Apr 24 Spelling Bee
The annual year 8 inter-form spelling bee was won by 8Y this year, with the individual competition trophy going to Isabel Miles in 8S. In a nail-biting tie-break, Isabel narrowly defeated runner-up Daniel Bryant of 8G. Her winning word was ‘verisimilitude’ – a truly tricky one! All of the students really got behind their teams […]
Apr 24 Irish Dancing Champion
Congratulations to Megan Day in Year 13. We are delighted to find out from her dance school, the North West region of England and the UK, that Megan came 17th in the world and is now the holder of a prestigious world medal holder. An absolutely amazing achievement and well done Megan.
Mar 22 Year 9 Textiles
Year 9 have been doing some fantastic work in textiles on their ‘Cultures and Countries’ project. The students have created some amazing slippers and bags using a wide variety of decorative techniques producing beautiful outcomes that are pictured below.
Mar 22 The Great British Bike Off
The ‘Great British Bike-Off’, in aid of Sport Relief, came to a close last Friday with some spirited cycling from Heads of Year and the Senior Leadership Team. We have raised £2108.11 for Sports Relief. Thank you everyone for your support.
The careers department look forward to welcoming anyone who is interested in studying Geography at University on the 27th March.
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) extended a unique invitation to St Aidan’s Sixth Form students in March, offering free attendance to their conference at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds to celebrate International Womens’ Day. Fortuitously the conference took place on a Training Day which gave 7 students the opportunity to listen to inspirational speakers and network with senior professionals from […]
This week we welcome St Andrew’s University on the 14th March and Newcastle University on the 15th March. Both talks will be in the careers department and students are welcome to bring sandwiches. We look forward to welcoming you.
On 5th March the rearranged NE Regional Final of the Mace took place. There were six schools taking part in three debates. Our team of Patrick Toulson and Frankie Ryan-Casey won! They are now through to the National Finals on 21 March in London. They have been drawn against Dulwich College and we would like […]
Mar 07 Basketball News
Over the last few weeks we have had some fantastic basketball results. Both the Year 7 and Year 8 teams went to the county championships at York College and were both undefeated in all 3 games becoming Country Champions. During the week before half term, St Aidan’s played against Queen Ethelburga’s (with players from Y8- […]
Mar 06 STEM Careers Evening
All students and parents of Year’s 9 to 13 are invited to attend the school’s STEM Careers Evening on Wednesday 14th March from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Over 50 employers and universities are attending to represent an amazing range of careers and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Please see below for information on who will […]
Mar 04 Chris Bradford Visit
Chris Bradford was sorry he was unable to meet everyone at St Aidan’s on World Book Day. Anyone who requested a signed copy of his book will still receive the book – watch out for further details. Chris hopes to visit St Aidan’s in the future
Thank you so much for supporting our PreLoved Prom & Partywear Event in aid of The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at Harrogate Hospital. The evening itself on Friday 9 February in Constance Green Hall was attended by 450 guests and raised £7,400. We have been very fortunate to obtain £5,000 of match funding from Barclays […]
Feb 05 Bishop of Ripon Installation
There was standing room only on the 4th February at Ripon Cathedral for the Investiture, Installation and Welcome of the new Bishop of Ripon, Helen-Ann Hartley. Five St Aidan’s students and Mr Wood were honoured to be asked to lead the prayers for her future ministry in the Diocese and gave her a gift symbolising […]
The following Universities will be coming into Careers on the following dates. We hope to see many of you there.
Before Christmas the Key Stage 3 Parents’ Information Evening needed to be postponed due to the weather and we are pleased to inform you that this will now take place on Tuesday 30 January at 7 pm in Constance Green Hall. The information evening is offered to support you and your child as we are […]
Jan 25 Oxbridge 2018
Fifteen students from the Associated Sixth Form have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge for September 2018. Six students have received offers from Oxford and a further nine 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 […]
Six Year 10 girls have been accepted onto the University of York’s Isaac Physics Programme. This course aims to inspire young women to pursue physical sciences as future subject choices both at A level and at degree level. The course involves workshops, visits and a residential, as well as the opportunity to take part in […]
Dec 19 Ullswater 2017
Last week and this week over 180 Year 8 Students have been and are currently taking part in the annual Ullswater outward bound trip. Ullswater is tailor-made for us, and is built on Outward Bound’s ‘Adventure and Challenge’ model. Students have been taking part in a wide range of activities both on site and off […]
Dec 05 UKMT Senior Maths Challenge
The results came in yesterday for this year’s UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. We have had some really excellent results with 77% of our students achieving a certificate compared with 60% nationally. Over 82,000 pupils from across the UK entered. We have had 4 students who have been selected for the Senior Kangaroo (in the top […]