• 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.

Based 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.

Northumberland Park Community School was rated Good in all categories by Ofsted in 2012 and that was confirmed again in the regulator’s 2016 inspection. In August 2017 the proportion of students attaining Grades 9-4 in English and Maths increased to 48% from 44% in 2016. These figures reflect a significant improvement in the separate English and Maths results.

Ms Monica Duncan continues to lead the school as Academy Principal.

Monica Duncan, Principal