A Message from the Headteacher

Headteacher - Mr Alastair Ogle

Welcome to our website

I would like to start by congratulating all the staff and students involved in the 2014 exam results. On 7th December 2014 national statistics were published confirming the performance of our students in 2014 made considerably more progress than the national average. Our score for “Value Added” which is a measure of progress across all subjects was 1009 (significantly above national average) demonstrating once again that the hard work of the children coupled with the skill, expertise and dedication of our staff has a huge impact on the progress the children make.

Last term was an extremely busy one. We have held our annual with Enterprise fortnight, kindly launched by Chris Coubrough and Arthur Howell who really grabbed the attention of the students. Their challenge was, with the £10 given to each tutor group make as much money as possible in two weeks. This has included a wide range of activities including raffles, making or purchasing items to sell to staff, parents and other students, competitions and voting for which staff compete in the APHS Bake Off - well done to Mr Brett and Mr Rimmer (ish !). With the support of many members of the community supporting them they raised £999.73. However due to a last minute donation of twenty seven pence the total reached a huge £1000.00 in just ten days. Enterprise is defined as “a project or undertaking with a level of risk, boldness and initiative. There were rules the students had to follow and many of them really pushed the limits of these with huge benefits, really entering into the spirit of enterprise. The winning tutor group will decide what charity this will be awarded to. I know they are also looking forward to the reward provided by Chris. Thankyou to everyone involved.

Other events include Drama coursework, theatre visits, careers convention, house singing competition, Fifa sleepover, GCSE certificate presentation evening ), Celebration of Success evening, Yr  11 and Year 10 information evenings and assemblies led by various community groups including our Remembrance Assembly. At this point I must say a special thankyou to the members of the Royal British Legion who have been so supportive of APHS. Thankyou. APHS numbers also continue to rise and we now have 423 students in years 7 to 11 with even more expected in September 2015.

Alderman Peel High School after winning Sports School of the Year 2012 and 2013 were shortlisted again but unfortunately pipped at the post and Wells Primary and Nursery School was nominated for the Lynn News Primary School of the Year.

Finally I would like to say thankyou to the school Governors. Changes nationally demand more and more of them in terms of their time and the strategic decisions they have to make about the future of the schools.

Mr Alastair Ogle


Notice Board

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

Read More ...

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

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

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