Alderwasley Hall School Visit QUAD Cinema as Part of WW1 Centenary Celebrations

Alderwasley Hall School have been preparing for the centenary of the end of WW1 by putting together a range of memorial activities for students to take part in throughout the week. Students and staff were invited to The QUAD Cinema in Derby for a private autistic friendly screening of ‘Journeys End’. The film is an adaptation of the play by R.C Sherriff, of which some students have studied in English classes. Set in the trenches during WW1 and is based on the experiences that R.C Sherriff experienced as a soldier fighting in France during WW1.

The film gave students and staff, not only an artistic impression of what life was like in the trenches during WW1, but the reality of waiting, the stillness and how quiet the environment was, rationing and friendships made and lost whilst fighting on the front line.
Students successfully travelled and watched the film together, across KS3, KS4 and KS5. This was a huge achievement for the students; experiencing a new environment with lots of new people and accessing a historic topic that has raised lots of questions and thinking points in continuation of the WW1 Centenary celebrations throughout school.

Residential Provision at Sixth Form Centre ‘Outstanding’ Again

The Sixth Form Centre of Alderwasley Hall School has achieved their third consecutive ‘Outstanding’ grade for the care and support of young people placed with them on a residential basis. Accommodation for older students, aged 16 to 19 years, comprises of two houses, one located on the Sixth Form Centre site and another located just […]

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‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Inspection Three Years Running for Alderwasley Care

The care team at Alderwasley Hall School have been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted grade for the third year running following their recent inspection in September 2018. Inspectors found the children’s home at the school provided a service which consistently exceeds the standards of good and contributes significantly to the positive outcomes and experiences of young […]

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Partnership Working with Derby Museum and Derby City Schools

Thank you to Katy Brentnall and Peter Backler, both Music Teachers at Alderwasley Hall, Philippa Jones, Class Teacher at Alderwasley Hall and Charlie Jennings, Class Teacher at Bladon House School for their work with Derby Museum. Katy, Peter and a student in the school band performed to visitors at the exhibition family launch day, whilst […]

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Sixth Form Student has Art work Commissioned by Local Business

Becky, a student at the Alderwasley Sixth Form Centre, visited the Deception Escape Rooms, located in Matlock, to see if she could beat the Doctor and escape with his secrets along with some of her peers and staff. The room was very challenging and after being locked in a secret lab Becky drew an ‘inspirational […]

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Alderwasley Students Celebrate GCSE Success

Students and staff at Alderwasley Hall School and Sixth Form Centre have celebrated fantastic GCSE results. 2017/18 was a second successive record breaking year for the school. There was further national uncertainty in GCSE results this year due to the implementation of GCSE reforms, including a new grading system for many GCSEs. Students this year, […]

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Alderwasley Hall School Band Entertain Family’s at Derby Museum

The SENAD Group have partnered up with Derby Museum for their two family focussed 2018 Summer Exhibitions. The first exhibition had a family launch event on Saturday 14th July from 12pm, where members of Alderwasley Hall School band performed to visitors. The second exhibition ‘Bare Bones’ starts at the end of August. Teachers from Alderwasley […]

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Alderwasley Students Behind the Scenes of War Horse

As part of Nottingham City’s 2018 Puppet Festival, 3ZH and 3PJ recently visited Nottingham’s Theatre Royal to participate in a personalised workshop; “War Horse Page to Stage”. Students had the unique experience of interacting with cast members from West Ends War Horse Creative and Acting Company, as well as the National Theatre’s Learning Team. Whilst […]

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Scandinavia Day at Alderwasley Hall School

On 21st March students explored Scandinavia through a variety of workshops as part of our second Global Day of the year. They were virtually transported to see the magnificent landscapes of Scandinavia for themselves through a virtual reality headset. They also had the opportunity to compete against each other in a virtual snow ball fight […]

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Alderwasley Hall School Challenge Partners Inspection 2018

From Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th March 2018 we had a review of our school-day provision from the Challenge Partners Team. Challenge Partners defines itself as a “practitioner-led Education charity”. We agree as a partner school, to go out and review at least two other schools across the country along with hosting our own school’s […]

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