News Category: School News

Oct 11 Harvest Festival

Posted in Worship, Dance, Drama & Theatre, Music, School News.

On 10th October we held a joyous harvest celebration in Constance Green Hall. Junior choir and chamber choir sang, we enjoyed some thought provoking drama, some reflective dance and a fantastic sermon from Rev Jimmy Lawrence from Otley Parish Church. Our harvest tin collection has been bigger than ever this year with hundreds of tins […]

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Oct 02 GCSE Results 2018

Posted in Exam News, School News, Year 12 News.

St Aidan’s is delighted to report the success of their GCSE results for 2018.   91% of all our entries gained A*/C or 9-4 and over 40% were A/A* or 9-7. Our English and Maths results were also outstanding with 89% of our students obtaining a 4 or better in both subjects.  These superb results place […]

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Sep 11 The Jubilee Year..

Posted in School News, Year 7 News.

50 Years ago on the 5th September 1968, St Aidan’s opened its doors to 700 students for the first time. The students were drawn from St Peter’s School for Girls, Christ Church School for Boys and young people from church primary schools over a wide area from Bramhope to Pateley Bridge. Here are some of […]

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May 08 FSS Partnership

Posted in Careers, School News, Sport.

We are sure many of you will have read in the local media that FSS has committed to a significant partnership with St Aidan’s School to support our students both at work and play. As well as becoming overall sponsor of the sports department and providing the first soccer team with new branded kits, FSS […]

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May 01 Unprecedented Success for St Aidan’s Musicians

Posted in Music, School News, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

For the first time ever all 5 Senior Music Ensembles at St Aidan’s have qualified through their performances at the Regional Rounds to perform at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham at the beginning of July. News arrived early this week that the Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Band, Swing Band, Chamber Choir […]

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Mar 22 The Great British Bike Off

Posted in School News.

The ‘Great British Bike-Off’, in aid of Sport Relief, came to a close last Friday with some spirited cycling from Heads of Year and the Senior Leadership Team. We have raised £2108.11 for Sports Relief. Thank you everyone for your support.

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Mar 04 Chris Bradford Visit

Posted in English, School News, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News.

Chris Bradford was sorry he was unable to meet everyone at St Aidan’s on World Book Day. Anyone who requested a signed copy of his book will still receive the book – watch out for further details. Chris hopes to visit St Aidan’s in the future  

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Feb 20 The PreLoved Prom & Partywear Event

Posted in School News.

Thank you so much for supporting our PreLoved Prom & Partywear Event in aid of The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at Harrogate Hospital.   The evening itself on Friday 9 February in Constance Green Hall was attended by 450 guests and raised £7,400.  We have been very fortunate to obtain £5,000 of match funding from Barclays […]

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Jan 25 Oxbridge 2018

Posted in Sixth Form, School News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

Fifteen students from the Associated Sixth Form have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge for September 2018. Six students have received offers from Oxford and a further nine have offers from Cambridge. We would like to congratulate the students on their outstanding achievement. It reflects their hard work, impressive academic ability and the dedication […]

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Jan 11 Congratulations to Year 10 Physics Students

Posted in School News, Year 10 News.

Six Year 10 girls have been accepted onto the University of York’s Isaac Physics Programme. This course aims to inspire young women to pursue physical sciences as future subject choices both at A level and at degree level. The course involves workshops, visits and a residential, as well as the opportunity to take part in […]

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Dec 05 School of Rock 2017

Posted 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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Nov 30 Mace Debating Competition

Posted 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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Nov 28 Students from Buenos Aires visit St Aidan’s

Posted 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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Nov 28 Advent Charity Campaigns

Posted in Worship, School News, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 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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Nov 21 National School Sports Achievement

Posted in School News, Sport, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 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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Nov 14 GCSE Presentation Evening

Posted 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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Sep 28 FOSA Glitter Ball

Posted 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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Sep 28 Community Partnership Launches

Posted 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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Sep 21 GCSE Results

Posted 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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Aug 17 Associated Sixth Form Students Celebrate Success

Posted in Sixth Form, Exam News, School News, Year 13 News.

Former students of the St Aidan’s and St John Fisher Associated Sixth Form are reaping the rewards of their hard work as they celebrate their A Level results and look ahead to new challenges. Figures released by UCAS show that over 350 students in the Association are planning to enter Higher Education this year, with […]

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