Rock Your Socks for Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association

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Over the past few years, thousands of supporters in schools, workplaces and organisations have joined celebrations during Down Syndrome Awareness Week by supporting the ‘Rock Your Socks’ Campaign. This global initiative raises awareness and promotes inclusion by inviting members of a community to wear colourful socks, the more colourful and individual the better. To keep […]

Letter from Headteacher (19.03.2021)

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Year 11 Centre Assessed Grades – how we will approach the collection of evidence Following the guidance that has been issued by the Department for Education and Ofqual we have been working on our plans for how year 11 students can be awarded grades fairly this year. In each subject area this will be slightly […]

Gambia Appeal

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A message from Ms. Lucas: As most of you are aware we have a long commitment to Gambia and The Daral Akram Orphan School, who we have been sponsoring for many years. I am in frequent contact with our charity and school co-ordinator Mucki in The Gambia. Life is already very tough, but made even […]

Caitlin Rawlins Sponsor Help

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Caitlin Rawlins is a student at ALNS. Her aunties, Rachael and Krystal are also ex-students of ALNS. Sadly Rachael’s six year old daughter has been diagnosed with cancer. The Go-fund me page details a little bit about Rosie’s story and why Caitlin wants to raise money for the ward treating her younger cousin. On the […]

Down Syndrome Awareness Week 15-21 March 2021

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Down Syndrome Awareness Week: Monday 15th – Sun 21st March 2021 World Down Syndrome Day: Sun 21st March 2021 Over the past few years, thousands of our supporters in schools, workplaces and organisations have joined our celebrations during Down Syndrome Awareness Week by supporting our ‘Rock Your Socks’ Campaign. This global initiative raises awareness and […]

ALNS Book Swap

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We would like all students to bring books to tutor week commencing 15.03.2021 for the big ALNS Book Swap. All books will be left with your tutor where they will then quarantine for at least three days. Once the quarantine period has been completed you may pick a book you would like to read. There […]

Return to School Letter – 04.03.2021

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Dear Parents I write to give you further details on our return to school next week.  There are some key aspects I wanted to draw your attention to as we prepare to re-open to a full school:- Uniform – Students are expected to wear full uniform on return to school, as per DFE guidance.  Hargreaves […]

Going Back To School

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https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/childrens-mental-health/back-to-school-coronavirus-covid-19/ Date Time Registration Link Zoom Link Thurs 11 March 7pm – 8pm https://forms.gle/mAbgxFcjif6oobF78 https://zoom.us/j/92884092807 Tues 20 April 6.30pm – 7.30pm https://forms.gle/mAbgxFcjif6oobF78 https://zoom.us/j/93443057696 Weds 19 May 7pm – 8pm https://forms.gle/mAbgxFcjif6oobF78 https://zoom.us/j/92816481930

National Careers Week 1st March to 6th March

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During lessons for the week students will be exploring Careers linked to the Curriculum (Gatsby Benchmark 4).  This will give students the opportunity to investigate career opportunities linked to their favourite subjects and understand that the skills they are gaining during their lessons help to develop the skills required for employment, explore apprenticeship opportunities, entry […]

Children’s Mental Health Week

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‘I Believe In Me’ – A beautiful song performed by students from St Edmund’s Catholic School Portsmouth and Admiral Lord Nelson School – reflecting on the importance of self-belief and rising to every challenge. Check out ‘Song Source’, resource tool kit for all your singing needs. They have over 200 songs composed by their award-winning […]