Head’s Welcome

Welcome to Aylesbury High School

Our aim at AHS is to Inspire every student to seek Challenge, realise their potential and Prepare for the world of today and tomorrow, and this is incorporated into our school motto of ‘Prepare, Challenge and Inspire. 

Our students benefit from their education being at the only girls’ grammar in North Buckinghamshire, whilst having the geographical advantage of having our brother school, Aylesbury Grammar School (AGS), literally across the road. This ‘best of both’ gives an unparalleled breadth of opportunities and experiences that allows our students to thrive.

Our academic success is long-established, with excellent 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. Whilst these outstanding academic successes are important to us, as they give our students a wealth of choices, we are so much more than this. 

Our values of Confidence, Respect, Engagement, Aspiration, Teamwork and Enjoyment are embodied in ‘CREATE’  and we want all of our community to experience, develop and demonstrate these both within the curriculum and through our extensive co-curricular offering.  Our students evidence these values on a daily basis, they are our greatest ambassadors.  This is frequently commented on by visitors to AHS. I  sum this up as ‘Our results speak for themselves, our students speak for us’ and invite you to come and see this for yourself. 

The experiences that every student will have during their time with us equips them for life in a demanding and fast-changing world, a world that they will play a key role in shaping.  Ofsted highlighted 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 without  a fear of failure, and we are a high-achieving school.  Above all, we are a happy school with a terrific future ahead of us.

Giles Scoble



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