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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




Jack Petchey Speak Out

Before the Easter holiday, Tyrese represented APA in the Wandsworth Regional Jack Petchey Speakout Challenge final. The Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge is a speaking competition for Year 10 students and includes a one day public speaking workshop held at school. The winner of that session is then taken forward to represent the school at a Regional final. 

Tyrese, with a speech entitled 'Dear Dad' and came third out of 14 standout speeches.



Tyrese is pictured with his mum, grandmother and brother.