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. 


House Day took place on Tuesday and it was exciting to see all the activities that happened around the academy.

Between periods 4 – 7, students in Key Stages 3 and 4 came together in true BDA community spirit to represent their Houses.

The day was an excellent representation of team work and saw students at their most creative. There were several tributes to Black History Month, such as stencil creations of inspirational figures and various paintings of flags.

It was also a pleasure to witness staff getting stuck in with their students, with Mr Crawford drawing in on his inner Picasso, and Mr Carr-Jones being the model maestro with his enthusiastic choir group.

Other highlights that took place around the academy involved; Tudor house making, chocolate brownie baking, and a steels pan ensemble!

A big well done goes to all students and staff that were only to keen to represent their Houses. We look forward to some more displays of team work in the near future!