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Mar 23 Mock Exam Venue Changes Year 12

Posted in Sixth Form, Exam News, Year 12 News.

Please click on the link below to see the change of venues for the Mock Exams for Year 12 starting Monday 27th March. Changes of venue for mock exams

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Mar 21 St Aidan’s concert at Bolton Priory

Posted in Music.

We are very much looking forward to the St Aidan’s Swing Band and Chamber Choir going to Bolton Priory for a concert on the evening of Saturday May 6 2017.  The concert opens their regular summer concert series, more details of which can be found on their website: Tickets are £12 each and 50% of the net proceeds […]

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Mar 21 School of Rock Auditions

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

The School of Rock Auditions are taking place after the Easter break. Please click the link below for more information.. SCHOOL OF ROCK AUDITION INFORMATION 2017

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Mar 16 Wayside Trinity Workshops

Posted in Art, Year 8 News, Year 9 News.

Last week some of our Year 8 and Year 9 students took part in animation workshops. We are delighted to share some of their first attempts at animation:

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Mar 16 Gap YearTalks

Posted in Sixth Form, Careers.

Representatives from International Citizen Service and Asia Africa Ventures will be in school next week to talk to Year 12 students about the advantages of taking a gap year and how to best plan and prepare for one.      

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Mar 15 Literacy Week

Posted in English, School News, Year 9 News.

Battle of the Books During Literacy Week Battle we took a team from  to the annual Literary Quiz for pupils in Years 9 and 10 from local schools competing for the Michael Rosen Trophy. The 2017 event was held at Roundhay School. . The quiz consists of six rounds of  literary questions, this year the rounds […]

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Mar 14 National Quality Standard in Careers Education

Posted in Sixth Form, Careers, School News.

St Aidan’s Church of England High School, St John Fisher Catholic High School and the Associated Sixth Form are the first schools in the UK to be awarded the National Quality Standard in Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance. Both schools are delighted to receive this award from C&K Careers in recognition of the work […]

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Mar 09 U15 Yorkshire Cricket Champions

Posted in Sport, Year 10 News.

St Aidan’s took part in the Under 15 Taverners Indoor Cricket Competition on the 3rd March. The team won every game in their pool convincingly as well as their semi final and final. The whole team were outstanding, bowling all teams out in all games and are extremely proud to have become Yorkshire Champions. The […]

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Mar 09 Quarter Finals of the English Schools Cup

Posted in Sport, Year 8 News.

The Year 8 boys were in the Quarter Final of the English Schools Open cup vs Canon Slade School from Bolton on the 6th March. The game was played at The CNG Stadium home of Harrogate Town. St Aidan’s went 1-0 up in the first half, which they dominated, with a goal from Louis Golby. Canon […]

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Mar 02 Careers Evening

Posted in Careers, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

On Thursday 9th March we will be holding our Careers Evening between 6pm and 8pm. We have over 40 businesses, organisations and universities coming into school to offer advice and guidance for our students in Year 9 onwards.

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Mar 02 UKMT Team Maths Challenge

Posted in Maths, Year 8 News, Year 9 News.

On March 1st we took a team of four students to the Regional Finals for the UKMT Team Maths Challenge.  It was held at Lawnswood School in Leeds and there were 24 schools from across Yorkshire competing – a mixture of private and state schools.  Our team – Yvette Wong (Y9), Finlay Garnham (Y9), Rebecca Davis (Y8) […]

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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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