Welcome to the ACE website

ACE is now fully open to all students and we are glad to welcome you all back.

Onsite Covid testing is available to all students every Monday and Thursday and we do recommend that you take part and help us to help keep everyone safe.

For parent / carers that would prefer, we can also supply home testing kits; please contact us to request these.

(Info on the ACE online learning offer is still available under the Parents and Students menu.)

Covid measures remain in place at ACE, including the wearing of face coverings at all times, including inside classrooms and we thank you for your support.  These measures will be reviewed again at the May Half term or  when the Gov’t reviews is national advice to schools.

ACE End of term / start of term arrangements.

All students will finish ACE on Thursday 15th July.  The earlier than originally planned finish is to allow for a prompt start to extensive refurbishment work which is taking place in the main building over the summer and will hopefully be ready for the start of the new year.

All students will restart both ACE and Alternative Provisions on Monday 6th September

Wednesday and Thursday 1st & 2nd September are staff training days

Friday 3rd September will be a Year 11’s only, Contract review day (more details will follow shortly)

ACE Summer 2021 Exams

The majority of Year 11 students have now finished completing their portfolio’s of work and staff are busy marking and assessing ready to submit to the exam boards for the deadline of June 18th.  There is then a national moderation process in which ACE will be asked to provide the physical work to support the teacher assessed grades for a selected sample of students.  Final results will be published the week beginning Monday 9th August.

Mental Health Awareness Week  

Click here to a range of resources, information and top tips

ACE took part this year, supporting the theme of Nature by making full use of our outside areas for physical activities, lessons using the ACE garden and trips to local parks and outdoor spots.  Follow the link above for other ideas and resources.

National Citizenship Service Summer Program

NCS came into ACE on Tuesday 18th May to talk to Yr 11 students about their summer courses; worth £1500 but available for a maximum of £50 / free to ACE students. Any students that are interested can still let their ACE coach know and we can organise an application direct with NCS
This scheme is open to all Yr 11 students nationwide; students are put together in groups from different schools but students can nominate ‘friends’ that they would like to be in the same group as.
All students follow a 2 week program (start dates throughout the July / August) which involves designing, pitching, organising and carrying out a social action program.  Alongside this are fun activities like escape rooms, task master and group trips.
There is an option of a 3rd residential week (all included in the £50 max fee), staying away at an outdoor activity centre in the UK for karting, rock climbing, canoeing, abseiling etc.
This is an amazing opportunity and please do encourage your child to come talk to the NCS people at ACE, collect the info and consider taking part.
For more information, www.wearencs.com or call NCS on 0800 197 8010

Duke of Edinburg Award Scheme at ACE

DoE goes from strength to strength and in this final summer half term we have a number of day visits, walk and practice expeditions as well as a final overnight expedition to look forward too.  Students have been busy working on the award all year and a large part of this is voluntary work around ACE, with partners (especially ZSL Whipsnade) and in the local community.

DoE ACE Voluntary Hours Certificate

The Children’s Commissioners ‘Big Ask’ Survey

At ACE, all students will be given the chance to take part in this national survey; details can be found by using the links below.

Link to join and start the national survey

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Central Beds College Virtual Open day.

This event is happening on Thursday 17th June.  For details and how to register, use the link below

CBC Virtual Open Event flyer_ Thurs 17 June

Launch of the Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation campaign

Please follow the links under the ‘Links to supporting Groups’ tab for more info or click the link below

Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation campaign

ACE and Covid

ACE is constantly reviewing the advice from the DfE, Public Health England and from the Luton Public Health Team.

Current Covid precautions include but are not limited to:

  • the offer of on site twice weekly Covid testing for all staff and for all students (subject to parental consent)
  • daily health checks for all staff and students on arrival
  • ACE start and end times avoid timings of neighbouring schools
  • ensuring that alternative providers have similar rigorous Covid precautionary measures in place
  • limits on class sizes and numbers in rooms
  • use of a one-way system around the ACE building
  • wearing of face masks in lesson changes, stairwells and in all communal areas
  • social distancing signs and reminders
  • provision of hand sanitisers at every classroom and in all communal spaces
  • only having essential visitors to the ACE site
  • moving all meetings online wherever possible


Meet our SLT

Chris Day
Simon Jump
Deputy Headteacher
Ian Campbell
Deputy Headteacher
Sally Ripley
Pupil Progress Manager

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ACE closes for the summer holidays today. We want to wish all our staff, pupils and colleagues a happy and safe break.Year 11 return to ACE for the new term on Friday 3rd September. All other year groups return Monday 6th September.Timetables have been sent home and we look forward to seeing you all in the Autumn term.Take care and stay safe! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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Safetalk is a confidential service for young people to access over the holidays. This is available if any young people need to talk to someone about their sexual health, if they need condoms or to talk about things such as sexuality and gender identity. ... See MoreSee Less
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