15th February 2019
Reading is Power!
From next term, students in Y7 – 10 will be expected to do a minimum of 20 minutes of silent reading in their English lessons every week. Therefore, we would like students – with the support of their parents and carers – to use half term to find a book which interests them. This can... Read more.
8th February 2019
Yr 7s take on BBC’s story challenge
Year 7 students are being challenged to get creative and come up with a story for BBC Radio 2’s 500 words competition. Over the next few weeks. pupils will spend their English lessons honing their storytelling skills. Can they create an interesting lead character? Can they come up with an intriguing plot line? Of course... Read more.
18th January 2019
Orchestral project boosts pupils’ performance skills
Year 7 pupils formed a pop-up orchestra after taking part in a pioneering ensemble project. We welcomed acclaimed guitarist and composer Chris Woods to school to lead ‘Orchestral Evolution‘ – a project that allows students of all abilities to play as a group. From accomplished musicians to complete novices, all 30 students were able to... Read more.
16th January 2019
KS4 Revision Skills Evening – 4.2.19
KS4 Parents and Students Revision Skills Evening – Monday 4th February – 5pm – 6.30pm To further support Year 10 and Year 11 students in the run up to their GCSE examinations, we will be holding a Revision Skills Evening on Monday 4th February from 5pm- 6.30pm. A speaker will be providing students with advice... Read more.
7th January 2019
Christmas Show 2018
Our Christmas production for 2018 was a fabulous combination of pantomime, dancing and singing. Here are all the photos taken from the show: Read more.
17th December 2018
National School Breakfast Programme
We are pleased to announce that our school has joined the government’s National School Breakfast Programme, which is being delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast. As a NSBP school, we are pleased to offer a healthy school breakfast, available to all, and enjoy the benefits that brings, with children settled and ready... Read more.
14th December 2018
SAA hosts ‘A Christmas Carol’
More than 100 Year 9 and 10 students enjoyed watching a special performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ on Thursday, December 13. Actors from Quantum Theatre visited the academy to perform to students, who are studying Charles Dickens’ novel as part of their English GCSE studies. They also took part in a question and answer session... Read more.
19th November 2018
Admissions Policy 2020
We are currently consulting on our Admissions Policy for 2020/2021. You can view the proposed policy here or come into reception to view a hard copy. The consultation period starts from Monday, November 19 2018 until Wednesday, January 9 2019. If you would like to comment on the proposed policy, you can do so by... Read more.
9th November 2018
Anti-Bullying Week – Nov 12 -16
St Aldhelm’s Academy will be supporting Anti-Bullying Week next week by stressing the importance of always treating people with respect. Students will be making respect pledges onto bunting using words, pictures, drawings and poems and this will then be placed in reception as well as around the school. The anti-bullying message will also be part... Read more.
29th October 2018
Unused uniform donated to Rwandan children
We were pleased to donate four boxes full of unused, brand new St Aldhelm’s Academy uniform to a Rwandan charity this summer. Amakuru, a charity which helps provide street children with accommodation, clothing, food and education, collected the uniform from us and distributed it to the vulnerable young people they support. This is the second... Read more.