‘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 – […]
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 students.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This week we have been delighted to welcome St John’s Ambulance into school to train our Year 7 students in basic First Aid skills. The course is entitled ‘Introduction to resuscitation’ and included: -Communication and casualty -Care -Primary Survey -Recovery Position -Resuscitation The course has been offered in collaboration with Harrogate Lions, who have provided […]
Spotlight is taking place from 4th to 6th July. Tickets are now on sale by following the link We look forward to seeing you next week.
We were delighted to receive the news that Jacob Fordham has been selected to play cricket for North Yorkshire and Yorkshire this season. This is a fantastic achievement and we wish you well for the forthcoming matches.
This Friday, 22nd June, sees our annual Summer Concert taking place, featuring our fabulous musical ensembles from the lower years in school. Boys Choir, SAJE, APE, Junior Band, Junior Choir, String Ensemble and World Music Group will all be performing their usual high standard of music. The concert begins at 7pm in Constance Green Hall. […]
Just before half term we held our healthy eating competition finals! 14 students were shortlisted from 280 to prepare their cous cous salads which were judged and tasted by Mr Taylor and Medhi (head chef at Fodder). The standard of the competition was extremely high and congratulations to everyone involved. The winner was presented with a […]
For the first time ever all 5 Senior Music Ensembles at St Aidan’s have qualified through their performances at the Regional Rounds to perform at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham at the beginning of July. News arrived early this week that the Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Band, Swing Band, Chamber Choir […]
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- […]
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
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 […]
Last weekend we took 2 cross country teams to the ESAA national finals in Sevenoaks, Kent. This year the u13 girls’ and u13 boys’ teams qualified for the final, continuing a long streak of having teams compete in the finals. The u13 boys’ team finished 19th with the team of Joe Turnbull, Tom Midwood, Marcus […]
St Aidan’s are delighted to be involved in two advent charity campaigns this year. Mindful of the commandment to love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves, we would like to ask every form in Years 7-11 to contribute to the work of two charities working with some of the most vulnerable in our […]