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 Pupils Shine With Top GCSE Results
Our most recent cohort of GCSE students are celebrating yet another excellent set of results, with a record-breaking 80% achieving A*-C in at least five subjects including English and maths. This makes us the first ARK transition school to break into the 80s.
This year's results are once again significantly higher than the national average.
BDA Principal Mr Ribton said: "Testimony to the hard work of governors, staff and pupils, the school continues to make a huge difference to the local White City community."
High-performing student Cassandra Macrae, who picked up five A*s, five As and a B, said: “It’s taken willpower, but the amazing thing that the school has done is that they've learnt how to support everyone for everyone’s different needs.
“Teachers take out their own time to come to school to help students. That in itself really pushes people because they know it’s much easier to achieve good grades or great grades when everyone is behind you and everyone’s pushing you.”
Despite offers from other schools, Cassandra wants to attend BDA Sixth Form and hopes one day to be a writer.
Mr Ribton continued: “I am delighted with this year’s GCSE results. The students’ hard work and perseverance has really paid off. They have made incredible progress over the past years and I feel confident they will go on to make the most of their potential.”