Alameda is a purpose-built Middle School for pupils of all abilities from the ages of 9 to 13 years. It is the middle phase in Bedfordshire’s three tier system of Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. Our intake of pupils comes mainly from our three feeder Lower Schools (The Firs, Russell and Maulden Lower Schools) and neighbouring villages. At the end of Year 8 our pupils move on to Redborne Upper School.
As part of the Redborne pyramid of nine schools, Alameda works closely with the other schools in the Ampthill and Flitwick area. This not only enables pupils to make a smooth transition between schools but facilitates the sharing of good practice.
The school is situated in a very attractive woodland setting within the pleasant Georgian market town of Ampthill. The school shares a site with The Firs Lower School on Alameda Drive and both schools border ‘Coopers Hill’ which is a designated site of special scientific interest.
The school takes its name from ‘The Alameda’, a tree lined avenue running between the school and its playing fields which is planted in the style of many similar avenues in Spain. The names used for our house system - Aragon, Castile, Leon and Navarre - are taken from regions in Spain.
Alameda is a well equipped school that benefits from both primary trained staff and secondary trained subject specialists. The school comprises a school hall, three science laboratories, a design technology centre and food technology room, art room, music room and music practice rooms, resource centre, computer suite, classrooms, sports hall, sports field and hard court play areas.
In recent years the school has been regularly over subscribed and following the new building programme the local authority has raised the number of school places available to 600. The school runs a before and after school club to provide daily child care.
The school operates a no smoking policy which applies to the entire site, including all the grounds as well as the building itself.
Our commitment to Healthy Schools Status should be reflected in the actions of all adults who are visitors to our site.