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Wider Opportunities

One of the many strengths of our school is the opportunity for students to take part in a wide variety of enrichment activities. There are regular house activity days for every student with a wide range of special events. Students are encouraged to take part in outdoor activities; opportunities within the Arts are superb; sports teams enjoy success both locally and at county level; there are programmes for Gifted and Talented students and many exciting trips and activities linked to specific subject areas. The Duke of Edinburgh award Scheme is thriving at Aylestone and offers leadership and self-improvement in an exciting setting .We are a wholly inclusive and fully comprehensive school and we would not want it any other way!

In essence, Aylestone is a school that offers students of all abilities and interests the opportunity to be the best they can be. Our school vision statement Achieving Excellence Together encapsulates our intention to do the very best for every one of our students. We provide many, varied opportunities throughout a student’s time at Aylestone and we offer a huge range of unusual, interesting and challenging enrichment activities. For example, we welcome into school visiting speakers and specialists from the fields of media, law, business, sport and academia to inspire students. This gives them the opportunity to identify and develop skills for future study and the work place. We also provide career guidance with access to careers advisors, and a bespoke annual careers fair.

Students are invited to take an active part in shaping the way the school operates: we have a thriving student council, with each tutor group electing a member to sit on the whole school council.

Aylestone has a rich and flourishing artistic and cultural life. Heads of Houses work together to produce excellent productions each year, and there are also performance opportunities in our musical evenings and choir. Well-acclaimed recent productions include Annie and Joseph as well as a performance of songs from High School Musical. On admission to the school, all students are allocated to one of four Houses. Those being Mortimer, Clare, Delacy and Coningsby. Your child will be given a small coloured badge which will be pinned to the left lapel of their Blazer.

  • Mortimer – Yellow
  • Clare – Green
  • Delacy – Red
  • Coningsby - Blue

House competitions are held throughout the year in all subjects. We host many sporting House competitions culminating in the Sports Day in the Summer Term. We have House Baking, Poetry, a Modern Foreign Languages House Competition, and we also have our very popular Christmas Panto. The latter being a wonderful event that most can get involved in either as a participant or as a spectator in the final week before Christmas. Aylestone has much to offer in the sporting field, with a huge diversity of enrichment opportunities led by our own PE staff as well as external coaches. We are proud of the achievements of our students who represent their house, their school, their local clubs, and their county in a range of different sports. The clubs on offer range from basketball to dodgeball, tennis and table tennis, alongside the more traditional offer of rugby, football, netball, hockey, cricket, and athletics.