Alperton students take part in the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championship

On Friday 15th March, twelve students competed at the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championship at the Copper Box Arena. It was a big event with hundreds of students – some novice and some very experienced – competing from Y7-13. Our team came with personal targets – a set number of metres they wanted to row for their year level time limit – and every student surpassed their target!

A big thanks to Coach Lawrence and a big congratulations to the rowing team: Sajidah Afif, Aliyah Anderson, Mohamed Cherabi, Vandna Divecha, Alina Gabor, Mehul Mohan, Jay Patel, Sadaf Samadi, Priyanka Samji, Muzaina Shah, Hollie Walmsley and Kunjan Yogendrakumar.

Our art teacher Andria Zafirakou collects an MBE from The Duke of Cambridge

Our art and textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou collected an MBE from The Duke of Cambridge last week for her services to Education and Young People. Andria is our Associate Deputy Headteacher and is also the recipient of the Global Teacher Prize 2018.

Ms Zafirakou said it was a “wonderful surprise” to receive the honour and that she is delighted to see that the teaching profession is finally being recognised and celebrated. “I do not see this as an honour I have done all by myself. I see this as something I am receiving on behalf of my school community.”

National Careers Week at Alperton Community School

Last week (4th – 8th March) was National Careers Week and here at Alperton Community  School we ran a number of events and activities in order to support this event. On Monday  during form time, students explored the importance of Labour Market Information when making decisions about career choices. Comparing careers against one another and against the national average enabled students to easily see if a certain vocation is in growth or decline. Continue reading

Two teams represent Alperton in the Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition

Two teams of Year 8 and Year 9 students represented Alperton in the Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition on Saturday 9 March. It was the students’ first experience of the legal system and they found it very enjoyable and engaging. They were well prepared for their competition as the Liaison Magistrate, Tim Harris, had organised a visit to Willesden Magistrates’ Court for them in advance of the competition and they learnt a lot by observing other trials. Additionally, the English and Drama teachers, Ms Sidharh, Ms Jaffrey and Ms Wallace offered their support with the presentation. Continue reading

Alperton welcomes its prospective new Year 7 students to the school

On Monday we had the wonderful opportunity to invite to our school our prospective new year 7 cohort to meet with our staff and take advantage of their guidance and assistance with the application process. We had a large number of parents and students attending the event to secure their place in our school from September 2019. Continue reading

Author Nikesh Shukla visits Alperton Community School

On Friday 8th February 100 students attended an inspiring talk given by author Nikesh Shukla. He spoke about what motivated him to write his first novel for teenagers, Run, Riot – a thriller set in real time, which tells the story of a close-knit group of friends who discover corruption has infiltrated the tower block where they live. Continue reading