URGENT NEWS : Please note there is a training day on 30th November. School will be closed for students. Thank you.


GCSE Science Live in Leeds

Published on 14th Feb 2019 in Uncategorized.

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.


Start the Music Scheme

Published on 13th Feb 2019 in Music | Year 7 News | Year 8 News | Year 9 News.

‘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 – […]


Pagen Spooner wins Bronze

Published on 12th Feb 2019 in School News | Sport | Year 13 News.

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!


Sri Lanka 2019

Published on 12th Feb 2019 in Trips | Year 9 News.

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, […]


FOSA Year 7 Quiz

Published on 11th Feb 2019 in FOSA | Year 7 News.

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.


Pagen Spooner

Published on 5th Feb 2019 in Sport | Year 13 News.

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).


Lauren secures place at Yale

Published on 29th Jan 2019 in Careers | Sixth Form | Year 13 News.

Congratulations to Lauren Carey who has a place at Yale in September. More details will follow..


MACE Competition

Published on 29th Jan 2019 in Sixth Form | Year 12 News | Year 13 News.

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.


Heather Jane Taylor Visit

Published on 22nd Jan 2019 in Music | Year 12 News | Year 13 News.

Last week we were delighted to welcome Heather Jane Taylor into school.


Oxbridge Offers 2019

Published on 22nd Jan 2019 in School News | Sixth Form | Year 12 News | Year 13 News.

Eleven students from the Associated Sixth Form have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge for September 2019.


Baltzersen’s Gingerbread House Competition

Published on 8th Jan 2019 in Uncategorized.

In December we were delighted to hold our inter form gingerbread house competition!


Christmas Lunch

Published on 19th Dec 2018 in Year 10 News | Year 11 News | Year 12 News | Year 13 News | Year 7 News | Year 8 News | Year 9 News.

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.  


Year 7 Public Speaking

Published on 12th Dec 2018 in English | Year 7 News.

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 […]


Senior Maths Challenge

Published on 12th Dec 2018 in Maths | Year 12 News | Year 13 News.

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 […]


Jasmine Smitten

Published on 12th Dec 2018 in Sport.

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 […]


Sophie Priestley

Published on 9th Dec 2018 in Music | Year 12 News.

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 […]


Gingerbread Houses with Baltzersens 

Published on 4th Dec 2018 in Food Tech | Year 9 News.

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 […]


Sister Act Review

Published on 27th Nov 2018 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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