KS4 Curriculum

A pair of crackers

Congratulations to our friends at Fortismere who, along with Alexandra Park School, were once again named in The Sunday Times Top State Schools.

We don’t get too excited about lists and rankings at Alexandra Park School.  There are so many tables with various criteria.  How do you compare the full range of schools with their different characteristics?  At Alexandra Park School we are proud to be an inclusive comprehensive; we welcome every challenge and celebrate every achievement across our diverse community of students.  These include results from those students who overcome massive cognitive challenges to achieve their best, to others that seem to have a natural ability to succeed in exams.  I am experienced enough, by the way, to know that behind all success there is usually years of hard work.

So it was pleasing to see that once again APS has made it into The Sunday Times Top State Schools. This list focuses on just the very top grades achieved at A level and GCSE, which we know doesn’t really do justice to the hard work of every student and every school.  As one would expect, the list is dominated by highly selective and faith schools.  APS sits alongside Henrietta Barnet, Latymer and QE Boys, and Cardinal Vaughan or JFS. Nevertheless, APS is proud to be up there amongst this group of the most high achieving schools.

APS is proof of the possibility of successfully educating a full range of students in just one school.  Well done to all.

There are more than 3,000 secondary schools in England.  To have two of the top state schools in the country within a mile of each other is pretty impressive.

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Newsletter December 2019

As Andy Williams croons on his 60’s classic, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, Christmas offers the opportunity for us to spend quality time with family and friends. 

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Pre-order your Christmas Tree

APSA invites you to pre-order your Christmas trees.

The trees are 150/170cm (5ft-6ft) premium grade ‘Nordman low drop’ Christmas trees.

christmas tree animated gif 30Each tree costs £42. All proceeds will go to APSAs fundraising.

The trees are to be collected on Monday 2nd December, the day of our annual Christmas lecture, choir and festivities, from the school playground.

On the 2nd December, the trees can be collected between 4:30 – 7:15pm (the Christmas lecture will run between 6:00-7:00pm). We regret you will be unable to pick up your tree at any other time.

Information on the Christmas lecture and how to sign up will be shared soon.

Please fill in the order form available to Download here and the Payment option will be set up on ParentPay when the form is returned to the school office.

Last payment date Friday 22nd November

Thank you

Key Terms and Conditions:

  • The school needs to meet the minimum order number required by the supplier. If this number is not met, we will not be able to place the order and the money paid via Parent Pay will be refunded.
  • The tree collections are on a first come first served basis, so if you would like to have a choice of the tree please arrive early.
  • There is no parking on the school site. Trees will need to be carried to the location of the car outside of school or carried home.
  • If we have a suitable amount of volunteers, we will endeavour to assist you to carry the tree to the car (not homes) but this may not be possible.
  • The trees must be collected on Monday 2nd December at the times specified. 
  • The school has no facility for refunding after the order has been placed, please contact the supplier directly (information available on request) if there are issues,  you may need to take the tree back to the supplier in Reigate if you are dissatisfied.
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