A Message from the Headteacher
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It continues to be an extremely busy and successful year. We have more children than ever before and are oversubscribed for the first time in the school’s history. The new GCSE curriculum for Maths and English starting September 2015 means all schemes of work for all year groups have been re written. The greater emphasis on exams means we will be giving more exam experiences to children throughout all years.
Now the conservative government are in power I hope we will not see a raft of additional changes to our education system. Having said that I must compliment all staff and children who have taken changes in recent years in their stride, searching for opportunities rather than dwell on the challenges. We have tried to keep parents informed of these changes which include grading systems for GCSE qualifications, changes to how schools are judged, how children are assessed (exams or coursework) and of course we are expecting a new Ofsted Framework to be published before September 2015. I’m sure this will keep us on our toes!
As always there will be some staff changes for September. I must congratulate, thank and wish every success to those staff that are leaving us for promoted posts elsewhere. I am confident that all the staff we appoint will be able to build upon our success so far.
Finally I would like to thank all the staff, Governors, community groups, local businesses, students, parents / carers and other family members who support us so well in helping the children. There is a huge team involved in providing the best opportunities for the children and making the school the success that it is and we should all be proud of what we have achieved. So far………
Executive Headteacher (Alderman Peel High School and Wells Primary & Nursery School)
Easter Holiday revision timetable
APHS Parents Support & Discussion Group
Next meeting 21st April at 7pm. Find out more...
NEW Year 9 Options
NEW parent information (please note paper copies of these documents will be distributed on the Year 9 Options Evening on 26th February 2015 )
Next meeting is on Monday 2nd at 5pm.
Vicky Brock CEO of Clear Returns visited APHS on 5th December, this article describes her visit.
PLEASE NOTE: The school will re-open on Thursday 11th December 2014
Any student due to take part in the swimming gala can still compete at Aylsham High School if parents are able to transport them there. Arrive 9.45, finishes at 12pm. If they are planning on attending the gala to email Chloe Pedlow on email@example.com confirming attendance.
APHS Parents Support & Discussion Group
A new group called the APHS Parents Discussion & Support Group (PDSG) will have its first meeting on TUESDAY 11th NOVEMBER at 7pm in the conference room at APHS. It will provide a forum for discussion for parents about what is working well and general issues concerning the school. It will enable a two-way conversation between parents and the Headteacher / Governors, and it will aim to provide constructive feedback aimed at helping improve the school, for the benefit of all the children. Read more...
Photographs of the Prom can be viewed/purchased here: DK Photography
Head Boy and Head Girl
Tom Walduck and Harriet Pigney
Choosing who will be our Head Boy and Head Girl together with their deputies is one of the most difficult decisions I have to make each year and this year was no exception. The quality of the applicants was of an extremely high standard making it almost impossible to choose two to take on the role of Head Boy and Girl.
These roles are crucial to the school as they will be asked undertake tasks such as helping to guide the student council, contribute to the School’s development and represent the School at public events. Fletcher and Esther, last year’s head boy and head girl spoke at open evenings amongst other things and no doubt Tom and Harriet will have a similarly busy year.
To be chosen to take on these roles is not an easy task, year 10 students are invited to apply, they write a letter of application, and must demonstrate that not only are they academically strong but that they also contribute to the wider life of the school and its community. The students who apply are interviewed by Mr Rimmer and Miss Gammons and then shortlisted for a final round of interviews with the Chair of Governors and myself. It is fair to say that students find this process tough but rewarding, the experience standing them in good stead for later applications for competitive sixth form and university places.
Easter Holiday Science Revision
Core Science Revision days have moved from Mon 7th and Tues 8th April to Mon 14th and Tues 15th of April 2014.
Additional Science Revision days have moved from Wed 9th and Thurs 10th April to Wed 16th and 17th of April 2014.
All parents should have received an email and text message on Saturday morning.
Any issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
BBC School Report
Students at APHS took part in the BBC School Report where reports from all over the UK were compiled and published by students
Norfolk County Finals, Winter Sports Games. March 2014
Three girls from Alderman Peel High School, Wells (Sabrina Rayner, Hollie Betts & Tilly Betts) along with Carrie Last from Aylsham High School represented North Norfolk’s Table Tennis under 14’s team at the Norfolk County Games held at U.E.A. Sportspark in Norwich.....read more...
APHS Parents Forum - Next Meeting
Monday 10th March at 7.30pm
Topic for discussion: Communication
APHS Parents Evenings 2014
YR 7 - Thursday 20th March 2014
YR 8 - Thursday 16th January 2014
YR 9 - Thursday 6th February 2014
YR 9 Options - Thursday 27th February 2014
YR 10 - Thursday 13th March 2014
YR 11 - Thursday 30th January 2014
APHS Gifted & Talented visit Cambridge
11th October 2013
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APHS played hosts to North Walsham in the 1st round of the County Cup. read more..
Some photos taken during the day's events can be found here
Letters to Parents
Date sent: Year Group
5th May 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers
23rd March 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers
4th March 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers
5th February 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers
6th January 2015 - To Yr 11 Parents/Carers
12th December 2014 - To ALL Parents/Carers
10th December 2014 - To Yr 11 Parents/Carers
9th December 2014 - URGENT ALL Parents/Carers
9th December 2014 - To Yr 9 Parents/Carers
2nd December 2014 - Vicky Brock Visit - STEM students
1st December 2014 - Vicky Brock Visit - Yr10/11
25th November 2014 - To Yr 11 Parents/Carers
5th November 2014 - To Yr 11 Parents/Carers
15th July 2014 - To ALL Parents/Carers
7th July 2014 - To ALL Parents/Carers
29th April 2014 - To ALL Parents/Carers
24th April 2014 - To ALL Parents/Carers
18th March 2014 - To ALL Parents/Carers
12th March 2014 - To ALL Parents/Carers
11th December 2013 - To ALL Parents/Carers
4th November 2013 - To ALL Parents/Carers
25th September 2013 - To ALL Parents/Carers
23rd September 2013 - Year 11 Parents Guide