin at the end of last term to learn more about the Weimar Republic, the Nazi period and the Cold War.

The itinerary for the three days included a Weimar and Nazi Germany walking tour, a Cold War tour, visits to Sachsenhausen concentration camp and the Reichstag Building, and trips to the Jewish and DDR museums.

Trip lead Ms McCartney said: “It was a pleasure to take the students to Berlin over Easter. Year 13 students could see the impact the ideological divisions of the Cold War still have on the landscape of the city. Our excursion to Sachsenhausen concentration camp brought poignancy to the GCSE courses, as they saw a living memorial of the Holocaust and witnessed the conditions of the camps and the brutality of the regime.

“On the Friday evening we climbed the Reichstag dome to view the city that students have learnt so much about in History, from the Weimar Republic to the Reichstag fire and the Berlin wall dividing its grounds.

“The trip was a fantastic educational experience and the students were amazing. A massive thank you must be said to Mr Preston and Miss Aitken, who gave up their time, and to the parents who supported us.”