A Message from the Headteacher

Headteacher - Mr Alastair Ogle

Welcome to our website

The 2015-2016 academic year is already proving to be an exciting time. Year ten students have completed their Geography field trip, the House Music Competition was a huge success, students have attended GCSE Drama productions, we have had a visit from a Buddhist Monk who spoke to all the children is assembly, various sixth form and colleges have spoken to our year eleven students regarding their futures, we held a very successful Macmillan coffee morning, we have held parents evenings for year ten and eleven parents and for the first time a Welcome to APGS Cheese and Wine evening for parents of year seven children. Our year seven children have made a really positive start to secondary school, settling in really well, taking the opportunities to participate in our extra-curricular activities and most importantly working hard in all of their lessons. We have also welcomed children from Wells Primary and Nursery School to Alderman Peel High School to interview various staff, developing their knowledge of different jobs and careers.

On Sunday 18th October 2015 alongside a number of other staff I attended the National Teacher Awards at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. We attended to celebrate and support Mrs Hardman as she has been recognised for the wonderful work she does. Being one of only ten teachers recognised out of thousands of nominations in the category of Secondary School Teacher of the Year is a fantastic achievement. This event “Classroom Heroes” was televised on Sunday 25th November on BBC2.

Children and staff from Wells Primary and Nursery School have been equally busy and also making fantastic progress. The year started with an Awards Ceremony for the Summer Reading Challenge with thanks to all those parents who supported this excellent project led by staff in Wells Library. We have also held workshops for parents, a Macmillan Coffee Morning organised by our excellent PFA, Harvest Festival was once a gain a great success, children have competed in district cross country amongst other sporting opportunities, our Work Week once again provided fantastic opportunities for children in finding out more about different jobs and careers. The half term finished with parents evenings and I must at this point thank all the staff, in particular those who have recently joined us for making the first half term such a positive one.

Alastair Ogle

Executive Headteacher


Notice Board

Local Pearson Teaching Award Winner in line for UK Gold National Teaching Award

Kirsty Downs of Alderman Peel High School in Norfolk is off to London to attend the prestigious UK grand final of the Pearson National Teaching Awards hosted by TV historian Dan Snow.

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Kirsty is also featured in a new TV Commercial

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Norfolk Schools Christmas Show Jumping Competition

Show Jumping poster

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Are "Trick or Treaters" welcome at your door or not? You can let them know by displaying one of the posters shown.

You can download the poster of your choice by clicking either of the images below:

Halloween Trick or Treat Welcome

Halloween Do Not Disturb

Parents Discussion & Support Group

The APHS Parents Discussion & Support Group (PDSG) will meet on TUESDAY 20th October at 6.30pm in the conference room at APHS. The group provides a forum for discussion for parents and carers about general issues concerning the school (e.g. Homework, Communication etc.) It enables two-way conversation between parents and the staff/governors, and aims to provide constructive feedback aimed at helping improve the school, for the benefit of all its students.

The PSDG Meetings are held termly at the school, with a senior member of staff present to feed into the discussions, and to feedback to staff/governors as appropriate. Topics will be selected from issues suggested by parents. Reports on previous meetings are posted on the parents and carers page of the school website

(The PSDG is not for discussion of concerns about individual children or individual teachers; very clear channels already exist for this, as outlined in the school planners and on the school website)

The meetings are followed by an informal opportunity for further discussion and socialising at The Edinburgh pub in Wells! If you would like any further information please contact Di Black on 01328 730778 or ddsrblack@hotmail.com. Otherwise, hope to see you there!

GCSE Examination remarks / appeals

Remarks can be applied for if:

  1. The result is close to grade boundaries and a change would significantly benefit the school or departmental results.
  2. There is evidence that the overall results (for individuals or for groups of children) do not match the teacher assessment and there is a concern that the quality of marking was not adequate.
  3. There is evidence that coursework has been significantly changed and the moderators report does not explain this.

Under these circumstances the cost of remarks is the responsibility of the school.

If a parent / child requests a remark that does not fall within the criteria above then the cost of that remark will be the responsibility of the parent.

Requests from HODs / DOLs for remarks must be directed to the exams officer.

The Associate Headteacher will make the final decision regarding which remarks are applied for.

New & Updated Policies

Managing Aggressive Behaviour from parents and visitors to our school

AParents Guide to Homework

A subject specific guide on how parents can best support this aspect of their child’s education

Download the Guide HERE

Next PDSG meeting:

Tuesday 20th October at 6.30pm in the Conference Room

New & Updated Policies

Preventing Extremism & Radicalisation Policy

International Policy

Teaching & Learning Policy

Federation Appraisal Policy

Staff Appearance Policy

Freedom Of Information Policy

Looked After Children Policy

Internet (including social networking) and email usage in schools and acadamies

In Case of Emergency (ICE) Policy

Easter Holiday revision timetable

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APHS Parents Support & Discussion Group

Next meeting 21st April at 7pm. Find out more...

NEW Year 9 Options

New Options Brochure available to view HERE

NEW parent information (please note paper copies of these documents will be distributed on the Year 9 Options Evening on 26th February 2015 )

Internet Safety Day 2015


Next meeting is on Monday 2nd at 5pm.

Vicky Brock article

Vicky Brock CEO of Clear Returns visited APHS on 5th December, this article describes her visit.

School closure

PLEASE NOTE: The school will re-open on Thursday 11th December 2014

Swimming Gala

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 cpedlow7hrk@nsix.org.uk 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...

PROM 2014

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.

Easter Revision Timetable - updated April 2014

All parents should have received an email and text message on Saturday morning.

Any issues please email head@aldermanpeel.norfolk.sch.uk 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

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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...

Book Fair poster

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

Gifted & Talented in Cambridge

APHS Gifted & Talented visit Cambridge

11th October 2013

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Sports Report

APHS played hosts to North Walsham in the 1st round of the County Cup. read more..

50th Anniversary

Some photos taken during the day's events can be found here

Letters to Parents

Date sent: Year Group

5th November 2015 - To Parents/Carers
5th November 2015(2) - To Parents/Carers

3rd November 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers

29th September 2015 - To Year 7 Parents/Carers

22nd September 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers

16th September 2015(1) - To Yr 10 Parents/Carers
16th September 2015(2) - To Yr 11 Parents/Carers
16th September 2015(3)
- To Year 7 Parents/Carers

3rd September 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers

5th May 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers

27th March 2015(1) - To ALL Parents/Carers
27th March 2015(2)- 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

2nd February 2015 (1)- To ALL Parents/Carers
2nd February 2015 (2)- To ALL Parents/Carers

6th January 2015 - To Yr 11 Parents/Carers