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05/03/21

We were delighted at the number of Y9 students that took part in our Take Your Child to Work Day for . Sticking to national guidelines, students worked from home with a family member or, if they were able to, spent the day at a workplace. Maddie has been window cleaning! https://t.co/gMdsJRfO4Z

05/03/21

We have been supporting with a number of engaging activities for all our students. Find out what they have been up to here: https://t.co/fV9KC71mge https://t.co/NTfDNYVom5

04/03/21

For this week's Science club at home: 'How can you prevent a gummy bear from swelling when in water?' Try this investigation out to find out how and send your results to media.org https://t.co/bEwhyo8kck

04/03/21

Today, for , teachers had great fun in dressing up as book characters and creating a Jackanory style rendition of 'Oh, the places you'll go' by Dr Seuss. We hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/CljWCAwfdF https://t.co/SJzWWtp4nu

03/03/21

"I am definitely coming to this school!" Our next Explore Aureus Masterclass is English, taking place on Wednesday 10th March. Sign up here: https://t.co/hAP9Awr8My

03/03/21

We were delighted to welcome Year 5 pupils to our virtual Explore Aureus Science Masterclass this afternoon, giving them a taste of a lesson at our school. It was great to see so many budding scientists at the class, thank you for joining us! https://t.co/M8pXIa4uec

02/03/21

A fantastic resource for parents and carers on https://t.co/WDALFH1bnb

01/03/21

We warmly invite you to join us for our Year 5 Open Evening on Thursday 22nd April. Join us to find out how you can reach your full potential Register your place today via https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a https://t.co/wlNHZbAEbv

01/03/21

Retweeted From National Careers Week

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01/03/21

It's ! Are you joining us this September? We are really looking forward to meeting you all soon! https://t.co/3vQ0lH68CG

24/02/21

Science at home: Choose one of these three experiments or why not have a go at all of them! How do butterflies drink? Why do slugs and snails need slime? Or, Do leaves have different colour pigments? Send us your photos to media.org https://t.co/VsSPtfBU5u

23/02/21

We have some exciting opportunities to join our teaching team . You can find out more about the roles and apply online here: https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK https://t.co/AP08j3XDxN

12/02/21

Students took part in activities this week for Safer Internet Day. Read more here> https://t.co/C4MLdyDJ9D

12/02/21

Our annual Spelling Bee took place virtually this week and we are excited to share the winners with you! Find out who won from each year group here> https://t.co/TF5k4U6pCl

12/02/21

Some had real pianos and others used virtual piano’s, the results were fantastic! https://t.co/oLxpVoKid8

12/02/21

Y8 have been studying The Blues this term and were tasked with sending in a video of them playing the walking bass line! Mrs Powell was very impressed! Well done to Isabella and Natalie for playing it in such a short amount of time! https://t.co/2nw3tPQTgF

12/02/21

Have you heard about the BAFTA Awards and BAFTA online game competition? https://t.co/VtiP2WY87o Open to all 10-18 year-olds. Have a go and share your entries with school! https://t.co/V1LdCoDfEx

11/02/21

Here's another activity you could try...can you amaze your family with a toothpick star? https://t.co/xpAjEXm1TS

11/02/21

Thank you for sharing your timelapse Lucy! https://t.co/v102dpk9j4

11/02/21

In Science this week, our year 8 students have been investigating refraction. Great work everyone! https://t.co/OQQl8rIFAR

Headteacher's Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Aureus School, Didcot's only co-educational 11-16 comprehensive school. If your child enjoyed their primary school experience in a mixed gender setting then we are the school of choice for their post primary educational phase of learning.

We opened our £19 million state of the art building in September 2017 in the Great Western Park between the A4130 and the Wantage Road. September 2020 marks an exciting point in our school history as we will be half our expected size of 1200 students on site, with our first GCSE cohort graduating in August 2022.

Aureus School is a highly ambitious secondary school with a rigorous approach to academic standards. We are ambitious for educational success for all our learners. We collaborate with local stakeholders, such as Oxford University, Culham Science Centre and the Harwell Innovation Centre to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in Southern Oxfordshire.

Our mission is simple: We will instil courage, ambition and resilience in every student to empower them to achieve greatness as a global citizen through a combined drive for excellence.

After five years at Aureus, students will leave with a portfolio of expertise from a broad and rich curriculum. Aureus students benefit from learning in an 11-16 environment where they become leaders at an early stage in their school career. We aim to ensure every student leaves ready for post-16 studies, ranging from a pathway to Russell Group or Oxbridge Universities to vocational and technical opportunities.

Students are reminded to be 10% braver in their academic learning by challenging themselves to exceed their own expectations. Our Keystage 3 and Keystage 4 Raising Standards Leaders instil an expectation of working hard to achieve their goals. Students are expected to arrive to lessons ready for learning. Academic excellence is an expectation in all classes for all students.

Learning at Aureus extends beyond the classroom and the curriculum to the culture and ethos that is at the heart of the school’s learning environment. Our pastoral systems, enrichment offer and extra-curricular activities nurture each of our students so that all can thrive and become confident, articulate and inspirational global citizens. We develop critical thinking, leadership skills and healthy habits necessary for our students to have a successful future.

As one of a family of schools in the successful GLF Schools Trust, we have a wealth of Julie Hunterexperience and expertise to support the growth of the Aureus learning community, including the support of a successful and innovative thinking Teaching School.
Please do take a look at other pages on our website to learn more about what we do as an outward and forward facing academic establishment.

Julie Hunter BSc (Hons) PGCE PGDipEd NPQH FCCT FRSA
Headteacher