Jonathan Smith BEd (Hons) NPQH - Headteacher

Welcome to Ardley Hill

My door is always open, so please pop in for a chat and a coffee. I will be happy to answer your questions, show you around and discuss future plans.  I may even rustle up some biscuits. Alternatively, you can call me on 01582 667955 or email me at jsmith@ardleyhill.org.uk.  I hope to speak to you soon.

Jonathan Smith – Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

Ardley News

 

 Message from the Head                                                                                                                                                                        

Welcome to to our new online newsletter!

This space is in place of our old paper newsletter.  The idea is we can more regularly update sections of this without having to bombard you with emails.

Please email in with any suggestions for things that can go in this space.

Lovely to see a few of you attend our recent consultation meeting.  A lively and productive debate about the changing face of education, the impact it is having more locally and more specifically at Ardley Hill.

I apologise for the horrendous photo of me in my 70’s gear that is circulating facebook, but I hope it helped remind you about our 50th celebrations, including the summer fete.

Jonathan Smith

 

Attendance Award

Week Commencing 18.11.19

Portugal          – 95%              Norway           – 94%

Italy                 – 94%              Belgium         – 94%

China              – 96%               Australia        – 93%

Kenya              – 94%              Maldives         – 91%

America          – 91%              Canada            – 90%

Bolivia             – 91%

Brazil               – 96% – winners!

                        New Zealand  – 71%

 

Admission Arrangements for 2021

We are currently in consultation on our Admission Arrangements for 2021 and the proposed changes for Ardley Hill are attached. The consultation runs until Friday 20th December and if you would like to respond you can do so via this link:  bit.ly/CLT-Admin-FeedbackForm

 

Proposed CLT Admission Arrangements from Sept 2021

 

MC Grammer Visit

Site Manager of the year

I am so pleased to announce that after hundreds of applicants, passing through three stages of short listing and surpassing two other finalists, Dave Harper won the award for National Site Manager of the year!

It was such a proud moment to watch him take to the stage to receive this prestigious award from last years winner.

Well deserved.

Thank you to everyone for all the supporting nominations and comments.  A true unsung hero.  When you see him, make a fuss of him.

 

 

 

  

We have also raised money for…

Jeans for Genes – £278.86

 

Children in Need – £290.00

 

Roald Dahl’s marvellous children’s charity – £63.97

 

Parking Reminder

If you drive your child to and/or from school, could we please ask you to park with consideration around the Academy and neighbouring streets. Please also ensure that you do not park on the ‘School-Keep-Clear’ markings around the school entrances.  This includes the area in front of the car park gates. There should be NO stopping here at any time. Thank you for your consideration.

 

Christmas Performances

Christmas Performance dates are as follows:

4+ Wales and Ireland – Christmas Performance “Come to the Manger”

Monday 9th December 9.30 a.m. OR Friday 13th December 9.30 a.m.

Year 1 Norway and Portugal – A Christmas Presentation

Wednesday 11th December 9.30 a.m.

Year 2 Belgium and Italy – A Christmas Play “Nutcracker Prince”

Monday 9th December 2.00 p.m.

Year 3 Australia and China – Christmas Carols

Friday 13th December 2.30 p.m.

Year 4 Kenya and Maldives – Christmas Carols

Tuesday 10th December 2.30 p.m.

Year 5 Canada and America – Young Voices

Wednesday 5th February 2020

Year 6 Bolivia and Brazil – Performance at the Festive Fair.

Friday 6th December 2019

 

To request tickets you can complete a reply slip from the letter available on the ‘Letters home’ tab.

 

For further dates for your diary, please see the calendar under the parents tab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:
Ardley Hill Academy
Lowther Road
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
LU6 3NZ
Tel: (01582) 667955
email: ardley.hill@ardleyhill.org.uk

Headteacher: Mr Jonathan Smith
email: jsmith@ardleyhill.org.uk

Deputy Head: Mrs N Read
Assistant Head: Mrs S Bennett

Chair of the Governing Body: Mr Williams (Chair)
email: nwilliams@ardleyhill.org.uk

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinators (SENDCO): Mrs Latif & Mrs Gibbons
email: ilatif@ardleyhill.org.uk    kgibbons@ardleyhill.org.uk

 

For all enquiries please contact the
Office Manager:
Miss G Knight
email: gknight@ardleyhill.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

info

Address:
Ardley Hill Academy
Lowther Road
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
LU6 3NZ

Tel: (01582) 667955
email: ardley.hill@ardleyhill.org.uk

Headteacher: Mr Jonathan Smith
email: jsmith@ardleyhill.org.uk

Deputy Head: Mrs N Read
Assistant Head: Mrs S Bennett

For all enquiries please contact the
Office Manager: Miss G Knight
email: gknight@ardleyhill.org.uk