Year 11  

This year is indeed the most important year, however let us reflect on how we finished last year. I am immensely proud of the year group in the way they conducted themselves last year during their mock exams leading up to completing their work experience. This year we want to build on the progress they all made last year and whilst learning new material, there will be opportunities to recap and reinforce some of the learning from Y10.

You will have further in class assessments and mock exams in December. I want to remind you the library is open every day in the morning and after school for quiet study.

This year is very exciting as you will be applying for sixth form and college. We will guide you through the application process as will your family.

To make excellent progress this year and achieve the GCSEs you deserve, we need you to be fully committed to learning inside and outside of the classroom and have excellent attendance and punctuality.

Please do check our website and the families bulletin for regular updates.

As always, the first point of contact for students and parents continues to be the form tutor. We have a strong year team with many years of experience.

I look forward to a busy yet exciting year ahead.

With best wishes

Syed Ali
Y11 Year Team Leader

LaSWAP applications now open for Y11 Acland Burghley students

  • Year 11 students should go to to start their application
  • They have been sent their log on details in the post.  If they cannot find them they should ask their form tutor.
  • The deadline for applications is Friday 3 February - please ignore any other deadlines
  • We a running a webinar for families on Thursday 19 January detailing the LaSWAP application & interview process.  Details are in the Families Bulletin.
  • Please contact Ms Stanley with any questions -

 LaSWAP & Pathways application webinar - 19 January 2023

Thank you to all the families who joined our webinar.  You can watch the recording on our sixth form YouTube channel, or find the slides below:

LaSWAP Pathways webinar for parents 2023

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Introductory Webinar for Students & Families

Introduction to Oxbridge Webinar Nov 2022

 The introduction to Oxbridge for Y11 and 12 Students Webinar can be viewed below:

Director of Learning KS4

Dixie McLean 

Year Team Leader

Syed Ali  |

Student Progress Leader

Christina Louka


Tom Bryant  | 

Luke Browne

Billy Pinches

Tara Vakil

Bethan Williams 

Pedro Xavier

Jordan Williams 

Letters home


 Key dates

  • 30 Jun 2023
    Y11 Leaver Assembly
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  • 30 Jun 2023
    Y11 LaSWAP Taster Day
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  • 30 Jun 2023
    Y11 Leavers Prom
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  • 17 Jul 2023


    20 Jul 2023

    New Y11 Work Experience
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