Head’s Welcome

Welcome to Aylesbury High School

As the new Headteacher I am looking to continue building on the reputation and success of this ‘Outstanding’ School.

Our academic success is long-established, with exam results that place us amongst the best schools in the county and the country – and we are a school that constantly looks to improve. Our students are our greatest ambassadors and I sum this up as ‘Our results speak for themselves, our students speak for us’.

Being the only girls’ grammar in North Buckinghamshire is only one side to our story and the geographical advantage of having our brother school, Aylesbury Grammar School (AGS), literally across the road means that our students have a greater social group than elsewhere. I believe this allows us to offer ‘the best of both’ to our students.

I am committed to preparing our students for the tests of life, rather than a life of tests and see our academic excellence as one of three facets we offer:

  • Academic excellence
  • Holistic view of education
  • Safe and inclusive school

At AHS, everyone is encouraged to get involved, to do their best and to enjoy themselves.

The experiences that every girl will have during her time with us equip her for life in a demanding and fast-changing world, a world that she will play a key role in shaping.  Ofsted has always commented on the students’ outstanding personal development, the excellent Sixth Form and the rich and stimulating curriculum. The very wide range of subjects offered (over 25 subjects at both GCSE and A level) means that particular aptitudes can be accommodated and students are properly equipped to move on to university and life after secondary school.  Visitors to the school often remark on the friendly, purposeful and caring atmosphere, and are invariably impressed by the students’ attitude to learning.

Our students regularly amaze and delight us with their sporting successes (Regional and National Finalists in a number of sports) and their achievements in the performing arts, technology and many other areas.  As well as working with our local community, we have an international outlook and our students regularly participate in trips, exchanges and expeditions on five continents.

We are a busy school, we are an inclusive school, we are a girls’ school where students can take risks and we are a high-achieving school.  Above all, we are a happy school with a terrific future ahead of us.

Giles Scoble