As usual, students were involved at the Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day Acts of Remembrance in both Dunstable and Houghton Regis through local uniformed organisations, as well as representing the Academy directly.

At Dunstable Priory on Remembrance Sunday Mr Grubb accompanied Jersey Villanueva and Saskia Davies who laid the wreath for All Saints.

A second wreath was laid at Houghton Regis on Armistice Day by Georgia Roberts and Saskia; the standard and guard of honour were provided by Army cadets Liam Bond, Owen Lindsay, Mark Wade and Jordan Miles, accompanied by Mr Waterworth and Fr Alasdair.

It is a moving time of year for many families and it’s encouraging to see how many local people from across the full spectrum of age ranges are involved with these ceremonies; the words and silence give us time to ponder the cost of past and present conflicts to ordinary people – ‘we will remember them’ – and the great value of even our imperfect peace.

British Legion local convenor and former Guardsman, Mick Hunt, warmly thanked those involved and said to us ‘the students are a credit to the Academy, their families and the community’.


When you go home,
Tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow
We gave our today.

October 5th, 2016

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Target sports featured in activities for Sport Relief on 23 March when students were offered the opportunity of throwing wet sponges at some of the Academy staff for 20p a sponge. Mr Roberts took a direct shot to the head while Mr Barnard, Ms Lissaman and Fr Coles took their share of hits as well.

Chairman of Governors, Mr Wallace, got in on the act under the watchful supervision of senior students ensuring that everything went with a splash.






October 5th, 2016

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For many years the Diocese of St Albans has organised an event designed to raise both awareness and funds for homeless charities in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Two years ago four staff from All Saints took part on a wet and windy night and on 2nd December this year we returned in force
with four year 11 students leading the way supported by  five staff members and one spouse.

The weather was less than ideal.


The rain started at 10pm and carried on until 5.30am, it was accompanied by a gusty wind which tugged at what little shelter we had between the ancient buttresses of the Abbey, blowing drizzle into everything which then pooled on the soft ground underneath us. Despite the conditions, the soggy and exhausted team completed the night in good spirits and raised over £700 (at latest count) for NOAH Enterprise in
Luton. Were we thankful we only had to do it for one night? You bet!


Congratulations especially to Ashleigh Coffill, Natasha Ryan, Ariann Hayden and Shannon Cook for their maturity and generosity towards  a really good cause.

October 5th, 2011

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Thursday 27 September was a momentous day in All Saints history so far when The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, officially opened the new Academy building.

During his visit the Archbishop spoke at length with many students in their classrooms, as well a discussion on topical issues with members of the Sixth Form and the Student leadership Group.

The Archbishop was high in praise for what we have achieved at All Saints since our opening in September 2009.

In his address to the students, the Archbishop urged them to be humble and to think of others before themselves. He made particular mention of ‘opening doors’ in order to help others.

The Archbishop gave very generously of his time and created a real buzz of excitement.

October 4th, 2011

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