Dear Parents / Carers,
Welcome to our school website. We are celebrating the success of our Year 11 students with 57% achieving 5 or more A*-C GCSE grades including English and Mathematics. The English Department are celebrating the best results they have seen in the history of the school and 74% of students achieving A*-C grades. With 70% of students achieving A*-C grades in Mathematics the overall figure for students gaining both English and Mathematics A*-C grades stands at 63%.
There have been some outstanding individual performances from our students with more than 20% achieving 10 or more A*-C GCSE grades including English and Mathematics. Four of our students achieved 11 A*-C grades with our Head Girl, Lauren Wiltshire, achieving 11 A* and A grades. Congratulations go to these and all of our students who worked hard to ensure they achieved their absolute best.
We have high expectations of our students and this is reflected in their progress, aspirations and conduct around the school. Having analysed all reports to parents during 2013-2014 we can confirm the vast majority of our students have been judged, by 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 February last year and you are welcome to view our OFSTED report, which is available on this website.
We are excited about our building programme in that we have started a £1.5 million external refurbishment programme on our largest building, due for completion early next year. This will enhance an already impressive site. If you would like to find out more about us, please take a few moments to explore the rest of the website as we have significantly upgraded it during the last few months.
Aldworth is a successful school and we are a popular choice with parents. We have 950 students currently on roll and have been over-subscribed with applications for Year 7 places in the last two years with 200 students on roll in our current Year 7 and Year 8 cohorts (our maximum permitted number).
If you have a child due to transfer from primary school in September 2015 then we are holding our annual Open Evening between 6.00pm and 8.30pm on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 and our annual Open Morning between 9.00am and 11.00am on Tuesday 30th September 2014. I look forward to meeting you then and providing you with an opportunity to find out more about us. In the meantime I encourage you to view our on-line prospectus which provides an excellent introduction to our school community.
Tours of the school commence at 6pm and are repeated throughout the evening. We look forward to seeing you here.
Aldworth School students performed a musical version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for two evenings to a packed out audience.
Key Stage 3 students have entered two banners for the Basingstoke Live Drumrunners competition.
From the 7 July to the 11 July 2014, Aldworth School will be holding a series of after school sessions for anyone in the community interested in WWI. All sessions only cost £1 and will take place in the Drama Studio at Aldworth School. Just pay on the door!
67 students competed in the annual Rock Challenge competition in Southampton. Their hard work paid off and the school placed third overall.
Under 16’s girls Basketball team finished third in the annual tournament in Braine-L’Alleud, Belgium over the May Bank Holiday.
We were delighted to welcome Amy Williams to our 50th anniversary event which was held at Aldworth on Tuesday 29th April.
Anti-Bullying Ambassadors from Year 9 spent time chatting to the Anti-Bullying Ambassador team for Feedback Friday.
Congratulations to Madeline Deadman who finished 3rd in the Cross Country Championships in March
In March, ten year 7 and year 8 students went to the local Airkix Indoor Skydiving facility on a reward trip.