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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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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On the 6th March, 3 students currently studying at Central Bedfordshire College came to speak to year 12 art students about the course and the college. They explained how degree level study is different to what the students currently experience and what they could expect from HE and FE. All 3 students had come to the foundation degree course though different routes so the year 12 class were able to benefit from their combined experience.

The group showed some sketchbooks and explained the types of projects, trips, workshops and visits they had practiced on their course. All of the ASAD students were shocked to see the amount of work completed in just 12 weeks! The students then stayed to offer advice and guidance to the year 12 class about their future options and their current artwork.

This was a valuable experience for year 12 and one I hope they have felt the benefit of. At least 25% of the class are planning on going on to further study in creative subjects so this has helped to clarify their paths.

Many thanks to Megan Cox, Annabel Evans and Karen Flecknell from Central Bedfordshire College and well done to the class who used the time well to glean as much information as they could.

October 5th, 2013

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