Headteacher’s welcome

Mr Gerard McKenna BSc(Hons) NPQH

Alperton Community School is an exceptional school. We are proud to be an inclusive comprehensive school with a student intake that reflects a wonderfully diverse and vibrant local community. Our school motto is “Aspire, Commit, Succeed”. We believe that if you have high expectations and work hard, success will follow; and recently, we have had some incredible successes.

In September, we received our 2016 Ofsted Report, which judged us to be “Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management”, because the school leaders “are uncompromising in their ambition for pupils’ outcomes and have shaped a culture within the school of high expectation and aspiration”.

Our GCSE and A Level results in 2016 were the best the school has ever achieved. The progress students make from their primary school is exceptional. Nationally, we have a Progress 8 score of +0.56. This puts us in the top 4% of schools across the country (one of the best 130 schools in the country out of 3,100). Our Attainment 8 score is above the national average and the percentage of students achieving good grades in English and maths has increased from 46% to 70%, putting us well above Brent and national averages.

More than one third of our A level cohort has been accepted onto degree courses at prestigious Russell Group universities. The A level results are significantly higher than the national results and the progress made by students studying ICT, economics and psychology were placed in the top 10 schools across the country.

We are very proud of our students. They have a passion for learning and are truly welcoming and respectful. We work hard to ensure that learning takes place in a culture of mutual respect. We expect nothing less than exemplary student behaviour and attitudes to learning at all times. We believe that all students can succeed and exceed expectations through hard work and commitment. We aspire to achieve these objectives, by delivering high quality teaching and learning.

We are extremely fortunate to be involved in PSBP (Priority Schools Building Programme), which means that the first phase of a brand new school building on the Ealing Road site is scheduled to open on time and on budget in January 2017. Phase Two will be concluded in January 2018.

We have made tremendous gains in the last three years, but we are ambitious for further successes. We want to make sure that every student has the opportunity to succeed and achieve their ambitions. I would urge you to take the time to visit our school. You will find a warm, welcoming staff and a learning ethos that is second to none.

Thank you for taking the time to find out a little more about our school and our fantastic community.


Gerard McKenna