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. 

KS3 Girls Football Finals

BDA’s key stage 3 girls football team took on Chelsea Academy in the QPR Schools Football League Finals last weekend, looking to finish their exceptional season on a high.

Having already beaten their opponents in a league encounter earlier in the year, the girls were optimistic; however, thanks to heavy traffic on the way to the ground, they had limited preparation time before the match got underway.

Despite the rushed start, BDA dominated from start to finish with much of the territory and possession. The girls did everything asked of them but could not find the net, with fortune going the other way.

Just before half time, the Chelsea keeper hoofed a long ball towards the BDA goal-mouth, where confusion at the back saw the opposing striker slot home the game’s decisive goal.

Coaches Mr Clingham and Mr Prince were very proud of their team, who, despite obvious disappointment at the final whistle, had the integrity to applaud Chelsea and accept defeat gracefully.

“The girls honestly gave it their all,” said Mr Clingham. “Their behaviour was outstanding as always and it was a pleasure to give up our Saturday.”

Congratulations to Hannah, who received the player of the match award for her tireless hard work, and Hayley, Eman and Amanda, who also had very good games.