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: http://www.boltonpriory.org.uk/priory-concert-series-2017/. Tickets are £12 each and 50% of the net proceeds […]
Mar 21 School of Rock Auditions
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
Mar 16 Wayside Trinity Workshops
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:
Mar 16 Gap YearTalks
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.
Mar 15 Literacy Week
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mar 02 Careers Evening
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.
Mar 02 UKMT Team Maths Challenge
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) […]
Feb 16 RAF Cranwell Visit
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, […]
Feb 09 Oxbridge 2017
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 […]
Feb 08 CSI Chemistry Club
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.
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 […]
Jan 26 Year 11 Sixth Form Forum
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.
Jan 18 Visit from Roly Keating
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]