Mr Gerard McKenna BSc(Hons) NPQH
Alperton Community School is an exceptional school. We are proud to be an inclusive 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 May 2022, Alperton Community School was awarded the Pearson National Silver Award for Making a Difference – Secondary School of the Year for their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the children they work with every day.
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 also 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.
Student progress at GCSE and A Level has been above national averages for many years with disadvantaged students performing well above national averages. Our progress 8 score has been consistently “above average”. We also see high numbers of our students progressing to Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities. Student attendance and the percentage of students who remain in education, employment or training are also well above national averages.
Our most recent Ofsted inspection in July 2021 judged the school to be “Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management”.
We are also very fortunate to have a brand new school building, which has 83 classrooms with purpose-built specialist Drama, Music, Art and DT facilities as well as 14 Science laboratories, 10 ICT rooms, a Dance Studio, an Activity Studio, an enormous Sports Hall and outdoor MUGA. Every classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art ICT facilities. We are very fortunate to have extensive outdoor spaces which are set aside for break and lunchtime activities.
We have made tremendous gains in the last few years, but we are ambitious for further successes.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 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.