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School Info

Alameda is a purpose-built Middle School for pupils of all abilities from the ages of 9 to 13 years. It converted to Academy status in August 2011. 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. We have recently increased our capacity from 600 to 720. To accommodate this expansion we have a phased building programme which started in October 2013. The first phase (6 new classrooms) is now complete.

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. The double avenue of lime trees, known as "The Alameda" was planted in the 1820s by Lord and Lady Holland of Park House, Ampthill on their return from Spain where they had admired the tree-lined "almeidas". 150 years later the name Alameda was chosen for the purpose built middle school when it opened in 1973.  The names used for our house system - Aragon, Castile, Leon and Navarre - are taken from Spanish historical domains and each coat of arms is depicted in the school badge. 

Aragon-Intersections of gules red and gold

Leon- Lion rampant, gules on background of gold

Navarre -Chain interlinked, or, on sable (black)

Castile: Castle, or, on gules

At Alameda we aim to provide the very best education for your child. We strive to achieve high standards in all we do and this is reflected in our mission statement ;

Inspire, Achieve, Excel’ 

Also in our vision statement ;

‘Alameda is an inspiring and dynamic learning environment where all individuals are valued

and everyone has the opportunity to achieve their best’

and our aims;

Engaging with and supporting the school’s values

Achieving our best in everything we do

Collaboration and Community

Preparing for change

The Governors and Staff recognise that these aims can best be achieved through a close partnership between home and school.