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30/03/21

Congratulations to our Typing Superstars for the Spring Term! https://t.co/0EWhlCnRjd

29/03/21

Looking for some fun Science experiments to carry out this Easter holiday? There are some great ideas in this activity pack> https://t.co/sNz94ImKvh

29/03/21

We would like to say a big Congratulations to Natalie in Year 8 for winning the Faculty Dance Competition! A very well done to everyone that took part, it was a tough one to judge as there were some truly expressive and engaging pieces! https://t.co/YPVMSbzg6T https://t.co/AeKBZJbTJG

25/03/21

Our final Year 5 Masterclass this evening was Art with Miss Dixon. Pupils created some really lovely Loui Jover style portraits, we are looking forward to seeing the final pieces! https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/jIX1kFUptU

23/03/21

Absolutely fantastic Year 5 Music & Drama Masterclass this evening with Mrs Powell. Thank you to all those that joined us and for taking part 🎭 Our final Art masterclass is on Thursday this week, you can sign up here > https://t.co/hAP9AwIJE6 https://t.co/5Q5yJYp1VA

23/03/21

Today we took part in a one minute silence on this National Day of Reflection. Marking the anniversary of the UK's first lockdown and thinking of all those who have been lost, lost loved ones and those who continue to be affected https://t.co/YYliWBZnD2

22/03/21

8C have been mastering portraits this afternoon in their art lesson, specifically looking at proportions of the facial features https://t.co/CDfOGiZTQm

18/03/21

We really enjoyed Miss King's Year 5 Dance Masterclass last night! Pupils had a lesson in Street Dance and did a fantastic job learning a routine. There are 2 masterclasses left before Easter, register here: https://t.co/hAP9Awr8My https://t.co/gDCfd33gBn

15/03/21

In Year 10 Science this morning, students have been investigating how surface area affects the rate of reaction. When the powder is clumped together it cannot catch fire but when it is poured the surface area is higher, creating a faster reaction https://t.co/eMExZcv3qX

12/03/21

Are you interested in becoming a teacher at either primary or secondary level? Join the 'ZOOM into Teacher Training' event to find out more about how we can support you on your journey to teach! https://t.co/ccyp1UOjLY

10/03/21

Our Year 5 English Masterclass was fantastic this afternoon, looking at conventions in fairytales. It was great to see pupils so engaged in the lesson 😊 Next week is dance! Register your place: https://t.co/hAP9Awr8My https://t.co/yvpuWRwoIT

05/03/21

We were delighted at the number of Y9 students that took part in our Take Your Child to Work Day for . Sticking to national guidelines, students worked from home with a family member or, if they were able to, spent the day at a workplace. Maddie has been window cleaning! https://t.co/gMdsJRfO4Z

05/03/21

We have been supporting with a number of engaging activities for all our students. Find out what they have been up to here: https://t.co/fV9KC71mge https://t.co/NTfDNYVom5

04/03/21

For this week's Science club at home: 'How can you prevent a gummy bear from swelling when in water?' Try this investigation out to find out how and send your results to media.org https://t.co/bEwhyo8kck

04/03/21

Today, for , teachers had great fun in dressing up as book characters and creating a Jackanory style rendition of 'Oh, the places you'll go' by Dr Seuss. We hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/CljWCAwfdF https://t.co/SJzWWtp4nu

03/03/21

"I am definitely coming to this school!" Our next Explore Aureus Masterclass is English, taking place on Wednesday 10th March. Sign up here: https://t.co/hAP9Awr8My

03/03/21

We were delighted to welcome Year 5 pupils to our virtual Explore Aureus Science Masterclass this afternoon, giving them a taste of a lesson at our school. It was great to see so many budding scientists at the class, thank you for joining us! https://t.co/M8pXIa4uec

02/03/21

A fantastic resource for parents and carers on https://t.co/WDALFH1bnb

01/03/21

We warmly invite you to join us for our Year 5 Open Evening on Thursday 22nd April. Join us to find out how you can reach your full potential Register your place today via https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a https://t.co/wlNHZbAEbv

01/03/21

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Headteacher's Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Aureus School, Didcot's only co-educational 11-16 comprehensive school. If your child enjoyed their primary school experience in a mixed gender setting then we are the school of choice for their post primary educational phase of learning.

We opened our £19 million state of the art building in September 2017 in the Great Western Park between the A4130 and the Wantage Road. September 2020 marks an exciting point in our school history as we will be half our expected size of 1200 students on site, with our first GCSE cohort graduating in August 2022.

Aureus School is a highly ambitious secondary school with a rigorous approach to academic standards. We are ambitious for educational success for all our learners. We collaborate with local stakeholders, such as Oxford University, Culham Science Centre and the Harwell Innovation Centre to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in Southern Oxfordshire.

Our mission is simple: 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.

After five years at Aureus, students will leave with a portfolio of expertise from a broad and rich curriculum. Aureus students benefit from learning in an 11-16 environment where they become leaders at an early stage in their school career. We aim to ensure every student leaves ready for post-16 studies, ranging from a pathway to Russell Group or Oxbridge Universities to vocational and technical opportunities.

Students are reminded to be 10% braver in their academic learning by challenging themselves to exceed their own expectations. Our Keystage 3 and Keystage 4 Raising Standards Leaders instil an expectation of working hard to achieve their goals. Students are expected to arrive to lessons ready for learning. Academic excellence is an expectation in all classes for all students.

Learning at Aureus extends beyond the classroom and the curriculum to the culture and ethos that is at the heart of the school’s learning environment. Our pastoral systems, enrichment offer and extra-curricular activities nurture each of our students so that all can thrive and become confident, articulate and inspirational global citizens. We develop critical thinking, leadership skills and healthy habits necessary for our students to have a successful future.

As one of a family of schools in the successful GLF Schools Trust, we have a wealth of Julie Hunterexperience and expertise to support the growth of the Aureus learning community, including the support of a successful and innovative thinking Teaching School.
Please do take a look at other pages on our website to learn more about what we do as an outward and forward facing academic establishment.

Julie Hunter BSc (Hons) PGCE PGDipEd NPQH FCCT FRSA
Headteacher