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23/11/20

Year 10 students made a shrine to the Buddha during their Ethics lesson, learning about how Buddhists worship. They really enjoyed making the shrine and learning about the ceremonial worship, the puja (offerings) https://t.co/hyw72aVERw

23/11/20

Faye and Bethany were presented with their own Solar Furnace after winning the competition to build their own solar oven. Archit and Bethany received an Airzooka, for their amazing work in Science. The Science team hope you have lots of fun with them🙂 https://t.co/Rwx3xDi7sd

14/11/20

Wishing all a happy, healthy and prosperous year 🎉 https://t.co/tmwIGRPIJB

13/11/20

Thank you to all the students and staff that donated for for our non uniform day. We will update you with the total raised next week! https://t.co/KhVzZjBMzh

13/11/20

Typing practice has started again in earnest with Year 7s and 8s this week. Already we are seeing great speed and accuracy. Congratulations to our Typing Superstars this week! https://t.co/ZbjARdGa4K https://t.co/v7NdTTfoAW

13/11/20

Year 9 students have been busy practicing for their Dance practical and theoretical assessments taking place next week https://t.co/5sbGVhd2iq

13/11/20

Oscar in Y9 has been selected, for the 4th year running, to represent the U14 Squad. He is one of only 15 boys chosen to make up this squad out of all the talented young golfers in the three counties. Congratulations Oscar, this is a fantastic achievement! https://t.co/TDuJWJtJ8F

12/11/20

We are seeking an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our Inclusion Team. To find out more and apply online visit https://t.co/9TUfwc7NnG https://t.co/DZoZ6WDGHa

10/11/20

is a great chance for your child to broaden their horizons, discover new interests, have fun, boost their mental and physical health, gain essential skills and achieve a highly respected Award. Our Y9's can sign up now! Find out more: https://t.co/aGtMS0GMlP

06/11/20

GCSE Art students have just started looking at how other artists express messages through their work this week. Their inspiration at the moment is the artist Shepard Fairey https://t.co/Tbv5AbuM0t

05/11/20

An exciting opportunity for students to take part in! https://t.co/CN8jx6POI5

03/11/20

A reminder that our first Virtual Headteacher's Surgery is this evening from 4:30-5:00pm. Please refer to the letter sent on the 15th October for the link. We hope you can join us!

30/10/20

A reminder that tomorrow is the deadline for Secondary applications. We are really looking forward to welcoming our new students in 2021. https://t.co/FFDbEDDdRP https://t.co/tsyeFNOjoO

21/10/20

We were delighted to award our first set of achievement badges this term. Read more here: https://t.co/Um0T4dTPuI https://t.co/G6Ty4WZR8c

21/10/20

Our students learn together and grow together - we are the only 11-16 co-ed school in Didcot and are ambitious for educational success for all our learners. https://t.co/yugtipMQ4a https://t.co/3hfzOGMuT2

21/10/20

Free Python training available for adults and students! This highly recommended day of FREE interactive training is delivered by coding experts in a way that's easy to understand regardless of background and level of knowledge - for more information go to https://t.co/OPpRQEPn2K

20/10/20

Joining a new school is exciting and challenging. We work closely with partner schools, parents and carers to create a smooth transition, ensuring that students are fully prepared to begin their journey. https://t.co/ltb9Pot6Xx https://t.co/1nn3ltO1Nx

19/10/20

Our scholars programme ensures our students are ready for post-16 studies and have a pathway to Russell Group of Oxbridge Universities or vocational and technical opportunities. https://t.co/ijOlPgeMbq https://t.co/Xk5ciRcicy

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