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APS Prospectus

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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 2019/20

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 - 2020 revision sessions
Day Time Subject Targeted Students Staff Room
Monday Lunch All Any- drop in AHU/AFA/ROR 219
Monday 15:15-16:15 Media Studies Any- drop in SKE 114
Monday 15:15-16:15 Business Studies Any- drop in IST 218
Monday 15.15-16.15 Hospitality & Catering Any- drop in LHR G8
Monday 15.15-16.30 Product Design Any- drop in LPE/LHR G13/G10
Monday 3.15-4.30pm. GCSE Art Club Any- drop in NDY 309
Monday 15:15-16:15 Physics Any- drop in JMA/HHD/AGI S12
Monday Lunch Chemistry Any- drop in NAL S5
Monday 15:15-16:15 History Any- drop in TCL 108
Tuesday Lunch All Any- drop in AHU/AFA/ROR 219
Tuesday 15:20-16:20 English Targeted + Student Sign Up English team various
Tuesday 15:20-16:20 Computer Science Any- drop in MPA/AKH 117
Tuesday 15:20-16:20 IT/ I-media Any- drop in AFA/MCE 219
Tuesday Lunch French Any- drop in JNA 212
Tuesday 15:20-16:20 Maths club Any- drop in Maths team 303
Tuesday 15.20-16.30 Product Design Any - drop in LHR G10/G8
Wednesday Lunch Any Any- drop in AHU/AFA/ROR 219
Wednesday Lunch Geography Targeted DSH/THA/AHU EW09
Wednesday 15:15-16:15 Textiles Any- drop in FGA G14
Wednesday 15.20-16.20 Drama Any- drop in EDR/MVA 118
Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm. GCSE Art Club Any- drop in NBE 314
Wednesday lunch French Any- drop in JNA 212
Wednesday lunch English Any- drop in ROR 219
Wednesday
Thursday Lunch All Any- drop in AHU/AFA/ROR 219
Thursday Lunch PE Any- drop in RHA EW02
Thursday 15:15-16:15 English Any- drop in room KJB/HVI 203/201
Thursday 15:15-16:15 Music All BWE P12/P2
Thursday Lunch French Any- drop in JNA 212
Thursday 15:15 - 16:15 Maths Targeted Maths team 3rd floor
Friday Lunch All Any- drop in AHU/AFA/ROR 219
Friday 3.15-4.30 Product Design Any- drop in LHR G10/G8
Friday 1:20-2pm French Yr 10/Fr1 and Yr11/Fr1 JAA 207
Friday 15.15-16.30 Product Design Any- drop in LPE G13
Friday Lunch Biology Any- drop in MSL S24

Saturday and holiday revision sessions

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Passport to Success - 2020 Saturday and holiday revision sessions
Date Period Day Time Subject 1 Targeted Students Staff Room
01/03/2020 Spring Term 2 Sunday 9am-1pm SPANISH Targeted Students for tier decision : Listening and reading EDE 207
08/03/2020 Spring Term 2 Sunday 9am-1pm French All Students (Speaking) JAA 207
08/03/2020 Spring Term 2 Sunday 9am-1pm French BMA: all students (listening, reading, writing) BMA 208
15/03/2020 Spring Term 2 Sunday 9am-1pm French All students (Reading-Listen-Trans) JAA 207
15/03/2020 Spring Term 2 Sunday 9am-1pm SPANISH All sstudents LIST/ RED AND TRANSLATION EDE 208
06/04/2020 Easter Hols Monday 9am-1pm Classics All PSH 105
18/04/2020 Easter Hols Saturday 9am-1pm PE moderated students BBO/RHA sports hall
25/04/2020 Summer Term 1 Saturday 9am-1pm Art All students All art All art rooms
25/04/2020 Summer Term 1 Saturday 9am-1pm French Targerted students (speaking) JAA/BMA 207/208
26/04/2020 Summer Term 1 Sunday 9am-1pm SPANISH ALL STUDENTS/SPEAKING EDE 207
27/04/2020 Summer Term 1 Monday 9am-1pm French Targeted Students (speaking) JAA/BMA 207/208
02/05/2020 Summer Term 1 Saturday 9am-1pm Chemistry Paper 1 Double Higher and Foundation RJO S15
03/05/2020 Summer Term 1 Sunday 9am-1pm BUSINESS all students IST, LPO, RDE, SBI 214, 215, 217, 218
03/05/2020 Summer Term 1 Sunday 9am-1pm French All students (writing-Translation) JAA/BMA 207/208
09/05/2020 Summer Term 1 Saturday 9am-1pm PE all students BBO/RHA EO2
10/05/2020 Summer Term 1 Sunday 9am-1pm RS all students NKE Meeting Room
10/05/2020 Summer Term 1 Sunday 9am-1pm French All students (Listen-Reading) JAA/BMA 207/208
16/05/2020 Summer Term 1 Saturday 9am-1pm SPANISH ALL STUDENTS/WRITING EDE 207
16/05/2020 Summer Term 1 Saturday 9am-1pm Geography All Students DSH EW09
17/05/2020 Summer Term 1 Sunday 9am-1pm RS all students NKE Meeting Room
23/05/2020 Half Term Saturday 9am-1pm Chemistry Paper 2 Double Higher and Foundation RJO S15
30/05/2020 Half Term Saturday 9am-1pm Media P1 All students All students 114
31/05/2020 Half Term Sunday 9am-1pm Geography All Students DSH EW09
06/06/2020 Summer Term 2 Saturday 9am-1pm Media P2 All students SKE 114
07/06/2020 Summer Term 2 Sunday 9am-1pm Geography All Students DSH EW09

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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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