Term Dates

Music lesson timetables

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**SUMMER TERM 2019**

Music lessons with most teachers will start on Tuesday 23 April, which is the first day of term. Timetables for the first week of lessons are attached below and are also available for students to check on the noticeboard in the music department. The timetable for the full term will be published shortly after students attend their first lesson.  Please note that most teachers have rotating lesson times, so students must check the time of their lesson each week.

If you have any queries, please email me at sstephens@alexandrapark.school or ask your child to see me in the Music Office P7 any breaktime or before/after school.

Please note:

  • lessons take place on a rotating timetable throughout the school day
  • students are expected to make their own way down to the music department at their alloted lesson time, having informed their class teacher at the start of the school lesson that they will be attending a music lesson
  • we are unable to catch up music lessons missed by students as their teacher is here, ready to teach them
  • lessons missed by instrumental teachers are always caught up (or occasionally refunded)
  • music lessons continue throughout the afternoon on Student Progress Days (when normal school lessons are cancelled).  Students should attend their music lesson at the scheduled time on these days (but do not need to wear school uniform, unless they are also attending their parent consultation at which all students in Years 7-11 are expected to wear uniform).
  • students may drop off their instruments in the room where they will have their music lesson (on the morning of their lesson) and collect it on the way out of school at the end of the day.  We ask that students make every effort to take home their instrument on the day of their lesson, otherwise the teaching rooms get very congested!


We offer music lessons on a wide range of instruments from trumpet to drumkit, violin to saz. Around 250 lessons take place each week,with over 220 students learning an instrument or two in school.  If you would like to apply for lessons, please download the APPLICATION FORM below, complete and return it to the Music Office (P7) or via email.


Changing from Single Academy Status to Multi-Academy Status

The Governing Body of Alexandra Park School is considering a proposal to become a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). This is a relatively straightforward process since APS is already a Single Academy Trust (SAT).  As part of the decision-making process, the Governing Body is seeking the views of parents/carers and it will take these into account before a final decision is made.

The attached letter sets out more detail on the proposal and the attached Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provides further information.  In summary, schools and academies judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted Inspectors (as is the case with APS) are now responsible for taking a lead role and working collaboratively with other schools, providing support where necessary. APS already works closely with Haringey schools through its designation as a National Teaching Alliance School. The MAT model will enable us to consider what other collaborative arrangements we could put in place to improve and impact positively on educational experiences of a larger number of young people. 

The Governing Body is committed to maintaining and continuing to enhance the outstanding work of Alexandra Park School.  The decision to become a MAT will not impact on that commitment.

The consultation period for this proposal is set out below

Consultation start date
Friday 18 March 2016
Open meeting for parents/carers with the Headteacher and Governors
Wednesday 27 April 2016
6.30pm School Library
Final date for e-mail, written and website responses
Friday 13 May 2016

We look forward to hearing your views. You can give us feedback via the MAT Consultation feedback form (below); by e-mail to sdaley@alexandrapark.school; in writing to the Chair of the Governing Body c/o the Clerk to the Governing Body, Alexandra Park School, Bidwell Gardens, London N11 2AZ.

Michael McKenzie


Letter for parents

Frequently Asked Questions


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Getting to APS


Please note: This is a postal address. Access to the school is not possible through Bidwell Gardens. Access is through Durnsford Recreation Ground or Rhodes Avenue.

Alexandra Park School
Bidwell Gardens, London, N11 2AZ

The main entrance for students is located in Durnsford Recreation Ground.

This entrance is closed during the school day, so visitors and deliveries should use the entrance on Rhodes Avenue, as indicated on the map below.

Walking or Driving to APS


There is no on-site parking at Alexandra Park School. Spaces in the surrounding streets fill very early, but some parking can be found on Rhodes Avenue and Durnsford Road.

Public Transport

The nearest underground station to Alexandra Park School is Bounds Green. The nearest overground station is Alexandra Palace. The bus routes 102, 299 and 184 all stop out the front of Durnsford Recreation Ground.

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School Administration

Welcome to the Alexandra Park School general office.  The admin team are at the very centre of APS, providing help and support to all staff, students and parents.

Before contacting us, please check below for the answers to some of the most common queries we receive.

School Payments

All school payments are now taken through ParentPay.

Student absence, lateness and appointments

If your child is absent for any reason, or is going to be late, please contact the attendance officer.

020 8826 4880 and select option 1 or enter extension 4872.


Lost Property

Please ensure that all uniform, PE kit and equipment is clearly marked with your child's name, so that if it's found it can be reunited with the rightful owner.  Any unnamed or unclaimed property will be held at Reception until the end of each term, after which it will be disposed of.

Items brought in / messages for students

Students are expected to be fully prepared for their school day.  However, we do understand that on occasion things can get overlooked.  Should it be necessary to bring items in, or have emergency messages delivered to students, we will always do our very best but please be advised that this may not always be possible.  Your understanding is much appreciated.

Change of contact details

If you have recently moved house, changed telephone number or other contact details then please let the office know.  We may need to contact you in the event of an emergency so it is important that our records are kept up to date.

Other useful information

If your query has still has not been answered, then please do contact us on 020 8826 4880 or through this contact form.