Y8 Parents Evening

DATE CHANGE: Please note that the date for the Y8 Parents’ Evening has been moved from from Wednesday 13th February to Thursday 7th March 16:00 - 19:00.

Change to Autumn half term holiday 2019

From next academic (starting September 2019) APA will move to a two week October half term holiday.  Please be assured there will be no loss to teaching time as we would return to school straight after the August bank holiday and break up one day later for Christmas. To view the new dates please click here

Young Enterprise - The Small Business Challenge!


A Dragons Den style challenge for our Year 8's last week as Young Enterprise held 'The Small Business Challenge'. The event gave students a day in the driving seat of an entrepeneurial business owner - teaching them Financial Literacy, Logo and Branding, Marketing and Campaigns and other key employability skills.


We had this report from APA student Leiah Fiamanya:


'The day centred around starting a small business. In small groups, our task was to buy and improve an existing business. 

We had to design a logo, slogan, t-shirts, a floorplan AND cover finances. The final thing was to write a speech and present it to the 'bank' (judges).

I learnt that creating a business is much harder than I thought - especially thinking of a business name!

I enjoyed the financial side the most because I enjoy Maths and working out sums.

I think I could run my own business in the future but it would be hard to get used to being a Manager!'