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 Mock General Election 2015

Last week, we mentioned how the academy was going to be running our own version of the general elections, mimicking the current political status of the country.

Yesterday, the BDA elections took place and an incredible 192 pupils took part in placing their votes. The results were as follows:

National Party No. of Votes Percentage of Votes
LABOUR 114 59%
CONSERVATIVES 31 16%
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS 14 7%
UKIP 25 13%
SPOILT 8 4%

It was a proud moment to see so many young children that are genuinely interested in the status of the country and economy, and it proves that politics is just as important to our younger generation.

A special mention must be given to Year 9 students  who accounted for 39% of our electorate (far more than any other year group).