4th July 2017
Sports Day – on TODAY
The weather looks good today so sports day will be going ahead this afternoon. Parents are welcome to join us on the back field from 2pm. There will be a programme of track events and tug of war competitions and students will be able to go home at the normal time of 4pm. There will... Read more.
29th June 2017
Sports Day POSTPONED
Unfortunately, bad weather has forced us to postpone sports day. Instead of taking place on Friday, June 30, it will now take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2 – 4pm. All students should wear full uniform on Friday please. We apologise for any inconvenience – please keep your fingers crossed for good weather next week! Read more.
28th June 2017
The Borough of Poole’s Young People, Centres and Projects team has asked us to help promote their summer holiday activities for Poole young people aged 11-18. For more information or to reserve a space, email email@example.com or phone 01202 262281. Information will also be available on www.upinpoole.co.uk and at www.facebook.com/upinpoole Read more.
27th June 2017
Year 11 Prom – photo gallery
Following the stresses and strains of their GCSE exams, Year 11 students were able to let heir hair down in style at their prom. The prom was held at the Harbour Heights Hotel on Monday, June 26 and was a fantastic way to celebrate the end of their secondary school years! Everyone looked fabulous but... Read more.
26th May 2017
Farewell Year 11!
It was an emotional day today as we said an official goodbye to the Year 11s. After sitting a 2 hr 15 min English Literature exam, the Year 11s enjoyed brunch, a send-off speech from Mr Webb and then the traditional shirt signing session. We wish all our students the very best for the rest... Read more.
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.