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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

16/10/20

We are proud to be taking part in the UCL Beacon School in Holocaust Education Programme, improving the quality of teaching and learning about the Holocaust. https://t.co/4IBbRmaEQM https://t.co/bqFPKvq60S

15/10/20

We are a values-based school. We believe it is equally important for our young people to be academically capable as well as emotionally literate, well-rounded individuals who are highly-employable global citizens. https://t.co/iTS4Ak4n8l https://t.co/CTy11TpAif

15/10/20

The leadership team are thanking all staff today with a coffee and KitKat delivery in these wonderful travel mugs kindly donated by https://t.co/S1kyU7yoTI

13/10/20

What age can my child start social networking? This is a very useful guide to the age limits for the various social media platforms: https://t.co/rA2zq3ZHcI https://t.co/91Gp29coV2

13/10/20

9A are learning to conjugate regular AR verbs in the present tense using a board game in Spanish today, making it fun and interactive! https://t.co/RtN34Ga2gN

12/10/20

Our school is brand new with state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring students have the resources and skills they need to achieve great things. https://t.co/zWUcIreZ9o https://t.co/HWybNXnVLL

12/10/20

Retweeted From Aureus School

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Cover Supervisor to join our growing team. Interested? Find out more and apply online: https://t.co/7toEGOpfsI https://t.co/XkNlDocDnE

12/10/20

Calling all Y10's, exciting opportunities to have an insight regarding STEM careers in and around Oxford. Sign up by 14th October and be part of a virtual experience during October half term. https://t.co/hmdpCq8BAa

10/10/20

Retweeted From YoungMinds

Start your by telling yourself these affirmations by our Activist Maya 💛 https://t.co/euDYuVhqnz

09/10/20

Are you interested in training to be a teacher? Sign up with GLF! https://t.co/pCKnh3R6bI https://t.co/N0Cx8CNP9b

08/10/20

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Cover Supervisor to join our growing team. Interested? Find out more and apply online: https://t.co/7toEGOpfsI https://t.co/XkNlDocDnE

07/10/20

Our Year 10's Drama students are developing their devised pieces for component one of their GCSE course; exploring 4 different stimuli and choosing one to base their drama on. https://t.co/JwA2QUNsym

07/10/20

As a STEAM specialist school, we collaborate with local science hubs and offer dedicated STEAM days throughout the year, creating opportunities for all our learners. https://t.co/3LbSWiw48d https://t.co/urCecyVGTJ

07/10/20

Combining Biology and Art - get creative and take part in the BioArtAttack competition! https://t.co/kFJn3yzZaD

06/10/20

We offer an ambitious curriculum so that students can gain experience in a range of subjects and to enable them to achieve greatness. https://t.co/yugtipMQ4a https://t.co/Z8bJAADbat

Vision & Values

Motto and Mission Statement

Our Motto: Nurturing hearts and minds

Our Mission: 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.

Our Aims: 
To create an academically ambitious co-educational 11-16 school community where students leave with confidence to become successful lifelong learners, to create opportunities for students to prepare for their future economic wellbeing and to develop future leaders who understand the importance of empathy/kindness for others as well as respect/love for themselves.

To create an environment where we educate the whole child through our values-based curriculum. To create a body of students who have courage to act responsibly, to use their integrity in a diverse world and who work together to create an ethos of equality amongst their peers.

To create a learning environment with high academic expectations for all our learners by working with them to build resilience for them to flourish during and beyond their school years.

Our Values

Academic rigour is important. We strive to create a school where students achieve their highest expected results in their GCSEs. We have high expectations of our students for their school and homework, where they are expected to be submit the best work possible. We aim to find a balance between academic learning and a world class character programme. We aim not to be an exam factory as we believe it is equally important for our young people to be academically capable as well as emotionally literate, well-rounded individuals who are highly-employable global citizens.

  • We are a values-based school and received our VBE schools award in summer 2017.
  • We have 12 school values which underpin our culture and ethos.

Our Homily

  • Each value is explored for a month in our weekly assemblies.
  • Our values underpin our curriculum and we look for teachable moments to embed them in the real world. For example in a Drama lesson reading Anne Frank’s Diary we may explore the values of Resilience, Diversity and Kindness when discussing how the Jews were treated by the Nazis.
  • Our rewards celebrate when our values are embodied and our consequences sanction when choices contravene our values.