25th May 2017
Update re Fidget Spinners
The fidget spinner craze is showing no sign of abating and there are concerns that they are proving extremely disruptive in lessons. Therefore, it has been decided that fidget spinners (as pictured below) will not be allowed in the Academy after the May half-term. Normal fiddle toys used by some students to aid concentration are... Read more.
24th May 2017
Read All About it!
The latest edition of the Academy Newspaper, the St Aldhelm’s Star, has now been published. This newspaper is produced solely by a small team of students from across the school. They spend their enrichment time finding stories and designing the pages of the half-termly newspaper. This latest edition contains information about the next House Challenge,... Read more.
11th May 2017
Castle competition winners celebrated
The winners of the Year 7 model castle competition were announced in today’s Progress Assembly. Year 7 students were set the challenge of creating an authentic Motte and Bailey castle over the Easter Holidays. We received a whole host of entries and were impressed with each and every one but Mrs Yarrow judged the winners... Read more.
11th May 2017
Wizard of Oz promises to be a magical show
Students are working hard rehearsing for this year’s summer production of ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ Rehearsals started a couple of months ago and everyone is busy learning lines, songs and dances, as you can see in these photos. The first performance will be in the afternoon of July 18 to an audience of Year 7... Read more.
8th May 2017
Young Enterprise helps students focus on the future
Year 10 students are focusing on their “employability” skills, with help from Young Enterprise. The four-week programme is helping students write CVs, practice their interview techniques and learn about finance. In this week’s session, they were challenged to think about the kind of lifestyle they want in the future and then look at the costs... Read more.
4th May 2017
Harry Potter trip is a magical experience
Yr 10 Drama and Hair & Beauty students had a great visit to the Warner Bros studio in London this week, where they were shown how the Harry Potter magic is created. Read more.
28th April 2017
Yr 7s do battle in castle competition
Well done to all the Year 7 students who rose to the challenge of building a Motte and Bailey castle over the Easter holidays. We were amazed with the number of entries we received and the quality of the finished models. As well as traditional models, there was an edible cake castle, a virtual Minecraft... Read more.
27th April 2017
Year 8 Options Evening
7th April 2017
You can view our Easter newsletter here: Easter Newsletter 2017 Read more.
31st March 2017
House Challenge is “wheelie” good fun!
Students competed against each other in a wheelchair rugby tournament for our latest House Challenge. Members of the Poole-based Dorset Destroyers wheelchair rugby team gave up their time to give students a rundown of the rules and regulations and oversee the tournament. The Dorset Destroyers make it look easy but students soon discovered it was... Read more.