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6 December 2019


Dear parent carer

Monday 9 December – Full closure for KS3 only

I am writing to advise you that we have reluctantly decided to close KS3 all day on Monday 9 December.  This applies to years 7-9 only.  The Academy will remain open for KS4 and KS5.


We continue to have major issues with staffing, with nearly one third of teachers off sick today.  I am already aware that I have a high number of staff certified as sick for Monday, meaning that we will be unable to cover classes effectively. 


However, by having years 10-13 in school we can continue to provide these exam groups with a quality experience.


I expect all students to return to the Academy on Tuesday 10 December.


Thank you for your support.


Kind regards


Alison Downey




APA Careers Fair 2019

This April we opened our doors and welcomed in a wide range of exhibitors for our careers fair, now in its second year of running. This was our largest event yet; we had a HUGE range of employers, universities, colleges, training and apprenticeship providers and industry professionals from areas such as Engineering/Built Environment, Business, Healthcare, Childcare, Creative, Finance, Law, Hospitality, Music, Theatre, Animation, Science & STEM, Armed and Community Services, Sports and Fitness, Fashion & Retail and Charity sectors.

Every student in the school from years 7 through to 13 had the opportunity to network with the various exhibitors and do some crucial fact finding. Having the opportunity to speak to people with different professions, backgrounds and educational pathways means that students can get an honest insight into the world of work and understand different ways in which to reach their career goals. On the day itself many of our students came away having secured work experience, or had build their contact network for the future, hopefully leading them on to great things... watch this space!