Friends of ALNS – Upcoming Events

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Year 7 and 8 Disco – Friday 2nd November: Tickets are available before school on Monday 15th – Friday 19th October. There will be no tickets available on the door. We are also collecting any unwanted toiletries for a stall to raise funds for our Rock Challenge Team, any donations can be left at Reception. […]

Personal Development Day 2

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On Wednesday 3rd October we had our second personal development day of the year. Personal Development Days are an opportunity for our students to undertake a range of different activities exploring different issues and learning styles. Year 7 either went to the Weald and Downland Museum or undertook their CAT tests followed by an afternoon […]

Teach Portsmouth week in Performance

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The week beginning the 1st October saw the beginning of “Teach Portsmouth” week. Within Performance at ALNS we decided we were going to make this a really special week full of unusual opportunities for our students and teachers. The week began with compiling videos recorded by our ex-students, many of who are now teachers, dancers […]

Hot Chocolate with the Headteacher – Friday 5th October 2018

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  This week Mrs Hardingham and Mrs Holness were joined by six students for a very busy Hot Chocolate Friday!   Alesia-Theodora, Arman, Ethan, Molly, Daisy and Holly were all nominated by Senior Leaders and Heads of Houses to receive the Award.   All photos can be used by using #HotChocFri on Twitter!   Well […]

Teach Portsmouth – Students Leading Learning

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Today as part of the Teach Portsmouth Week (a city-wide event celebrating teaching) Our amazing triple science pupils were set the task of researching, planning and delivering a Science-related story from the news to their peers. Given the freedom to research any relevant aspect of Biology, Chemistry or Physics, the topics varied from recently discovered evidence […]

Teach Portsmouth – Songwriting Session with Billy Gregory

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Yesterday as part of the Teach Portsmouth Week (a city-wide event celebrating teaching) our Year 10 Music class were very lucky to have ex-student Billy Gregory join them and lead an afternoon of songwriting. Billy, who studied songwriting at university and is pursuing a career in music, shared his expertise and passion, inspiring our students […]

Teach Portsmouth – Public Speaking with Hayden Taylor

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Yesterday we were very fortunate to be joined by Hayden Taylor, an ex student and current Governor, who led a session on public-speaking for our Prefect Team. Hayden is the founder and Managing Director of UNLOC which is a student enterprise organisation that provides opportunities for young people to develop their skills as leaders, future […]

Friends of ALNS – Upcoming Events

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Friday 5th October: Cake sale – donations of cakes can be brought to school on the morning of Friday 5th October. Don’t forget to buy a cake and support the Science Department! Friday 19th October: Student Quiz/Bingo Night 3.00pm refreshment available)- tickets £1.00 and will be on sale from Monday 1st October – Thursday 11th October […]

Rock Challenge Auditions

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Rock Challenge is back and we are holding auditions for all dancers that would like to take part this year.  Tuesday 9th October- in the dance studio  Students can either prepare something to perform, or they can learn some choreography on the day.  For any Year 7s that are unsure what Rock Challenge is, pop […]

Hot Chocolate Friday – 28th September 2018

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  Mrs Hardingham welcomed Ellie and Callum during first break today for our Hot Chocolate Friday. Both students were chosen to represent their House Group by their Heads of Houses for ‘going over and above’ this past week.   Well done again to Ellie and Callum!    

BBC Music Day One World Video

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The Music Department is excited to say that tomorrow (Friday 28th September) is BBC Music Day and we are looking forward to seeing the One World music video featuring students from our school choir! Tomorrow, at around 11am, 21 schools will come together on the Guildhall steps to perform the One World song with YolanDa […]

Early Closure – 1.45pm Thursday 4th October 2018

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Dear Parents I would like to inform you that the school will be finishing early at 1.45pm on Thursday 4th October 2018. This is to allow us time to prepare for that evening’s Prospective Parents’ Evening. Please let us know if you wish your child to stay in school until the normal finishing time. School […]

Hot Chocolate Friday – 21st September 2018

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Mrs Hardingham welcomed Harley, Adelaide and Rebecca during first break today for our Hot Chocolate Friday. All students were chosen to represent their House Group by their Heads of Houses for ‘going over and above’ this past week.   Well done again to Harley, Adelaide and Rebecca!    

Fame Audition Details

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We are excited to announce that auditions will soon be starting for this year’s school production of Fame! Come along and have a go at the dates and times below: Acting workshop auditions Wednesday 26th September, 3-4pm (ALL CAST) Solo singing auditions Thursday 4th October, 3-4pm (ALL SOLO ROLES) Both sets of auditions will take […]

Hot Chocolate Friday – 14th September 2018

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Mrs Hardingham welcomed Olivia, Laurence, Naomi and Kuba during first break today for our Hot Chocolate Friday. All students were chosen to represent their House Group by their Heads of Houses for ‘going over and above’ this past week.   Well done to Olivia, Laurence, Naomi and Kuba!  

Message from the Friends of ALNS Committee

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Year 7 Disco tickets are on sale every morning (until 19th September), before school in the Mall – £5.00 per ticket.   Any donation of cans or bottles for the Booze Barrel will be collected at any Parents’ Evenings or the School Reception (adult only please).   We hope to launch the 100 club for […]