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18/05/22

Day 3 of the GCSE exams…well done for what you have already achieved Yr 11s and ‘Good luck’ for today!! https://t.co/qFy0B2CjLE

13/05/22

The day has finally come to say farewell to our amazing year 11 students. It has been a pleasure to watch you grow into the wonderful young adults that you are today. You will be greatly missed! GOOD LUCK WITH ALL OF YOUR EXAMS!! https://t.co/qVlmCxYB9X

13/05/22

GCSE and A-level exams 2022: What you need to know... https://t.co/JySkwqv3qu

11/05/22

Aureus Year 9 Rounders team enjoyed an away fixture at Gillotts. They played several teams, losing three and winning two against Wallingford and Ickneild. We had some great hits against Ickneild from Charlotte, Zarah, Isabella, Morgan and Nandini. https://t.co/eybN2CPUYg

11/05/22

Now that the caterpillars have stored enough energy, they have climbed to the top of the cup and attached themselves to the underside of the lid. There they will hang in a "j" shape, moult one last time and harden into chrysalises. https://t.co/KnYC7Z2f4e

10/05/22

Our year 10 students were fortunate to have a guest speaker in school today; Lorraine Ousley gave them an introduction to apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular and are a great way to gain hands-on experience while studying. https://t.co/VnkVaWg7af

06/05/22

The tents are up and there are plenty of smiling faces, all ready for the evening ahead! The Yr 9 DofE practice run is well underway! https://t.co/XfvE7FLIlZ

06/05/22

Students travelled to Trinity College, Oxford University to experience a lecture in a brand-new auditorium this was followed by question and answers from current university students. https://t.co/xeFpAcKGn5

06/05/22

This week, our Key stage 3 students enjoyed a day in Oxford seeing iconic sights and taking in the culture They experienced a private viewing of the Tutankhamen Exhibition and were then treated to a roof top tour, taking in the Oxford spires. https://t.co/Za4RN2KBrJ

06/05/22

This morning we waved goodbye & good luck to 54 of our Yr 9 DofE students. They will be camping out overnight; hopefully the temperature won't drop too much for them! https://t.co/sufEL7PF4p

03/05/22

We are currently studying caterpillars in Science and observing how they transform into butterflies. Over the next few weeks they will be growing up to 10 times their original size and then forming chrysalis. We will update you on their progress. https://t.co/7yTMv8C4MP

29/04/22

Our talented Yr 10 GCSE artists are currently doing studies of tea cups and tea pots as part of their Alice in Wonderland project. They have been using different media to create stunning observational drawings in their sketch books. https://t.co/x7kq6oaq6K

29/04/22

Mrs Bakers' Yr 9 science class have been busy dissecting and identifying the different parts of a sheep's heart. https://t.co/DURAZjBGvy

26/04/22

Adrian Griffiths CEO of Recycling Technology, joined us this morning, courtesy of the 'Speakers for Schools' programme and talked about his engineering career and how this is being used in the recycling business. He also touched on how important being an empathetic employer is. https://t.co/DYuMqs9L3X

09/04/22

Last Saturday, April 2nd, eight of our courageous and talented Aureus students performed at the Mayor's Ball at the Civic Hall. The students, not only have amazing talent, but they showed great maturity & respect at such an important event. They are true Aureus ambassadors! https://t.co/lhIxSVb84K

08/04/22

A special prize was given to Gabby in Yr11 . Gabby has had 100% attendance to all of our Tuesday/Wednesday Period 6 sessions, he was awarded a brand new laptop and headset kindly donated by ASDA. This is the third laptop we have gifted to our Year 11 students this academic year! https://t.co/jYttmdigLZ

08/04/22

Congratulations to all our worthy winners at this week's Celebration Assemblies! There were lots of amazing certificates and awards given out, including gift vouchers for those students that had the highest positive points, 100% attendance and were overall exemplary students. https://t.co/rLUxNG6UuP

07/04/22

Congratulations to our two star bakers: Isabella (Yr9) and Ellie (Yr7), who entered the Spring baking competition to design and decorate a spring themed cupcake. They did a fantastic job! https://t.co/MolKDyKWk6

01/04/22

Well done to our DofE students for making it through their first night of camping. Despite the cold weather, they are in good spirits and are ready for day 2! Well Done! https://t.co/YmZyVXi20m

01/04/22

We attended a session this week on 'The Camps; Spaces and Places of Nazi Persecution and Murder' with Helen McCord from UCL. https://t.co/JKbT1Cv5WN

Uniform & Equipment

Uniform

We endeavour to achieve a high standard in all of our activities at our school and we expect this to be reflected both in the appearance and behaviour of our students.

All students must have full school uniform, worn correctly, for daily attendance at school. Uniform will also be worn on occasions when children are representing the school, including school visits.

Parents and carers are asked to co-operate fully by providing the uniform and ensuring children wear it correctly to and from school, and at other times as required.

The school offers the full range of uniform, PE Kit and accessories for pupils which can be purchased directly from our uniform supplier, Trutex.

If you are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and/or the Pupil Premium grant, you are entitled to a discount for your uniform. In order to receive this, you must visit the Trutex shop in Didcot where the school has provided names of all those that are eligible, where the discount will be applied. This must be done in store.

Covid-19 Update from Trutex:

The new layout of the shop will enable us to serve customers in a safe way, observing the 2 metre social distancing rules and minimising risk. 

We would ask if you could encourage parents to obtain school uniform using our website www.myschoolwear.co.uk where possible during the current situation.

The fitting rooms at the shop will be closed and customers encouraged to try items of uniform on at home. We are happy to exchange anything that is the incorrect size as long as it is returned in a saleable condition.

Our Facebook page Trutex Didcot is where more information and updates will be posted.

Please click here to visit the Trutex website

Please contact Trutex on 01235 211011 to check their availability on items.

Items marked with an *asterisk - may only be purchased from our official uniform supplier Trutex Other items - may be purchased from Trutex or other stores.

Uniform Item School Policy  Clarification
Blazer  Grey Aureus School Blazer Compulsory and available from Trutex. This should be worn at all times around school.
Tie Aureus black/yellow striped school tie Compulsory and available from Trutex. Ties should be worn at all times around school. Prefect ties will be provided by school.
Shirt Plain white shirt with a top button Short or long sleeves.
Trousers Plain black straight leg style Black canvas, skinny trousers, leggings of jeans may not be worn. Trousers should be full length and reach the shoe. Knee length tailored shorts may be worn as part of the summer uniform from June until the end of the Summer Term.
Skirt Black knee length pleated skirt Skirts must be longer than blazers and closer to the knee than the hip.
Socks/Tights Plain black or grey socks/black or grey opaque tights.  
Shoes Plain black, leather shoes with black soles and no decorative stitching or carrying an explicit sports logo. Heels should be no higher than 1 inch. Training shoes, branded shoes, including “Air Force 1’s, Vans or canvas shoes are not permissible. Boots are not permissible unless worn under trousers with the trouser leg over the boot.  
Coat A waterproof coat of a plain colour Denim,leather jackets and coats that school deems as Hoodies are not permitted. Tracksuit tops and sweatshirts are not acceptable as an alternative to a coat/jacket.
Jewellery Jewellery should not be worn. Watches may be worn, however they must not be smart watches e.g., Apple Watch. One pair of small sleepers or students may also be worn, with one sleeper or stud per earlobe only. Spacers/plugs are not allowed, Other facial and body piercings are not allowed. Additional jewellery e.g., bracelets, necklaces, should not be worn including any piercings in the lip, nose, eyebrow or any other facial area. Students will be asked to remove any additional items, and these will be confiscated as per school policy. For health and safety reasons it is vital that these restrictions are observed.
Headwear and Religious clothing Headwear and religious clothing may be worn (for religious purposes only) and should be either plain black or grey (baseball caps and bandanas may not be worn.  
Hair and make up Hair should be of a reasonable length and style. There should be no extremes of colour / style. KS3: Make up is not permitted KS4: Make up must be natural and only clear nail polish. Students wearing heavy make-up and colourful nail varnish will be expected to remove it in school. Students will be expected to remove acrylic nails and false eye lashes.
  PE & Dance Kit  
Sports top Aureus branded polo, Aureus branded rugby top or an Aureus branded hoodie Plain black sports base layers can be worn under an Aureus top.
Shorts or Joggers Plain black shorts or joggers No leggings or tights are to be worn. Plain black sports base layers can be worn under shorts or joggers.
Socks Gold football socks Or White crew socks Gold football socks for outside wear and white crew socks for inside wear.
Footwear Trainers or football boots Any colour.
Hairband Any colour. Required for health and safety reasons for all PE lessons.  
Earrings Must be removed for PE and Dance lessons  
GCSE Dance Year 10 and Year 11 GCSE Dance students may wear black sport (wicking/breathable) leggings.  


Equipment and Stationery

We endeavour to achieve a high standard in all of our activities at our school and we expect this to be reflected both how well prepared for learning our students are.

All students must bring the following essential items to school with them every day in order to fully access their lessons.

  • All students are expected to have a reading book on them at all times
  • Mobile phones – need to be off and out of sight in bags between 8.30am-4.30pm
  • A pocket-sized planner (this will be provided in their orientation)
  • A clear pencil case
  • 4 colour pens – black, blue, red, green 
  • 4 colour highlighters
  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • A rubber
  • A sharpener 
  • Scientific calculator e.g. Casio. Click here for an example
  • Helix Oxford mathematical set: Click here for an example