Welcome to Saint Aidan's
Welcome to our website. Saint Aidan’s is a high achieving secondary school for 11-16 year old students. Our school is a genuine community, with staff and students of all ages working together in an atmosphere of mutual respect based on Christian values, aiming to make our school an even better place to grow and learn. The last three years have been among the most successful in our 50 year history, with record breaking GCSE results, our Golden Jubilee celebrations and an excellent report from Ofsted.
If you are considering whether Saint Aidan’s is the right school for your child please contact us for more information or, better still, arrange a visit to see the school in action. Seeing our school on a “working day”, really does inform parents of what we have to offer. So for two weeks in July, we would like to invite parents, their sons/daughters and friends to come and look round. We hope you will take this opportunity and look forward to welcoming you at a time of your choosing. Please contact school to make an appointment if you would like to visit us.
Record breaking GCSE results
Our 2013 GCSE results were easily the best the school had seen at that time, and gave us the highest “Best 8 GCSE” score of any state school on the Fylde peninsula. This figure recognises our success in helping students to achieve outstanding grades in academic GCSE subjects.
In 2014 more records have tumbled, with our best ever results in Maths, ICT, Geography and the English Baccalaureate (a measure of success across a range of subjects). Early indications are that these results make us the most improved secondary school for GCSE results in the whole of Fylde, Wyre and Blackpool over the last three years.
Ofsted Inspection October 2013
I am very proud of our students; our Ofsted inspectors agreed with me, because they gave the school the rare “Outstanding” judgement for Behaviour and Safety. They also found that students were taught well and so achieve well. Equally importantly they commented on the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities available and how effective our Christian ethos is. You can download the report from our website or from the Ofsted site.
Ofsted say that Saint Aidan's is a good school where the behaviour of pupils is outstanding.
Beyond the Classroom
Our students are given the high quality teaching and support they need to excel academically. They also need to learn to work together, to develop new skills and to contribute to the world around them. There is a huge range of extra-curricular activities for students to get involved in, ranging from sporting and musical groups through to opportunities to learn about Astronomy, Photography and even Mandarin Chinese. We have active partnerships with schools in Germany, South Africa and China with lots of local and overseas visits. Our students raise thousands of pounds each year for charity and learn that we all depend on one another as part of a global community. Saint Aidan’s has something to offer all our students, whatever their individual interests and aptitudes.
I would encourage you to come to visit the school, either at one of our annual Open Evenings or, by arrangement, during the school day.
I believe that the Saint Aidan’s difference is tangible – why not come and discover it for yourself?
Andy Smith, Headteacher