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Nov 27 Sister Act Review

Posted in Dance, Drama & Theatre, English, Music, School News.

When the film “Sister Act” was released in 1992, it rapidly became a worldwide box-office hit and helped to cement Whoopi Goldberg’s position as one of the great comic film actors of her generation. Fast-forward fourteen years, and the story of nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier’s experiences of living in a convent under a witness-protection […]

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Nov 15 Top Sporting School

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

St Aidan’s has been placed 18th in this year’s ‘School Sport Magazine’ analysis of school sport in National Competitions across the county. This is a remarkable achievement and even better than last years 29th position. We would like to congratulate all students, who are involved in representing the school in the huge amount of activities […]

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Nov 07 International Kids’ Lit Quiz

Posted in English, Year 7 News, Year 8 News.

On Monday 5th November, Mrs Parris and Mrs Roth took a team to Bootham School in York to compete in the Yorkshire heats of the annual International Kids’ Lit Quiz. After a hard-fought battle over ten rounds, our team finished in a very impressive third place out of 14 entries, only missing out on second […]

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Nov 06 Synchronised Swimming

Posted in Sport, Year 10 News.

Eleanor competed at synchronised swimming Scottish Age Nationals over the half term holidays. She did really well and came third in 13/15 duet and the City of Leeds team came 2nd in their category. The duet bronze medal was fantastic as she and her duet partner qualified 6th but swam their routine spectacularly to move up […]

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Oct 24 St Aidan’s Bollywood Bash

Posted in FOSA.

St Aidan’s Bollywood Bash Friends of St. Aidan’s is delighted to announce details of this year’s Bollywood Bash. All parents, guardians, staff and friends of the school are warmly invited. The event will be held from 7pm on Saturday 1st December at Constance Green Hall, and will include an Indian buffet, plus live music and entertainment. Orders […]

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Oct 11 Harvest Festival

Posted in Worship, Dance, Drama & Theatre, Music, School News.

On 10th October we held a joyous harvest celebration in Constance Green Hall. Junior choir and chamber choir sang, we enjoyed some thought provoking drama, some reflective dance and a fantastic sermon from Rev Jimmy Lawrence from Otley Parish Church. Our harvest tin collection has been bigger than ever this year with hundreds of tins […]

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Oct 11 Sports Presentation Evening

Posted in Sport, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News.

On Thursday 4th October we celebrated sport at St Aidan’s. The presentation evening was held for all our lower school students who have given significant contributions to sport and those who have made great improvement over the years. We were delighted to be joined by Martyn Moxon who presented the awards to all students.  

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Oct 02 GCSE Results 2018

Posted in Exam News, School News, Year 12 News.

St Aidan’s is delighted to report the success of their GCSE results for 2018.   91% of all our entries gained A*/C or 9-4 and over 40% were A/A* or 9-7. Our English and Maths results were also outstanding with 89% of our students obtaining a 4 or better in both subjects.  These superb results place […]

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Sep 20 Foyle Competition Winner

Posted in Sixth Form, English, Year 12 News.

Congratulations to Maiya Dambawinna on being selected as one of the 15 winners of the Foyle Competition. This is a fantastic achievement given that there were 11,000 entries. Congratulations also for having been invited to take part in the “Contains Strong Language Festival” in a BBC broadcast from Hull that will be aired on National Poetry […]

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Sep 20 North Yorkshire Cup Winners

Posted in Sport, Year 10 News, Uncategorized.

The Year 10 Cricket team once again proved too strong for their opposition in the North Yorkshire Cup Final. The boys batted first and reached 133-4. It was great to see some new names contributing to the score including Charlie Pilkington and Monty Fawcett. This proves the strength in depth this team has available. In reply […]

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Sep 11 The Jubilee Year..

Posted in School News, Year 7 News.

50 Years ago on the 5th September 1968, St Aidan’s opened its doors to 700 students for the first time. The students were drawn from St Peter’s School for Girls, Christ Church School for Boys and young people from church primary schools over a wide area from Bramhope to Pateley Bridge. Here are some of […]

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Sep 11 Yorkshire Cup Winners

Posted in Sport, Year 10 News.

Congratulations to our Year 10 cricket team who won the Yorkshire Cup last week. The boys worked hard in the field and then added some fantastic batting performances, taking the team to victory! They now go on to represent Yorkshire in the national finals. A fantastic start to the sporting year at St Aidan’s.

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Jul 17 Sister Act Cast List and Letters

Posted in Drama & Theatre, Music, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.


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Jul 17 Jess Thompson Throws 42.44m

Posted in Sport, Year 8 News.

Jess Thompson (Year 8) threw her personal best (42.44m) to win a silver medal in the javelin at the English Schools’ championships on Saturday. Congratulations Jess!

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Jul 17 Service for Newly Confirmed

Posted in Worship, Year 7 News, Year 8 News.

We held an inspiring Service for the Newly Confirmed last night in the school chapel led by the always surprising and ingenious Rev Matthew Evans. We were delighted to welcome so many students, their parents and supporters. Swords became Palm Crosses, and everyone was given Celtic Cross Coasters to take away too, as a reminder […]

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Jul 13 Stray FM Visit St Aidan’s

Posted in Careers, Year 10 News, Year 12 News.

Today we were extremely delighted to welcome Stray FM and Newtons Solicitors into school. Newtons work with Stray FM on their family show and we were honoured to be asked to join in their Q and A session, which will be aired on Wednesday 18th July. Two students from our Associated Sixth Form (Kate and […]

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Jul 10 Visit From Local Church Workers

Posted in Worship, Year 7 News, Year 8 News, Year 9 News, Year 10 News, Year 11 News.

Local church youth workers came into school a few weeks ago reflecting on the story of St Ignatius and gathering pupils’ thoughts in response to questions such as ‘what are you thankful for’ and ‘what makes you happy’. We had lots of interesting answers and the students really engaged with this activity. The outcome was a wonderful reception […]

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Jul 10 Art Students Exhibit at Mall Galleries

Posted in Art, Year 10 News, Year 11 News, Year 12 News, Year 13 News.

The Art department are delighted to announce that the 9 pieces of Art entered for this years National Students Art exhibition have all been selected. Congratulations to the following students who will have their work exhibited in the Mall Galleries in central London from Wednesday next week: Esther Midwood year 10 Grace Mc Nerney (x3) […]

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Jul 05 St Aidan’s Senate 2018-2019

Posted in Sixth Form.

St Aidan’s Senate 2018-19 The following students have been elected to the Senate for the year 2018-19: Hannah Brown LW24 Callum Bruce PT17 Emily Dawson RI13 Finton Flynn BP1 Noah Gray JC21 Tara Hayes LW23 Anna Hattam JM8 Michael Packwood JM8 Jonathon Simmons AC5 Olivia Toy AC4 Max Walker AR10 The Senate Leaders are Anna, […]

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Jul 03 Australia Exchange Newsletter

Posted in Trips, Year 9 News.

Earlier this year some of our Year 9 students went to Australia as part of their exchange programme. This wonderful newsletter created by their exchange school shows some of the highlights from this wonderful trip. Newsletter 2, 2018 St Aidans

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