Welcome to Alder Community High School.  We hope that the information on our website will give you an insight into the values that we feel are important and what life is like at our school.

Alder Community High School

On 14th November we were visited by Ofsted.  As a good school we only received a short inspection (1 day) although it was very intense! Inspectors recognised the improvements we had made since the last inspection in June 2014 and we only have a couple of key action points to get us to ‘Outstanding’. We don’t get a new report as such, but a letter outlining our strengths and areas for development. I would like to thank students, parents/carers, staff and the wider community for all the support received in making Alder a great place to learn and work. Please click on the link below to read the letter from Ofsted.


Thank you

Mr O’Regan



20/07/2018 - 08:49

As you have recently been informed, reading for pleasure will be a key focus for the next academic year with each child brining a book of their choice into school every day. To help you and your child choose a book that they will both enjoy and is suitable to their reading needs, we have included a reading list for both KS3 and KS4.

13/11/2017 - 16:34
On Tuesday 14th November 2017 we will have a one day inspection visit from Ofsted. This is a chance for staff and students to showcase what a fantastic school we are. Further information for parents is available in the attached letter and guidance. The inspectors are interested in the views of parents/carers.
24/10/2017 - 19:02

At Alder Community High School we have five parent governors and currently there is a vacancy.

The governing body, with the head teacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:

11/09/2017 - 14:00

 Our annual Open Evening will take on Thursday, 28th September 2017 from 6.45pm – 9pm. The evening is an opportunity for children in year 6 and their families to visit Alder Community High School.

24/08/2017 - 21:48

I am absolutely delighted with our students' fantastic GCSE results. Overall, the percentage of students gaining a grade 4 or above in both English and maths is 73% and 50% for grade 5 and above These are excellent results; both figures are predicted to be way above the national average.

There has been so much uncertainty about the results with all the changes the Government have made but despite this the students have pulled through with some magnificent individual achievements. Some of our students have struggled through adversity and have performed above all expectations.