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Are you curious about Aureus? If you aren’t able to attend an Open Morning then come along on Saturday, October 15th to see behind the scenes at Aureus. Tours are 9-10am & 10-11:00am Book your visit with us now:


Today Museum of Natural History's HOPE project visited some of our Year 7 and 9 students to learn how to be entomologists. A very exceptional day of practical learning about those of which are all around us!


Curious about Aureus? It’s our Year 5/6 Open Evening this evening. We’d love to see you. No need to book.


Open evening is happening from 5pm to 7pm today. No need to book just come along. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. Our new catering company will be here so you can see what happens in our new hub.


We express our deepest sympathies for the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication to the UK, other realms & territories is unparalleled. We thank her for her service. Our school will observe the mourning period whilst continuing to support our children, families & staff.


Monday marked the start of a new school year for our lovely Year 7s. In just a few short days, they have settled into the Aureus way of life and there have been plenty of smiling faces positive comments.


Our Yr 6 Open Events are fast approaching! Use the following link to sign up: www.aureus


Today, our brand new year 7s have been discovering what art means to them with Miss Robins.


Tomorrow we will be hosting an Information Evening for our KS3 parents from 5-6pm and an Exam Information evening for our KS4 parents from 6:30-7pm. We look forward to seeing you there.


We are set up in the Assembly Hall ready to hand out results at 9 am - 10 am. of our Class of 2022


We are looking forward to seeing the Class of 2022 tomorrow from 9 am - 10 am in the assembly hall for their ✉️ We are proud of all students for the and they have shown during their GCSE years. See you in the morning.


Yr 6 Open Events: September & October 2022 Thursday 22 September: 5-7pm Monday 10 October: 9-10:15am Monday 17 October: 9-10.15am Please visit our website for further details:


They loved the whole trip but especially the Eiffel Tower and Disney


The view from Platform 2 - spectacular


At the Eiffel Tower


Some of the students in Year 9 looked at 'numeracy in art' for STEAM day and took inspiration from the artist Jasper Johns.  Using different media they created some really stunning number art, that will be compiled together to create one amazing piece for the Maths corridor.


As part of this week's STEAM day, some of the Year 9 students made puppets in Drama and used green screen technology to bring them to life. Mrs McAuliffe, our head of drama, was so impressed with the quality of the puppets and the effort that was put in by all the students.


This heart dissection was done alongside Miss Mackenwells who used her expertise as a vet to explain the workings.


Our first live awards event at Aureus. A great turnout, some amazing awards given out and lots of clapping and cheering to celebrate years 7-10. Well done to everyone who received an award tonight.

Posted on: 21/01/2022

Aureus' Stars Shine Brightly at Cornerstone

After having to postpone their show in December due to the pandemic, our talented Aureus students’ were finally able to astound us with their multi-faceted show at The Cornerstone Arts Centre, here in Didcot. We were all invited to experience, what can only be described as, ‘stand out’ performances, from not only our dance & music students, but also our GCSE drama students too.

Our Assistant Head Teacher, Mr Morris was incredibly proud of their achievements. “After a couple of challenging years with COVID it was so nice to see Aureus pupils being able to perform again at Didcot Cornerstone. I was amazed to see such talent being displayed through the dance choreography, singing and acting. The pupils were absolutely buzzing backstage and showed true professionalism. As Assistant Headteacher, I was so proud of the resilience that everyone has shown in getting this performance to the stage after it was cancelled in December. The staff and pupils have done Aureus proud!”

Miss King, our Head of Creative and Expressive arts, worked tirelessly to put the show together and it was evident that this had been a true labour of love. With such a varied variety and large amount of performers; 4 actors from year 11, 83 dancers from year groups 7-11 and solo singers from years 9 – 11. There was a wide variety of music and dance on the night. Song choices from the current and popular Ed Sheeran, Anne Marie and Billie Eilish to the more old school choices from Michael Buble and Britney Spears. There were solo performances by both dancers and vocalists, duets and big ensemble pieces, all of who truly shined on stage. In addition, our GCSE drama students explored the world of Simon Stephens’ private school, where a group of sixth formers get ready to take their A level exams, in his British play ‘Punk Rock’.

 It was an ambitious feat for Miss King to take on, but her and her students triumphed! “The show was a huge success! The school's first ever Creative and Expressive Arts event and the pupils were simply amazing; they put on a great show! We would like to thank both ‘Step In Time’ Dance School and The Cornerstone Arts Centre for their support. Now we are in full swing with preparations for this year’s production of ‘The Greatest Showman’ which comes to our stage on the 17&18th March’ 2022”


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