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Feb 16 RAF Cranwell Visit

Posted in Music.

Ten of the school’s most advanced woodwind, brass and percussion players were recently privileged to be invited to travel to RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire to rehearse with the superb Band of the Royal Air Force College.  These fortunate students sat alongside their RAF counterparts as they worked their way through such music as Star Wars, […]

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Feb 09 Oxbridge 2017

Posted in Sixth Form, Careers, Year 13 News.

Seven students from the Associated Sixth Form have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge for September 2017. Four students have received offers from Oxford and a further three have offers from Cambridge. We would like to congratulate the students on their outstanding achievement. It reflects their hard work, impressive academic ability and also the […]

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Feb 08 CSI Chemistry Club

Posted in Science, Year 10 News, Year 11 News.

Today we welcomed  a forensic scientist coming into school to set up a mock crime scene for our year 10 and 11 CSI chemistry club students. The students learnt all about the chemistry of crime and enjoyed their new roles for the afternoon.

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Jan 26 Dawn Leggott Visit, learning a foreign language

Posted in Uncategorized.

This week we were delighted to welcome Dawn Leggott, Dawn Leggott Consulting Ltd. Dawn talked to 220 Year 10 pupils studying French, German and Spanish about the advantages of learning a foreign language – increasing confidence,  boosting career prospects and widening opportunities. Only 1 in 14 people in the world speak English as their first […]

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Jan 26 Year 11 Sixth Form Forum

Posted in Careers, Year 11 News.

Our Year 11’s had a great afternoon on the 25th January as they were able to visit Constance Green Hall to explore their option choices for Year 12. Each subject had a stand and our Associated Sixth Form were there to offer advice and guidance.

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Jan 18 Visit from Roly Keating

Posted in Sixth Form, English, Year 9 News, Year 11 News.

St Aidan’s were delighted to have a very welcome visit from British Library CEO, Roly Keating last week. He spent the morning talking to pupils in Year 11 and Year 9 English classes as well as speaking with Sixth Form students taking Media Studies, History and Politics courses. Roly took over the top job at the British Library […]

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Jan 18 St Aidan’s Celebrates A Level success

Posted in Sixth Form, Exam News.

Former students of St Aidan’s returned to the school recently to celebrate their academic successes at the Presentation of A Level Certificates Evening. The event began with a drinks reception, after which memories of the musical talent in the year group were evoked by a group led by Tom Knowles, who himself went on to […]

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Jan 18 St Aidan’s in top 100 sporting schools

Posted in Uncategorized.

The School Sport Magazine collates the results of hundreds of different English Schools competitions and comes up with a list of the top 100 State Schools for Sport. This is the second year St Aidan’s have been in the list and are the only non selective school from North Yorkshire in the top 60.  In 2015 we were 57th […]

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Jan 11 School of Rock

Posted in Uncategorized.

We will be auditioning soon for our new production School of Rock.  

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Dec 08 St Aidan’s Music for Christmas 2

Posted in Uncategorized.

The beautiful recording of Immanuel is our second instalment in the St. Aidan’s virtual concert. Immanuel

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Dec 04 St Aidan’s Music for Christmas

Posted in Music, School News.

Over the next 2 weeks we will be sharing with you some beautiful recordings from our Chamber Choir. We start this sequence with ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’. We sincerely hope you enjoy our virtual concert and please do join us at our Carol Service which will be held on the 15th December at Christ […]

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Nov 15 York Army Museum Visit

Posted in School News, Year 9 News.

Last week York Army Museum came in to run a workshop about World War 1 with a year 9 History group. They investigated the lives of different individuals (all from Yorkshire and one from Knaresborough) who fought in the war through their belongings and other artefacts. It was a wonderful session and we would like […]

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Nov 10 Visit from Hillary Benn MP

Posted in Uncategorized.

Hillary Benn MP, Member of Parliament for Leeds Central and Chair of the Brexit Select Committee, will visit St Aidan’s School on Thursday 24 November. He will be giving a talk, at 4.00pm in the Chapel, on the ‘State of Politics in 2016’ followed by a Q & A session. This will be of particular […]

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Nov 10 FOSA 80’s night

Posted in Uncategorized.

FOSA will be holding an 80’s night on the 3rd December at Harrogate Squash and Fitness Club. All profits will go to the St Aidan’s Astro Turf Appeal. It promises to be a fun night, with snacks and 80’s cocktails available. Fancy dress is optional but encouraged! For more details please contact Alex and Alison […]

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Nov 02 Yorkshire Teaching School Alliance Open Day

Posted in Careers, School News.

Interested in becoming a teacher? This friday (4th November), we are holding a School Experience Open Day. This is open for anyone to gain first hand experience of what a placement at one of our schools is like, and get a feel for the support and guidance the Yorkshire TSA can provide.

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Nov 01 Senior Music Concert

Posted in Music, School News.

We would warmly invite you all to the first major St. Aidan’s concert of the year. The senior concert will take place on Wednesday, 9th November at 7.30pm in Constance Green Hall. The event will showcase our magnificent Swing Band, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Band, Girls Choir and Chamber Choir. Tickets are available from reception […]

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Oct 13 West Side Story

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

Our Annual production is on its way! WEST SIDE STORY Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th November Constance Green Hall 7.00 pm Adults £10   Concessions £8 Non-allocated tiered seating Doors open 6.30 pm (Please note that latecomers may not be seated until a suitable break in the performance)   WEST SIDE STORY is arguably one of […]

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Oct 13 Celebrating Sporting Achievements

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

On 6th October, St Aidan’s Church of England High School hosted its annual sports awards evening. There were 150 students from year groups 8, 9 and 10 who received an award, presented by wheel chair athletes Callum Hall and Jade Jones. Jade competed in the London 2012 Paralympics and more recently Rio, where she competed […]

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Sep 28 The Associated Sixth Form 2016 Year Photo

Posted in School News, Year 12 News.

St Aidan’s and St John Fisher Associated Sixth form welcomed Year 12 students on the 7th September. On their first day, as well as meeting their forms, collecting their timetables and taking their first lessons, the students were involved in creating a new Year group photo. The 2015 year group photo had involved an aerial […]

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Sep 28 Tower Travel Update

Posted in School News.

Following the notification sent to parents overnight that Tower Travel has ceased trading with immediate effect, meetings have been held at St Aidan’s and St John Fisher to urgently arrange transport for all pupils concerned. Our priority at this stage has been to ensure that transport is in place without delay and we have arranged […]

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