A Message from the Headteacher
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As year eleven students celebrated their last “official” day at APHS a year 11 student said to me the following: “Sir, the staff at this school could not have done anything more to help me”. He went on to talk about his experience at Wells Primary and Nursery School and Alderman Peel High School, the excellent lessons he has been in, the support he has had preparing for exams, the opportunities he has had including trips abroad and within the UK, the careers advice and the care he had received during difficult times. I cannot think of a better way to thank all the staff of both schools. This is why we do what we do and we take great pride in the success of the children.
We do none of our work in isolation and there are so many people within our community who contribute including the children themselves, parents, carers, other family members, local businesses, volunteers and governors. As Headteacher I am privileged to work with such a committed and dedicated team of staff. Across both schools there over one hundred staff who do a fantastic job on a daily basis, often volunteering their own time to help children while sacrificing time with their own friends and family
The schools continue to grow in terms of the number of children and we have already welcomed some new staff with more joining us shortly. Both schools, while achieving Good judgements in their last Ofsted inspections are making even greater progress and despite the ever increasing expectations we are on track for both schools to be Outstanding when they are next inspected. This may not be for two years under current legislation.
Our results this year will simply be the best we ever have throughout the schools. This includes Early Years (end of Reception), Phonics results in year 1, end of Key Stage 1 results (year 2), end of Key Stage 2 results (year 6) and of course the GCSE results in year 11.
Mr Alastair Ogle
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 email@example.com 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
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