Super Speakers!

Massive congratulations to Team AHS for winning the district final of the Rotary public speaking competition! Amazing speeches, expert delivery, and a special mention to Emma for being recognised as an outstanding chairperson. Onward to the regionals!

New UK best time!

Wow!  At the National Athletics Indoor Championships in Sheffield this weekend Emilia received National Competition Gold for the 300m U15 Girls with a new UK best time of under 40 seconds and Mary attained a personal best of 9.97 seconds in the U15 Girls 60m hurdles even though she is a year young for this age group.  Congratulations!

60th Cakeoff

We had some fantastic entries into our 60th birthday cupcake competition with some very imaginative AHS themed cakes – which were also delicious to eat!  Congratulations to our 8 winners: Chantelle, Hannah, Mady, Rifaah, Sophie, Caitlin, Katie and Aditi.  We look forward to the grand final which will take place amid our other 60th birthday celebrations on Saturday 6 July – save the date!

Redshift Racing

Congratulations to oru Redshift Racing team, who have worked so hard to design, manufacture and present a scaled down F1 race car for the National F1 In Schools competition.  They have made it through to the National Championships in Chester in March!  If anyone is in a position to offer them sponsorship, please get in touch at 

Outward Bound

Welcome back to Year 8 who have had a very successful time at Outward Bound in Aberdovey.  Highlights included scrambling up mountains, sliding down waterfalls, a night in a log cabin and jetty jumping.  It was great to see  how well they coped with challenges and how much more they could do than they first thought.  Well done Year 8 – keep it up!

Computing Success

Congratulations to the 163 pupils who received a grade within the top 10% of the country in the Bebras Challenge and have been invited to take part in the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge. An extra congratulation to Grace Hammond and Milly Henley who have both won a place in the National finals at Oxford University in the new year.  

Sporting Success

We are thrilled to have been placed as the third most successful state school for sport in the country in the latest edition of School Sport Magazine.  Congratulations to our hugely talented and hard working students and staff and thank you to all our parents for their support.

Shakespeare Schools Festival

We can’t wait for the Shakespeare Schools Festival on Tuesday 20 November where students from AHS and AGS will be performing their joint productions of Henry V and Taming of the Shrew at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable.  Get your tickets from The Grove Theatre on 01582 602080.  Start time 7 pm.

Google Reference School

We are delighted to announce that we have become a Google Reference School in recognition of the ‘exemplary’ work we are doing with our 1:1 scheme.  We are looking forward to sharing our ideas with other schools and to develop our use of technology in the classroom even further.