It’s not every day that an academy has a visit from the Central Band of the RAF but All Saints were delighted to host a concert on Friday 10 January, starting the Band’s new season of school visits together with the RAF Careers Service.



The Band performed a fun programme in front of the Councillors John Chatterley and Peter Williams (Town Mayors of Dunstable and Houghton Regis) and a hall full of students. The main hall was flooded with the sounds of military precision and professionalism as arrangements of songs from the charts, well-known tunes and even a medley of Nintendo themes were played by the thirty-two member Band, directed by Warrant Officer Dave Richards.


There were opportunities for audience participation as students yelled pop choruses as the Band played and joined the percussion section for a rendition of
Tea for Two with the Principal, Tom Waterworth, conducting.



WO Richards promised an entertaining programme and it was that and much more. We wish the Band well with its tour around the UK and overseas in the coming months and thank them very much for visiting All Saints.



October 5th, 2016

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On 21 November 2013 students from Sixth Form, along with Gifted & Talented Art students from Years 10 and 11, took part in an Islamic Art Workshop. They learned about the principles of Islamic Art and how it shows Unity – a key concept in Islamic culture. Many thanks to Anouar and Maryam from the Milton Keynes Islamic Arts, Culture & Heritage Organisation who planned and ran the sessions.



After a short presentation explaining what Islamic Art is, we were all given a template to trace onto tracing paper, which we then transferred onto tea-stained card. We then used acrylic paints to paint in the different shapes. When all the pieces were finished we put them together to create one large piece of work and it looked really good. Even though it was very time consuming and required a lot of attention to the detail I enjoyed the day and thought that the final outcome was worth it.
Kerrie Loughnane, Year 12



Seeing just how much cultures vary artistically was amazing and inspiring. Slotting all the pieces together to make a beautiful final piece is something I will keep in mind for my own projects in Art. I also learnt how some cultures use art to portray spiritual meanings and religious beliefs. I found the whole day fun, and learning someone else’s views on art was interesting. I never knew that Maths could be so involved in creative drawing and art; the way things in some art are developed using mathematical calculation is really interesting.
Chloe Taylor, Year 10

October 4th, 2016

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Visit by Mrs Deborah Inskip, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire


All Saints Academy was delighted to showcase its new facilities to Mrs Deborah Inskip, the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, on 12 June 2013.

During her visit Mrs Inskip was amazed at the excellent behaviour of our students.

The students themselves were very courteous and were asking Mrs Inskip about her role as High Sheriff, and were very keen to seek Mrs Inskip’s support in getting the Queen to visit our school.

Mrs Inskip said ‘I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and was particularly delighted to meet so many of your pupils and
staff.  As they were all eager to claim, you have an amazing school.  You are right to be proud of all you have
achieved since opening’.

October 4th, 2016

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The Academy has been given an award by the British Astronomical Association for the sports facilities lighting at the rear of the building.


The Campaign for Dark Skies aims to preserve and restore the beauty of the night sky by campaigning against excessive, inefficient and irresponsible lighting that shines where it is neither wanted nor needed.

October 4th, 2016

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Year 3 & 4 Change for Life Sports Festival hosted by All Saints Academy

The Academy hosted the Change For Life Sports Festival for years 3 & 4 here at the Academy on Tuesday 7
th May 2013; it was the first festival to be held here on the new 3G pitch. A total of six local lower schools attended the event and had a fabulous day, they were able to try a variety of new activities and sports, students and the teachers of the lower schools were also very impressed with the new building and the outdoor facilities, with many students saying “wow, this is amazing” as they entered the Academy. Staff were also very impressed with the building, one stating that “the festival was an excellent opportunity for the students, our facilities are very limited so this is great”.

The event would not have been able to run without the help of our wonderful leaders and our Gifted and Talented students so a massive thank you goes to the following students: Shannon Stack, Moly Smyley, Ciara Craig, Rebekah Gearey, Millie Henderson-Williams, Ellie Wheatley, Jonathan Wyllie, Jordan Knight and Ellie Bastian. Also thank you to the year 13 Dance group that opened the festival with a brilliant dance routine, once again this was much appreciated by all staff and students at the event.

October 4th, 2016

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Academy Work Experience (AWE) has now launched and is available to all Sixth Form students across the Academy enabling them to develop qualities of leadership, to assume greater responsibility and to contribute to the smooth running of the Academy.  Placements give an insight into the world of work and are very important in helping students make decisions about future careers.  Sixth Form students who successfully complete the programme receive certificates for their efforts and the experience will help their transition to higher education, the world of work and adult life.  We are committed to developing our students’ skills and attributes to ensure they leave as the well-rounded, responsible, community members that are so attractive to universities and employers.

Julie Baldwin

Acting AVP and Achievement Leader for Sixth Form


The idea of having work experience roles within the Academy allows us, the students, to fully engage with our chosen area and experience what it would be like as a career.

Although, the Academy Work Experience (AWE) is new to us,  I feel as though I have benefitted hugely, as I am more comfortable with speaking to new people.  It has also taught me a lot about time management and how to organise schedules successfully.  I feel very important within my role as an Assistant Receptionist and have built up a friendly and positive relationship with the staff.

I look forward to work experience every week and feel that the benefits are huge.

Natasha Ryan – HEAD GIRL

October 4th, 2016

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On Friday 30th September, we will be supporting the fundraiser MacMillan Coffee Morning and our local charity Kidz In Action. In support of this fundraiser, we will be hosting a cake sale with all of the money being donated to MacMillan and Kidz In Action. The money will help people who are facing cancer and give opportunities to children and young adults with special needs.

Parents are also invited to come and buy cakes and refreshments in the school Cafe during Period 1.

At Break Time and Lunchtime cakes and refreshments will be available for students and staff to purchase.kidz-in-action

We will also be selling tickets to create your own cake pop workshop to both students and a staff. The tickets will cost £1.50 to make and decorate your own cake pop.

October 3rd, 2016

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