NEWS ARCHIVE: December 2017

Ullswater 2017

Published on 19th Dec 2017 in Trips | Year 8 News.

Last week and this week over 180 Year 8 Students have been and are currently taking part in the annual Ullswater outward bound trip.  Ullswater is tailor-made for us, and is built on Outward Bound’s ‘Adventure and Challenge’ model. Students have been taking part in a wide range of activities both on site and off […]

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UKMT Senior Maths Challenge

Published on 5th Dec 2017 in Maths | Year 12 News | Year 13 News.

 The results came in yesterday for this year’s UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. We have had some really excellent results with 77% of our students achieving a certificate compared with 60% nationally. Over 82,000 pupils from across the UK entered. We have had 4 students who have been selected for the Senior Kangaroo (in the top […]

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School of Rock 2017

Published on 5th Dec 2017 in Drama & Theatre | Music | School News.

21-25 November 2017 One of the biggest hits currently running in the West End, School of Rock tells the uplifting story of wannabe rock god and loveable layabout Dewey Finn, who pretends to be a teacher (his best friend Ned Schneebly) and ends up bringing the joy of music to the exclusive but uptight Horace […]

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ESAA National Finals

Published on 30th Nov 2017 in Sport | Year 7 News | Year 8 News.

Last weekend we took 2 cross country teams to the ESAA national finals in Sevenoaks, Kent. This year the u13 girls’ and u13 boys’ teams qualified for the final, continuing a long streak of having teams compete in the finals. The u13 boys’ team finished 19th with the team of Joe Turnbull, Tom Midwood, Marcus […]

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Mace Debating Competition

Published on 30th Nov 2017 in Politics | School News | Year 12 News | Year 13 News.

Well done to the Sixth Form debating team, Patrick Toulson and Francis Ryan-Casey. They travelled to Hill House school, Doncaster, on Monday 27th November for the first round of the Mace debating competition. They proposed the motion ‘This house would introduce espots to the Olympic Games’ against Tapton School Sheffield, who they defeated. They are […]

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Senior Team Maths Challenge 2017

Published on 28th Nov 2017 in Maths | Sixth Form | Year 12 News | Year 13 News.

Eight students from the Associated Sixth Form took part in the maths team challenge in November. The two teams were faced with three gruelling rounds in a competition against twenty other schools. They worked well as individuals as well as a team, under intense time pressure, with difficult sums. Huge congratulations should go to both […]

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Students from Buenos Aires visit St Aidan’s

Published on 28th Nov 2017 in Modern Languages | School News.

On Thursday 16th November the Spanish Department were joined by 23 students aged 16/17 and by 4 staff, including the Head teacher, from Northfield School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The group gave a presentation to A level Spanish students about life and culture in Argentina including a fascinating question and answer session and a quick […]

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Advent Charity Campaigns

Published on 28th Nov 2017 in School News | Worship | Year 10 News | Year 11 News | Year 7 News | Year 8 News | Year 9 News.

St Aidan’s are delighted to be involved in two advent charity campaigns this year. Mindful of the commandment to love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves, we would like to ask every form in Years 7-11 to contribute to the work of two charities working with some of the most vulnerable in our […]

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National School Sports Achievement

Published on 21st Nov 2017 in School News | Sport | Year 10 News | Year 11 News | Year 12 News | Year 13 News | Year 7 News | Year 8 News | Year 9 News.

We are delighted to share with you that the School Sport Magazine (which was published last week) has listed St. Aidan’s School as the 29th top sporting state school in the country. It is fantastic that the efforts of students and PE staff (both inside and outside the department) have been recognised in the School Sport […]

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GCSE Presentation Evening

Published on 14th Nov 2017 in Exam News | School News | Year 12 News.

Last week we held our GCSE presentation evening in Constance Green Hall. Pupils who had completed Year 11 last year were present to receive their certificates and special awards. We were delighted to welcome Mr Richard Noake, Diocesan Director of Education, who presented the awards and gave an inspiring speech to students, parents, carers and […]

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Royal Air Force Careers Visit

Published on 2nd Nov 2017 in Careers | Sixth Form | Year 11 News | Year 12 News | Year 13 News.

On Tuesday 14th November Squadron Leader Tait will be in the careers department. We look forward to welcoming the Royal Air Force and if anyone would like an individual appointment please contact the careers centre.    

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Year 7 Trip to Northumberland

Published on 2nd Nov 2017 in Trips | Year 7 News.

This week Year 7 have been enjoying 3 days in Northumberland. They have enjoyed a trip to Beamish as well as taking part in a variety of activities including high ropes, leap of faith, obstacle courses and zip wires! Our second trip is still underway with the right side of the year returning on Friday […]

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Pavilions Birthday Card Competition

Published on 17th Oct 2017 in Art | Year 7 News | Year 8 News.

The Pavilions of Harrogate are celebrating their 21st Birthday and they ran a competition for local students asking for designs for a 21st birthday card. The winner was Olivia Hawksworth in 8S! The judges were also so impressed with Emily Gee in Year 7 that they created another winner which will be the design for […]

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Harvest Festival

Published on 17th Oct 2017 in Worship.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our Harvest collection. We collected a staggering 2004  food items. The tins were picked up on Friday and distributed to Springboard and St George’s Crypt, Leeds. Thank you to everyone who also gave to the collection at the Harvest Festival Service, […]

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FOSA Glitter Ball

Published on 28th Sep 2017 in FOSA | School News.

St Aidan’s Christmas Glitter Ball Friends of St. Aidan’s is delighted to announce details of this year’s Christmas Ball, kindly sponsored by Raworths Solicitors. It has been a number of years since the last St. Aidan’s Ball, and all parents, guardians, staff and friends of the school are warmly invited. The ball will be held […]

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Community Partnership Launches

Published on 28th Sep 2017 in School News | Sport.

We have recently announced a unique community partnership with a Harrogate property firm that will support our students both at work and play. As well as becoming the lead sponsor of the sports department and providing the first soccer team with new branded kits, FSS will be working closely with the careers department to deliver […]

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GCSE Results

Published on 21st Sep 2017 in Exam News | School News.

St Aidan’s is delighted to report that there were many very happy faces in Constance Green Hall when students received their GCSE grades in August.  Worries over the new specifications in English and Maths and a new grading system of 9-1 in those subjects gave way to joy as they celebrated their successes.  Given the […]

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National Apprenticeship Show

Published on 19th Sep 2017 in Careers | Sixth Form | Year 11 News | Year 12 News | Year 13 News.

This will be a fantastic event to gain more information about apprenticeship opportunities. Students are encouraged to attend on Thursday between 4.00pm and 6.30pm.

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Preparing for Medical School

Published on 18th Sep 2017 in Careers | Sixth Form | Year 11 News | Year 12 News.

This event is taking place on the 27th September at Harrogate High School. It is open to all Year 11 and Year 12 students who are interested in Medicine. Please book by 20th September.

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