NEWS ARCHIVE: September 2019

Sri Lankans arrive at St Aidan’s

Published on 30th Sep 2019 in School News | Trips.

The Sri Lankan exchange students and teachers have arrived safely in Harrogate and looking forward to their stay!


Award for Sixth Former

Published on 30th Sep 2019 in Drama & Theatre | School News | Sixth Form.

Rhys Gannon, Year 12 student, was invited to the Raindance Film Festival this Saturday evening. The immersive VR film that he was creatively involved in ‘Cosmos Within Us’ won an Award! The film won the ‘Spirit of Raindance’ Award for the amazing innovative work involved. Congratulations to Rhys on this success.


Casting Success

Published on 30th Sep 2019 in Drama & Theatre | School News | Year 10 News | Year 9 News.

Congratulations to Seb Smallwood, Year 10 student and Hannah Thompson, Year 9 student, who have recently been cast in the Leeds Playhouse Christmas production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’.


UCI Road World Championships

Published on 26th Sep 2019 in School News | Sport.

Students have enjoying some of the events this week for the UCI Road World Championships.


Sixth Form at Stray FM

Published on 26th Sep 2019 in School News | Sixth Form.

Four students from the Associated Sixth Form visited Stray FM on Wednesday 25th September to record the new advert for the Sixth Form Open Events. The students were all interviewed about their experiences at school and their favourite parts of the Association. We can’t wait to hear the finished article.


Year 9 Textiles

Published on 26th Sep 2019 in School News.

Year 9 Textiles students are really enjoying their multicultural project. One of the students even brought in a kimono for inspiration!


St Aidan’s Musical Ensembles

Published on 26th Sep 2019 in Music | School News.

Is your child in one of the many St Aidan’s Musical Ensembles? If so, you are a member of the St Aidan’s Music Association and we would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 7.30 pm in the Main Hall, featuring Performances by Junior Choir and Junior […]


FOSA – Snow Ball

Published on 25th Sep 2019 in FOSA | School News.

Thank you to all those people who have already purchased tickets to the Snow Ball later this term, we have had an amazing response so far. For those who aren’t aware, the Friends of St Aidan’s (our school PTA) is organising a Black Tie Ball on Saturday 30th November. It will be held in Constance […]


KARD – Kindness, Acceptance, Respect and Dignity

Published on 19th Sep 2019 in School News.

School is running a KARD fortnight. Kindness, Acceptance, Respect and Dignity. Year 7 students in RS produced posters exploring the ideas around human beings being made in the image of God, and the belief that they are ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’. This message coupled with the Human Rights declaration of all people being free and […]


National Citizen Service Talk

Published on 19th Sep 2019 in Sixth Form.

On Wednesday 18th September, the National Citizen Service came to speak to our Year 12 students about opportunities over October half term.


Netball Win

Published on 19th Sep 2019 in School News | Sport | Year 11 News.

Great first win for the Under 16 Netball on the evening of the 18th September, onto the next round of the National Netball Cup for Schools! Well done girls!


Year 11 Field Trip to Leeds

Published on 19th Sep 2019 in Year 11 News.

Year 11 students enjoyed a field trip to Leeds as part of their work for GCSE Geography.


Visitors from Argentina

Published on 18th Sep 2019 in School News | Sixth Form.

We hosted 40 students and 5 teachers from Northfield School in Argentina on Monday 16th September. This is the 3rd time they have come to St Aidan’s and they spent the day giving presentations to GCSE and A level Spanish students. They enjoyed lunch in the main restaurant and a tour of the school led […]


Music Success for Students

Published on 16th Sep 2019 in Music | School News | Sixth Form.

Six St Aidan’s students have competed with Tewit Silver Band at the National Brass Band Finals. In order to attend, the Band had already won the Regional Championships in March 2019. The hard work, commitment and determination paid off this weekend when they became 4th Section National Champions. Congratulations to Alex Romanec, Sam Watts, Emilia […]


Edith Ellis

Published on 12th Sep 2019 in School News.

The St Aidan’s community, past and present, will be sad to hear the news that the legendary Edith Ellis has passed away this week, aged 91. Edith will be remembered by generations of St Aidan’s students as an essential accompaniment to Year 7 lunchtimes, organising the queue for lunches in her inimitable, smiling, caring fashion. […]


Year 12 CERN Trip

Published on 10th Sep 2019 in School News | Trips | Year 13 News.

In the first week of the Summer holidays, 44 Year 12 students had the opportunity to visit CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. At CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents […]


Sports Achievement

Published on 10th Sep 2019 in School News | Sport | Year 8 News.

A great start to the year with our Year 7 (who are now Year 8!) cricket team winning the North Yorkshire Cricket Cup. The boys played really well last week and thoroughly deserved the win against a strong Harrogate Grammar School team. Well done to all involved!  


Open Day Information

Published on 6th Sep 2019 in School News | Sixth Form.

Open Day 2019 Information All prospective Year 6 students and parents are invited to attend our Open Day on Saturday 19 October from 1.30-4pm at St Aidan’s School. Students interested in joining the Associated Sixth Form in September 2020 are invited to attend between 10.30 am to 12.30 pm on Saturday 19 October. Prior to our Open Day, all prospective Year 6 parents are […]


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