Dear Parents / Carers,
Welcome to our school website. At Aldworth we have high expectations of our students and this is reflected in their progress, aspirations and conduct around the school. In the summer examinations 60% of our Year 11 students achieved 5 or more A*-C GCSE grades including English and Maths in 2016. Having analysed all reports to parents during 2015-2016 we can confirm the vast majority of our students have been judged, by their subject teachers, as either having outstanding or good attitudes to learning.
Our school is a vibrant learning community with an ethos of ambition and achievement. We were judged as good in all categories by OFSTED in 2013 and you are welcome to view our OFSTED report, which is available on this website. We aim to prepare our students academically so they are ready to take the ‘next step’ into college. We also support each young person to enable him or her to develop personally in preparation for adult life.
The expectations we have for our young people are summed up in 3 short statements: RESPECT yourself and others, ENDEAVOUR to do your best and ACHIEVE your full potential. As a growing school we recognise each student as a unique individual and never lose sight of our values. If you would like to know more about our ethos please click here.
Aldworth is a successful school and we are a popular choice with parents. We have seen our number on roll grow from 500 to just under 1,000 in the last few years. We recently completed a £1.5 million external refurbishment programme on our largest building and secured a further £1 million to refurbish our Mathematics building; work began in March, was completed on 19th September (ahead of schedule!) and the building is now fully open. We are proud of our really impressive site which provides superb facilities for our young people and we are commited to investing in their futures. If you would like to find out more about us, please take a few moments to explore the rest of our website.
We held our annual Open Evening on Monday 19th September 2016 and Open Morning on Tuesday 27th September with record numbers of families visiting. All of our October school tours were full as well. If you have a child due to transfer into Year 7 in September 2017, the deadline for completing the on-line LA application was Monday 31 October 2016. The outcomes of the applications are communicated by the LA to parents and carers on Wednesday 1 March 2017.
If you are making a late application for Year 7 entry in September 2017 and require a tour please contact us and we can easily arrange one for you. In the meantime I encourage you to view our on-line prospectus and DVD as they provide an excellent introduction to our school community.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the admissions process, please do not hesitate to give me a ring at school.
It was a pleasure to welcome Mark Wright as our Guest of Honour. Congratulations to all of our students from ‘The Class of 2016’
Students recorded a radio ad to publicise our marketing events. The deadline for on time Applications for Sepember 2017 was 31 October.
In July, over 400 students came together to Race for Life and support Cancer Research. The school raised an exceptional amount of £7860!
Headline figure: 60% achieved 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths. Congratulations to all our students.
At the Year 11 Leavers Assembly on Wednesday students were surprised with a 'Lip Sync' video featuring an interesting collection of staff!
HC3S our catering providers would like to know what you think. Whether your experiences have been good or bad they want to know.
We welcomed Mark Wright, BBC Apprentice 2014 winner, to Aldworth recently.
On Friday 18 March students took part in Sports Relief activities from 8am until Midnight. So far we have managed to raise £2024.00!
On Friday 13th November the Student Leadership Charity Group hosted a fundraising day for Children in Need.
We were delighted to welcome Tracy Edwards MBE as our Guest of Honour.