On Thursday 18th November Prince Albert High School celebrated its grand opening with a ceremony which saw the unveiling of a plaque by Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai.
Distinguished guests joined the special occasion which saw Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai deliver an empowering and inspirational speech on the importance of education and equal opportunities for all. Malala spoke passionately of the role schools play in being a safe place for students to explore their own potential, providing rich opportunities for students to explore.
During the ceremony the student choir delivered their first ever performance and Head Scholars had the opportunity to ask Malala questions. Topics included Malala’s aspirations, and which causes sit nearest to her heart.
On the official opening Rabia Afzal, Founding Head of School at Prince Albert High said ‘having Malala join us for our opening ceremony was a moment of great pride for us. Our students and staff are still talking about her speech and we feel that this will continue for years to come!’
Sajid Gulzar OBE and CEO of the Prince Albert Community Trust said "We were delighted to have Malala with us on such a momentous occasion for our new school and our MAT. I am sure that Malala will inspire our students for generations to come."
Prince Albert High School is part of the Prince Albert Community Trust which was founded in 2015. Prince Albert Community Trust currently serves 5 primary schools across Birmingham in addition to Prince Albert High.
What a wonderful two weeks of Summer School!
It was an absolute joy to welcome our founding cohort to our Summer School which was held at Birchfield Primary School. Watching our lovely students forming friendships and gaining confidence in an unfamiliar setting was heart-warming. They embraced the school's motto of 'pursuit of excellence' and worked hard in lessons but also showcased great character.
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I am writing to inform you that on Thursday 7th October 2021 we are holding a non-uniform day at Prince Albert High School.
There is no contribution of any money necessary, and we hope that all our students attend on the day. It is very important all our students attend each day every day, however especially on this day as we will be hosting a variety of extra-curricular activities throughout the day for student to take part in and to further develop positive relations with peers and staff.
We encourage students to wear the clothes they feel safe and comfortable in, as there is no set guidance for what they can wear. However, their clothing must be appropriate to attend school in. Please see below items which will not be allowed due to specific reasons:
We are delighted to announce our first ever Year 6 open evening, taking place on Thursday 14th October 6-8pm.
The event will enable parents and students to find out more about our brand-new School and discover the opportunities available for them in September 2022.
You will have a chance to hear from our Head of School about the vision for PA High, take a tour of our excellent facilities, visit taster lessons, and exhibits from our teachers and an informal Q&A with our staff.
To attend the event please book your place via the link provided below. Please note that to attend bookings will be required.
We look forward to welcoming you.
As part of our ongoing development of the newest school to be joining the PACT family, we are proud to announce the launch of our new logo for Prince Albert High School. The new logo features the newly established motto for Prince Albert High School which is 'Laudem Venari Studemus’ or ‘In Pursuit of Excellence’.
In preparation for the opening of PA High in 2021 we wanted a logo that represented the purpose, vision and values of Prince Albert High School. Our purple and green colour scheme signifies PA High belonging to the wider PACT family.
Discussing the ideas behind the creation of the new logo, Sajid Gulzar OBE said, "We believe that every child has immense potential, regardless of their starting point or the challenges they may face. We also believe that it is our job to help each and every child to fulfil their potential. Our motto will therefore serve as both an inspiration to our school community and to provide us all with the method for achieving our goals. If we pursue excellence in all that we do, understanding that there is no substitute to hard work then we will inevitably fulfil our potential as a school community".
This is a really exciting time for the Trust and our communities, and we look forward to a successful 2021.
On Saturday 24th October Mr Colin Parker, Headmaster of King Edward VI Aston School passed away. Mr Parker was also the vice chair of the PACT board of trustee. This is a tribute to Mr Parker by our CEO Mr Gulzar
When I became the headteacher of Prince Albert School in September 2009, Mr Parker was one of the first school leaders to welcome me to the area. He was always keen to ensure that local primary schools benefited from the resources, facilities and expertise of the King Edwards Foundation. Mr Parker was therefore the first person I approached in early 2015 outside of what was to become PACT about the idea of opening new secondary free school in the area. From the very first conversation, he became an ardent supporter and champion of the new school. On behalf of the PACT, he secured the support of the King Edwards Foundation, convincing them of the value of the project. Mr Parker joined us for our many visits to the Department for Education and joined the PACT trust board in order that he could continue to help.
Working with Mr Parker both as a trustee and an advisor on the Prince Albert High free school project, I regularly enjoyed the pleasure of his company over the last 5 years or so. I got to know a quiet, determined and humble man who cared deeply for the pupils the communities he served and the colleagues he worked with. He clearly retained a passion for history and even though he was the headmaster at Aston, he was a historian through and through. It seemed as if he knew every boy at his school as well as those who had long since moved on. He was a man for whom kindness was as natural as breathing, he was a true gentleman. I am still in shock at the suddenness of his unexpected passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr Parker’s family and colleagues at King Edwards. He is also a huge loss to education in Birmingham, not least the PACT board of trustees.