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

Regional Tennis Finals

Regional Tennis Finals


After the success of winning the year 9 and 10 Division 2 East Region League, the boys tennis team were invited to attend the regional finals  on Friday 5 October in Redbridge, Essex. The boys played Sharnbrook Academy in a preliminary game with wins from Alex, Albert, Fletcher and Jed in singles and doubles, making the final score in games, 10:2 to Aylsham.

 The semi-final saw Aylsham take on New Hall School from Berkshire. Unfortunately, the team lost their singles and doubles games however they remained extremely positive and supportive of one another. 

 Aylsham, the only team to play 3 schools, fought hard in their final matches against Framlingham College. Alex came away with a strong win in the singles, as well as in the doubles with his partner Albert. The boys finished the day losing 8-4 to Framlingham in some tough, highly skilled matches.

 Overall, the boys managed to finish in 4th place for Division 2 in the Regional Finals. The boys were brilliant all day, encouraging one another and remaining positive no matter what the score was.

Alex, Albert, Jed and Fletcher were a credit to both Aylsham High School and Norfolk, a pleasure to watch and should be very proud of themselves.’


Kate McKenna

PE Department

Scholarship Success

Scholarship Success

Congratulations to all our Class of 2018 as they take the next steps towards their futures. All students have been made offers at either colleges, sixth-forms, apprenticeships or training and we wish them well in their endeavours.


Huge congratulations to two of our Class of 2018 who have been awarded amazing scholarships outside our region.


Olivia  has successfully secured an All-Round scholarship at Gordonstoun, where she has recently started her A levels and continues the journey into fulfilling her dream of becoming a Scholar of History.


Adam, also Class of 2018 competed against many candidates and has been awarded The Albert Memorial Award for multi-talented students, at Framlingham College in Suffolk. A huge achievement and very well-deserved.


Good luck to all our Leavers. Dream big, fly high & remember to come back to AHS as an alumni, to inspire those following in your footsteps.


Please follow @AHSFutures for CEIAG information.



 Dianne Wade

Guidance Adviser

@AHSFutures @futurescaptains