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Buckinghamshire New University have been into school today to work with GCSE Dance. They learned a fun new routine whilst focusing on their Musicality, Focus and Characterisation skills


Come and join our Inclusion Team! We are recruiting for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. Find out more about the role and apply online via


A very big thank you to students and staff for their donations to today from our non uniform day! We have raised over £500 for this fantastic cause 🙌


We are really pleased with our lovely new reward postcards! Students are rewarded for going above and beyond in their attitude to learning, showing the Aureus values, completing an outstanding piece of home learning and many more.


Still time to apply! Some great opportunities to join our team😀


We were proud to be a part of the Didcot Remembrance Day Parade and Service yesterday afternoon. Students took part in the parade and laid a wreath on behalf of all . We will remember them.


Foundation Dance are preparing for the show with Miss King at the Cornerstone Arts Centre, working hard on movement memory, musicality and their posture for this dance. Remember to book your tickets or ask Miss King for more info!


Lest we forget. For those brave souls who gave their lives, so we could live ours. A beautiful Remembrance service today at Aureus.


We are recruiting for the following positions: ➡️ Teaching Assistant ➡️ Marketing Officer ➡️ Reprographics Officer To find out more and apply online, visit


Grace Hickman was invited to teach our GCSE dancers today in an hour long contemporary workshop, where they learned a new routine focusing on musicality skills. Our students were also able to ask Grace lots of questions about the dance industry


Some great results from our scientists!


Year 10 separate science students have been performing a neuturalisation investigation today to determine the concentration of an acid


In French this afternoon, Year 8 have been questioning each other to find out more about each other; are they sociable, shy or active for example. As well as using the words provided, they were very keen to learn more!


In Chemistry this afternoon, year 10 students have made copper sulfate (salt) from copper oxide (base) and sulfuric acid ⚗


Calling all Year 9's! 📣We are now recruiting for The Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award. If you want to find out more, come and talk to Mr Hayden and sign up before Friday 5th November. An opportunity not to be missed!


And now we are the Bodleian library


Next stop for our Scholars...The Ashmolean Museum!


Some of our Scholars are visiting Oxford today. First stop is a tour of Trinity College!


We were delighted to welcome the very talented to our school today to give a talk to our students and officially relaunch our library. Full story coming soon!


Year 7 geographers have been taking part in an Atlas Scavenger Hunt in today's lesson. Working in teams, they had to complete the sheet with as much information as they can about 5 countries, with the opportunity to earn points and/or lose them!

Posted on: 12/02/2021

The Great Aureus Spelling Bee

This week students and staff took part in a cross-faculty ‘Spelling Bee’ where they battled it out to be crowned the best in their year, winning points for their faculties. There was a great turnout from all years, which is great to see from Aureus learners.

Congratulations to the following students for winning this year's Spelling Bee:

The Year 7 champion is Luke (7AMI, Banksy)
The Year 8 champion is Zoe (8LBA, Banksy)
The Year 9 champion is Tyler (9KPE, Malala)
The Year 10 champion is India (10RHA, Banksy)

Mr King who led the event this year, said “the politeness of the students were second to none, with all of them congratulating each other and commenting on how well each other performed”. 

This year's favourite words were: skedaddle, thingamajig, soliloquy, pterodactyl, pharaoh, gobbledygook and codswallop.

Teachers also took part in this year's event, with Mrs Pearce from the Malala faculty taking first place! 

The Spelling Bee takes place every year at Aureus and is a competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words, with a varying degree of difficulty. The vocabulary items were taken from a broad range of subjects across the school.