ALNS students visit the apprenticeship bus

Posted Posted in News, Personal Development, Trips

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and Careers Week our Year 11 students had the opportunity to hear firsthand from Apprentices from across the city completing some of the many Apprenticeships that are now available. The ‘Apprenticeship Bus’ visited ALNS this morning. Many students have now registered to receive updates and notifications of the latest vacancies, […]

Year 8 Trip to Ypres

Posted Posted in History, News, Trips

Over half term, some of our budding Year 8 historians visited Ypres to develop their learning of World War One from their History lessons. The students were able to explore the preserved trenches, awe at the artefacts in the various museums and remember the sacrifice of Allied and German soldiers at their respected cemeteries. However the […]

Rock Challenge 2019

Posted Posted in Dance, News, Trips

On Monday 11th February 70 students participated in this years 2019 Rock Challenge. The theme was based upon the ‘Evolution of Tituba’, a witch who was persecuted in the Salem Trial.. Throughout the day the performers, stage crew and production crew conducted themselves fantastically. We walked away with 6 awards: Best Stage Crew, Best Set […]

Portsmouth College’s ‘Studio 101’ work with ALNS students

Posted Posted in Digital Communications, Drama, News, Personal Development, Trips

ALNS BTEC Music classes in Years 9, 10 and 11 have had an exciting day working with Portsmouth College’s ‘Studio 101’ to record, compose and be creative with music this term. After the success of last year’s NCOP recording project, Portsmouth College together with Southern Universities Alliance secured funding to start a new project called […]

IET Faraday Challenge

Posted Posted in News, Personal Development, Science, Trips

Year 8 students had the opportunity to take part in this year’s IET Faraday Challenge. The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The Faraday Challenge Days give students across the UK the opportunity to research, design and create solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems. This year’s […]


School Play time

Posted Posted in Drama, News, Trips

Rehearsals are in full swing for our end of year School Production – Skools Out! This year you get 2 shows for the price of one. The first half of the evening will be “Our Day Out” and the second half will be another opportunity to see our brilliant 20 minute version of “Matilda”. The […]


Dance Department – trip to the New Theatre Royal

Posted Posted in Dance, News, Trips

On 9th May the dance department had a exciting trip to the New Theatre Royal. Dance students were invited on the trip to go and watch a professional dance company: Motion House.  They are a world class contemporary dance-circus company who have athletic physicality, powerful narratives and incredible digital imagery. Students were amazed by the performance and have used […]