Avenue Centre for Education

Back to ACE & GCSEs

All students start back at ACE and provisions on Monday 5th June

Due to GCSE exams, please remember that for Yr 7-10 students, ACE will not open until 11.30am on Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th June. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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New Headteacher’s Welcome

 am delighted and honoured to have been appointed as the new headteacher for ACE, and I’m very keen to get to know all our pupils, parents, carers and staff.  

From my experience of being in education for 19 years, I know that a successful and happy school depends on all of us working together. I have worked in Alternative provision and Pupil Referral Units for twelve years, the last 9 as a school leader.  During that time, I have witnessed the transformative impact the right form of education can have on the lives of young people. I and the whole staff team at ACE will be committed to working with our pupils to provide them with the best opportunities for achievement and personal growth.

ACE has a history of strong performance. I am looking forward to learning more about the school so that the changes we make in this new chapter are supported by the whole school community.

As parents and carers, you make an important contribution to your children’s achievements, and I’m excited to build on the relationship between you and the school for everyone’s benefit.

I will be hosting drop-in sessions over the next term, and I look forward to meeting many of you there. These meetings will take place at a number of different times in the day and week in the hope that as many families as possible will have the opportunity to attend.

We will be in touch with the details shortly.

I will also be available at the school entrance before and after school, so please do say hello.

You are also welcome to contact me at ACE on 01582 359370 or [email protected]

Kind Regards.

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ACE Summer 2021 Exam Results

The entire ACE team are delighted with the strong set of results achieved by all ACE and Alternative Provision students in what was another difficult and challenging academic year.

All students achieved the results they needed for their ‘next steps’ transition plans and it was great to see so many of you come, collect your results and share your success with us.

The ACE Transition and Careers teams remains available to support you until at least the end of this academic term so please do keep in touch and if you need any support or guidance as you move on to college and training, please do get in touch.

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Beds Against Violence & Exploitation Campaign

A major new campaign has been launched bringing together different organisations to speak with one voice against violence, exploitation and organised crime in Bedfordshire.

Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation (BAVEX) will raise awareness around things like modern slavery, cuckooing and child sexual exploitation in the county.

The project, which launches on today’s (Thursday) national child exploitation awareness day, has worked with a series of different groups in Bedfordshire to spread its messages as far as possible.

new website also goes live today, detailing the partnership response to different types of exploitation in Bedfordshire and how people can get help.

You can download all of the campaign materials via the Our Campaign section of the BAVEX website.

BAVEX is backed by a wide range of different organisations in the county, both statutory as well as charities.

As well as the police, this includes the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Luton Council, the Bedfordshire and Luton Clinical Commissioning Groups, the Bedfordshire Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU), Azalea, Crimestoppers, Link to Change, the Luton Homeless Partnership and the Modern Slavery Helpline.

Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation campaign

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