'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

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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Sunderland Young Achievers Awards

March 23, 2018

Well Done to three of our 6th form students who picked up awards at last nights Sunderland’s Young Achievers Awards, very worthy award winners. A Loadman – Winner – service to the community. S Ivory – Group Winner – service to the community. A Nair – Winner – Youth Arts. We are all very proud of you.

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Oxford University IAG

On 21st March 2018 a group of 30 Year 10 pupils from St Aidan’s and 30 pupils fromDt Anthony’s were involved in a workshop with Lucy, a graduate from Oxford University.  Lucy is from North Yorkshire and studied History. Lucy talked to the group about the courses available to them as well as what it […]

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STEM @ Sunderland Uni

On Wednesday 14th March 2018 a group of Year 8 and 9 pupils attended a STEM session at Sunderland University, what a day they had! They engaged in a range of activities from naming he bones, scientifically, to life saving CPR to practising the recovery position and programming robots – a competition that St Aidan’s […]

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National Apprenticeship Week

March 15, 2018

Our Year 10s have been out and about during National Apprenticeship Week looking at what is on offer once they are in the big wide world. On 6th March 2018 they visited Sunderland Hospital Education Centre. The boys had a great visit to the Hospital, they were shown how to take each other blood pressure and […]

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School Open Monday 5th March

February 28, 2018

School will re-open on Monday 5th March. Thank you for your support during the recent closure.  

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St Aidan’s Catholic Academy day with the Royals!! 

February 23, 2018

Two of our pupils, Josh in Year 12 and William in Year 9 had an alternative curriculum from lessons on Wednesday 21st February by having a meeting with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge . William describes this amazing experience in his blog below….. Team 21 is a group of young people (13-18) who represent the young […]

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Headteacher Letter

February 11, 2018

Headteacher Letter February 2018

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Best Selling Author Visits St Aidan’s Catholic Academy!

February 5, 2018

To celebrate the publication of his new book, The 1,000 year old boy, Ross Welford came into school to talk about his books and being a writer! Ross, who is originally from the North-East is the best-selling author of Time Travelling with a Hamster, and his most recent book, The 1,000 year old Boy, is all about Alfie’s […]

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YMT – Year 7

February 3, 2018

Year 7 visited the Youth Village this January with mixed emotions of excitement & for some, apprehension. The Team soon made the group feel at home and relaxed. The boys took part in various team building activities; including dance, drama & art. There was also time for self reflection & time to share their thoughts […]

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