Award Year: 2018

Alconbury Elementary School

Unit 5609
RAF Alconbury, Huntingdon, United Kingdom, DD, 09470-5609

(011) 441-4808

Dr. William Lee Hill, Principal at time of Nomination

Europe West

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We provide opportunities for students to excel academically and develop characteristics which lead to responsible citizenship in a safe learning environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 69%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 17%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 20%
Alconbury Elementary School Celebrates America's Battle of the Books

Alconbury Elementary School Celebrates America's Battle of the Books

Alconbury Elementary School (AES) located on Alconbury Royal Air Force Base in Cambridge shire, United Kingdom, draws upon its community, diversity, and talented staff to build a community of learners. A culture of high expectations is integrated into our classroom experiences across the curriculum and is evident in our Vision Statement: "Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere." It is also exemplified in our thematic "Go Green Team" approach towards Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) initiatives, which include the Cambridge environmental services, PTA, and base engineers. We provide our students with hands-on building experiences with recycled materials, Read across America activities, Battle of the Books competitions, science fairs, digital robotics competitions, and a mentor program which involves military parents and volunteers; classrooms use guest speakers and volunteers within our community to provide an enriching and motivating educational experience for our students.

AES staff are experienced, passionate and dedicated to the needs of our students. Our learning environment provides differentiated, rigorous instruction to meet the academic, personal, and social needs of our student population. In order to address individual student needs, teachers and grade level teams collect and analyze data to guide instruction and use diagnostic teaching and individual performance results to adjust and direct instruction. Our strengths in implementing best teaching practices, validating student personal contributions, interpreting assessment data, and peer collaboration in the classroom provide students the opportunity to reach their maximum potential. Our teachers and school volunteers coordinate and collaborate to enrich our musical, physical, artistic, STEAM, reading, and technological opportunities. We know that educating the whole child fosters academic, social and emotional well-being. The AES school community is dedicated to ensuring excellence in student achievement.