Pre-Apprenticeship Graduates

Our first ever cohort of Pre-Apprenticeship students have now completed their studies and are heading off to paid apprenticeships or further study.

The Pre-Apprenticeship students have completed their BTEC as well as 200 hours of working in placements ranging from construction to finance and everything in between.

We were pleased to share positive feedback from employers with the young people’s families at the Pre-Apprenticeship graduation event at the beginning of June.

Particular mention goes to the following students:

  • Andrei P who has accepted a full time position on the Stadium Operations Team at Saracens Rugby Club
  • Nishant who has begun an apprenticeship as a mechanic
  • Andrei T who has been accepted onto an apprenticeship with the catering team at Saracens High School
  • Annelee who will shortly begin a childcare apprenticeship in a local nursery

Congratulations to all of our Pre-Apprenticeship graduates. We wish you all the best in whichever futures you pursue.

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh silver award students have been working hard.

The eleven sixth formers have been going to the Phoenix Outdoor Centre on Saturdays to complete training in navigation, rucksack packing, putting up shelters and tents, communication and teamwork.

The 2-night practice expedition to the New Forest in mid May was excellent and has helped prepare the adventurers for their assessed expedition in early July.

Thanks to the many staff who support the expeditions, from booking, to unpacking the minibuses to giving up their weekends to join the expeditions.

Colindale Tube Station

Colindale tube station is about to undergo a major refurbishment and expansion.

Please note that Colindale tube station will be closed for approximately six months from Friday 7th June. There are a number of alternative options:

  • Bus route 186 will take passengers to Hendon Central for the Northern line or Mill Hill Broadway for Thameslink services.
  • Bus route 204 will take passengers between Colindale and Burnt Oak station for the Northern line.
  • Bus routes 204 and 303 will take passengers to Kingsbury station for the Jubilee line.
  • To further support passengers travelling at the busiest times an additional temporary bus route NL6 will be running every 15 minutes between Colindale and Hendon Central station (Northern line) during weekday morning and afternoon peaks.
  • From Colindale, the NL6 bus will start outside 121 Colindale Avenue, stop at Aerodrome Road/Colindale Gardens, and terminate at Hendon Central station.
  • Towards Colindale, the NL6 bus will start at Stop E opposite Hendon Central station, stop at Aerodrome Road/Colindale Gardens, and terminate at Stop CA opposite Colindale station.

A Level English Theatre Trip

On May 8th, the A level English literature class went to watch Kip Williams’ reimagined version of Oscar Wilde’s critically acclaimed gothic novel The picture of Dorian Gray at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

The production starred Sarah Snooks who gave an unforgettable performance as not only Dorian, but all the other 25 characters from the original text!

The visuals for the production were breathtaking, from the lighting and sets to the costumes. There was also a blend of modern media that helped elevate the narrative and comedic feel. 

The whole class loved the show. From the theatre all the way until Colindale station, it was all that was being discussed. 

Finally, on behalf of the class, I’d like to thank Mr Howard Berg for sponsoring our trip. It is because of him that our class got their first subject trip, and an amazing one at that! 

Written by Uchindami Nkhata