'The headteacher and deputy headteacher are committed and relentless in their work for continuous improvement.'Ofsted 2018
'Senior leaders have established high expectations of staff and pupils and lead by example.'Ofsted 2018

End of Term Letter

December 15, 2016

Below is a copy of the End of Term letter which has been sent home to all parents and carers via their son. Have a wonderful Christmas. End of Term Letter December 2016

Read more about this story


Beat the Rat Race

December 14, 2016

On Wednesday 14th December, 9 students from Year 8 attended a language event at Newcastle University called Beat the Rat Race. The boys got to meet professionals who use languages in their jobs, they asked questions to a marketing recruiter from Newcastle University, a French translator and interpreter, who has worked with some footballers in […]

Read more about this story


Christmas Doors

Throughout Advent we have been working hard to ensure all our students remember the Christmas message of Hope and Joy. One way in which we have done this has been to decorate our classroom doors for a competition. I think you’ll agree they’ve definitely spread some joy amongst our students. Which is the best?  To view all […]

Read more about this story


Shoe Box Appeal 2016

December 8, 2016

Once again, as a community we worked hard to support the Shoebox appeal ran by the Samaritan’s purse. Many of our students got involved by preparing boxes filled with creative gifts individually as well as in forms. The support we received from St. Joseph’s parish was also amazing! All together we managed to prepare over 130 shoeboxes, […]

Read more about this story


‘A Christmas Carol’

December 7, 2016

Come along and join us on Wednesday 14th December for our ‘A Christmas Carol’ concert. See flyer below: A Christmas Carol

Read more about this story


Advent 2016

December 6, 2016

To mark the beginning of advent as a community, we enjoyed advert assemblies last week. We had a particular focus on the gifts of life and I’ve during this special season. We took the opportunity to light the first candle on the advent wreath and remember the need for hope in our lives.

Read more about this story


Internet Safety for Parents

On 17th January 2017 at 5.30pm we will be holding an information evening for Parents and Carers. This session will be to give you hints and tips on how to keep your children safe online. Please see this letter for more information: Internet Safety Parent Information Session

Read more about this story


KS Cinema Night

Sixth Form Council members organised a film night for Year 7 and 8 students in order to raise money for a KS5 Yearbook. Tickets entitling students to a free drink and free popcorn were sold in forms during morning registration, and also during lunch times for each year group. KS3 students gathered in the Briery, […]

Read more about this story


Young People’s State of City Debate

November 25, 2016

On Friday 25th November St. Aidan’s Catholic Academy were represented by students from all key stages at the Young People’s State of the City Debate. Our students were among others from schools and colleges across the city who assembled at the Council Chambers at Sunderland Civic Centre.  The Debate was chaired by our very own Head […]

Read more about this story


Anti Bullying Week 2016

November 17, 2016

The theme of the week is “Power for good.” Our Anti-bullying team are delivering assemblies to all year groups this week. All our boys have the power to do good things. We have asked them to reflect and commit to do good things and say nice things to each other. We also ask the boys […]

Read more about this story