Admissions

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All admissions to Alexandra Park School are managed by the London Borough of Haringey (LBH) in line with published procedures.  The link below will take you to the relevant details.  Please do not contact us directly: we will only be able to refer you to the LBH.  The school PAN has increased to 232 in 2016.

Haringey Admissions

Postal Address Telephone Email
Haringey School Admissions
Education Services
3rd Floor
River Park House
225 High Road
N22 8HQ
020 8489 1000 schooladmissions@haringey.gov.uk

Oversubscription criteria

When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan or Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

1 Children in Care/Looked After Children

Children who are looked after by a local authority or were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order.
A looked after child is a child who is [a] in the care of a local authority; or [b] being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions [see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).

2 Social Medical

Children who the authority accepts have an exceptional medical or social need for a place at Alexandra Park Secondary School. Applications will only be considered under this category if they are supported by a written statement from a doctor, social worker or other relevant independent professional. The information must confirm the exceptional medical or social need and demonstrate how Alexandra Park is the only school that can meet the defined needs of the child.

3 Brother or Sister

Children with a brother or sister already attending the school in year 7 – 11 and who will still be attending on the date of application. This category includes foster brothers and sisters, half brothers and sisters, stepbrothers and sisters or adopted brothers and sisters. Parents should note that in all these cases, the brother or sister must be living at the same address as the child for whom the application is made.

4 Children of members of staff

A staff member is defined as a person who has a permanent contact of employment with the Governing Body of the school at the time of application and qualifies in the following circumstances:

  • The child for whom application is being made is living at the same address as the staff member; and either
    • the member of staff is recruited to a post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage; or
    • the member of staff has been employed by the school for three or more years at the time the application for admission is made.

The upper limit on the number of children of staff to be admitted in any one academic year is 16. The tiebreak for the admission of children of staff will be the length of time the member of staff has worked at the school.

5 Distance

Children living closest to the preferred school.

Tie breakers

The tie breaker for criteria other than the children of staff is: children living closest to the school measured in a straight line from the Ordnance Survey address point for the child’s home to the Ordnance Survey address point of the school, calculated using a computerized mapping system. The tiebreak for two or more applications that live exactly the same distance from the school will be random allocation using a computerized system.

Multiple births

If only one place is available at the school and the next child who qualifies for a place is one of multiple birth, the school will go over the published admission number.

Waiting list

Parent/carers can request that their child be added to the waiting list following an unsuccessful application. The waiting list is maintained by the local authority and is ordered strictly in accordance with the above oversubscription criteria.

Waiting list positions can change at any time depending on other applicants’ circumstances and it is important to note that a child’s position may go down as well as up if other applicants join the waiting list. Being on the waiting list does not guarantee a place at the school.

Oversubscription criteria

When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan or Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order:

1 Children in Care/Looked After Children

Children who are looked after by a local authority or were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangements, or special guardianship order. 

A looked after child is a child who is [a] in the care of a local authority; or [b] being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).

2 Social Medical

Children who the authority accepts have an exceptional medical or social need for a place at Alexandra Park Secondary School. Applications will only be considered under this category if they are supported by a written statement from a doctor, social worker or other relevant independent professional. The information must confirm the exceptional medical or social need and demonstrate how Alexandra Park is the only school that can meet the defined needs of the child.

3 Brother or Sister

Children with a brother or sister already attending the school in year 7 – 11 and who will still be attending on the date of application. This category includes foster brothers and sisters, half brothers and sisters, stepbrothers and sisters or adopted brothers and sisters. Parents should note that in all these cases, the brother or sister must be living at the same address as the child for whom the application is made.

If a place is obtained for an older child using fraudulent information, there will be no sibling connection available to subsequent children from that family.

4 Children of members of staff

A staff member is defined as a person who has a permanent contact of employment with the Governing Body of the school at the time of application and qualifies in the following circumstances:

  • The child for whom application is being made is living at the same address as the staff member; and either
    • the member of staff is recruited to a post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage; or
    • the member of staff has been employed by the school for three or more years at the time the application for admission is made.

The upper limit on the number of children of staff to be admitted in any one academic year is 16. The tiebreak for the admission of children of staff will be the length of time the member of staff has worked at the school.

5 Distance

Children living closest to the preferred school.

Tie breakers

The tie breaker for criteria other than the children of staff is: children living closest to the school measured in a straight line from the Ordnance Survey address point for the child’s home to the Ordnance Survey address point of the school, calculated using a computerized mapping system. The tiebreak for two or more applications that live exactly the same distance from the school will be random allocation using a computerized system.

Multiple births

If only one place is available at the school and the next child who qualifies for a place is one of multiple birth, the school will go over the published admission number.

Waiting list

Parent/carers can request that their child be added to the waiting list following an unsuccessful application. The waiting list is maintained by the local authority and is ordered strictly in accordance with the above oversubscription criteria.

Waiting list positions can change at any time depending on other applicants’ circumstances and it is important to note that a child’s position may go down as well as up if other applicants join the waiting list. Being on the waiting list does not guarantee a place at the school.

Misleading or false information

Under the Trust’s oversubscription criteria, places may be allocated on the basis of the proximity of the child’s permanent home address to the school. The Board of Trustees are concerned that on some occasions the permanent home address given by some applicants may not be genuine, but rather an address of convenience, given for the specific purpose of securing a place at the school. The Board of Trustees wants to ensure that applicants who provide an address of convenience or misleading or fraudulent information do not deprive other children of a rightful place at Alexandra Park School.

An address of convenience is considered to be an address used by a parent/carer solely or mainly in order to gain an advantage in accessing a school place for a child where the address used is not the child’s only or main residence.

We take any attempt to obtain a school place through fraudulent means very seriously. If the Board of Trustees becomes aware that a place was secured for a child at the school on the basis of an address of convenience or misleading or false information, it reserves the right, within the terms of the School Admissions Code, to withdraw the offer of a place or, if the child has already started at the school, to remove the child from the school roll.

We consider that every school place obtained by deception is unfair, as other children are being deliberately denied their legitimate claim to take up that place. We work collaboratively with Haringey Council to carry out rigorous checks to ensure that applications are not fraudulent. We carry out random checks on a number of applications and we reserve the right to carry out home visits to the address used on your application form.

The Board of Trustees will refer the suspected use of an address of convenience to Haringey Local Authority for consideration under the Haringey Address of Convenience Protocol, available online at www.haringey.gov.uk/fraudulent-applications.

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Changing from Single Academy Status to Multi-Academy Status

The Governing Body of Alexandra Park School is considering a proposal to become a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). This is a relatively straightforward process since APS is already a Single Academy Trust (SAT).  As part of the decision-making process, the Governing Body is seeking the views of parents/carers and it will take these into account before a final decision is made.

The attached letter sets out more detail on the proposal and the attached Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provides further information.  In summary, schools and academies judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted Inspectors (as is the case with APS) are now responsible for taking a lead role and working collaboratively with other schools, providing support where necessary. APS already works closely with Haringey schools through its designation as a National Teaching Alliance School. The MAT model will enable us to consider what other collaborative arrangements we could put in place to improve and impact positively on educational experiences of a larger number of young people. 

The Governing Body is committed to maintaining and continuing to enhance the outstanding work of Alexandra Park School.  The decision to become a MAT will not impact on that commitment.

The consultation period for this proposal is set out below

EventDate
Consultation start date
Friday 18 March 2016
Open meeting for parents/carers with the Headteacher and Governors
Wednesday 27 April 2016
6.30pm School Library
Final date for e-mail, written and website responses
Friday 13 May 2016

We look forward to hearing your views. You can give us feedback via the MAT Consultation feedback form (below); by e-mail to sdaley@alexandrapark.school; in writing to the Chair of the Governing Body c/o the Clerk to the Governing Body, Alexandra Park School, Bidwell Gardens, London N11 2AZ.

Michael McKenzie

Headteacher

Letter for parents

Frequently Asked Questions

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Sixth Form revision sessions 2019

These are our scheduled revision sessions for the summer exams.  Please make sure that you confirm your attendance with your teacher.

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Sixth form revision sessions 2019
0 Date Day Time Subject 1 Y12 or Y13 Staff Room
Spring 2 03/03/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Spanish Oral Prep 13 EDE
Spring 2 24/03/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm French Oral Prep 13 TBL
Spring 2 30/03/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Spanish Writing & Translation 13 EDE
Easter Holidays 06/04/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Photography 13 NDY/NBE/TKA
Easter Holidays 06/04/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Textiles 13 JCA/FGS G14
Easter Holidays 09/04/2019 Tuesday 9am-1pm Chemistry Paper 1 Y13 JRA S5
Easter Holidays 10/04/2019 Wednesday 9am-1pm Classics Y12 and Y13 PSH 105
Easter Holidays 12/04/2019 Friday 9am-1pm Chemistry Y12 and Y13 JRA S5
Easter Holidays 15/04/2019 Monday 9am-1pm Physics Y13 JMA S17
Easter Holidays 16/04/2019 Tuesday 9am-1pm Chemistry Paper 2 Y13 JRA S5
Easter Holidays 16/04/2019 Tuesday 1pm-5pm Mandarin Paper 1 Y12 and Y13 SMA 210
Easter Holidays 17/04/2019 Wednesday 9am-1pm Classics Y12 and Y13 PSH 105
Summer 1 27/04/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm English - Tragedy 13 CPE
Summer 1 27/04/2019 Saturday 1pm-5pm Mandarin Paper 4 Y12 and Y13 SMA 210
Summer 1 28/04/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm SPANISH SPEAKING 13 EDE/TDA 208
Summer 1 28/04/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Drama 13 MVA
Summer 1 04/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Art 13 NDY/NBE/TKA
Summer 1 11/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm English Soc. & Pol. Prot. Writ. 13 CPE/TWA
Summer 1 11/05/2019 Saturday 1pm-5pm Bus BTEC Paper 3 Yr 12 and 13 MFL/RDE 214
Summer 1 11/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Business BTEC Paper 3 Yr 12 and 13 MFL/RDE 214
Summer 1 11/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Politics Paper 2 13 DSA 111
Summer 1 12/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Classics 13 PSH 105
Summer 1 18/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Economics 13 IST 218
Summer 1 18/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Classics 13 CBC
Summer 1 18/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Politics Ideologies Pap. 1 & 2 13 CBE
Summer 1 18/05/2019 Saturday 1pm-5pm Business Paper 1 Yr 13 LPO 217
Summer 1 19/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm SPANISH LISTENING/READING/TRAN 13 EDE/TDA 208
Summer 1 19/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm FRENCH LISTENING READING/TRANS 13 TBL/SMI 207
Summer 1 19/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm History 13 TCL
Summer 1 19/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Drama 13 MVA
Summer 1 19/05/2019 Sunday 1pm-5pm Economics Paper 2 Yr13 TCU 214
Summer 1 25/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Mandarin Paper 2 Y12 and Y13 SMA 210
Half Term 30/05/2019 Thursday 9am-1pm RS - Philosophy of Religion Year 13 NKE 109
Summer 2 01/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Business Studies Paper 2 Y12 and Y13 TCM 214
Summer 2 01/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Maths - A2 P1 Y13 and 12D1 VBH/JBA 303, 319
Summer 2 01/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm History 13 TBC
Summer 2 01/06/2019 Saturday 1pm-5pm Computer Science 13 JBA
Summer 2 01/06/2019 Saturday 1pm-5pm Economics Paper 3 Yr 13 TCM 214
Summer 2 02/06/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Further Maths Yr13 JBA
Summer 2 02/06/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Philsophy Year 13 CBE 109
Summer 2 02/06/2019 Sunday 1pm-5pm Media Studies Paper 1 12 & 13 SKE 114
Summer 2 02/06/2019 Sunday 1pm-5pm Business Paper 3 yr 13 TCU 214
Summer 2 08/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Maths- A2 P2 Y13 and 12D1 VBH/JBA 303, 319
Summer 2 08/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm US Politics Year 13 DSI
Summer 2 08/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Classics 13 CBC
Summer 2 08/06/2019 Saturday 1pm-5pm Media Studies Paper 2 12 & 13 SJS 112
Summer 2 08/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm History 13 PSH 105
Summer 2 09/06/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Maths- A2 P3 Y13 and 12D1 VBH/JBA 303, 319
Summer 2 09/06/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Philsophy Year 13 NKE 109
Summer 2 16/06/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Further Maths Yr 13 JBA

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Y11 Passport to Success 2018/19

There are many revision sessions, running across all subjects between now and the summer exams.  This list is updated weekly, so please check back regularly.

Weekly revision sessions | Saturday and holiday revision sessions

Weekly revision sessions

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Passport to Success - 2019 revision sessions
Day Time Subject Targeted Students Staff Room
Monday 3:30-4:30 Business Studies and Economics Any IST 218
Monday 3.15-4.30 Art All NDY 309
Monday 3.15-5.00 Product Any LPE/RAN/LHR G13/10
Monday Lunch Drama Mr Deer's Group Any EDR P11
Monday Lunch Drama Miss Vasey's Group Any MVA 125
Monday 3.20-4.20 PE Any BCO EW02
Monday 1.20-2.00 Physics Any JMA S08
Monday 3.20-4.20 Chemistry Intervention students NAL S5
Tuesday 3:20-4:20 English All students who have signed up + intervention group
Tuesday After school Geography All KGR EW06
Tuesday 3.15-4.30 Textiles All FGA G14
Tuesday After school Music Mr Bragoli's group Composition Coursework MBA P12
Tuesday 3.15-5 Product Any LPE/RAN/LHR G13/10
Tuesday After School History Underachieving boys TCL 115
Tuesday After School Drama Those not in English MVA 117
Wednesday 8.00-8.45 RS Targeted NRI 109
Wednesday After school Music Ms Stephens' group Composition Coursework SST P12
Wednesday 3.15-4.30 Art All NBE 314
Wednesday 3.15-5 Product Any LPE/RAN/LHR G13/10
Wednesday 3.15-4.15 Physics Any LDA S10
Wednesday 3.15-4.15 PE Any RHA EW02
Wednesday 1.20 -2.00 Chemistry Any RJO S15
Wednesday 1.20 -2.00 Mandarin Underachieving students SJM 210
Thursday after school Maths starting October 4th
Thursday after school ICT All AFA 219
Thursday 3.15-5.00 Product Any LPE/RAN/LHR G13/10
Thursday 1.30-1.55 Biology any PSA S22
Thursday 1.30-1.55 Mandarin Underachieving students SJM 210
Friday 1:30-1:55 English re-read of J&H Students who signed up KJB 203
Friday 3.15-5.00 Product Any LPE/RAN/LHR G13/10

Saturday and holiday revision sessions

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Passport to Success - 2019 Saturday and holiday revision sessions
Month Period Date Day Time Subject Targeted Students Staff Room
April Easter 06/04/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Physics Paper 1 All JDA S10
April Easter 08/04/2019 Monday 9am-1pm Physics Paper 1 All JDA S10
April Easter 09/04/2019 Tuesday 9am-1pm History All PSH 105
April Easter 09/04/2019 Tuesday 9am-1pm History all EED 115
April Easter 10/04/2019 Wednesday 9am-1pm Physics Paper 1 Separate Science JDA S10
April Easter 10/04/2019 Wednesday 9am-1pm Geography All (Max. 50) DSH 101
April Easter 11/04/2019 Thursday 9am-1pm Chemistry paper 1 All JRA S5
April Easter 12/04/2019 Friday 9am-1pm History TCL class only TCL
April Easter 15/04/2019 Monday 9am-1pm Classics All PSH and CBC 105 and 223
April Easter 16/04/2019 Tuesday 9am-1pm Mandarin Speaking Appointment SJM 210
April Easter 18/04/2019 Thursday 9am-1pm Chemistry paper 2 All JRA S5
April Easter 18/04/2019 Thursday 9am-1pm Drama (2pm-5pm) All EDR/MVA 101/125
April Easter 19/04/2019 Friday 9am-1pm Mandarin Speaking Appointment SJM 210
April Easter 19/04/2019 Friday 9am-1pm ICT All MCE 315
April Easter 20/04/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm French Speaking All TBL 207
April Weekend 27/04/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Art All All Art Rooms
April Weekend 28/04/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Media Studies (p2) ALL SKE Media
April Weekend 28/04/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm French Speaking appointments BMA Languages room
May Weekend 04/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Textiles All JCA & FGA G14
May Weekend 04/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Drama All MVA 125
May Weekend 05/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Spanish Speaking / French listening, writing and literary text ALL EDE/TDS/JHE 208/211
May Weekend 05/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Drama All EDR 101
May Weekend 11/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm ICT Summer entires AFA & MCE 117
May Weekend 11/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm PE -Theory PE GCSE BCO/RHA EWO2
May Weekend 12/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm RS ALL NKE 101/109
May Weekend 12/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm SPANISH and FRENCH List/Reading/Writing ALL TBL/TDS/BMA 207/208
May Weekend 18/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Maths All All Maths Rooms
May Weekend 18/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Maths All All Maths Rooms
May Weekend 19/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm RS All NKE 101/109
May Weekend 19/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Geography All East Wing
May Weekend 19/05/2019 Sunday 1pm-5pm Business All LPO/RDE 217/218
May Weekend 19/05/2019 Sunday 1pm-5pm Mandarin Listening&Reading All SJM 210
May Half Term 25/05/2019 Saturday 1pm - 3pm Mandarin All SJM 210
June Weekend 01/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Music All All Music Rooms
June Weekend 01/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm History All History rooms
June Weekend 01/06/2019 Saturday 1pm-5pm Business All IST/MFL 217/218
June Weekend 02/06/2019 Sunday 1pm-5pm Media Studies (p1) All SKE 112
June Weekend 02/06/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Geography All East Wing
June Weekend 02/06/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Maths All All Maths Rooms
June Weekend 08/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Maths All All Maths Rooms
June Weekend 08/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Maths All All Maths Rooms
June Weekend 09/06/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Media Studies (p2) All SKE 112

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Getting to APS

Address

Please note: This is a postal address. Access to the school is not possible through Bidwell Gardens. Access is through Durnsford Recreation Ground or Rhodes Avenue.

Alexandra Park School
Bidwell Gardens, London, N11 2AZ

The main entrance for students is located in Durnsford Recreation Ground.

This entrance is closed during the school day, so visitors and deliveries should use the entrance on Rhodes Avenue, as indicated on the map below.

Walking or Driving to APS

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There is no on-site parking at Alexandra Park School. Spaces in the surrounding streets fill very early, but some parking can be found on Rhodes Avenue and Durnsford Road.


Public Transport

The nearest underground station to Alexandra Park School is Bounds Green. The nearest overground station is Alexandra Palace. The bus routes 102, 299 and 184 all stop out the front of Durnsford Recreation Ground.

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Progress Tracking and Reporting Survey

Link to progress tracking and reporting survey

Dear Parent / Carer

As you are aware, this year represents the start of a period of curriculum change that is being introduced by the Department of Education.

These changes will have a significant impact upon students in every year group. At Key Stage 3 they involve the revision of the National Curriculum, and in particular the removal of the compulsory levels (1-7) that previously existed to measure progress from Years 7 to 9. At GCSE, new qualifications are being introduced in all subjects over the next three years with a different grading system (using numbers, 9-1, instead of A*-G), and at A level all subject specifications are also being revised over the next three years although the grading system will remain unchanged. Vocational qualifications at Key Stages 4 and 5 are also being reformed.

In light of these changes we are currently reviewing our reporting procedures to ensure that they remain effective in fulfilling their purpose of providing information about progress, and means of improvement, to students and parents.

To help inform this process, we are eager to consider the views of parents and would be grateful if you could complete a questionnaire which is available at goo.gl/pZ74uE

Please also be aware that we have produced guides to curriculum change which you can view here.

We are, as always, grateful for your support.

Yours sincerely

Dan Silverman

Deputy Headteacher

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School Administration

Welcome to the Alexandra Park School general office.  The admin team are at the very centre of APS, providing help and support to all staff, students and parents.

Before contacting us, please check below for the answers to some of the most common queries we receive.

School Payments

All school payments are now taken through ParentPay.

Student absence, lateness and appointments

If your child is absent for any reason, or is going to be late, please contact the attendance officer.

020 8826 4880 and select option 1 or enter extension 4872.

attendance@alexandrapark.school

Lost Property

Please ensure that all uniform, PE kit and equipment is clearly marked with your child's name, so that if it's found it can be reunited with the rightful owner.  Any unnamed or unclaimed property will be held at Reception until the end of each term, after which it will be disposed of.

Items brought in / messages for students

Students are expected to be fully prepared for their school day.  However, we do understand that on occasion things can get overlooked.  Should it be necessary to bring items in, or have emergency messages delivered to students, we will always do our very best but please be advised that this may not always be possible.  Your understanding is much appreciated.

Change of contact details

If you have recently moved house, changed telephone number or other contact details then please let the office know.  We may need to contact you in the event of an emergency so it is important that our records are kept up to date.

Other useful information

If your query has still has not been answered, then please do contact us on 020 8826 4880 or through this contact form.
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APSA

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The date of the AGM is 19th November 6pm - 7pm in room 101.
Please note this is also the date of the Y10 student progress day.

What is the Alexandra Park School Association? (APSA)

The Alexandra Park School Association represents all parents/carers in the school and all parents/carers and staff are automatic members of APSA.

We are a registered charity (No. 1093561) and have a constitution, which you can view here.

APSA is run by a small committee of parents/carers drawn from across the school.  We always welcome new volunteers, who can join committees or help volunteer to make individual events successful for the school community.  

In the school year 2018-19 we organised the Christmas Tree event and a parent quiz, attended by over 200 people. We also supported at many music productions and the summer community event.

The AGM was helped on the 1st November 2018 and we elected the following members into names positions:

  • Co-Chair: Chris McNeill
  • Co-Chair: Alison Hills
  • Treasurer: Sheena Patel
  • Secretary: Lara Ford

How you could get involved

We are always looking for help - either in the run-up and preparation for an event or on the day / night itself.  Even if you can help with one thing in the year, it would make a difference.  You don't have to be available for everything.

If you would like to help and / or get involved please email Chris at chrismac.london@gmail.com or Alison at alisonhills4@yahoo.co.uk.

Our main activity is fundraising on behalf of the school and have supported the hardship fund, physics lab and in the financing of a new minibus.

The Next event is on Monday 10th December information can be found here.

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EasyFundRaising

You could be collecting free donations for Alexandra Park School Association - with no effort - whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday.

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, TheTrainLine and Sainsbury's - it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

  1. 1.Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/alexandraparkschoolassociation/and join for free.
  2. 2.Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  3. 3.After you've checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Alexandra Park School Association will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

Contact for any questions re: APS EasyFundRaising - lizwebb@aol.com

Tickets4School

Tickets4Schools is an established and successful fund-raising scheme designed to raise much needed monies for schools and their PTA's.

Theatre and event tickets are sold directly to parents and staff of the school at a discounted price but inclusive of a mandatory donation (usually £5.00 per ticket) to the school. The more tickets sold via the school, the more money is raised. It's as simple as that!

Tickets4School website - http://tickets4schools.com/alexandra-park-school

Shakespeare’s Globe’s “EXTRAORDINARILY ROUSING NEW PLAY” (The Independent) which met with “WHOOPS, CHEERS, BELLY LAUGHS, A STANDING OVATION” (Time Out), now explodes at the Vaudeville theatre. An all-female cast playing both hers and hims rouses “AUDIENCES INTO A PITCH OF FERVOUR”(The Guardian) in a “MAGNIFICENT PRODUCTION” (The Stage) filled with “WIT, FIERCE INTELLIGENCE AND HEADY INTENSITY” (The Times).

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Curriculum Changes - AS and A2

New AS/A levels from 2015/16

As part of the government’s education reforms, AS/A level courses will start to change from September 2015.  In the first year, many of our most popular courses will be changing – art, biology, chemistry, economics, English, history, photography, physics, psychology, sociology and textiles.  In subsequent years more subjects will be reformed.

The main principles of the reform are as follows:

Key changes

  • The biggest change relates to the relationship between AS and A levels.  These qualifications will be entirely separate, although there will be significant overlap in content.  Results in AS examinations will not count towards a final A level grade. 
  • Students will need to complete A level examinations at the end of Year 13 in all units for which examinations were taken at AS.
  • Resits of specific units will not be available – to complete a qualification, students must sit examinations in all units in a single summer examination series.
  • Assessment will be by examination as much as possible.  In phase one coursework will be removed from all subjects apart from English and history (20% in each), art, photography and textiles (100%).  There will also be an element of practical assessment in sciences. 

Continuity

  • Grading will remain the same i.e.  A* - E for A level, and A – E for AS.
  • In 2015/16 students will continue to complete AS level examinations at the end of Year 12 and A level examinations at the end of Year 13.    
  • The level of demand of AS is intended to be the same as the current qualifications.
  • Most students will continue to pursue 4 courses in Year 12 and all will still be required to complete at least 3 courses in Year 13.
  • Universities will consider AS grades when making decisions regarding course offers.

There will also be content changes in many subjects, for example the requirement that all students study a period of at least 200 years in history and other assessment changes such as a greater focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar in the awarding of marks in all subjects.  Further details of changes in individual subjects are included in our Curriculum Guide as soon as they are available. 

It is important to note that some aspects of these proposals are subject to further discussion between the government, Ofqual and the examinations boards and could be changed prior to implementation.

Timescale for AS/A level reform 2015 - 2019

1Phase 1 - Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, History, Physics Psychology, Sociology

2Phase 2 (from Sept 2016) - Drama, Geography, MFL, Music, RS

3Phase 3 (from Sept 2017) - Classics, DT, Maths, Media, Politics / All others

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