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Dec 12 Year 7 Public Speaking

Posted in English, Year 7 News.

Since half term, the English Department have been teaching Year 7 about persuasive writing skills and the art of constructing a well researched argument. Pupils have learnt how to form a viewpoint from which to write, the use of rhetorical and persuasive techniques and the impact of  their choice of language and style of  delivery. To mark […]

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Dec 12 Senior Maths Challenge

Posted in Maths, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

Brilliant maths news! The results came in this week for this year’s UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. We have had some really excellent results with nearly 70% of our students achieving a certificate compared with 60% nationally. Over 82,000 pupils from across the UK entered. We have had 5 students who have been selected for the Senior Kangaroo (in the top 7000 […]

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Dec 12 Jasmine Smitten

Posted in Sport.

We are delighted that Jasmine Smitten has been selected by their gymnastics club, to represent Great Britain at World Gymnaestrada from 7th – 13th July 2019. The World Gymnaestrada is a world-wide, non-competitive Gymnastics for All event held every 4 years, attracting the largest number of active participants of any worldwide gymnastics event. The objective […]

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Dec 09 Sophie Priestley

Posted in Music, Year 12 News.

Sophie Priestley in year 12 has successfully auditioned for a place as a composer for the  National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO).  This is an extraordinary accomplishment.  Only seven students were offered composition places.  She will attend residentials and have the opportunity to compose music for the orchestra to play.  NYO is the world’s greatest […]

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Dec 04 Gingerbread Houses with Baltzersens 

Posted in Food Tech, Year 9 News.

Year 9 have been given a fantastic opportunity to compete in our first Gingerbread House Competition. We have been very fortunate as  Baltzersens  , the Scandinavian bakery in Harrogate. very generously came in to teach the students how to create the beautiful houses. Gem and Nathan, their bakers kindly came in to present a masterclass after […]

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Nov 27 Sister Act Review

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

When the film “Sister Act” was released in 1992, it rapidly became a worldwide box-office hit and helped to cement Whoopi Goldberg’s position as one of the great comic film actors of her generation. Fast-forward fourteen years, and the story of nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier’s experiences of living in a convent under a witness-protection […]

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Nov 15 Top Sporting School

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

St Aidan’s has been placed 18th in this year’s ‘School Sport Magazine’ analysis of school sport in National Competitions across the county. This is a remarkable achievement and even better than last years 29th position. We would like to congratulate all students, who are involved in representing the school in the huge amount of activities […]

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Nov 07 International Kids’ Lit Quiz

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

On Monday 5th November, Mrs Parris and Mrs Roth took a team to Bootham School in York to compete in the Yorkshire heats of the annual International Kids’ Lit Quiz. After a hard-fought battle over ten rounds, our team finished in a very impressive third place out of 14 entries, only missing out on second […]

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Nov 06 Synchronised Swimming

Posted in Sport, Year 10 News.

Eleanor competed at synchronised swimming Scottish Age Nationals over the half term holidays. She did really well and came third in 13/15 duet and the City of Leeds team came 2nd in their category. The duet bronze medal was fantastic as she and her duet partner qualified 6th but swam their routine spectacularly to move up […]

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Oct 24 St Aidan’s Bollywood Bash

Posted in FOSA.

St Aidan’s Bollywood Bash Friends of St. Aidan’s is delighted to announce details of this year’s Bollywood Bash. All parents, guardians, staff and friends of the school are warmly invited. The event will be held from 7pm on Saturday 1st December at Constance Green Hall, and will include an Indian buffet, plus live music and entertainment. Orders […]

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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 11 Sports Presentation Evening

Posted in Sport, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News.

On Thursday 4th October we celebrated sport at St Aidan’s. The presentation evening was held for all our lower school students who have given significant contributions to sport and those who have made great improvement over the years. We were delighted to be joined by Martyn Moxon who presented the awards to all students.  

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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 20 Foyle Competition Winner

Posted in Sixth Form, English, Year 12 News.

Congratulations to Maiya Dambawinna on being selected as one of the 15 winners of the Foyle Competition. This is a fantastic achievement given that there were 11,000 entries. Congratulations also for having been invited to take part in the “Contains Strong Language Festival” in a BBC broadcast from Hull that will be aired on National Poetry […]

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Sep 20 North Yorkshire Cup Winners

Posted in Sport, Year 10 News, Uncategorized.

The Year 10 Cricket team once again proved too strong for their opposition in the North Yorkshire Cup Final. The boys batted first and reached 133-4. It was great to see some new names contributing to the score including Charlie Pilkington and Monty Fawcett. This proves the strength in depth this team has available. In reply […]

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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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Sep 11 Yorkshire Cup Winners

Posted in Sport, Year 10 News.

Congratulations to our Year 10 cricket team who won the Yorkshire Cup last week. The boys worked hard in the field and then added some fantastic batting performances, taking the team to victory! They now go on to represent Yorkshire in the national finals. A fantastic start to the sporting year at St Aidan’s.

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Jul 17 Sister Act Cast List and Letters

Posted in Drama & Theatre, Music, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

Please find attached information relating to our production in November. SISTER ACT CAST LIST 2018 SISTER ACT CAST MEMBER INFORMATION FORM SISTER ACT – FOR THOSE WHO MISSED OUT SISTER ACT CAST LETTER

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Jul 17 Jess Thompson Throws 42.44m

Posted in Sport, Year 8 News.

Jess Thompson (Year 8) threw her personal best (42.44m) to win a silver medal in the javelin at the English Schools’ championships on Saturday. Congratulations Jess!

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Jul 17 Service for Newly Confirmed

Posted in Worship, Year 7 News, Year 8 News.

We held an inspiring Service for the Newly Confirmed last night in the school chapel led by the always surprising and ingenious Rev Matthew Evans. We were delighted to welcome so many students, their parents and supporters. Swords became Palm Crosses, and everyone was given Celtic Cross Coasters to take away too, as a reminder […]

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