'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

Remembrance Celebration

November 17, 2016

On Friday 11th November students and staff at St Aidan’s joined together to remember those men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The liturgy reflected on the sacrifices made in the Battle of the Somme and our students reflected on their time visiting the Battlefields. Members of our school community were remembered in […]

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Safety Awareness @ Sun FM

November 8, 2016

Well done to Year 10 students, R Head, N Hub and A Robinson for taking part in the local radio station, Sun FM, safeguarding initiative advert competition. The boys created a radio advert to promote safety awareness amongst young people. Their excellent efforts claimed 4th place out of 10 schools in the region. Great work […]

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Anti Bullying Conference 2016

October 21, 2016

On 18th of October we hosted and attended an Anti Bullying Children’s Conference for all schools in east locality. The theme was “Power for good”. This links with forthcoming anti bullying week in November. Mark Lloyd, the main speaker talked about risk taking behaviour amongst young people. We discovered that young people are less likely to […]

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Sixth Form Open Evening

October 13, 2016

The 6th Form Briery Centre opened its door for the evening on Wednesday 12th October to welcome all year 11 students who are now starting to consider their options after their GCSE examinations in the summer. Sixth form tutor staff, current students and our school Leadership Team were present to chat to students and their […]

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Sunderland University

October 12, 2016

On Tuesday 11th October 2016 all our Year 13 students visited Sunderland University as part of their UCAS preparation. Students attended a personal statement writing workshop and were then given the privilege of having access to the University’s ICT facilities in the David Goldman Building where they worked on their university applications with the support […]

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India Immersion Fund Raiser – 18th November 2016

October 11, 2016

On Friday the 18th of November the Academy will host a Race Night to help raise funds for our India Immersion project. The event will commence on at 7.00 pm in the main hall. Ticket prices will be £5 per person or £10 for a family ticket (payment can be made on the door). Pie and […]

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Sunderland City of Culture

October 10, 2016

Former student Kristian Foreman came and spoke to the Sixth Form students about Sunderland’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021, why it is important and how young people can get involved. The UK City of Culture bid is an opportunity for Sunderland to establish itself as a national centre for arts, heritage and culture. A successful […]

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First Aid Training

Currently only 5% of young people learn first aid in school, yet it is estimated that one million children are injured inside or outside of the home every year. By learning first aid our students could be one of the people who know how to prevent hazards, what to do in an emergency and ultimately […]

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Sixth Form Open Evening

October 7, 2016

Join us on Wednesday 12th October 2016 for our 6th Form Open night from 6 – 8pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to investigate the options open to all students post-16. Our dedicated staff and students will be on hand to answer any questions you might have as you try to make sense of the […]

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Teenage Cancer Trust Assembly

October 4, 2016

On Monday 3 October year 10  students attended an assembly presented by Rachel Wilkinson of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Although rare – 7 teenagers and young people are diagnosed with cancer every day. The aim of the assembly was to raise awareness of the types of cancer that affect young people, the warning signs and what they should do if they suspect something […]

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