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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

 

 

We've got a shiny new minibus!

As our students will have seen parked outside – we have purchased a shiny new mini bus with the APA logo on the side.

This is very exciting as the minibus will not only allow us to access many more extra- curricular events but also to travel in style. It will be great to see the our students arriving at all their sporting fixtures in it and showing APA at our best, let's hope it also works as a good luck charm! - Keep youe eyes peeled for new extra curricular activities coming soon!