Alperton Community School is a specialist coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status. It has specialisms in maths, computing and the arts, and is located in the Alperton area of the London Borough of Brent. The school is committed to helping each student to be the very best they can be within a supportive, caring and highly inclusive community.
In July 2016 the Ofsted report judged the school to be “Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management”.
The school achieved excellent exam results in 2020. At GCSE, the results for the most able students were exceptional with just under 25% of students achieving the top grades (9-7) in English and maths. There were over 100 grades at 9-7 in the sciences – biology, chemistry and physics. In total, ACS students achieved 422 grades at 9-7. In the last few years, the school has achieved a considerable increase in the percentage of students achieving grade 4 and above equivalent in English and maths. This year, over 80% students made better than expected progress in English and maths. We are also pleased to say that the vast majority of our A Level and Level 3 students have been able to progress to their chosen destinations. Our students have been accepted onto courses at Oxbridge, Russell Group and other leading universities, reading a wide range of subjects including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, economics, finance, law, computing, psychology and media.
Our school has become internationally recognised following the success of our Art and Textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou who won the $1million Global Teacher Prize 2018. The school has been shortlisted for the TES School of the Year 2018 and won the TES Maths Team of the Year 2017. We are one of only four schools in the country to hold the Platinum Professional Development Mark and one of only 100 schools to hold the Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence.
We are also very fortunate to have a brand new school building which was fully open in July 2018. The new school has 83 classrooms, all fitted with Promethean’s interactive white boards that have build-in award winning software, allowing for a more engaging and interactive learning experience in the classroom. The new building is arranged on three floors and 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 and a dining hall capable of accommodating 450 students at a single sitting. The school has also a new Sports Hall, that can accommodate four badminton courts and three cricket practice nets and two Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).
The Upper School, a fine traditional building which was previously Wembley County Grammar School, is only a few minutes away and includes a newly built Sixth Form centre, and specialist Technology, Drama and Art facilities.
We are very proud of our school and our aim is to enable every student to reach their full academic and personal potential by instilling a passion for learning.