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Yr10 investigate the products of with excellent result’s.


Yr9 perform a practical that helps them calculate specific heat capacity. Do you know the formula? #SHC


The water is back up and running. School will be open to all students tomorrow. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


URGENT NEWS. Aureus is closed today due to problems with the water pipes. Full details to follow in letter.


Lovely to see our Year 11s and their families in school this evening, working on their revision skills. You’ve got this 💪


A fantastic morning! 30+ amazing volunteers (thank you!) planted 400+ saplings on the school field. It was freezing but this awesome team planted the saplings in less than 2hrs. Thank you for the saplings


Thank you to everyone who came to help us plant 450 donated trees this morning . Hope everyone has warmed up now.


Collaboration is what helps us grow. Had a lovely day today. The students were delightful and the staff welcoming. Working together to create a better future for our students


Great meeting with Jak today. Excited for the work we can do together to create opportunities for students.


A year 9 student receives a prestigious award for performing an investigation on the factors that affect the growth of plants. He proudly receives his Bronze Crest Award🥳


Just adding items to our wellbeing calendar. The new wellbeing committee are working on ways to help bring the team together. Look after the staff so they can look after the students. Happy Wednesday!


When the wellbeing survey confirms what you already knew: we are making improvements every day and the staff feel it. Looking forward to hearing the student voice to check they feel the same.


Year 8 learnt about the role of stomata in plants today, and then got to identify them down a microscope (the green parts on photo 3!)



Year 8 learnt about energy stores yesterday. They then completed a series of practicals where they identified the energy stores.


Future leaders of the world! Student council met today to discuss the agenda for the year! They were very excited about some upcoming events at school and most importantly, have already started working as a team to make Aureus the best place for all of our students.



Fantastic Awards Evening for the Aureus Class of 2023! Well done to all the students on their individual and collective achievements


£545 raised for this fantastic charity thank you to our students, staff and parents for all your donations.


We’ve reached £545. Thank you to students, staff and parents for all your contributions to this great cause.

Posted on: 25/05/2022

Ofsted Praise for Aureus

Our leadership team has been praised for their “determined and resilient” approach to running the school, despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, in our first Ofsted report.


Inspectors visited Aureus in March, and have just published their findings.

Planned improvements to the school were disrupted by COVID-19, the report noted, but despite this, our leaders and our colleagues at GLF Schools, were complimented on having “a clear understanding of what needs to be improved” and “implementing these changes, so that children have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.”

“Leaders and staff prioritise time to help children explore their ideas and their identity,” the report said. “Classrooms are safe spaces, and different personal development opportunities are valued. Children are confident that staff will listen to their concerns and provide useful support."


Ofsted inspectors could also “see the positive changes being made that are starting to improve the school”.

Aureus has been awarded the British Council International School Award, which introduces internationalism by promoting the international dimension across our school and highlighting the benefits of learning in a global context, and the inspectors praised our “vision which combines academic learning with a focus on how to be a global citizen.”

Our English department was singled out for particular praise, with the report saying that improvements were most evident here, with the “thoughtfully-designed curriculum” allowing children to “read and enjoy many interesting styles of literature.”

Overall, the report said that Aureus required improvement, but our head teacher Ms Hunter, who has been in post since 2019, said there were positives that the school could build upon and is looking forward to engaging with parents over topics that had been raised in the report at a series of meetings that have been specially arranged.

“We have been on a school improvement journey since September 2019 and were pleased to see that the team of Ofsted Inspectors were able to see the positive impact that has been made,” she said. “We recognise that there are still areas for improvement and have already started to look at the four key areas identified by the inspection team.”