Feb 14 Upcoming Careers Events
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 […]
Feb 14 GCSE Science Live in Leeds
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.
Feb 13 Start the Music Scheme
‘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 – […]
Feb 12 Pagen Spooner wins Bronze
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!
Feb 12 Sri Lanka 2019
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, […]
Feb 11 FOSA Year 7 Quiz
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 […]
Feb 05 Pagen Spooner
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 […]
Jan 29 Lauren secures place at Yale
Congratulations to Lauren Carey who has a place at Yale in September. More details will follow..
Jan 29 MACE Competition
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.
Jan 22 Heather Jane Taylor Visit
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 […]
Jan 22 Oxbridge Offers 2019
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 […]
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 […]
Dec 19 Christmas Lunch
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.
Dec 12 Year 7 Public Speaking
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 […]
Dec 12 Senior Maths Challenge
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 […]
Dec 12 Jasmine Smitten
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 […]
Dec 09 Sophie Priestley
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 […]
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 […]