Alperton Community School is proud to announce that it has become an IQM Flagship School.

Only around 100 schools in the UK have achieved IQM Flagship School status. This award recognises those unique schools who played a strong leadership role in developing inclusion best practice in their school or a network of schools. It promotes equal opportunities for all pupils, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. An inclusive school is defined by Ofsted as one in which the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of every student matter.

Having been a Centre of Excellence school for the past three years, our school received the award as a results of its efforts to provide the very best education for all children, irrespective of differences.

Alperton has been a lead contributor to the Harrow Collegiate Teaching Schools Alliance and features in the CPD programme for 2018-2019, where it has successfully delivered a well-received EAL programme about parental engagement.

We have also developed many international links, establishing strong relationships between schools, such as Ghomme School in Tanzania, to which Alperton donated their surplus of IT equipment at the beginning of this academic year.

In addition to the collaboration with the HCTSA the school has recognised a significant group of students, described as “high talent, most disadvantaged”, which has resulted in the recruitment of a new member of staff (Most Able Lead Teacher) and also in establishing working links with an outside provider assisting with GCSE revision.

The school continues its commitment to providing an inclusive teaching and learning environment for all students, improving their learning performance and mindset development.

“I am of the opinion that Alperton Community School remains a school with the Inclusion agenda at the forefront of everything it provides for students. The environment is superb, providing an excellent teaching and learning environment for teachers, support staff, students and the local community. ” (Joe McCann MBA NPQH Director of Inclusion Quality Mark (UK) Ltd)

Afternoon Tea at the House of Commons

On Tuesday 5 June, as part of our TES nomination for the Secondary School of the Year, one person from each nominated school was invited to a pre-ceremony event, which consisted of afternoon tea at the House of Commons. This was hosted by Lucy Powell MP and the TES editor Ann Mroz and was a ‘thank-you’ for all the hard work of teachers up and down the country. Continue reading


On Monday 21 May, a group of Year 10 students took part in a game development workshop lead by one of our ex-students Omar, who is currently enjoying a successful career in game development. The workshop gave the students an insight into what it is like to be a game developer, allowed them to learn more about the industry, develop their own ideas for the future and gave them an opportunity to ask questions.

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‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ at Alperton Community School

On Monday 23 April, our Sixth Form Chemistry students enjoyed a visit from the Imperial College, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry, as part of an outreach program called ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase.’ The session was delivered by Sharanda and Sam, who are RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) Ambassadors and PhD students at Imperial College.  Continue reading


We are very pleased to announce that Alperton Community School has been shortlisted for the “Secondary School of the Year” award in the TES School Awards for 2018. It is amazing to see our continued efforts being recognised by such a prestigious organisation, particularly after winning ‘Maths Team of the Year’ in the 2017 TES Awards. This is a fantastic achievement for our school and it is a testimony to the hard work our teachers and support staff put in to the profession and of course the outstanding results that the students produce as a result of this. Continue reading

Welcoming the Heads of the Commonwealth Nations!

Last week some of our students were fortunate enough to attend a bus tour of London. The tour was arranged to visit Westminster and celebrate the arrival of the Heads of our Commonwealth for the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. One of our attending students, Alfie, reports:

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