We are very proud of the achievements of our students shown in the GCSE and A level results published this week. They have met the challenges of the pandemic and having been through a very different process this year the vast majority are moving on to their first choice of education or training. This has not happened by chance, rather through the hard work and perseverance of students, parents and staff alike. The need to adapt to the changing demands of remote learning, blended learning and a return to face to face teaching should not be underestimated and all our community have responded with great flexibility to this. Whilst we have not been able to celebrate with them at the traditional Leavers Prom, nor have them in school to collect their results in person, we look forward to hearing about their future adventures and successes. They have displayed that they are prepared to face the challenges of life and they have inspired us with their sheer determination. Good luck to all of our students who are moving on to an exciting next stage of their lives!
We are so sorry that we aren’t able to welcome Year 6 into school today, but please have a good look at all the transition materials we have posted on your page of our website (under the Student tab). We will run our transtion day for you on Friday 3 September, when only our new students will be in school.
We are sorry that we are still not able to welcome you in person, but we have created a virtual open event for you which you can find under the Admissions tab of our website. Hopefully we will be able to hold our in-person events in September – with an open evening on Wednesday 22 September and open mornings on 30 September, 18, 19 and 20 October.
This week a group of Year 7s have been taking part in Bikeability, a cycle training programme. It’s designed to help cyclists gain practical skills and understanding of how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.
After completing their first day of the training and experiencing a cycle around Aylesbury town we received many positive comments.
‘It was such a great day’
‘It was a bit scary being on the roads at first, but it’s really good at getting your confidence up. I now know how to go around a roundabout safely!’
They are looking forward to the rest of the course which will continue until Friday.
School Competition 2021 for the Year 7-9 Artwork Category.
Judged by an independent panel I’m sure we can all see why this fabulous entry was voted the winner!
A fantastic achievement, well done Rosie, Josie & Akshaya and well done to all of the other AHS entries which were all fantastic!
On Monday 14th June, we received this heartwarming email from a gentleman who one of our Duke of Edinburgh expedition groups came across at the weekend.
‘I would like to offer my thanks to a group of young ladies who were on their Duke of Edinburgh near Dunsmore around 10:30am – 11:00am on Sunday 13th June.
I was on a mountain bike ride with my best friend and his son when my friend had an accident and hurt his wrist. The girls came across us very shortly after and I have to say were a huge credit to both themselves, AHS and their parents.
My friend was in a great deal of discomfort and subsequently we discovered he suffered a bad break requiring surgery.
The girls were hugely helpful, caring and attentive – they were able to offer a first aid kit with pain killers and with one young lady offering her rucksack to support my friends head – they hung about till we were able to get my friend off to A&E.
I hope you can identify the girls, please pass on my huge thanks to the girls and let them know despite having a plate put into his wrist my friend will be back on his bike asap.’
So proud to say we’ve identified these Year 10 students as Lucy, Georgia, Liliana, Avni and Katie, known to us as DofE group 2.
Well done to all of you for showing such care and skills. As the gentleman has said you are a credit to AHS, your parents and most importantly yourselves. Thank you.
One of the last stages of submitting our Eco Schools application is to devise the AHS Eco Code. Many thanks to our Eco Committee, led by Phoebe, for this great piece of work. Do look at the brilliant work they have done on our website at https://www.ahs.bucks.sch.uk/eco-school/
We were inundated with brilliant entries to this competition – thank you to everyone who engaged. You can see the shortlisted pieces here and in more detail on our Celebrating Diversity page https://www.ahs.bucks.sch.uk/celebrating-diversity/
Our Eco Committee has been working hard even while away from school to make progress towards achieving the Eco Schools Green Flag Award. Do have a look at their great work here: ahs.bucks.sch.uk/eco-committee/