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Feb 14 Upcoming Careers Events

Posted in Sixth Form, Careers, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

University of Liverpool Event – A representative of University of Liverpool will be available to talk to students from 1pm-1.30pm on Wednesday 20th February in the Sixth Form Cafe at St John Fisher. All students welcome. Further events include… BBC Careers Event – On Friday 22nd February, 12.45pm-1.30pm the BBC are coming to Constance Green Hall […]

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Feb 14 GCSE Science Live in Leeds

Posted in Uncategorized.

Year 10 scientists had a very enjoyable and inspirational day out at GCSE Science Live on Wednesday 13th February. Students got a chance to listen to amazing scientists such as Professor Robert Winston, Dr Simon Singh and Professor Alice Roberts.

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Feb 13 Start the Music Scheme

Posted in Music, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News.

‘Start the Music’ is a new scheme to encourage more young people to take up an instrument and play music. This scheme will enable students to try an instrument over the course of a year. SAMA (St Aidan’s Music Association) have raised enough funds to support six pupils for 1 year in 1 instrument – […]

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Feb 12 Pagen Spooner wins Bronze

Posted in School News, Sport, Year 13 News.

Congratulations to Pagen who competed in the 5000m Race Walk at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham this weekend (10th February at 1.55pm). She secured a Bronze medal – congratulations Pagen!

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Feb 12 Sri Lanka 2019

Posted in Trips, Year 9 News.

On 2nd February, nine students from Year 9 set off on their travels to Hillwood College in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The long journey took the students via Doha to Colombo where they were given a very warm welcome on arrival at the school. The students have so far enjoyed the Botanical Gardens, visits to temples, […]

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Feb 11 FOSA Year 7 Quiz

Posted in FOSA, Year 7 News.

Thank you to everyone who came to the Year 7 Quiz on Friday 8th February. There were over 250 people at the free event and it was thoroughly entertaining. Quiz master Mr Taylor created a great quiz of music, general knowledge, St Aidan’s knowledge and picture rounds coupled with some exciting interactive challenges for the […]

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Feb 05 Pagen Spooner

Posted in Sport, Year 13 News.

Congratulations to Pagen who will be competing in the 5000m Race Walk at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham this weekend (10th February at 1.55pm). Pagen has been invited following her fantastic performances resulting in silver medals at the English Indoor Athletics Championships and English Schools Championships.Viewers will be able to see the action on […]

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Jan 29 Lauren secures place at Yale

Posted in Sixth Form, Careers, Year 13 News.

Congratulations to Lauren Carey who has a place at Yale in September. More details will follow..

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Jan 29 MACE Competition

Posted in Sixth Form, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

Well done to the debating team from St Aidan’s and St John Fisher Associated Sixth Form. In the second round of the MACE debating competition held last week at Harrogate Grammar School, the team defeated St Peter’s of York and are now through to the NE Regional Finals. Congratulations Frankie Ryan-Casey and Owen Spafford.

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Jan 22 Heather Jane Taylor Visit

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

Last week we were delighted to welcome Heather Jane Taylor into school. Heather is a soloist with Leeds Symphony Orchestra and came into school to sing to our Year 12/13 A Level Music groups a number of Mozart arias from The Marriage of Figaro, which they are studying. Heather enjoys a fantastic singing career after studying […]

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Jan 22 Oxbridge Offers 2019

Posted in Sixth Form, School News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

Eleven students from the Associated Sixth Form have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge for September 2019. Six students have received offers from Oxford and a further five have offers from Cambridge. We would like to congratulate the students on their outstanding achievement. It reflects their hard work, impressive academic ability and the dedication […]

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Jan 08 Baltzersen’s Gingerbread House Competition

Posted in Uncategorized.

In December we were delighted to hold our inter form gingerbread house competition! We had previously watched a masterclass from Baltzersen’sand it was time for the students turn their drawings into gingerbread creations. All the students worked exceptionally hard, the level of detail was spectacular which made judging extremely difficult. 9C were eventually crowned the winners […]

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Dec 19 Christmas Lunch

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

This week all year groups will get the opportunity to enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch in our various restaurants. We would like to thank all our catering staff for their hard work.  

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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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