Aylsham High School

Aylsham NR11 6AN
#5 in Best Secondary Schools in Norfolk
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Ofsted Report

Good Overall Effectiveness
Inspection dates 15-16 October 2014

School Details

Mr Duncan Spalding

Aylsham High School is a top rated, Secondary, Co-Ed school located in Norfolk, East of England.

It has 1082 students from age 11-16 yr with a student-teacher ratio of 19 : 1.

At this school, 51% of pupils achieved grade 5 or more at GCSE.

This school rated Good by recent Ofsted inspection.

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Headmaster's Message

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Aylsham High School. Whether you are a parent searching for the best school for your child, a member of the local community, a visitor from another school or organisation, a student or parent/carer looking for help and guidance or you are considering appl...

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Aylsham High School. Whether you are a parent searching for the best school for your child, a member of the local community, a visitor from another school or organisation, a student or parent/carer looking for help and guidance or you are considering applying to work at the school, I hope that you will enjoy finding out more about us. Aylsham High is a popular and successful school that enjoys an excellent reputation for providing a high standard of education. We provide students and colleagues with a welcoming and supportive learning environment. This helps to create a caring, working atmosphere that enables students to reach to their full potential, intellectually, physically, spiritually and ethically. We work hard to challenge all students to do their very best and make the most progress possible whatever their starting point. We have high expectations of our students and expect them to behave excellently at all times and to take a genuine pride in their appearance and wear their uniforms smartly and correctly. We also believe that it is important to give our students ample opportunities to show leadership and take a proactive role in shaping their school. They are our community leaders of the future and their energy and compassion is crucial in making Aylsham High the vibrant, exciting and caring place that it is. The school is organised on a House basis with vertical (all age) tutor groups, which gives students the advantage of belonging to a small 'school within a school'. The five houses are led by a Head Of House working with a team of Form Tutors to ensure that each student is given the best possible support in their learning and that a close eye is kept on their well being and progress. Our specialism of Business and Enterprise encourages our students to be creative and independent thinkers, confident communicators, imaginative problem solvers and skilled leaders of teams. These are qualities that colleges, universities and employers prize above all others. In July 2016 we formed the Aylsham Learning Federation with Bure Valley School to help support the development of education in Aylsham. In March 2018 John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School joined the Federation. We also work very closely with our other partner primary, and infant schools to nurture a collaborative and continuous approach to learning and enjoyment. Our work in this area is second to none regionally and is considered to be amongst the best practice to be found nationally. We have also become the first Cluster in Norfolk to form a Co-operative Cluster Trust, which will help this partnership become even stronger. Our collaboration with other secondary schools and Colleges is extensive and helps us to provide an incredibly rich curriculum offer. Aylsham High School is very much at the heart of its community, which as a resident of Aylsham is also my community. Thanks to the excellent staff and students at the school and the great spirit that exists there and in the wider community Aylsham is truly a great place to work and learn. Enjoy our website and I look forward to meeting you. Duncan Spalding Executive Headteacher Aylsham Learning Federation, Aylsham High School, Bure Valley School and John of Gaunt Infant and Nursery School If you require a paper copy of any document that you see on our website, please contact my PA, Justine Sykes who will arrange this for you. [email protected] 01263 733270 Read More

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School Facts

Students eligible for free school meal
Of students achived gcse 4 or higher
Of stduents achived gcse 5 or higher

Aylsham High School Admissions

At Aylsham High School admissions are managed by the local authority Norfolk.

To apply for your child's admission at this school, visit https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/school-admissions

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KS4 Exam Results 2019

GCSE & eBacc results

Grade 5+ in GCSEs Entering in EBacc
School 51% 61%
Local Authority 25.17% 25.45%
England 25.13% 25.16%

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Student body

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Holidays 2021/22

The next bunch of holidays start from 30th May 2022 (Summer Half Term Holidays). This school follows the following Holiday schedule.

Title Holiday Dates
Autumn Half Term Holidays 25th Oct 2021 - 29th Oct 2021
Winter Holidays 20th Dec 2021 - 4th Jan 2022
Spring Half Term Holidays 14th Feb 2022 - 18th Feb 2022
Spring Holidays 4th Apr 2022 - 18th Apr 2022
Summer Half Term Holidays 30th May 2022 - 3rd Jun 2022
Summer Holidays 25th Jul 2022 - 5th Sep 2022

Term Dates 2021/22

At present, Summer Term is going on. The Next term starts from 4th June 2022 (Summer Term-2). This school follows the following Term schedule.

Title Term Dates
Autumn Term 6th Sep 2021 - 24th Oct 2021
Autumn Term-2 30th Oct 2021 - 19th Dec 2021
Spring Term 5th Jan 2022 - 13th Feb 2022
Spring Term-2 19th Feb 2022 - 3rd Apr 2022
Summer Term 19th Apr 2022 - 29th May 2022
Summer Term-2 4th Jun 2022 - 24th Jul 2022

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