Archive for: 2018

  • Will Called Up For Sussex Professional Squad on Tour

    Date: February 12th 2018

    Aldridge Cricket Academy student Will Sheffield has been selected by Sussex Cricket to join their professional squad on their pre-season tour to South Africa next month.

    Will will travel with the players to Cape Town for the two-week trip and have the opportunity to train and play with the first team alongside the likes of Jofra Archer, Luke Wells and Luke Wright and develop a relationship with Sussex’s new Head Coach, Jason Gillespie.

    Sussex Cricket’s Academy Director, Carl Hopkinson, said: “Joining the squad’s pre-season tour will be an invaluable experience for Will.”

    “The trip to South Africa will give him a further taste of the demands on a professional cricketer and an indication of where he is in comparison to our first team squad.”

    Will became the first boy from the Aldridge Cricket Academy to join the Sussex Boys’ Academy when he was included in this year’s intake. A left-arm swing bowler and useful lower-order batsman, Will combines his sixth form studies with a dedicated cricket programme at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA). He said: “I am very pleased to be selected for this tour. It will be a great experience for me and I am really looking forward to the challenge of training and playing at a higher level of cricket.”


  • Kensington Aldridge Academy Rated Outstanding By Ofsted

    Date: January 29th 2018

    Kensington Aldridge Academy, a member of the Aldridge Education family of schools, has been graded Outstanding in all categories by Ofsted in its first inspection. Inspectors concluded that: “Leaders, governors and staff have the highest ambitions for pupils. Together, they have created a school where pupils are happy, safe and making excellent progress. What the school has achieved and sustained is remarkable.”

    Ofsted’s report is full of praise for the academy’s students and their development, describing them as: “confident, resilient and hard working” and “prepared very well for life in modern Britain”. It concluded that students “make outstanding progress in nearly all subjects” and “develop into mature and thoughtful young adults”.

    Your can read more about the Ofsted report here.

  • Darwen Vale Students Take The Premier League Challenge

    Date: January 29th 2018

    A team from Darwen Vale High School were narrowly defeated when they represented Blackburn Rovers Community Trust in the Premier League Enterprise Challenge regional play-offs at Liverpool Football Club. The team, who earned the right to represent Rovers after winning the club heat at Ewood Park last December, went up against five other clubs in a bid to reach the national final in London later in the year. Read more here.

  • Oxford Beckons For Kensington Sixth Formers

    Date: January 20th 2018

    Three students from Kensington Aldridge Academy have received offers from Oxford University Colleges this term. Kai Sirleaf, was offered a place to read Spanish and Linguistics at Oriel College, Oxford. Titilayo Maathai was offered a place at Magdalen College Oxford to read English Literature, and Abdullahi Maathai was offered a place to read French and Russian at Christ Church, Oxford. This is a fantastic result from in our first year of university applications by the academy’s “founder cohort” of sixth form students.