Archive for: 2018

  • Duke’s Student Eren Lands Role In Channel 4 Drama

    Date: April 6th 2018

    Duke’s Aldridge Academy year 7 student Eren Ozsayen has landed a role in  ‘A Mother’s Love’, part of a trilogy of films being made under the 4stories scheme for Channel 4.

    4STORIES is a Channel 4 and BlackLight initiative to promote under-represented voices in drama as part of a campaign to change the landscape of who makes and appears on the nation’s television screens.

    The scheme gives a first television credit to highly talented and exciting new writers and directors who come from under-represented backgrounds due to their gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.
    The three writers and directors have been chosen from thousands of applications. They are some of the UK’s most exciting and original new talent.

    ‘A Mother’s Love’ will be one of three distinct half hour films exploring crime and criminal justice from the perspective of female protagonists. Eren has a non speaking but significant part in the TV drama playing Faisal, the best friend of the lead boy.

    Eren recently performed in Duke’s much praised production of The Little Shop of Horrors.

  • Students Row For Sports Relief

    Date: April 5th 2018

    Brighton Aldridge Community Academy students and teachers rallied together to raise over £250 for Sport Relief in one day! BACA’s PE faculty organised an all day row and cycle with the aim of rowing the length of the River Thames and cycling a leg of the Tour de France.

    Students diligently rowed or cycled in stints of 20 minutes and paid £1.50 to do so. Using Sport Relief’s donation page a further £95 was raised from staff and people in the wider community. This was a brilliant event that generated a lot of excitement and interest, in which everyone could participate and was reported by the Brighton Argus newspaper – see article here.

  • 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.