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Students from across the school took part in our Spelling Bee this week 🐝 Find out the winners here -


During Science Club, Year 7 investigate dilatancy with a non-Newtonian fluid. They had a lot of fun exploring the amazing properties of the Oobleck puddle!


In coaching time this morning, students have been discussing how they would like the internet to be free from bullying, grooming and trolling. These posters are just a few ways in which they wish they were online.


Year 9 investigate the factors affecting the rate of enzyme substrate reactions, lots of fantastic results!


We love how these poly-prints have turned out! 8G have been printing their designs onto fabric this morning, we are really looking forward to seeing the final piece of art in place


8V have been investigating the relationship between light intensity and the rate of oxygen production during photosynthesis.The pond weed needed a little encouragement!


Year 9 GCSE Computing have been learning how to create Turtle graphics using Python. Some excellent results!


7O developing their movement skills and creating freeze frames in Drama; conveying the emotion of soldiers from the poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson


7M investigating which reactions were exothermic and endothermic in Chemistry this morning. Thankfully their hands didn't get too warm! 🔥


Year 8 have been working hard in Spanish this week identifying the dangers of social media and using their findings to create some fantastic posters


How do we describe the process of breathing? 7C have been making models of the lungs in Biology this morning


Still time to apply! Teacher of Mathematics - Teacher of Science -


7P have been experimenting with marble chips and acid in Chemistry today, investigating the conservation of mass


We are extremely excited and very proud that our Voices of Aureus choir have been invited to perform on the main stage at Wembley in the concert on 17th March. Here they are in rehearsal this morning 🙌


Exploring the use of movement skills and passing the focus of the audience in Drama this morning. Every single student in 8G has worked extremely hard, well done!


We have two exciting vacancies to join our Teaching Team; Teacher of Mathematics and Teacher of Science. Find out more about these roles:


8P have been exploring the conventions of different genres and searching extracts from Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' for evidence of it fitting within the gothic genre 📖


Great courage shown by our Year 9 students today in English Language whilst presenting their speeches highlighting Gender Inequality


7M were making observations during a Thermal Decomposition practical in Chemistry today. Don't worry, Copper Carbonate (CuCO3) is meant to go black when you heat it!


7C have been looking at gas exchange in the lungs this morning, carrying out an experiment to raise their breathing rates

Posted on: 27/11/2019

Aureus students Reach out for public art

Reach SculptureReach sculpture by Michael Condron”

Students from our school have helped create a wonderful new landmark for residents of the Great Western Park.

A unique new sculpture, called Reach, stands three metres high and was officially unveiled last week at its site at UTC Oxfordshire (University Technical College) in a special ceremony, in which four Aureus Year 9 students attended.

The three-metre high outstretched hand is eye-catching during the day, but it’s after-dark that it becomes something very impressive - as it glows in a range of vibrant colours.

Artist Michael Condron is a renowned sculptor and he worked with our students, residents, UTC students, GEMS Learning Trust Schools, community groups and scientists to create the piece which involves more than 600 images. Every one of our Year 9 students had the opportunity to design their own piece, which now forms part of the sculpture.

Michael said: “The sculpture has over six hundred glass circles, each handmade using cut and crushed coloured glass. Aureus students and staff made a huge effort to design and produce hundreds of them, along with unique designs representing the magnificent science and technology in the surrounding area. It has been a wonderful experience working with Aureus. I was met with enthusiasm from the start which has continued throughout the project. A huge thanks to everyone who took part, and I hope you enjoy the sculpture for many years to come.”

Each of them celebrates engineering and human understanding and they have been fused into the coloured glass discs that make-up the metal hand which was funded by the Vale of White Horse District Council from housing developers.

Click here to view some photos of the sculpture.

Read More about Michael's work on the sculpture in his blog posts: