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'Senior leaders have established high expectations of staff and pupils and lead by example.'Ofsted 2018

Alice in Sunderland

December 18, 2015

N Carter was awarded a runner up prize in the ‘Alice in Sunderland’ Competition for his entry of a ‘Cheshire Cat’ from Sunderland MAC (Music Art Culture) Trust. The trust were also impressed with the rest of the boys entries especially our Summer School entry of ‘Alice’.  They awarded a set of special 150th Anniversary Edition of the […]

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Christmas Holiday

December 17, 2015

School will finish at 1.30pm on Friday the 18th of December and reopen on Wednesday the 6th of January – all students should be on the main school yard at 8.20am. Can we take this opportunity to wish you all a Holy and Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.    

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Eurovision Song Contest

December 10, 2015

Yesterday 7 of our Year 8 boys represented St Aidan’s Catholic Academy in the annual MFL Christmas Carol Eurovision Song Contest at Carmel College in Darlington. The students created a song in Spanish to go to the theme of the John Lewis Christmas advert – Half the world away. They competed against 6 other schools in […]

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Year 7 Carol Service

On the evening of Wednesday 9th December 2015 our Year 7 families came together at St Joseph’s Church to celebrate their first successful term at St Aidan’s Catholic Academy. The Carol Service included some well known Christmas Carols along with a St Aidan’s favourite – I Pray on Christmas.  Students shared their own thoughts and […]

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December 2, 2015

On Monday 30th November we marked the beginning of Advent with our annual Advent liturgies. All students in the school participated in the liturgies which this year had the theme of ‘Illuminate’ – celebrating the light which was brought into the world by Jesus. Our readings spoke of the angel Gabriel: the bearer of light, […]

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Dan Donnelly Lyric Writing Workshop

For the second year running, Dan came to offer our GCSE music students his technical expertise in a lyric writing workshop. http://sonovagun.com/ Click to watch the video.

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School Closure

November 30, 2015

Can all parents please read the attached information. Important Information for Parents – Friday 4th of December

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City of State Debate

November 27, 2015

Today eight of our Key Stage 4 students participated in the Annual Young Person’s State of the City debate at Sunderland Civic centre council chambers. Along with representatives from most secondary schools in the city, the students discussed five key topics, which were chosen via balloting all secondary schools in the city. They were involved in […]

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Maths Challenge November 2015

November 23, 2015

Well done to our students who entered the Senior Maths team challenge on Friday afternoon. They came 6th out of 15 schools which was very pleasing. Well done!

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Anti Bullying Week 2015

November 18, 2015

This week our Anti Bullying Team have delivered an Assembly to raise awareness of this years theme ‘Make Noise About Bullying’. They have explored the difference between ‘banter’ and ‘bullying’ and also revisited with the community what constitutes as bullying behaviour. All forms groups this week are working on their group quotes about bullying which will be […]

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