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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

Principal

 

 

Year 13 Prom

Last week we partied at the Year 13 Graduation Ceremony and Prom. Each student received a Certificate and a Leaver’s T-shirt - encouraging them to remember their experiences at APA and the amazing teachers they had who helped them get through their exams.

We kicked off the evening by inviting the students and their parents to the theatre were we celebrated their achievements and success at school. Each student came and collected their certificate and took photos.

Later on that evening we went out into the main field area and took group photos with friends, family and teachers in order to cherish these moments. The Year 13’s continued the party at Roots and Shoots Venue in Central London.

It has been a tough final year, and each student has faced their own personal obstacles to overcome. We have applications outstanding for some high quality apprenticeship programmes and University places and some life-changing amounts of money by way of Bursaries through the charity – some up to £30,000. We believe our students have worked incredibly hard and persevered, and we are looking forward to seeing the fruits of their labour on results day on the 16th August.

Hopefully many more years to create memories……!