Our school provides students with all the necessary facilities for a well-rounded, interactive and engaging learning experience.
The new school building has 83 classrooms, all fitted with Promethean’s interactive white boards that have build-in award winning software. It has a very large and well-stocked library, 14 science laboratories, 10 ICT rooms, 5 art rooms, 2 music rooms, 2 drama studios, 6 design and technology rooms.
The school will also have a new Sports Hall, that will be able to accommodate four badminton courts and three cricket practice nets and a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).
Our Upper School is a fine traditional building which was previously Wembley County Grammar School and includes a newly built Sixth Form centre and specialist Technology, Drama and Art facilities.
Digital technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people, both within schools and outside school. These technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and stimulate awareness of context to promote effective learning.
Access to Resources
At Alperton we have a policy of allowing ALL students access to ALL learning resources.
This means that, for example, a Year 8 student can see what Year 9 students are learning – perhaps to stretch and challenge themselves. In the same way, students can look back to revise and refresh their understanding of topic they competed in a previous year.
The purpose of this is to encourage students to be inquisitive and explore online learning materials to expand and deepen understanding of a topic or subject.
We have made many of the services accessible by using your school e-mail address as the username and some are using your USO (universal single sign on) this is the username that ends in .304.
Your e-mail address is:
Your USO username will be like the following:
We regard home learning as being a very important factor to contribute to your learning. Home learning is set regularly using the online platform "ShowMyHomework”.
The program enables students to access their homework tasks online at any time. A free app for parents and students is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. To download the app, click on the relevant icon below:
A home learning timetable is constructed at the start of each year and each student has a copy in their student planner. You must enter details of all home learning set in your student planner and check on your user account on ShowMyHomework every day!
What is home learning
Home learning could be one or more of the following:
- A continuation of written work
- A longer piece of coursework lasting for several homeworks
- A reading exercise
- Learning for a test
- Researching a topic
- An oral presentation
Where home learning is not completed or is regarded by the subject teacher as inadequately completed, a comment will be made by the teacher in the student planner or a letter may be written to your parent/carer. You may be asked to re-do the assignments. Your parents are encouraged to use the student planner to communication with the subject teacher regarding concerns over home learning. We recommend that you complete your home learning on the day that it is set and not the night before it is due in as you may be given other home learning tasks to do on the same night!
- Set up a homework-friendly area. Make sure you have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies — paper, pencils, glue, scissors — within reach.
- Schedule a regular study time. Some students work best in the afternoon, following a snack and play period; others may prefer to wait until after dinner.
- Make a plan. On heavy homework nights or when there's an especially hefty assignment to tackle, try to break up the work into manageable chunks. Create a work schedule for the night if necessary — and take time for a 15-minute break every hour, if possible.
- Keep distractions to a minimum. This means no TV, loud music, or phone calls. (Occasionally, though, a phone call to a classmate about an assignment can be helpful.)
- Try to complete the home work on your own. You will learn more if you try to think for yourself and make your own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions. But it's your job to do the learning and learn from your mistakes.
PiXL Them and Us is an exciting new project focusing on changing the culture of our communities. The programme is about helping young people understand the importance of demonstrating kindness, showing respect and living without harm not just to those people who are like them but to people who are not like them.
As part of the programme our school will be running a series of lessons, assemblies and extended reading material aimed to increase awareness of the following main topics:
- Showing acts of kindness
- Showing respect
- Living without harm