Cross Country North Norfolk Trials - January 2019

Cross Country North Norfolk Trials - January 2019

The school cross country teams competed in the North Norfolk trials on Tuesday 15 January at North Walsham High School.

19 of our pupils have qualified for the next round where the will compete for North Norfolk at the county competition.

The following students finished in the top 3 of their race:

Dylan White, Grace Buchanan, Niamh Steward, Toby Stewart, Alex skinner, George Durand 


Sizewell B Visit

Sizewell B Visit

On 12th December, 32 students were warmly welcomed by the staff at Sizewell B visitors centre.  We enjoyed a tour of the site and had the opportunity to relate our learning from earlier in the term, about fission and generating electricity using nuclear fuel, to the real world. 

I was so proud of our students and thoroughly enjoyed spending the day receiving complements about their behaviour, interest and active engagement.  I would like to thank the finance team for supporting with the organisation needed to make the trip happen, Mr Sexton and Mrs Goodliffe for their support on the day and the students for being awesome!

Murder Mystery Night at Aylsham High School

Murder Mystery Night at Aylsham High School

Murder Mystery Night

Thanks to all who attended the Murder Mystery Night at Aylsham High School, supporting the Drama Department in their latest play “Murder at Trumpington Manor”, at the house of Sir Marcus Hethertingon-Smyth.

It was a fantastic evening with over 60 guests; the cast of students have really enjoyed this play and are looking forward to producing another in the new year.

Well done to the winning detectives seen in the photo… Teachers of Maths, Art and Humanities.

Mrs Wiseman

Sister Act's First Performance at The Conservatory, Aylsham

Sister Act's First Performance at The Conservatory, Aylsham

Sister Act

Well done to the cast of Sister Act for their first performance at “The Conservatory” in Aylsham last Sunday. They sang songs from their next show, opening night Wednesday 13 March 2019 at Aylsham High School. Tickets are now on sale via Ticketsource, or from the school on Wednesday lunchtimes - 12.40pm to 1.15pm.

Thanks to Jenny, the owner of The Conservatory, for hosting this event; we look forward to another singing event in February prior to the opening of the show.

The cast have been working hard with rehearsals since September and are enjoying the show. It is very funny with some great characters and amazing songs.

Look forward to seeing you all in March, have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Mrs Tanya Wiseman


Year 9 student runner up at Broadland Community Awards

Year 9 student runner up at Broadland Community Awards


The Broadland Community at Heart Awards are a set of awards given to people who are greatly appreciated and recognised throughout the community for something they have done or achieved. This could be an amazing sporting achievement or being an inspiration to the community. The award I was a finalist for was sporting achievement of the year, I was nominated for my achievements in karate. I was the runner up in my category, however it was great that both the winner and the runner up represented two different styles of karate. At the end of the day karate is the winner.

I think the awards are a great way to become recognised throughout the community for something you have trained for your entire life.

Cameron, Year 9 student.


Young Chamber Business Breakfast Invitation

Young Chamber Business Breakfast Invitation

The young chamber would like to invite you to their business breakfast on Wednesday 5 December, please see the link below

AHS Business Breakfast Invite

Eleanor begins her Norfolk under 12's hockey development journey

Eleanor begins her Norfolk under 12's hockey development journey


Well done to year 7 student Eleanor, who begins her Norfolk Hockey journey.

She had her first Norfolk Under 12’s development centre session at the UEA over half term which was great fun and very productive!

AHS Receives School Games Award - Gold

AHS Receives School Games Award - Gold


We're very pleased to announce the school has received the 'School Games Gold Award' from the Youth Sports Trust. The award is judged on the following:


- Provision & level of participation within lunchtime clubs

- Provision & level of participation within after-school clubs

- Provision & level of participation within school fixtures

- The support we offer to our talented performers

- The opportunities we promote for students to access local club sport

- The level of provision we provide for sports leadership opportunities


Students can see our fixtures, interhouse sports events, lunchtime clubs and community clubs boards in the PE department to keep up-to-date and become involved!


Simon Claxton

Head of PE

Year 8 Eagles Lecture at the UEA

Year 8 Eagles Lecture at the UEA


On Wednesday 10 October 2018, Mr Sweatman and Miss Ducker took two Nurture students from year 8 to speak in a lecture to over 150 PGCE students. Mr Sweatman delivers an annual lecture on ‘Engaging SEND students’ and part of the lecture refers to the various ways staff can support students social and emotional needs.

Lucia  and Jenson, year 8 Eagles, accepted Mr Sweatman’s invitation to join him when delivering the lecture and both spoke in an incredibly calm and confident manner about their own educational journey, whilst sharing ideas that the PGCE students can use within their own placement schools. Shortly after the lecture had finished, Mr Sweatman received the following email from a PGCE student who was present at the lecture;

 ‘I wanted to email you to let you know how impressed I was at the way your two students spoke in the presentation this afternoon. They spoke with honesty and bravery about a topic which is not easy to talk about.

I was talking with some other trainees afterwards and we were all extremely impressed by them. They truly reflect well upon your school and your Nurture program. It was a pleasure to hear them speak.’

 We are all incredibly proud of both Lucia and Jenson. A simply amazing accomplishment.


Danny Sweatman

Head of Nurture @AHS_Nurture


The Monday Mile

The Monday Mile
We have had 150 people complete the mile long course so far, with many of them doing so multiple times, over this half term. (238 miles completed).
Students need to sign in and then walk or run the mile distance during the Monday lunchtime.
Results from each half term’s participation count toward intra- and inter- house competitions and individual students credits. 
Well done everyone this half term.
Julie Zulu
PE Department