'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

Charity Race Night – Friday 17th of May 2019

April 23, 2019

Race Night! Coming soon! The Duke of Edinburgh Award Group present: Race Night! The race night is a fun-filled, family-friendly evening of filmed racing where you can bet on which animals will be winners and, if you are lucky, claim the prize money! The night will include 8 races, involving either horses, trotters or pigs, […]

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Supporting our local community

March 3, 2019

Students, parents and staff of St Aidan’s have been working extremely hard to support Sunderland’s local community. Read all about the work that we have been doing by clicking here.  

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National Careers Week

February 27, 2019

National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship week is fast approaching! Keep a look out for work discovery days and events happening around school next week. All details will be emailed home to parents, passed onto form tutors and displayed in the Careers notice board in the dining hall corridor. National Careers Week

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Headteacher Letter to Parents October 2018

October 18, 2018

Headteacher Letter to Parents October 2018

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St Aidan’s is an Outstanding Catholic Academy

October 3, 2018

Diocesan Inspection Report 2018

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Year 5/6 Open Evening

September 13, 2018

Do you want the best education for your son?  Then look no further… On Tuesday 18th September 2018 we are opening our doors to boys in Year 5 and 6 form Sunderland and further afield to come along to see what we have to offer. Parents can visit the school between 9am and 11.30am and […]

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Ofsted Publication January 2018

January 30, 2018

Ofsted Inspection date: 9-10th of January 2018. We are proud to announce that following our recent Ofsted Inspection the overall effectiveness of the school was judged as Good. Please read the full report below. St Aidan’s Catholic Academy Ofsted Report January 2018 Headteacher Letter Ofsted January 2018

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Year 5 and 6 Open Evening

September 6, 2017

Tuesday 19th September 2017 Come along to see the fantastic opportunity we have available to your son. We are delighted with our Summer 2017 result where 81% of our Year 11s achieved a Grade 4 (old Grade C) and above in English, 78% in Maths with a 74% achieving a Grade 4 or above in […]

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GCSEs are changing

June 29, 2017

GCSEs are changing; if you are a student, a parent, an employer, or work in education, find out how you will be affected. Changes to GCSEs

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St. Anthony’s and St. Aidan’s 6th Form

January 24, 2017

St Anthony’s and St Aidan’s joint sixth form Course Information Guide 2017 now available. Sixth Form Course Guide 2017

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Internet Safety for Parents

December 6, 2016

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

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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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Outstanding GCSE results

September 8, 2016

Students, Staff and Governors at St Aidan’s Catholic Academy are celebrating an excellent sets of examination results this year at GCSE. GCSE results at St Aidan’s Catholic Academy bucked the trend for boys nationally with 78% achieving an A*-C grade in English and 78% achieving an A*- C grade in Math’s. In English 85% of […]

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Strike Acton – 5th July 2016

June 29, 2016

School will remain open for all students on Tuesday 5th July 2016. Thank you Mr Shepherd  

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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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Exam Results

July 8, 2015

Examination Results will be available on the following dates/times: Sixth Form: Thursday 13th of August in the Briery Study Room Y13 from 8.00am Y12 from 10.00am GCSE Thursday the 20th of August in the Briery Study Room. Y11 from 9.00am Y10 from 10.00am On collection of results students in Y11 can enrol for their chosen sixth […]

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Headteacher Letter to Parents Summer 2019

July 18, 2019

Letter to Parents Summer 2019   GCSE results can be collected by students from 8.30am on Thursday the 22nd of August. A-Level enrolment will take place at St Anthony’s from 10.00am.  

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Big Night In 2019

July 15, 2019

On Friday 12th July St Aidan’s Catholic Academy staff and students were involved in raising money for Sunderland Cancer patients. This is an Annual event where we try and remember all of our loved ones who have lost their lives or are battling Cancer at the moment. As the theme this year was ‘movies ‘ […]

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The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA)

July 12, 2019

The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) is an international programme that helps learners develop their digital, enterprise and employability skills. During IT & Computing lessons students have completed a series of online challenges to win career-enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and gain industry recognised awards. The iDEA curriculum helps to inspire students to become […]

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Tremendous Transition

July 8, 2019

What a week we have had! Year 6 have never stopped (neither have the staff). The Upper Room was crammed with faces of intrigue and fascination as assemblies on our core values and 6 learning habits were delivered by various members of staff to ensure our newest recruits are fully prepared for September. We had […]

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Visit to Zaragoza 17th – 21st June 2019

June 26, 2019

The MFL department arranged a visit to Zaragoza on the 17th June 2019 for four nights, for y9 and y10 students studying GCSE Spanish.  This visit gave the students the opportunity to visit the city of Zaragoza and its attractions including a day at Monasterio de Piedra National Park. Although Zaragoza has a modern and […]

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Y7 CLIMB – Mayor of Sunderland visits St Aidan’s Catholic Academy

June 20, 2019

On Thursday 20th June 2019, St Aidan’s academy held their first annual CLIMB awards. The event was a chance to come together as a community to celebrate the hard work and commitment shown by year 7 students in successfully reaching ‘Camp 1’; the first in a series of milestones of the CLIMB programme. The programme […]

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Boxing success for Joe

June 12, 2019

Hard work pays off! And it certainly has for Joe, a member of our Year 8.  Following Joe winning the Category B Under 32kg National Schoolboy Boxing Silver Medal, he has been selected to represent Sunderland Amateur Boxing Club on the weekend of  21st – 23rd June in their squad for the Hull Box Cup. […]

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CLIMB Awards Presentation – Thursday 20th June 10am

June 11, 2019

Throughout the academic year, students in year 7 have been involved in a wide range of activities as part of the CLIMB initiative. CLIMB looks to develop student interests and abilities by providing valuable learning experiences outside of their studies, whilst building independence and interpersonal skills. On Thursday 20th June we will be hosting an […]

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Sunderland Honours

June 5, 2019

Throughout the academic year 24 of our year 8 boys have been attending Sunderland University to complete the Sunderland Honours Programme. They attended Sunderland University for 3 days overall, finding out about University life and engaging in a range of activities including campus tours, subject tasters and practical activities. Today we completed our journey with […]

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Y10 Borneo Expedition – Parent Evening 7pm 4th June

June 2, 2019

Students of St Aidan’s and St Anthony’s Catholic Academy’s have been offered the opportunity to take part in something amazing – a school expedition to Borneo in 2021 with Outlook Expeditions; the leading independent provider of youth expeditions. Taking part in an expedition is so much more than a school trip. This is a journey […]

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