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KS4 Celebration

December 19, 2014

On Tuesday we celebrated our annual years 11 awards evening where the achievements of the students of 2014  were celebrated. It was a lovely evening of prize giving, reminiscing  and catching up. The event was very well attended by students, parents, honoured guests, governors and staff. The guest of honour was former head boy Sam […]

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KS5 Celebration

December 18, 2014

​We were delighted to welcome back so many familiar faces on Monday night to celebrate the fantastic successes of the class of 2014. It was lovely to catch up with the students and hear all about their first term as undergraduates, studying at a range of Universities all across the county. A number of students are enjoying […]

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Christmas Celebration

On December 17th we took our entire student body to St. Cecelia’s Church to celebrate our Christmas liturgies. Together we marked this joyous season with readings and Hymns. It was a lovely opportunity to take time, to reflect as a community on the real importance of Christmas. ‘It was a great experience, the music sparked […]

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Harry Potter Media Visit

Year 10 GCSE Media studies Went on an exciting educational visit to the Harry Potter Studios London to help enhance their understanding of the world of Media.  They had a great time learning how the Harry Potter films were made and were able to walk on Diagon Alley, see the actual props used in the […]

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Y11 Mock Exams

December 16, 2014

The following Exams will take place for Y11 in January: 15th January  MFL 16th January   P.E. (written) 21st January  Computing 3rd February  English One extra Maths paper (tbc)

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Writing Workshop

December 15, 2014

Ten Year 8 students have recently taken part in a writers workshop run by Susannah Pickering from New Writing North. The students had the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills by creating and sharing their ideas. Well done lads. You all produced some fantastic stories!

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Morning Reading Celebration

December 11, 2014

Morning Reading at St Aidan’s has always been successful and this year was no exception, actually, probably more so. The Year 7 students have come in with a great reading attitude and that has resulted in some great numbers that have been attending in the Reading Hub from 8.00am. The atmosphere is relaxed and the students are […]

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Christmas Day Truce

December 10, 2014

15 year 8 students attended a work shop at the Palace Green Library in Durham to learn about the Christmas Day Truce as part of our centenary work alongside 6 other schools from the Catholic Partnerships. The students had the opportunity to try on replica uniforms, handle original archive documents including a first hand diary […]

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Anti bullying Award!!

December 9, 2014

St Aidan’s Catholic Academy has been awarded an Anti bullying Award from the Bullying Intervention Group for the second year in a row! We are very proud, not only of the students and staff involved in The Anti bullying Team but also of each and every student who plays a role in ensuring that St […]

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Maths Mentoring

December 8, 2014

Great peer mentoring sessions taking place in Maths this morning!  Some of our Year 12 A-Level Maths students have given up their time to support some of the younger students improve on their maths skills by giving them 1-2-1 tuition.

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