News Archive: December 2015
All students in Years 9 and 10 have been given a letter, consent form and a leaflet regarding the next vaccination programme in school.
Dec 15 Year 8 Ullswater trips
We would like to advise all parents that we are processing the insurance claim for the two cancelled Ullswater trips. We will keep you informed of developments.
With Barry Manilow’s music and lyrics ringing in their ears, packed audiences enjoyed six performances full of music and passion in Constance Green Hall.
Dec 11 End of term information
School will finish at 2.30pm on Friday 18th December (all school bus companies have been informed of this). Monday 4th January is a training day and students will return on Tuesday 5th December. The staff wish all students and their families a peaceful and safe Christmas and New Year.
We have been delighted to receive a letter from Somerville College Oxford, advising us that former student Robert Kirk has been awarded a Bousfield Exhibition by the Education Committee. Robert, reading Mathematics and Computer Science was granted the award in recognition of academic performance of a consistently high 2:1 standard and excellent academic performance over […]
Dec 03 Public speaking competition
2nd December saw the final of the Year 7 public speaking competition. The standard was incredibly high with a diverse range of topics being covered from Australia to the X Factor! Judges Matthew Evans – Vicar of Christ Church, Judy Methven – drama and public speaking tutor and Emily Carter (BA Hons, Drama) – former St. Aidan’s […]
Congratulations to all the students from Year 12 and 13 who took part in this year’s UKMT Senior Maths Challenge, 72% achieved a certificate compared with 60% nationally.
Nov 19 Music to Tom’s ears!
Year 13 St Aidan’s A-level music student Tom Knowles has just received the excellent news that he has been appointed Principal Percussionist in the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain. As well as this magnificent achievement, Tom will be leading the show band for the school production of Copacabana in early December, and will […]
About 70 students enjoyed some lively discussion and debate as the school hosted their own version of Question Time at lunchtime today.
St. Aidan’s is proud to announce that Year 12 student Edward Buckle has been awarded the prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship.
Despite the most challenging of weather conditions our runners valiantly battled to victory. Junior Girls – Year 8 The team ran amazingly well in the most muddy and hilly conditions you can imagine. Helped by their fantastically coloured long socks, they finished 3rd in the North East and so qualified for the national final early […]
Nov 11 Poignant reminder
At 11.00am St. Aidan’s marked the two minute silence with trumpeters simultaneously playing the Last Post around the school site.
Nov 10 School bus changes
From September 2016 North Yorkshire will no longer support transport to denominational schools. The operators have said that they will continue the services – but there will be an increase in cost.
Nov 09 Katie returns to school
Former Dance, Drama and Performing Arts student Katie Pearson comes back to school to inspire the next generation of aspiring performers.
A talented young cast of students from St Aidan’s had the audience howling with laughter at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds as part of the prestigious Shakespeare Schools Festival.
Matthew Johnson has been appearing at Theatre N16 in London in Boat under his stage name Matthew Coulton, and has been receiving very positive feedback on his performance
Oct 13 Copacabana is almost here!
Hopefully you have all got your tickets for this spectacular show, if not click on the image. The cast have been rehearsing hard. Performances Tuesday 1st – Saturday 5th December at 7pm and a matinee on the 5th at 2pm.
Oct 06 Flight simulator takes off!
St. Aidan’s has been successful in getting onto the Falcon Initiatve, an innovative project that aims to inspire and motivate 13-18 year-olds by providing them with an opportunity to engage with a practical, fun and educationally-relevant engineering and business project
Year 8 student Jessica Barry and Year 10 student Harry Fawcett have been chosen as the winners of the Raworths Young Writers’ Competition.
St. Aidan’s student Esme Court-Johnston has been selected to join the England Basketball Development Squad