Recent Events

Headteacher for the Day 2019

Sarah won the chance to be Headteacher for the day and did an amazing job of organising the Academy. As part of her duties, Sarah held an assembly and awarded certificates to the children. Sarah also completed a learning walk around the Academy into every class. Sarah sat in Mr Smith’s office at his desk dealing with the everyday tasks that come her way.




Year 6 – Reach

A little gift from the staff here at Ardley Hill to our parents and children…we hope you enjoy it!  Just click the link below.

Reach for the Stars Clip

Year 5 Debating Day

On Tuesday 11th July four Year 5 students attended a Debate Day at Manshead CE Academy. The day started off with workshops on what is a debate and how to be successful during one. This was then followed by us planning for our main debate – ‘for the ban of zoo’s’.

After lunch Ardley Hill’s debate became heated with both sides having strong points as well as counter arguments to the opposition’s opinions. Ardley were successful in winning this debate going through to the final.

They were given 30minutes to plan for the final debate which was ‘under 11’s should be banned from watching TV’ which we had the ‘against’ side. Once again they enthusiastically came up with their points and during the debate passionately and maturely put across their arguments. The teamwork of Ardley was impeccable discussing their ideas throughout the whole day and being unified in their opinions.

Unfortunately we just missed out on winning however were strongly complimented on their ability to rebut (counter argue) and the uniqueness of their points and arguments. Overall it was an extremely enjoyable day where they felt they had developed their knowledge on debating with all of their confidence growing in public speaking and their own ideas throughout each debate.

Debating Day

School Games Bronze Mark Award

bronzeschool games

Ardley Hill has achieved the Bronze Mark for the School Games Award.  Well done.


We received a lovely email from MovieTots Central Beds after visiting our school:

Hi Natalie

I just wanted to say the first couple of weeks working with your school has been an absolute delight.

The Staff are very friendly, accommodating and eager to help out as much as possible. I have never come across a school with such a positive atmosphere.

The children are a credit to your school. They are very well behaved, eager to learn and there are definitely some budding stars, directors and camera crew amongst them. We were extremely impressed with their home made Minecraft Character heads too which also reflects on how good the parents are and we have found them to be very friendly too.

I know it isn’t very often that a school receives positive feedback from outside organisations but I do feel that it should definitely be given where it is due.

We look forward to continuing our club with you.

Many Thanks

Emma & Iona
Directors of Business
MovieTots Central Beds

On Monday 5th September the Mayor helped celebrate our re-opening.

ReOpening Sep 16

stop stressing me out

Dunstable Mayor Visit


Ardley Hill were very honoured when the Mayor of Dunstable, Councillor Jones visited us on Tuesday 10th May.

Councillor Jones had a tour of the school and got to speak to the children during their lessons.

After that, she met with Mr Smith and Mrs Read and a range of children from different year groups to answer questions and have tea and a slice of cake!

Here are a few pictures of the question and answer session and the questions that were asked and the answers Councillor Jones gave.

Mayor visit
Mayor Questions and Answers

Martial Arts Display


Eight children from Ardley Hill Martial Arts Club performed an impressive display for Sainsbury’s Dunstable in aid of Sport Relief on 18th March 2016. They showed shoppers and parents their skills in self-defence, pad work and performed their blocking kata. The children proved to be so good that they were invited to do it all again for a second time! Well done to Alessio, Amy, Josh, Judy, Keyaan, Libby, Lorik and Rosy. Osu!



Visit to All Saints Academy


During the visit to All Saints Academy sports afternoon, the children took part in all different activities. Firstly they practised different passes in Basketball. They got into pairs for this and then they ran with the ball in and out of the cones and took a shot at the end. Most of the children scored at the end, which they were very proud of.

The second activity was chair volleyball. They sat on a chair, with 3 chairs either side of the net volleying the ball backwards and forwards. They seemed to really enjoy this, as the rules of the game said that they were not allowed to move off their chairs. The adults joined in with some of the activities too.

Then to finish off with a game of football made the afternoon. The bigger children were fantastic with the little ones and helped them if they fell over and even let them score. The look on the little ones faces was a picture.

Finally at the end of the afternoon, each child was presented with a medal and could not believe that they got one.

It was a great afternoon and lovely getting them all together.