It is with the deepest sadness that I have to inform you of the sudden death of one of our teaching staff, Mr Chris Burchell, who died on Sunday, 8th December, 2013.
Mr Burchell was a valued and most generous and caring member of staff, who dedicated huge amounts of time and energy both in and outside of school. He will be greatly missed by staff and students alike.
Our deepest sympathy goes to his family, friends, students and colleagues.
A message from the Head Boys and Head Girls of Alleynes Academy - James Lowe, Lucy Crawshaw, Evie Ellis and Pete Riley.
Mr Burchell's death has shocked us all and the response and kind words have been overwhelming, it clearly shows the impact he had on a lot of students lives. Alleyne's Academy would like to make a tribute to his life in the coming weeks and will be holding a memorial for both past and present students and staff. We will use the Facebook groups to inform you of the arrangements. He always had time for everyone, for any problem at all and we hope we can dedicate a little bit of our time to remember him.
Key Dates Calendar
Please see attached calendar for key dates of the Year 2013/2014. HERE
Satellite Sports Clubs at Alleyne's
Great news! Our PE department is now a host venue for a range of new satellite clubs and is inviting all students at the academy to get involved. Click here to read more READ MORE
Consultation regarding proposed admission arrangements for 2015/16
Comments are invited regarding the admissions process for the academic year 2015/16. Please
Year 12 Parent Information Evening 2013/2014
Please see attached information discussed at the recent Year 12 Parent Information Evening HERE
Press Release - Academy Conversion
On 1st September Alleyne’s High School, Stone, converted to an academy, becoming a publicly funded school independent of local authority control.
Having achieved the best GCSE results ever, i.e. 71% of students achieved
5 A*-C including English and Maths, 87% of students achieved 5A*-C, the school is going from strength to strength.
Already judged to be a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted in December 2011 and 91% of students gaining a place at their first or reserve choice university for September 2013, Karen Lockett, Headteacher, is confident of a bright and successful future for the academy. She said “Conversion to an academy will provide greater autonomy to the school enabling it to build on its success and continue to raise standards. Greater freedoms, both within the curriculum and financially, will ensure a better deal for the students of Stone and the surrounding areas.”
The school will now be known as Alleyne’s Academy.
Letters have been sent home to all students, a copy is also stored on our website, please click here.
Congratulations to all of our students on a fantastic set of results 2013.
Year 11 GCSE results are the best ever at Alleyne's!
87% of students have achieved 5A*-C GCSE grades and
71% have achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths.
We are incredibly proud of these record breaking results.
Congratulations and good luck to our Advanced Level students who left Alleyne’s with qualifications that have enabled them to take the next step in their successful education and careers.
We are very proud of you.
Free School Transport Update from SCC
Staffordshire County Council back down over controversial plans to cut free school transport
Controversial plans by Staffordshire County Council to cut free school transport for students have been slashed. The new proposals would require parents to contribution £380 per child per year towards the cost of their child using school transport to their catchment school if there was another school nearer to their home address.
The consultation was not due to close until 12th July, but it has been cut short due to the level of concerns raised by parents.
This would have created many issues for the families of the Stone schools and the decision taken by Staffordshire County Council has been welcomed.
A useful Guide for School Leavers
Year 11 students may find this electronic magazine useful and informative, it offers advice and guidance on apprenticeships and career opportunities for school leavers. Click HERE to read more.
School Newsletter - The Alleynian
Latest Edition of 'The Alleynian' newsletter is available online - click HERE for all the latest school news.
Hard copies are available from class tutors upon request.