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Apr 15 Australian Exchange Students are back!

Posted in Trips, School News.

Our Year 9 students have arrived back from their Australian Exchange adventures. They have had an amazing trip with their host families and exchange partners. This is the last photo of them together before our students departed for the UK. We look forward to welcoming our hosts back to Harrogate very soon.

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Apr 15 Year 10 Football Update

Posted in Sport, Year 10 News.

Well done to the Year 10 Football team who followed up their North Yorkshire final with a win against St John Fisher School on penalties in the semi final of the Harrogate and Craven Cup competition. The final will be after Easter, congratulations boys!

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Apr 15 Loch Eil Photographs

Posted in Trips, Year 10 News.

Here are some more photos from our Year 10 trip to Loch Eil this term. The students had a fantastic time, taking in this beautiful part of Scotland.

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Apr 15 FOSA – Three Peaks Challenge

Posted in FOSA, School News.

On Saturday 18th May 2019 Friends of St Aidan’s (FOSA) are tackling the amazing Yorkshire Three Peaks. They will be taking in the big hills of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough under 12 hours. Fundraising and training is well underway but we need all the support we can get! This year 75% of funds raised will […]

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Apr 15 Easter Reflection

Posted in Worship, School News.

As it is Easter we have been encouraging students and teachers to reflect on their life changing moments. We have had some really wonderful responses and it has made the students engage with what is really important to them.

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Apr 15 April Sports Round-Up

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

Here’s the latest news and results from our Sports fixtures this month: Monday 1st April Year 7 Hockey The Year 7 Hockey team played a friendly at King James’s. St Aidan’s ran out eventual winners after a good performance. Tuesday 2nd April Year 7 Hockey Tournament at Ripon Grammar School The Year 7 Hockey team […]

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Apr 15 Inter-form Football

Posted in Sport, Year 8 News.

It has been a fantastic couple of weeks of Inter-form Sport, with with Years 7-9 students participating in tournaments of Netball, Hockey, Basketball and Football. On Thursday, Year 8 competed in Inter-form Football with Form 8G taking the winning title! Well done to all staff and students who were involved.

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Apr 15 Year 7 Sports Selection

Posted in Sport, Year 7 News.

Max Ramsden, Year 7 student, has just been selected to play for the Under 12s North of Yorkshire cricket team, known as the Yorkshire Rockets. These are one of four regions in the whole of Yorkshire. He bowls leg spin and bats in the middle order. Congratulations to Max on this wonderful achievement.

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Apr 11 Year 10 Football

Posted in Sport, Year 10 News.

Congratulations to all of the boys who have played so well for the Year 10 Football team so far this season. In a thrilling semi-final, the boys beat Rossett School to reach the North Yorkshire Cup Final, a trophy they won last year. The final was played at Whitby Town’s ground against a strong and […]

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Apr 11 GCSE Food and Nutrition – Seasonal delights!

Posted in Food Tech, School News, Year 10 News.

Mrs Hedges was so impressed by our Year 10 GCSE Food and Nutrition class yesterday – with their very seasonal cooking! The students made Hot Cross Buns to celebrate Easter and to put into practice the food science of bread making.

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Apr 09 Hockey Triumph for Year 7 Student

Posted in School News, Sport, Year 7 News.

Adam Hawkins (7G) was part of the U12 Hockey team for Harrogate Hockey Club that became Northern Champions at the weekend. They will now go on to represent the North of England at the National finals in Nottingham on 18th May. To reach this stage they had to get through the North Yorkshire and Yorkshire […]

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Apr 08 European Athletics Achievement

Posted in School News, Sport, Year 13 News.

Pagen Spooner, Year 13 student, was selected to represent the England Team at a European Athletics Event in the Czech Republic on Saturday 6th April. She raced against International Athletes from across Europe in the 10km Race walk event. Pagen finished 25th out of a field of 38 athletes in the Czech Republic. She was […]

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Apr 08 Post 18 Options Evening 2019

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

All parents and carers of Year 12 students are invited to a presentation on Post-18 Options on Wednesday 1st May at 7.30pm in Constance Green Hall, St Aidan’s. This will be an opportunity to find out about Apprenticeships, Higher Education, UCAS and Student Finance and Funding. For more details please click here or contact the […]

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Apr 05 Medical Sciences Careers Talk

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

A representative from the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Newcastle will be in school at lunchtime on Monday 8th April to talk about all the courses they offer including Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical Science, Nutrition, Psychology and Sports Science. The talk will be in the Careers Department and start promptly 12.45pm.

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Apr 04 Gymnastics Success

Posted in School News, Sport, Year 7 News.

Beatrix Baum, Year 7 student, competed at a National Gymnastics Qualifier last weekend. Beatrix not only qualified with Distinction, but was also crowned Yorkshire Champion, winning a Gold Medal! She will represent Yorkshire in a National Final in May, along with her team mates. Congratulations Beatrix on this fantastic achievement! We wish her the best […]

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Apr 03 Athletics Achievement – England Team Selection

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

Pagen Spooner, Year 13 student, has been selected to represent the England Team at a European Athletics Event in the Czech Republic. She will be racing against International Athletes from across Europe in the 10km Race walk event. She will be travelling out to the Czech Republic with the rest of the England team, with […]

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Apr 02 Interform Cooking Contest

Posted in Food Tech, Year 8 News.

The Year 8 Interform Pizza Competition took place last night in our Food technology department. Students from each of the 9 forms in Year 8 took part in the 2nd Annual Interform Cooking Contest following a record number of applicants which led to stiff competition of one of the 4 places in each team. The […]

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Apr 02 Loch Eil 2019

Posted in Trips, School News, Year 10 News.

The sun is shining in Loch Eil and our Year 10 students are having a fantastic time! The students enjoyed a Saturday night jog and dip in the beautiful surroundings of Ben Nevis. On Sunday they took part in a self-made abseil and on Monday the group stopped for lunch whilst canoeing on the Loch.

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Mar 28 Battle of the Books 2019

Posted in School News, Year 9 News.

On Wednesday 27th March, a small team of English students and staff travelled to Queen Mary’s School, Topcliffe for ‘Battle of the Books’, the Literature Competition for Years 9 and 10. It was a very close competition, but our team of Dan Bryant, Alasdair Chisholm, Maria Devenny and Sam Shores came first out of eight […]

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Mar 28 March Sports Round Up

Posted in School News, Sport.

Monday 18th March Year 7 Basketball – The Year 7 Basketball team came 2nd in the County Tournament, only just losing out in the final. Year 8 Boys Football – The Year 8 boys are now through to the area cup final after beating St John Fishers in the semi-final. U14s Hockey – The U14 […]

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