• A member of the Aldridge Education multi-academy trust
  • 11 – 16 co-educational school
  • 1,025 students on roll
  • Strong focus on Literacy and Oracy
  • Academy motto: Inspire to Excel

In 2016 the Governors of Northumberland Park Community School in North London approached us to join our multi-academy trust. Following a consultation in Spring 2017 the board took the decision to convert to academy status and Duke’s Aldridge Academy opened as the seventh school in our Trust in September 2017.

Ofsted Good LogoBased close to Tottenham Hotspurs’ football ground the academy is a co-educational, multi ethnic school for 11 – 16 year olds. Most students are of Turkish, African, Caribbean or White European heritage with a high proportion of students speaking English as an additional language. The academy has links with the secondary department of the Vale Special School, which shares the same site. Facilities include an on-site sports complex and swimming pool, an art block with media suite, nine computer suites, eight science laboratories, new technology and textiles workshops.

Duke’s holds Investors in People Gold status.

Northumberland Park Community School was rated Good in all categories by Ofsted in 2012 and that was confirmed again in the regulator’s inspections in 2016 and, most recently in November 2019. In August 2018 the school’s first set of GCSE exam results as an Aldridge academy were its best-ever with particularly strong performances in the sciences, where 75% of students gained Grade 5 or above in Biology; 74% of students achieved Grade 5 or above in Physics; and in Chemistry, where 80% of students gained Grade 5 or above.

Monica Duncan, Principal