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27/01/20

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 🙌 https://t.co/QBK2kqbSTy

24/01/20

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! https://t.co/Fmmx2Ybw48

22/01/20

We have two exciting vacancies to join our Teaching Team; Teacher of Mathematics and Teacher of Science. Find out more about these roles: https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK https://t.co/PLU9sy7mFE

21/01/20

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 📖 https://t.co/pv6o8nSxiA

21/01/20

Great courage shown by our Year 9 students today in English Language whilst presenting their speeches highlighting Gender Inequality https://t.co/71gEIWqW1T

17/01/20

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! https://t.co/IASYUFrDBH

17/01/20

7C have been looking at gas exchange in the lungs this morning, carrying out an experiment to raise their breathing rates https://t.co/ZvDLejDCgL

10/01/20

We are expanding our wonderful support team, apply today for the following roles: 🔸 Teaching Assistant 🔸 Teaching Assistant (Numeracy) 🔸 Administrator (Cover) 🔸 Receptionist (Administration) 🔸 Behaviour Officer 🔸 Pastoral Welfare Leader https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK https://t.co/jFFn7MdNpo

09/01/20

To start off their first lesson of the term, 7D have been playing some warm up games https://t.co/sOuvApfdsK

09/01/20

What is Photosynthesis? Year 8 have been carrying out some exciting experiments in Biology this morning https://t.co/0foW2zn8YK

09/01/20

A reminder that our Year 8 Options Evening starts tonight at 6pm. Students are welcome to attend with parents/carers. Please ensure that if students are attending, that they are in full school uniform. We look forward to seeing you here.

07/01/20

Looking forward to welcoming students back for the Spring Term tomorrow. A reminder that it is Week B this week. https://t.co/yqrX0ZtSH0

18/12/19

We had a succession of celebration assemblies this morning. Congratulations to all the students that received a certificate. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing you back for our Spring term https://t.co/rHpbN7icJp

17/12/19

For most children the flu vaccine is not an injection, just a quick nasal spray. Children can be badly affected by flu, especially those aged 2 and 3. Don’t put off it off, ask your GP about the free flu nasal spray today. Read more: https://t.co/wQyzbzD63y https://t.co/1Z60fzlAt8

17/12/19

Year 9's have been using numeracy in the kitchen this morning, weighing out ingredients and working out cooking times to create some delicious chocolate chip cookies 🍪 https://t.co/pZEeRRUUOU

17/12/19

Year 9 have been linking numeracy with Art and PE in our day. Inspired by fabric designer Tula Pink, they have been creating tesselations to form a mural. In PE, they have been inventing new games https://t.co/71fEW0D33D

17/12/19

Year 8 have been coming up with some innovative ideas for a product in their Apprentice style day. There are some really creative concepts with some fantastic USP's which they will take to the panel of judges later on today https://t.co/riA9Yit64g

17/12/19

Today is Day and CSI Aureus (Year 7) have been investigating 'Who stole Mrs Murphy's dog?' They have been assessing the crime scene, DNA profiling, fingerprinting and creating photofits https://t.co/pKmiYR39pE

16/12/19

Students that have embodied our values and been true ambassadors this term were awarded with a celebration film this morning, well done! 🎉 https://t.co/tyKDOfGPZS

16/12/19

Year 7 students were given a free choice on their reading material in this mornings library lesson https://t.co/qpZ9j80Ve4

Uniform & Equipment

Uniform

We endeavour to achieve a high standard in all of our activities at our school and we expect this to be reflected both in the appearance and behaviour of our students.

UniformAll students must have full school uniform, worn correctly, for daily attendance at school. Uniform will also be worn on occasions when children are representing the school, including school visits.

Parents and carers are asked to co-operate fully by providing the uniform and ensuring children wear it correctly to and from school, and at other times as required.

The school offers the full range of uniform, PE Kit and accessories for pupils which can be purchased directly from our uniform supplier, Trutex.

If you are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and/or the Pupil Premium grant, you are entitled to a discount for your uniform. In order to receive this, you must visit the Trutex shop in Didcot where the school has provided names of all those that are eligible, where the discount will be applied. This must be done in store.

Items marked with an asterisk - may only be purchased from our official uniform supplier Trutex Other items - may be purchased from Trutex or other stores.

Please click here to visit the Trutex website

Please contact Trutex on 01235 211011 to check their availability on items.

Blazer * Grey Aureus School blazer
Jumper * Grey v-necked Aureus jumper with gold trim
Tie * Aureus black/yellow striped school tie
Shirt Plain white shirt with a top button (short of long sleeves)
Skirt/Trousers/Shorts Plain black smart trousers, knee length tailored shorts or a black knee length pleated skirt (black canvas, skinny trousers, leggings or jeans may not be worn)
Smart black shorts may be worn as part of the Summer uniform from June until the end of the Summer term.
Socks/Tights Plain black or grey socks/black or grey opaque tights
Shoes Plain black, leather shoes with black shoe soles and no decorative stitching or carrying an explicit sports logo. Black boots, trainers, plimsolls, canvas or suede shoes may not be worn. (Acceptable shoes are defined by the school).
Rucksack/Sports Bag* Aureus school rucksack and/or sports bag – black with embroidered logo (only one bag is required – students can select which style they prefer). 
PE Kit Aureus PE sports top *
Aureus PE shorts *
Aureus PE socks *
Aureus long sleeve reversible games top
Aureus tracksuit (optional) 
Black or white trainers with non-marking soles for indoor and outdoor use
Towel / Shower gel
Aureus sports bag *
Hair

Hair should be neat, tidy and appropriate for a professional working environment (as defined by the school).
Extreme styles and hair colouring will not be permitted (as defined by the school).
Shaved lines in hair or eyebrows are not permitted.

Jewellery/tattoos/
piercings

Students may wear one/a pair of small round plain studs in the ear lobe only. 
Other earrings, facial studs, ear expanders, bars or any other body piercings are not permitted.
Rings, necklaces and bracelets including charity, friendship/festival bracelets may not be worn.

Make-up

Students may not wear any make-up.
Students may not wear false nails, fake eyelashes or tinted contact lenses.
Eyebrows should be natural.

Headwear and Religious Clothing Headwear and religious clothing may be worn (for religious purposes only) and should be either plain black or grey (baseball caps and bandanas may not be worn).
Coat A dark waterproof coat in black or grey (denim jackets and coats that the school deems as ‘Hoodies’ are not permitted).
Cycle Helmet If students will be riding a bike to school, they must wear a cycle helmet.


Equipment and Stationery

We endeavour to achieve a high standard in all of our activities at our school and we expect this to be reflected both how well prepared for learning our students are.

All students must bring the following essential items to school with them every day in order to fully access their lessons.

  • Photo ID Card on a Lanyard (this will be provided in their orientation)
  • All students are expected to have a reading book on them at all times
  • Mobile phones – need to be off and out of sight in bags between 8.30am-4.30pm
  • A pocket-sized planner (this will be provided in their orientation)
  • A clear pencil case
  • 4 colour pens – black, blue, red, green 
  • 4 colour highlighters
  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • A rubber
  • A sharpener 
  • Scientific calculator e.g. Casio. Click here for an example
  • Helix Oxford mathematical set: Click here for an example