Welcome to Alder Community High School.  We are a community and we want all students to thrive in a happy, safe, supportive, yet challenging learning environment.  Central to our positive ethos are core values of tolerance, respect for others and a clear understanding of rights and responsibilities in equal measure, along with hard work and high expectations. 

We are in relentless pursuit of excellence, and in doing so, achieve high academic success whilst building resilience and fostering a love of learning, so that all students fulfil their potential.      

Our students will receive the highest quality of teaching and we will invest in our staff to realise the vision.  Our staff and their wellbeing are important and without them, our students could not flourish. 

Students are at the centre of everything we do and increasing their life chances is our primary goal.  We want our students to leave Alder as well-rounded human beings, work/college ready and able to take their place in society to contribute, enjoy life and be able to improve their own lives and the lives of others. 

We are a popular, oversubscribed school with around 850 students on roll, mainly white British with around 15% from minority ethnic groups.  In 2018 we increased numbers from 155 to 180 in year 7 and will continue for the next three years until we reach approximately 930 students in 2022.  

The proportion of students eligible for the Pupil Premium is around the national average having been above the national average in previous years.    The proportion of students who require SEN support is around the national average.  The proportion of students supported by a Statement or an EHCP is above the national average. 

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