The soon-to-be Aldercar High School - say voters

Aldercar Community Language School name change. Pictured l-r is Leigh Parry Senior Leader, Abbie Peck Dep Head Girl, Alisha Purdy  Head Girl, Rachel Roe Science Tech and Head Alan Johnson.

Aldercar Community Language School name change. Pictured l-r is Leigh Parry Senior Leader, Abbie Peck Dep Head Girl, Alisha Purdy Head Girl, Rachel Roe Science Tech and Head Alan Johnson.

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Students and staff have been celebrating successfully changing the name of the Aldercar Community Language College after a mini-election.

From the start of the new academic year in September, the school on Daltons Close, will be known as Aldercar High School.

The proposed name change idea started in October and after weeks of planning an official ballot took place on Friday, December 12.

The ballot received nearly 800 votes including children who are currently in year six but who will be attending the school from September.

Ballot organiser, Leigh Parry, a senior leader at the school said that he was delighted to see democracy in action.

He said he was particularly pleased that so many year six students had registered a vote.

Head teacher, Alan Johnson, echoed this view. Mr Johnson said: “I am so proud of the fact that Aldercar students so confidently took ownership of this aspect of the school’s development.”

Staff and governors at the school thanked everyone involved in the voting, balloting and counting process.

The final name received a whopping 341 votes.

Aldercar Community College was also a popular suggestion with 229 votes.

Aldercar school managed to rope in 98 votes and Frank Adams Aldercar High School received a total of 60 votes.

Aldercar and Langley Fields was one of the least popular suggestions for the renaming of the school with only 25 people voting for it.

The full ballot results can be found on the school’s website. For more information visit www.aclc.co.uk.