Have a look at some highlights from this term
Have a look at some highlights from this term
It has been a busy and very productive first half term of the year. We welcomed the new Year 7s and Year 12s, who have settled in very quickly at the Academy. The Year 7s enjoyed a few days away camping in Stoke Poges. 

We celebrated the 15th anniversary of Alec Reed Academy in September. Our sponsor, Sir Alec Reed, joined us for the special occasion and spoke about how thrilled he was with our best ever exam results at GCSE level, and excellent results at A Level. He paid a special visit to our Year 9s during their assembly and spoke about his time at school, advised them on the tools needed for success and urged them to not lose confidence if at first they don't succeed.

We then revelled in our first ever Prince's Trust cohort's outstanding results with the project based curriculum, which culminated in them being awarded with the Prince's Trust Award in Personal Development and Employability.

Read on for highlights from last term. If you would like to receive news on a more regular basis, why not follow us on social media? Click on the links below.

Have a lovely half term!
Key Dates
Individual School Photoes
Monday 5th November
Prize Giving Evening
Thursday 8th November
Fame High School Musical
Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th November
Post 16 Trampoline Trip
Wednesday 5th December 
Year 11 & 13 Parent's Evening
Thursday 6th December
Year 8 Trip to French Institute
Tuesday 11th December
High School Christmas Concert
Wednesday 12th December between 5:30 - 7:30pm
Local-boy-made-good Sir Alec Reed celebrated the 15th anniversary of Ealing’s first Academy school (which has just achieved its best ever exam results) with Year 9 pupils.

The giant 15th anniversary birthday cake celebrated the support the Academy offers all of its pupils, who speak 56 languages at home including Arabic, Polish, Somali, Punjabi and Farsi.

Sir Alec said: "I am delighted to celebrate the 15 Anniversary of this Academy, with it’s amazing buildings, extensive grounds and above all it’s fantastic ethos shared by all the teachers and pupils.
The Alec Reed Academy not only helps pupils maximize their exam success. It also teaches the children to never give up, and supports each one to make the most of their own strengths in their own way."
Read more about Sir Alec Reed's visit.
On Monday 1st October, the Year 8 football squad played in the Carroll Cup against Harlington School. Pitched against a very physical and technically gifted side, our Year 8s executed the game plan perfectly and returned back to the Academy with a 2-1 victory. They have secured the Carroll Cup until the return fixture at Alec Reed Academy in the upcoming weeks. Congratulations to all of our players, especially team captain London, who scored both goals and led the team superbly throughout.
Alec Reed Academy identified a need for a bespoke programme which supported students in developing non-academic skills, which the research shows are holding young people back from progressing into employment or further education. 

The Academy partnered with the Prince's Trust and implemented a project based curriculum, which has been a huge success and led to all students achieving the Prince's Trust Award in Personal Development and Employability. 

This qualification recognises a breadth of personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers across a range of sectors, as well as improving the self-esteem of students to succeed in education and prepare for life beyond the Academy.
Year 9s had a great day at the Tower of London learning about why William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings. The History department organised a visit to the Tower of London so that Year 9 students could build on their study of the Anglo-Saxon and Norman topic. The visit included a workshop on 1066 and the Norman Tower.
Students explored the magnificent keep and the challenges facing the still-precarious Norman court. Through examination of the exterior and defences students discovered the symbolic power of the great 'Norman fist on Anglo-Saxon soil'. Students learnt about the White Tower, built by the Normans after their victory to symbolise their power over the defeated Anglo-Saxons.
If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals, click on this link and it will take you to the application form on our website (at the bottom of the page). You do not need to print the form, just submit it and no documentation is needed.

You will  be entitled to free school meals if you receive income related employment and support allowance and you may be entitled if you receive other benefits. More information about benefits and entitlement is on our website.

Students eligible for free school meals attract more funding for the Academy so it is really important to apply. The form is very simple to complete and won't take more than 5 minutes.

Contact Julia Ali if you need any help on 020 8841 4511
Issue 24: October 2018
Uniform 
It is important that all pupils wear the correct uniform and wear it well. There is a new uniform for Secondary pupils.
The shop is open on Wednesdays during term time only. Please click here for opening times.
Breakfast Time!
Our free toast for students in before 8.15am is proving very popular!

There are also breakfast meal deals!
Investor in Career Award
Alec Reed Academy is fully committed to preparing all of our pupils for life after school and to that end we are applying for the Investor in Careers Award. All pupils have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of high quality Work Related Learning activities as they progress through the Academy as we work closely with a wide range of external partners including REED and the Connexions service. There will be regular updates of activities that have taken place and are planned for the future.
Reminder
The road between James Court and Buckingham Court is not part of the public highway. This is a private road/drive and is not to be used to park while waiting to collect your students.
School Clubs
We have a range of exciting clubs on offer to students during lunchtimes and after school including Cricket, Climbing Wall and Music Tech.
Click here for more details.
Lettings
We have excellent facilities for hire at reasonable prices including a modern theatre, classrooms, hall and
meeting areas. For more information contact Daniel Daneshi by emailing: 
Sports
We have many 
facilities for hire 
including sand based 
all-weather pitch, dance studio, sports hall, hard
court area and fully 
equipped gymnasium 
hall. To hire, email:
 
Library Book Amnesty
Please can all pupils who
still have text books belonging to the Academy at home ensure that you return them so that they can be issued to new students. 
Thank you.
Vacancies
We have the following vacancies:
Associate vacancies:
Human Resources Officer
Deadline: Friday 26th October
Please visit the vacancies section of our website for more info
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