**Parent Engagement Event on Wednesday 13th November postponed**

We are very sorry to inform you that our Parent Engagement Event on Wednesday 13th November has been postponed. This is due to a double booking of the room where the event was due to be held at our school site, South Thames College in Wandsworth High Street. We will be notifying all families who have booked to attend the event and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Our next Parent Engagement Event is scheduled to be held on Wednesday 4th December from 6.00pm-8.00pm. This will provide another opportunity for those with children starting Reception in September 2020 to come and meet the APSoL team, find out about our bilingual English-Portuguese curriculum, the admissions process, and our plans for the remodelling of our phenomenal school site in Wandsworth High Street.

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APSoL in the news again! / APSoL nas notícias outra vez!

We are delighted that APSoL has been featured on Portuguese national TV Channel RTP. The piece included interviews with APSoL’s Lead Proposer, Regina Duarte and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System, Lord Agnew.

The feature also showcased our superb site that has been secured for the school in Wandsworth High Street, where it is proposed that APSoL will open with its first two Reception classes in September 2020.

Watch the interview

Families with children starting school next year have the opportunity to step inside our wonderful building at our Parent Engagement Events on Wednesday 13th November and Wednesday 4th December.

Book a place at one of our Events

Register for a Reception place for 2020

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Estamos muito contentes por a APSoL ter aparecido no canal nacional de televisão portuguesa RTP. A reportagem incluiu entrevistas com a proponente principal da escola, Regina Duarte, e com Lord Agnew, Secretário de Estado do Sistema Escolar britânico.

A reportagem também apresentou o edifício fantástico em Wandsworth High Street que foi conseguido para a escola e onde receberemos as duas primeiras turmas de “Reception” em setembro de 2020.

Veja aqui a entrevista

As famílias que têm filhos a começar a escola no próximo ano terão a oportunidade de visitar o nosso fantástico edifício para os eventos de esclarecimento dos pais, que terão lugar nas quartas-feiras dia 13 de novembro e 4 de dezembro.

Reserve o seu lugar para um dos eventos

Registe-se para uma vaga de “Reception” para 2020

Inscreva-se para receber a newsletter ou junte-se à nossa comunidade online @APSofL no Facebook e em Twitter

 

Parent Engagement Events – 13th November and 4th December / Eventos de esclarecimento para os pais – dia 13 de novembro e dia 4 de dezembro

  • Our Parent Engagement Events will give those with children starting Reception in September 2020 the opportunity to come and meet the APSoL team, find out about our bilingual English-Portuguese curriculum, the admissions process, and our plans for the remodelling of our phenomenal school site in Wandsworth High Street.

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The events will take place at our school site, South Thames College, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PP.

Plan your journey to the site

Parents and carers are very welcome to bring along their children. We look forward to welcoming you!

If you haven’t already done so, please click here to register your interest in a Reception place for 2020

 

Os nossos eventos de esclarecimento para famílias com filhos a começarem a “Reception” em setembro de 2020 a oportunidade de conhecerem a equipa da APSoL e de descobrirem mais sobre o nosso currículo bilingue inglês-português, bem como sobre o processo de admissão e os planos para a remodelação do nosso edifício fenomenal da escola, em Wandsworth High Street.

Venha visitar-nos! Reserve o seu lugar num dos nossos eventos aqui:

Os eventos vão ter lugar no local da escola, em South Thames College, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PP.

Planeie aqui a sua viagem

As crianças são bem-vindos e podem acompanhar os pais e responsáveis. Esperamos vê-lo!

Se ainda não o tiver feito, por favor registe aqui seu interesse numa vaga de “Reception” para o ano 2020

Register your interest in a Reception place for 2020

We intend to open admissions for our first 60 Reception places later this month but, in the meantime, if your child starts school in September 2020 and you wish to be notified of the admissions process, you can register an interest in a Reception place by completing the short form now.

APSoL will be an inclusive school for students of all abilities and from all backgrounds with an open admissions procedure. Rather than having a catchment area, we propose to take pupils from six nodes. For more details, please view our Draft Admissions Policy.

The phenomenal site, a building in the west of South Thames College in Wandsworth High Street, boasts excellent transportation links with access via Wandsworth Town or Clapham Junction train stations, East Putney tube and numerous buses.

Plan your journey to the site

Register your interest in a Reception place for 2020

APSoL in the news / APSoL nas notícias

What a wonderful week it’s been for the APSoL team, kicking off with the Anglo-Portuguese School of London’s official launch at a reception hosted by the Ambassador of Portugal. The Ambassador opened the event and expressed his excitement at bringing Trustees, representatives of the Camões Institute, the Portuguese Embassy in London, the Portuguese Ministry of Education, the Department for Education, LocatED and members of the wider project team together to celebrate reaching this critical stage of the project as a result of their tireless commitment since the initial preparation of the free school application in 2015.

Key guests also included Lord Agnew, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System, who spoke about the UK’s first bilingual English-Portuguese primary free school and the significance of the close relationship enjoyed between the UK and Portugal since the Middle Ages. We were also delighted to meet the Mayor of Wandsworth, who we look forward to working with as we progress our plans towards opening APSoL in the superb site that has been secured for the school in Wandsworth High Street.

This was followed on Tuesday by an interview for Portuguese national TV with APSoL’s Lead Proposer, Regina Duarte, held at the west section of South Thames College where it is proposed that APSoL will open with its first two Reception classes in September 2020.

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Foi uma semana extraordinária para a equipa de APSoL. Começou com o lançamento oficial da escola Anglo-portuguesa de Londres, celebrado com uma receção na residência do Embaixador de Portugal. O evento foi aberto pelo Embaixador, que expressou o seu entusiasmo por  receber o Presidente do instituto Camões, o Ministério da Educação  britânico, os Trustees,  e outros membros da equipa que têm estado envolvidos no projeto para celebrar esta fase fundamental, fruto do compromisso constante, desde a preparação inicial do projeto como Free School, em 2015.

Entre os convidados, contava-se Lord Agnew, Subsecretário de Estado da Educação, que falou sobre a primeira escola primária bilingue com um currículo em inglês e português do Reino Unido, assim como a importância da estreita ligação entre Portugal e o Reino Unido desde a época medieval. Também tivemos o prazer de conhecer a Presidente da Câmara de Wandsworth e aguardamos com expetativa a oportunidade de colaborar com a Câmara, enquanto avançamos com os nossos planos para abrirmos a APSoL no edifício adquirido para a escola em Wandsworth High Street.

Seguiu-se, na terça-feira, uma entrevista com o Presidente do instituto Camões e com a proponente principal da APSoL, Regina Duarte, que teve lugar no futuro edifício da escola, na zona ocidental do South Thames College, que pretendemos abrir em setembro do ano 2020, com duas primeiras turmas de “Reception”.

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Recruitment for Principal Designate under way

We are now recruiting for an exceptional Principal Designate. We have advertised this post nationally and are confident that we will be able to appoint a first-class Principal Designate to lead our school through the pre-opening stage to a successful opening next September.

We will be holding interviews next month with a view to our Principal Designate starting in April 2020.

Prospective pupils and their families will have the opportunity to meet the Principal Designate at pre-opening events once they have taken up their post.

We look forward to updating you shortly.

APSoL is set to open in Wandsworth in September 2020 / A Escola Anglo-Portuguesa de Londres abre em Wandsworth em Setembro de 2020

The Anglo-Portuguese School of London (APSoL), which was granted approval by the Department for Education to progress to the ‘pre-opening phase’ in 2016, has announced that a site has been secured in Wandsworth. The school is now on track to welcome its first pupils in September 2020, subject to any statutory approvals required.

It is proposed that APSoL, the first school in England to provide a bilingual curriculum in English and in Portuguese, will occupy a building in the West of South Thames College (STC) in Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PP. This will be extensively remodelled to create a separate cutting-edge, exceptionally spacious and bright learning environment featuring a multi-use games area, sheltered informal play areas and tiered play decks.

The school intends to open in September 2020 with two Reception classes in a zoned off, secure Early Years space on the ground floor. Discussions are also in progress with the Department about approving a separate nursery provision in its own area of the building.

Lead Proposer for the school, Regina Duarte PhD, Director of the Camões Institute and the Attaché for Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Portuguese Embassy in the UK, says:

“Following this significant milestone, the Trust and Project Team are working hard to develop plans for the remodelling of this phenomenal site, appoint staff for the first year, and finalise the education plans and policies. APSoL will have high expectations of all pupils and will deliver a broad and balanced dual-language curriculum, dividing the main subjects between English and Portuguese to immerse the pupils in both. Pupils will learn to communicate fluently in two of the five most spoken languages globally, while also acquiring the skills necessary to cooperate, learn, and interact with each other and the world. Enrichment and co-curricular activities will provide opportunities for all pupils to foster their abilities and interests.”   

The new primary school has already received a huge amount of interest from communities in a wide area of South and West London. It will open further consultation on its plans during September 2019 and intends to open for applications for Reception Year places in November 2019.

To register your interest in a Reception place for September 2020, please visit https://angloportugueseschool.org/en/register. This site will be updated with further information on the plans for the school building, admissions process and open events over the coming weeks. You can also join the school’s online community @APSofL on Facebook or Twitter.


A Escola Anglo-Portuguesa de Londres (APSoL), aprovada pelo Departamento da Educação em 2016, anunciou que foi agora garantido um edifício em Wandsworth. A escola prepara-se para receber os primeiros alunos em Setembro de 2020, dependendo das necessárias aprovações legais.

A APSoL, primeira escola na Inglaterra a oferecer uma educação bilingue em inglês e em português, ocupará um edifício na zona Oeste do South Thames College, na High Street de Wandsworth, Londres, SW18 2PP. Este edifício será amplamente remodelado para criar uma escola com instalações próprias, arquitetura de ponta, excepcionalmente espaçoso e iluminado, com zonas multi-uso, áreas de recreio informal abrigadas e vários níveis de espaço aberto.

A escola pretende abrir em Setembro de 2020, com duas turmas de pré-primária, numa zona separada e segura, no rés do chão, dedicada aos “Early Years”. Estamos a discutir com o Departamento da Educação a possibilidade de aprovarmos a abertura de uma creche em área própria do edifício.  

A líder do projeto, Doutora Regina Duarte, Coordenadora do Ensino Português no Reino Unido e conselheira para a educação na Embaixada de Portugal, informa:

“No seguimento deste passo determinante, a Fundação e a equipa que gere o projeto estão a trabalhar intensamente no desenvolvimento de planos para a remodelação deste edifício extraordinário, no recrutamento de pessoal para o primeiro ano e na conclusão de planos e políticas educativas. A APSoL tem elevadas expetativas para todos os alunos e irá oferecer um currículo bilingue abrangente e equilibrado, dividindo as principais disciplinas entre inglês e português, de forma a imergir os alunos em ambas. Os alunos aprenderão a comunicar fluentemente em duas das cinco línguas mais faladas globalmente, enquanto desenvolvem competências para cooperar, aprender e interagir entre pares e com o mundo. O enriquecimento curricular e as atividades extracurriculares irão oferecer amplas oportunidades para os alunos desenvolverem as suas capacidades e interesses.”

Esta nova escola primária já recebeu uma enorme expressão de apoio por parte de comunidades numa área ampla do Sul e Oeste de Londres. Os planos serão abertos a consulta durante setembro de 2019 e pretendemos abrir inscrições para vagas de pré-primária (“Reception”) em Novembro de 2019.

Para saber mais sobre a Escola Anglo-Portuguesa de Londres ou registar o seu interesse numa vaga para a Pré-Primária (Reception), por favor visite a página da escola www.angloportugueseschool.org/register. Esta página será permanentemente atualizada com informação sobre os planos para o edifício, inscrições e eventos abertos nas próximas semanas. Pode também seguir a comunidade em linha da escola em @APSofL no Facebook ou no Twitter.

Site news

We have been working relentlessly alongside the Department for Education (DfE) and their property advisors, LocatEd, to secure a site for the Anglo-Portuguese School of London. In common with a number of free school projects across London where land and buildings are at a premium, this has taken longer than we had hoped when the school was approved to the ‘pre-opening’ phase in autumn 2016.

We are delighted that we are now in a position to announce that two potential sites, both of which are suitable for establishing a first-rate learning environment for our primary school, have now been identified in the Lambeth, SW8 and the Wandsworth, SW18 areas. We are now working towards securing one of these but, as negotiations around securing a site are commercially sensitive, the Education and Skills Funding Agency stipulates that the details of potential sites must be kept confidential until a site has been confirmed. We will share details of the proposed location as soon as we are able.

A provisional opening date for our first Reception classes will be confirmed by the DfE once the site has been secured and once the time needed for obtaining planning permission and completing necessary building works or refurbishment has been assessed. We are disappointed that the children of many of those of you who originally supported our plans will now be too old to attend our school but it is your tremendous support which has got us to this stage and we thank you sincerely for this as our vision moves another step towards fruition.

Do you or your friends have a child aged two or under? We need your support!

As the school will be opening later than originally planned, we are required by the DfE to evidence the ongoing demand for admissions. As such, we are asking parents and carers with children aged two and under (due to start primary school in 2021 or 2022) to pledge their interest in a Reception place at APSoL via the short online form.

Register your interest here

Please ask your friends with children aged two or under to register their support.

We are continuing to make good progress on other non-site related elements of our plans to ensure that we are ready to move quickly once a site has been secured and hope that you continue to be as excited as we are about working towards opening APSoL.

We will keep you informed of our progress through our website and on the APSoL Facebook and Twitter pages.

APSoL Team

Announcement from Anglo-Portuguese School of London / Anúncio da Escola Anglo-Portuguesa de Londres

We recently attended our first meeting with the Department for Education which we feel went very well. Our key task now is to secure a site for the school and we are working with the Education Funding Agency to do this. Land and buildings are at a premium in the areas of London where we are seeking to establish. This being the case, we will not look to open admissions for our first Reception classes until we have secured a site for the school. This is likely to have an impact on our opening date and parents can be assured that we will not look to admit pupils until we are fully confident of opening in the following September.

We would like to thank all the parents and members of the community who have supported us up to this point, especially those of children set to start school in September 2017 who will now not be able to apply for a place at the school. We are continuing to work very hard with the Department for Education and Education Funding Agency to secure a site for our school as soon as possible and will update on our progress through this website and through our Facebook and Twitter feeds. In the meantime, we are continuing to make progress on other non-site related elements of our plans to ensure that we are ready to move quickly once a site has been found.

Thank you all for your continued support.

APSoL Team


Tivemos recentemente a nossa primeira reunião com o Departamento da Educação (DfE) e consideramos que correu muito bem. A nossa principal tarefa agora é assegurar um local para a escola e estamos a trabalhar com a Education Funding Agency para esse fim. Tanto terreno como edifícios na área de Londres em que pretendemos abrir a escola são difíceis de encontrar e a elevados preços.  Sendo assim, só abriremos inscrições para as nossas primeiras turmas de “Reception” – alunos com 4 anos – até termos assegurado o local da escola. Tal decisão terá com certeza um impacto na nossa data de abertura, mas podemos garantir aos pais que não inscreveremos alunos sem estarmos completamente confiantes da abertura no mês de Setembro seguinte.

Queremos agradecer a todos os pais e membros da comunidade que têm apoiado o projeto, especialmente aos pais com crianças que entrarão para a escola em 2017 e que não se poderão candidatar a um lugar na escola para esse ano. Vamos continuar a trabalhar arduamente com o Departamento da Educação e com a Education Funding Agency para assegurar um local assim que possível, mantendo-vos informados do nosso progresso nesta página de internet e também através do Facebook e Twitter. Entretanto, continuamos a avançar com outros elementos do nosso projeto, não relacionados com o local, garantindo que estamos prontos para abrir rapidamente a escola assim que um lugar adequado seja encontrado.

Obrigada a todos pelo vosso apoio constante.

Please continue to support our plans

We are continuing to collect registrations of interest as we need to show the Department for Education that we have continued and growing support for the school from prospective parents and members of the local community.

If you have a child starting primary school in 2017 or later but have not yet registered your support for the Anglo-Portuguese School of London, please complete the short online form.

Keep your eye on our website for further updates or join us on Facebook for all the latest news.

Kind regards

Anglo-Portuguese School of London Team