NEWS, INFO & Activities

NEWS, INFO & Activities

Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio School


Term Dates


term dates for studennts 2024 25.pdf


Virtual aldirdge

If you are a parent and have a child in ks4 who is interested in some extra tutoring for free, please follow this link to sign up

For information regarding illnesses and how they effect attendance, please see below.

minor illness and attendance infromation.pdf




School Timing starting september 2023

The following changes will come into force from the first day of September term 2023:

Monday 8:40 – 3:10 

Tuesday – 8:40 – 3:10 

Wednesday – 8:40 – 3:10 (extra-curricular clubs & intervention 3:10 – 4:10) 

Thursday – 8:40 – 3:10 

Friday – 8:40 – 3:10 

8:40 is the official start times of classes. Students are most welcome to arrive in the building before this time. Anyone arriving after this time would subsequently be classified as late. 

3:10 is the official end time of lessons and students can depart school. Teachers are in the building for a further hour and students are most welcome to use DAES facilities during this time.

I believe that these changes will be beneficial to the school community and will have a positive effect on your child’s education. Whilst this decision is driven by the government directive of 32.5hrs, there are also other factors that this change of timings will benefit as follows - 

  1. Avoiding 4pm finishes that result in students travelling for significant times during dark winter months.  
  2. Avoiding morning issues with local busses being full, driving past our students and impacting arrivals at school.  
  3. Increased tutor time to ensure full coverage of PSHE and literacy interventions can be enhanced.  
More opportunities to be involved in extra-curricular activities after school that do not result in very late arrivals home.  
We do not see that there will be any disruption for the vast majority of our parents or students, as most students are already on site at 8.40 am anyway.  

I appreciate that these changes may affect a small minority in terms of childcare or working arrangements. For this reason, I would like to invite you to give your feedback by communicating with our pastoral leaders.  

Year 9, 10 =Miss Paterson 

Year 11, 12, 13 = Mr Cartmell 

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Home Learning agreement

Please see below our home learning agreement, which all students sign before they are enrolled.

studio home learning agreement.pdf


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studio summer menu 2024.pdf


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