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Celebrating World Book Day

On Friday 8th March the entire school celebrated World Book day. Students and staff made an exceptional effort and dressed up as their favourite book characters such as Mary Poppins, The Mad Hatter, Maleficent, The Beast and multiple Where’s Wally. We had such a fantastic day with Inspire Library bus also visiting the students in the morning to join in the festivities. Every student was given access to the Library bus and chose books to borrow from the library. In the afternoon students watched a theatre production of Alice and The Mad Hatter with many students joining the actors on stage.

Both the theatre group and the Librarians wrote to us to thank the students for such a fantastic day.

Inspire Library “Thank you so much for inviting us to celebrate world book day with you! The students and staff made a great effort and I am so pleased they all borrowed a book from the Library Bus. We cannot wait to visit again”

Dan Webber, Director, Furthest From The Sea Music, Comedy and Arts CIC “Alice and the Mad Hatter had a wonderful day at World Book Day at Alderwasley Hall School, the staff made us feel incredibly welcome and it was great to see how the students engaged with the performances, we hope to come back very soon!”

Hitting the Piste – Alderwasley’s 2019 Ski Trip

Students and staff at Alderwasley Hall School has just returned from their skiing trip to Pila in the Aosta Valley, Italy. The annual ski trip is open to young people in key stage 3, 4 and 5. After an orientation visit to the town on the first night students got an early night, to get […]

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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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