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. 


Before half term 29 year 10 Spanish students and 3 very lucky members of staff flew off to Barcelona for a three day trip to immerse themselves in Spanish language and culture.

They were able to visit some of the most famous Spanish sites, including Gaudi’s unfinished Sagrada Família, the beautiful Park Güell and the world famous Camp Nou stadium. Amongst their busy schedule they did manage to also find some time to chill out at the beach and enjoy the brilliant weather!

All of the students were really excellent on the trip and represented ARK BDA not only through their excellent behaviour but also their willingness to get stuck into Spanish culture: all students tried very hard to speak as much Spanish as they could, and some even joined the teachers for a traditional lunch of paella in the famous La Boqueria market.

Hopefully the trip will provide not just good memories for all involved but also the motivation to prepare especially carefully for the upcoming Spanish speaking exams which start on Wednesday 1st July!