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“I am writing a long overdue letter to express my thanks for everything that has been done for my daughter in her time at the Albany. The school has more than fulfilled my expectations, not only because she was able to perform to the best of her ability in her GCSE exams, but even more importantly, for the fact that she leaves school as a happy, confident and optimistic young adult.” Parent of a Year 11 Pupil “My Ambition has always been to study medicine and become a Doctor. The 5A*s and 4A’s have gave me the opportunity to do just that.” Former Year 11 Student

“The advice I was given before taking my options in year 9 was really useful. The teachers helped me choose the right subjects to enable me to follow the career path most suitable to me.” Year 10 Student “A teacher from The Albany came to visit me in my junior school and answered any questions I had about the school. Induction day was fun and I made friends straight away. I love the sports facilities and computers, it seems like I’ve been here for years.” Year 7 Student after 5 weeks “When I first started at The Albany I didn’t feel very confident especially when it came to meeting new people. However the support I have received has made me more confident and increased my opportunities.” Year 11 Student


Student quotes

“I am writing a long overdue letter to express my thanks for everything that has been done for my daughter in her time at the Albany. The school has more than fulfilled my expectations, not only because she was able to perform to the best of her ability in her GCSE exams, but even more importantly, for the fact that she leaves school as a happy, confident and optimistic young adult.” Parent of a Year 11 Pupil “My Ambition has always been to study medicine and become a Doctor. The 5A*s and 4A’s have gave me the opportunity to do just that.” Former Year 11 Student

“The advice I was given before taking my options in year 9 was really useful. The teachers helped me choose the right subjects to enable me to follow the career path most suitable to me.” Year 10 Student “A teacher from The Albany came to visit me in my junior school and answered any questions I had about the school. Induction day was fun and I made friends straight away. I love the sports facilities and computers, it seems like I’ve been here for years.” Year 7 Student after 5 weeks “When I first started at The Albany I didn’t feel very confident especially when it came to meeting new people. However the support I have received has made me more confident and increased my opportunities.” Year 11 Student


Student Support Student Leadership

21st Century Education

There are opportunities for students to become involved in Leadership from the moment they step in to the school. Peer Mentors are trained in years 8 and 9 and operate discreetly as part of our anti-bullying policy. In school activities are augmented to promote and retain excellent links with our feeder schools. In Year 9, staff vote for students to become Prefects who then carry out a range of duties.Year 11 Student leaders are an executive team of twenty including Head Boy and Head Girl who assist and speak at Prize-giving Evenings, Parents Evenings, and Open Days and Governors meetings. Prefects are invited to take part in the teaching staff interviewing process and indeed sat as a panel to interview the Head teacher.They are adept in showing parents, new candidates and other visitors around the school and are delegates for individual departments in the school, as well as maintaining a useful presence about the school at break-times and lunchtimes.The School Council (Student Voice) provides opportunities for students of all ages to have their say about their school and to make positive changes.There are many opportunities within The Albany for students to develop and refine their leadership qualities.

We believe in providing students with a 21st Century learning experience.This is achieved when there is a curriculum that provides for all students regardless of their need.At The Albany we have an exciting KS3 curriculum which includes core subjects: English Maths and Science as well as a good variety of foundation subjects. During Year 9, students get the opportunity to study an enrichment subject for a year, to broaden their educational experience.An sample of what is on offer is Latin, Mandarin, Classics, Health and Beauty, Cheerleading and Accountancy. It is important for students to learn how to become independent learners. Our new innovative approach to homework will prepare them for their future studies. Towards the end of Year 9, students and parents have the opportunity to meet staff at our Pathways Evenings and decide what qualifications to take. We have an excellent range of GCSE subjects to

suit all learners, as well as a very comprehensive alternative pathway for those interested in apprenticeships and work based learning. We recognise that all children are different and our Inclusion department meets the needs of students who find some aspects of learning difficult.This is done through one to one support, small group interventions and smaller classes. Students who are Gifted and Talented in areas of the curriculum, are given opportunities to challenge themselves with fast track GCSE options and extended work opportunities We have a brand new E Learning Zone with state of the art technology that supports students in their learning. Students can use Green Screen technology, interactive walls and the latest tablets in a modern learning environment.This new and exciting learning space is also used by our primary schools, led by our students.


Student Support Student Leadership

21st Century Education

There are opportunities for students to become involved in Leadership from the moment they step in to the school. Peer Mentors are trained in years 8 and 9 and operate discreetly as part of our anti-bullying policy. In school activities are augmented to promote and retain excellent links with our feeder schools. In Year 9, staff vote for students to become Prefects who then carry out a range of duties.Year 11 Student leaders are an executive team of twenty including Head Boy and Head Girl who assist and speak at Prize-giving Evenings, Parents Evenings, and Open Days and Governors meetings. Prefects are invited to take part in the teaching staff interviewing process and indeed sat as a panel to interview the Head teacher.They are adept in showing parents, new candidates and other visitors around the school and are delegates for individual departments in the school, as well as maintaining a useful presence about the school at break-times and lunchtimes.The School Council (Student Voice) provides opportunities for students of all ages to have their say about their school and to make positive changes.There are many opportunities within The Albany for students to develop and refine their leadership qualities.

We believe in providing students with a 21st Century learning experience.This is achieved when there is a curriculum that provides for all students regardless of their need.At The Albany we have an exciting KS3 curriculum which includes core subjects: English Maths and Science as well as a good variety of foundation subjects. During Year 9, students get the opportunity to study an enrichment subject for a year, to broaden their educational experience.An sample of what is on offer is Latin, Mandarin, Classics, Health and Beauty, Cheerleading and Accountancy. It is important for students to learn how to become independent learners. Our new innovative approach to homework will prepare them for their future studies. Towards the end of Year 9, students and parents have the opportunity to meet staff at our Pathways Evenings and decide what qualifications to take. We have an excellent range of GCSE subjects to

suit all learners, as well as a very comprehensive alternative pathway for those interested in apprenticeships and work based learning. We recognise that all children are different and our Inclusion department meets the needs of students who find some aspects of learning difficult.This is done through one to one support, small group interventions and smaller classes. Students who are Gifted and Talented in areas of the curriculum, are given opportunities to challenge themselves with fast track GCSE options and extended work opportunities We have a brand new E Learning Zone with state of the art technology that supports students in their learning. Students can use Green Screen technology, interactive walls and the latest tablets in a modern learning environment.This new and exciting learning space is also used by our primary schools, led by our students.


Traditional Values Inspire Believe Aspire Achieve At The Albany we believe in Traditional Values. We believe in fairness, respect for each other, ambition, manners and perseverance. These core beliefs are embedded in our everyday practice. Community is at the heart of our school and it is these values that will help every student thrive at The Albany and in the wider community. We have a strong House system that encourages achievement and competition as well as support for the individual.The houses are Integrity, Discovery, Enterprise and Aspiration each with a Head of House and a support worker. Each student has a tutor who works closely throughout the year with them, providing regular academic mentoring sessions, which are recorded within the student journal.The tutor is someone who students can go to if they have a concern, need help or are worried about something.The tutor at The Albany is the main point of contact for the parent, alongside their Head of House.


Traditional Values Inspire Believe Aspire Achieve At The Albany we believe in Traditional Values. We believe in fairness, respect for each other, ambition, manners and perseverance. These core beliefs are embedded in our everyday practice. Community is at the heart of our school and it is these values that will help every student thrive at The Albany and in the wider community. We have a strong House system that encourages achievement and competition as well as support for the individual.The houses are Integrity, Discovery, Enterprise and Aspiration each with a Head of House and a support worker. Each student has a tutor who works closely throughout the year with them, providing regular academic mentoring sessions, which are recorded within the student journal.The tutor is someone who students can go to if they have a concern, need help or are worried about something.The tutor at The Albany is the main point of contact for the parent, alongside their Head of House.


Extra Curricular

Learning outside of the classroom. Learning is more than just what happens in the classroom and we want all our students to enjoying learning outside the structured day.There is large variety of clubs and trips available to suit all interests. Competition Students compete in a variety of activities including various sports, debating, drama, music, public speaking, historical castle design, photography, charity fund-raising and, above all, as recognition of effort and achievement for academic work. Sports We passionately believe in the value of sport, both physically and for the building of esteem and confidence. Here at The Albany we have brand new floodlit tennis courts and Muga (multi use games area) as well some of the largest sports fields in the area. Indoors, we have a large multi use sports hall, a school gymnasium and an exercise and weights room. We pride ourselves in the success of our students achievements in sport both as a team and as individuals. Sports available include: Rugby, football, cricket, athletics, netball, hockey, rounders, basketball, dodge ball, cross country, swimming, tennis, badminton, futsal, trampolining, gymnastics, fitness, golf, Gaelic football, cheer leading and Tae Kwon-do.As you can see we have an excellent mix of traditional and alternative sports to suit all students.We want sport to be enjoyed by all and we encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Trips The enjoyment and learning opportunities available on a school trip are invaluable and we believe every student should have the chance to be part of such an experience. We have trips to USA, Germany, Italy, France and Iceland as well as series of local trips. Recently students have had to raise money to visit Kenya and Ethiopia to support local communities with building and water projects. Visits Learning outside the classroom is both exciting and valuable.We like our students to experience learning in different environments. Museums, galleries, theatres, companies, sports venues are just a few examples of where students can enhance their understanding of the topics they study. Clubs Clubs are an important part of school life and gives students the opportunity to try something different.There are clubs that compliment the different subjects available but also offer a wide variety of alternative choices. See our website for an up to date list.


Extra Curricular

Learning outside of the classroom. Learning is more than just what happens in the classroom and we want all our students to enjoying learning outside the structured day.There is large variety of clubs and trips available to suit all interests. Competition Students compete in a variety of activities including various sports, debating, drama, music, public speaking, historical castle design, photography, charity fund-raising and, above all, as recognition of effort and achievement for academic work. Sports We passionately believe in the value of sport, both physically and for the building of esteem and confidence. Here at The Albany we have brand new floodlit tennis courts and Muga (multi use games area) as well some of the largest sports fields in the area. Indoors, we have a large multi use sports hall, a school gymnasium and an exercise and weights room. We pride ourselves in the success of our students achievements in sport both as a team and as individuals. Sports available include: Rugby, football, cricket, athletics, netball, hockey, rounders, basketball, dodge ball, cross country, swimming, tennis, badminton, futsal, trampolining, gymnastics, fitness, golf, Gaelic football, cheer leading and Tae Kwon-do.As you can see we have an excellent mix of traditional and alternative sports to suit all students.We want sport to be enjoyed by all and we encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Trips The enjoyment and learning opportunities available on a school trip are invaluable and we believe every student should have the chance to be part of such an experience. We have trips to USA, Germany, Italy, France and Iceland as well as series of local trips. Recently students have had to raise money to visit Kenya and Ethiopia to support local communities with building and water projects. Visits Learning outside the classroom is both exciting and valuable.We like our students to experience learning in different environments. Museums, galleries, theatres, companies, sports venues are just a few examples of where students can enhance their understanding of the topics they study. Clubs Clubs are an important part of school life and gives students the opportunity to try something different.There are clubs that compliment the different subjects available but also offer a wide variety of alternative choices. See our website for an up to date list.


Success @ The Albany Success at The Albany come in many forms. Excellent academic results over the past years, especially in English and Maths have been excellent. In addition we have achieved great success in sporting competitions across the borough. It is, however, the individual successes of students that we love to celebrate throughout the year.Assemblies, Prize Givings and Awards Evenings celebrate the achievement and effort of students in all areas of school life. House points are awarded throughout the year with students gaining recognition when they reach a certain amount. 200 being the ultimate goal. We contact home when a child has done something well, this could be by e mail, phone or a post card. Any examples of “public spirit” – care for the environment, helpfulness to members of staff, assisting at extra – curricular functions etc. - attract the reward of a commendation.


Success @ The Albany Success at The Albany come in many forms. Excellent academic results over the past years, especially in English and Maths have been excellent. In addition we have achieved great success in sporting competitions across the borough. It is, however, the individual successes of students that we love to celebrate throughout the year.Assemblies, Prize Givings and Awards Evenings celebrate the achievement and effort of students in all areas of school life. House points are awarded throughout the year with students gaining recognition when they reach a certain amount. 200 being the ultimate goal. We contact home when a child has done something well, this could be by e mail, phone or a post card. Any examples of “public spirit” – care for the environment, helpfulness to members of staff, assisting at extra – curricular functions etc. - attract the reward of a commendation.


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The Albany - Prospectus 2013