Welcome to Saint Aidan's
Welcome to Saint Aidan’s. I hope that you can find the information you are looking for on our website and that it will give you a flavour of what is so special about the school. 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 for yourself.
The school has gone from strength to strength in the last few months as we have celebrated current success and a history of achievement.
Best ever GCSE results
Our 2013 GCSE results are easily the best the school has seen. More students than ever before gained at least 5A*-C grades including English and Maths. We had record results in Maths, Science and Religious Education and very close to our best ever in English.
Second most improved results in Lancashire
The percentage of students gaining 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths has risen from 57% to 74% in two years. This makes us the second most improved school in Lancashire for GCSE results.
Top GCSE Results on the Fylde
The national school performance tables published in January 2014 show that Saint Aidan’s had the highest “Best 8 GCSE” score of any state school on the Fylde peninsula. This recognises our success in helping students to achieve outstanding grades in academic GCSE subjects.
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.
The school opened in 1963 so we are celebrating 50 years of high quality secondary education in Over Wyre in 2013-14. A number of events have taken place already to celebrate this important anniversary, with more planned for later in the academic year.
We have proud traditions but we are not stuck in the past. We have high expectations of all of our students, and provide the support which each student needs to ensure success.
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. 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