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20/05/22

Retweeted From Noemie Lopian #IstandwithUkraine

The poem is beautiful do read , it says it all … https://t.co/2wp02xJjme

18/05/22

Some of our butterflies have emerged over the last few days! The red substance is not blood, but a waste product called meconium (similar to that produced by human babies after birth). https://t.co/JwJ41v79SJ

18/05/22

Day 3 of the GCSE exams…well done for what you have already achieved Yr 11s and ‘Good luck’ for today!! https://t.co/qFy0B2CjLE

13/05/22

The day has finally come to say farewell to our amazing year 11 students. It has been a pleasure to watch you grow into the wonderful young adults that you are today. You will be greatly missed! GOOD LUCK WITH ALL OF YOUR EXAMS!! https://t.co/qVlmCxYB9X

13/05/22

GCSE and A-level exams 2022: What you need to know... https://t.co/JySkwqv3qu

11/05/22

Aureus Year 9 Rounders team enjoyed an away fixture at Gillotts. They played several teams, losing three and winning two against Wallingford and Ickneild. We had some great hits against Ickneild from Charlotte, Zarah, Isabella, Morgan and Nandini. https://t.co/eybN2CPUYg

11/05/22

Now that the caterpillars have stored enough energy, they have climbed to the top of the cup and attached themselves to the underside of the lid. There they will hang in a "j" shape, moult one last time and harden into chrysalises. https://t.co/KnYC7Z2f4e

10/05/22

Our year 10 students were fortunate to have a guest speaker in school today; Lorraine Ousley gave them an introduction to apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular and are a great way to gain hands-on experience while studying. https://t.co/VnkVaWg7af

06/05/22

The tents are up and there are plenty of smiling faces, all ready for the evening ahead! The Yr 9 DofE practice run is well underway! https://t.co/XfvE7FLIlZ

06/05/22

Students travelled to Trinity College, Oxford University to experience a lecture in a brand-new auditorium this was followed by question and answers from current university students. https://t.co/xeFpAcKGn5

06/05/22

This week, our Key stage 3 students enjoyed a day in Oxford seeing iconic sights and taking in the culture They experienced a private viewing of the Tutankhamen Exhibition and were then treated to a roof top tour, taking in the Oxford spires. https://t.co/Za4RN2KBrJ

06/05/22

This morning we waved goodbye & good luck to 54 of our Yr 9 DofE students. They will be camping out overnight; hopefully the temperature won't drop too much for them! https://t.co/sufEL7PF4p

03/05/22

We are currently studying caterpillars in Science and observing how they transform into butterflies. Over the next few weeks they will be growing up to 10 times their original size and then forming chrysalis. We will update you on their progress. https://t.co/7yTMv8C4MP

29/04/22

Our talented Yr 10 GCSE artists are currently doing studies of tea cups and tea pots as part of their Alice in Wonderland project. They have been using different media to create stunning observational drawings in their sketch books. https://t.co/x7kq6oaq6K

29/04/22

Mrs Bakers' Yr 9 science class have been busy dissecting and identifying the different parts of a sheep's heart. https://t.co/DURAZjBGvy

26/04/22

Adrian Griffiths CEO of Recycling Technology, joined us this morning, courtesy of the 'Speakers for Schools' programme and talked about his engineering career and how this is being used in the recycling business. He also touched on how important being an empathetic employer is. https://t.co/DYuMqs9L3X

09/04/22

Last Saturday, April 2nd, eight of our courageous and talented Aureus students performed at the Mayor's Ball at the Civic Hall. The students, not only have amazing talent, but they showed great maturity & respect at such an important event. They are true Aureus ambassadors! https://t.co/lhIxSVb84K

08/04/22

A special prize was given to Gabby in Yr11 . Gabby has had 100% attendance to all of our Tuesday/Wednesday Period 6 sessions, he was awarded a brand new laptop and headset kindly donated by ASDA. This is the third laptop we have gifted to our Year 11 students this academic year! https://t.co/jYttmdigLZ

08/04/22

Congratulations to all our worthy winners at this week's Celebration Assemblies! There were lots of amazing certificates and awards given out, including gift vouchers for those students that had the highest positive points, 100% attendance and were overall exemplary students. https://t.co/rLUxNG6UuP

07/04/22

Congratulations to our two star bakers: Isabella (Yr9) and Ellie (Yr7), who entered the Spring baking competition to design and decorate a spring themed cupcake. They did a fantastic job! https://t.co/MolKDyKWk6

Vision & Values

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 13 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.