We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. But not all! This tour will give you a taster of all the departmental areas in the school, to be accompanied by the access all areas tour for a more general look at the school. Certainly didn't feel competitive back then, although it may just have gone right over my head! DD2 is relieved that i chose the high school for her, rather than her choice of SHF. They also seem to have a healthy relationship with the boys school, particularly in the sixth form, which to us was quite important.I could really see my daughter there but not at the other two schools. Places in Bucks are allocated on distance rather than 11 plus score, so all kids who live in catchment and score 121 in the test should get a grammar school place for year 7 start. Having said that, this is just one pupil. Is it only for those who fit that description? Some girls I know who are are bit older now could have had better university advice and aimed too low and took niche courses. 134 likes. We have been to visit on a few occasions and we all really like it. A lot of clubs run at lunch times rather than after school due to distances the girls travel to get to the school. It's obviously up to you though so good luck with whatever you decide. Mills was born on 26 January 1951. For Waddesdon, this is vanishingly small! We live in catchment and I know loads of girls that went there. The company's line of business includes elementary and secondary schools. I know you said it "lacks in a few areas" but no school is perfect-private, grammar, state (I know grammar is state but you know what I mean) Don't underestimate the stress that surrounds the 11+. Phone: 01494 216 068 Email: hwmusic@bucksmusic.org. Share your imaginative play tips with The LEGO Group: £200 voucher to be won. I didn't move to Bucks specifically for AHS, but live in catchment and was glad my DD had the opportunity to go there. It was her first choice and DS is already at AGS. So what other options do you have?? She was right, and I made some really great friends, but girls can be incredibly bitchy and if you got on the wrong side of the alpha girl you were in trouble. The current headmaster is Giles Scoble. As you'd expect from many schools it's mixed. Both were very happy there and went on to their first choice RG universities. Both of them went to a small school where if pupils were given a task to do, they did it. Aylesbury High School was founded in 1959, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, when the previously co-educational Aylesbury Grammar School split to become two single-sex grammar schools. This is the privacy policy of edde Limited (on behalf of Aylesbury High School), a company registered in England number 09769407 at 18 Manor Courtyard, Hughenden Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Hello - I'm considering Aylesbury High and considering moving to Bucks. Aylesbury High School was founded in 1959, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, when the previously co-educational Aylesbury Grammar School split to become two single-sex grammar schools. 778 views. I know a few bright kids recently who were tutored and expected to pass but didn't. I know the lack of desire to work has frustrated my son at AGS. In South Bucks and the Chilterns there is a higher local pass rate and therefore the schools there have fewer places for kids who don't live in Bucks. The school term dates vary between schools so please check the dates below; they will not be exactly the same as other schools. Aylesbury High School was founded in 1959, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, when the previously co-educational Aylesbury Grammar School split to become two single-sex grammar schools. Oakland, California. There are areas of Aylesbury that are not remotely well to do, so there is a mix of girls. They are at DrC and Beaconsfield - very different areas of Bucks. This is the privacy policy of edde Limited (on behalf of Aylesbury High School), a company registered in England number 09769407 at 18 Manor Courtyard, Hughenden Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. But if you've think that's not an issue, go for AHS and I'm sure your DD will have 7 lovely years there :-). A few might be interested in hair and make up but this is inevitable in a large school. If you don’t have the funds to go Private, you are being ultra picky. Sure we'll do practice papers at home to familiarise her with the style, concentrate on speed and accuracy, but this is exam technique. If you don’t like those awful girls, get saving! I'm sure some liked it but certainly none of my sisters look back on the place fondly either.I'm sure it's ok now. There are fewer at AHS that could afford top notch private so they are ultra keen for their girls to do well at the school. Christmas Concert 03 December 2020-We are so pleased that we can bring you a taste of what our music groups have been working on since our clubs restarted at half term with our virtual Christmas Concert. It's a nightmare. Review for Our Lady's Catholic High School. INDUSTRY. Early life and education. School league tables. Bedgrove County Junior School. The children I know who went to SHF loved it. Obviously take these with a pinch of salt. What do the table headers mean? MY DD would have been in the lower ability range but she loved the school, had good teaching there and made great friends. My DD enjoyed trampolining when she was in the 6th form. 778 views. AHS has a good reputation for team sports, and drama productions. Thanks GRW for your reply. What judgemental children you have when a grammar isn’t good enough and neither are the children at the schools. There are several schools in Aylesbury now (in the old Quarrendon school area and one or two others) that still get next to no 11 plus passes! It makes me cross! She was educated at Aston Clinton Primary I was an academic high achiever. While it does suit many girls with the benefit of hindsight we made a dreadful decision, we would have been better living in a non selective county. DD1 over achieved at GCSE with 7A* grades despite only 'scraping' in to the high school with a score of 123 .DD2 is relieved that i chose the high school for her, rather than her choice of SHF. Pebble Brook School is an education management company based out of 2016 Pebble Brook, Aylesbury, United Kingdom. She passed the 11+, and after much consideration decided AHS was not the right place for her (and she still didn't like SHF). We knew girls who went there who were very studious and serious. Beech Green Nursery. Apr 16, 2020. You have to remember that these schools have an identical catchment area so you have to ask who chooses which school and why? Welcome to Aylesbury High School's online application form for 2021 entry into the Sixth Form. The Aylesbury, which standard next to Aylesbury High School, is one of the premier institutions for music in the country, rivalling the Royal College of Music. Which was not what we thought when we went in. Elite does not suit everyone :-). In retrospect I have issues with single sex schools and have deliberately avoided for my own children but if it's something you're happy with then obviously that's a personal decision! There was an expectation that you would go onto university, and limited support if you wanted to do something vocational instead (my Maths teacher was visibly shocked when I said I wanted to be a Holiday Rep not go to Uni to study Maths! I'm another former AHS pupil! If you […] All are very happy and doing well. Early life and education. 778 views. Second all the positive comments above. DON'T DO IT! Buckingham Primary School Highlands Road Do you have questions about creating positive bathroom habits and routines? I went to grammar school and still live in GS area and saw both then and now how tough it can be for kids at the bottom of the pile. In South Bucks and the Chilterns there is a higher local pass rate and therefore the schools there have fewer places for kids who don't live in Bucks. Do you have questions about creating positive bathroom habits and routines? A teacher commented that 'all the girls are competitive', I found this concerning as either they didn't understand their girls, or they really are and it's not the right place for dd. Often it's better to be the biggest fish in a slightly less academic pond and swap at 16 to GS sixth form than flounder at the bottom of the GS system for 5 years, unhappy. Unfortunately although we thought we would love SHF we were completely underwhelmed. Report this profile Education Aylesbury High School A-Level Maths, Physics, and Politics. Amesbury Public Schools Preparing Students to Create and Innovate within a Rapidly Changing World I've a local outstanding state comp though (Girl's) on my door step so it's a hard call. From what I have observed these children mostly go to SHF when they do pass. My daughter is in year 7 at Aylesbury High school and has three new friends in her year group who live in Tring. She puts a tremendous amount of pressure on herself and works solidly from 6am until 10pm. It is nearer and caters for children like them. It’s a large school and takes all sorts of personalities. Three of my friends send their daughters there - one very gregarious and outgoing, three very kind of "normal" and one wouldn't say boo to a goose. They were more creative and less fitting into pigeon holes! Not about choosing them, but about wanting to get to a grammar. Sorry not constructive I know op. The vast majority of DDs friends (15) went to AHS. Certainly in Aylesbury Vale the pass rate for kids from state primaries has gone down since the new test came in. I guess they didn’t work and just sailed in! View Vania Tashjian Frank’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. My neighbours boys went to SHF and loved it. Wow blast from the past. Anybody have experience of this school? Grange County Secondary School. DropZoneOne I was there 30 years ago too! Also lots from MK. Aylesbury High School has helped both my girls achieve their potential . Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. Aylesbury Technical School. 2013 - 2020. However I was talking to someone the other day who has a daughter in Year 7 and she said that they regret it. Others were a bit more frivolous. A very good friend's DD dropped out of university because she took the wrong course. I think these schools do offer choice to parents - they are different. SHF and AHS are the only Grammars in Aylesbury. Mr E Baird. I went and so did all my sisters. You can drill down into the list of schools found below by clicking on the postcodes for the relevant school. DD has happily received her offer today - for a nearby non-grammar. However, my comp lacks in a few areas and we don't feel it's the right fit for us so willing to move to Bucks and obviously stay in Bucks. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. She can't possibly keep working and stressing as much as she is without it surely leading to burning out or having some sort of breakdown. I have asked her whether her teachers are aware of how hard she is working and how anxious she is and it seems that they are not, despite the fact that she has dropped extra-curricular activities (some school-based) to make more time for school work.I find it concerning that no one there has identified that she has a problem. They are not slightly less academic. School name Click to visit the Department for Education's information and performance data for the school Both my daughters went to AHS and did very well academically but in my opinion the pastoral care was lacking. Find out what Mumsnet users thought of Echo by Lloyd’s Pharmacy. Please click below to start the application process. And knowing what you know now about the school - would you have moved specifically for it? To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. Aylesbury High School. Sorry for the negativity, OP. Elmhurst County Junior School. I actually thought the girls there were very down to earth and a lot more "real world" than at the other two schools. The school takes its pupils from a wide area as far from Aylesbury as Oxford and Milton Keynes, as admissions are determined by the eleven-plus. Christmas Concert 03 December 2020-We are so pleased that we can bring you a taste of what our music groups have been working on since our clubs restarted at half term with our virtual Christmas Concert. There is a Google Map at the bottom of this page showing the location of all the schools in AYLESBURY. Lots of kids in the Aylesbury Grammar schools travel from as far away as Milton Keynes. There are some girls who like to compete - it is in their genes and the parents expect it, but generally I would say it has very well rounded girls. Pebble Brook School | 14 followers on LinkedIn. Find out what Mumsnet users thought of Echo by Lloyd’s Pharmacy. Consumer Discretionary. You cannot assume other schools would not have had the same consequences though. Quite a few years ago now though. I find it hilarious that boys don’t work at AGS either! Mills was born on 26 January 1951. Aylesbury High School is situated 600 feet southwest of Aylesbury Grammar School. I know several girls who are there or who have just left. 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 […] BUCKINGHAM MUSIC CENTRE. The two institutions remain on adjacent sites. To think women should be told this about the morning after pill? SECTOR. They were the right fit and possibly would have been less happy elsewhere. Aylesbury High School (AHS), any thoughts......? My friends are in the middle of a move from St Albans to Berkhamsted because of the traffic and access to prep schools. You really didn't feel the love for SHF and only have some niggling doubts about AHS, then that's the one for you. I think it was 19% last year. Walton sits north of the junction between two major turnpike roads , and was once the location of a toll gate and the toll keeper's cottage. That is awesome! But I did pretty well and was never made to feel that I wasn't good enough - I was the third year of GCSEs, so grading expectations were a bit of unknown. There is a high proportion of girls doing Duke of Edinburgh awards, my DD got a lot out of that and achieved her gold. The only thing I would really caution about is where she will fall academically in the cohort. I didn't realise a music centre was next door. Aylesbury High School. I have two friends who had 2 sons each who went to Oxford and Cambridge from AGS. The 11 plus in Bucks has changed since my DD took it, and I think it is harder now. Student at Aylesbury High School Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom 30 connections. My daughter and all her friendship group enjoyed their time at the school, were encouraged but not pressured, took part in extra curricular activities and all have gone on to have interesting and varied careers. The secondary moderns in Aylesbury Vale as an area are better if you live in catchment for a good one. I have some niggling doubts however about how competitive and resilient it is necessary to be. He had imagined a "different figure" based on my pics. Had a good time there but was many moons ago. Personally I think they are wrong to just look at SHF but it is difficult to shift perceptions about not fitting in elsewhere. [We would have a private school as a backup so the Uppers isn't such a concern for us but we can't really afford x2 sets of private school fees, so considering Grammar). The two institutions remain on adjacent sites. It's Progress 8 is above average so they are not all gifted on entry. Information built for parents and students. This tour will give you a taster of all the departmental areas in the school, to be accompanied by the access all areas tour for a more general look at the school. All state primaries are OFSTED good or outstanding, the comp (Ashlyns) is rated good and you can usually sneak into Chesham Grammar, Aylesbury High and Aylesbury Grammar even though it’s out of county. It is a sad fact that few parents in the poorer areas can afford tutoring and their children are at a serious disadvantage when compared to more well off children. Aylesbury High School - Prepare, Challenge & Inspire. Bearbrook School. It is a comment I've received from someone. Its ridiculous. One sounds very similar to your daughter (academic, loves reading and shy) but unlike yours she was quite sporty and not into computer games. There is a Google Map at the bottom of this page showing the location of all the schools in AYLESBURY. Aylesbury High School Alumini Aylesbury High School Alumini The Marine Interiors Club The Marine Interiors Club ... Senior Client Solutions Manager at Mumsnet London. What's their drama and arts like? Oh I'm very aware of the pecking order ;-) I do wonder though whether the two recent leavers I know who felt like failures (whether from their own self esteem or through the school's influence) would have had a happier time at SHF. My Dd's A level results were lower than her predicted grades, but she is at her first choice university doing a degree with a foundation year. Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. Anybody have experience of this school? Would agree with everything you said. Vania has 7 jobs listed on their profile. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. We have found 121 matches as a result of your search for schools in AYLESBURY , Buckinghamshire. Everyone I knew was delighted to have a girl there and SHF too. From the families I know, it is the parents who are ultra competitive for the girls! I would, however, worry about her being able to cope there if she scraped in. Wondering if we made the right choice. School. She is predicted all A grades but is terrified of letting that slip.Her friends have run out of patience for her as she never makes any time to hang out with them. My elder left to go to SHFGS for A levels - she had approached teachers to say she was unhappy, she was offered counselling, that we were not told about, at no time did the school contact us to discuss things - my younger daughter suffered from severe anorexia so left to do A levels elsewhere. My dd is top of the top table at our state primary. I have known some go to Pipers Corner or Berkhampsted School if they didn't get through the 11+.The girls at AHS can have paid for music lessons during school time at Aylesbury Music Centre which is next door to the school. There were many many sporting opportunities for those who wanted it, though. HP13 5RE edde Limited takes the privacy of its users seriously. Or those who think they are the elite. SHF is an excellent school but is different from the High or the Grammar. Post: Aylesbury High School Walton Road Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP21 7SX Telephone: Main number: 01296 388222 Pupil absence line: 01296 388230 Staff absence line: 01296 388205 e … They have to travel by public bus as there isn't a school bus. Sorry for shouting but seriously if you have got a local and outstanding comp that your DD is guaranteed to get into you would be (IMHO) crazy! The problem in Aylesbury is that all three secondary moderns there are RI or worse. The oldest is the boys’ only Aylesbury Grammar which was founded back in the 16 th century, followed by Sir Henry Flloyd Grammar (founded in 1947) and the girls’ only Aylesbury High School (founded in 1959). If your DD is averagely competitive and averagely resilient she should be fine. Didn't expect this thread to reappear, but as the OP I thought I might update. If she can pass the exam without formal tutoring then I would feel very happy about sending her there - it's a great school. He had imagined a "different figure" based on my pics. There will be a few over coached ones who are sick of education though and will do the minimum. Join to Connect Aylesbury High School. Few parents in Aylesbury are city whizz kids. Mr E Baird. There are increasing numbers of out of County often privately educated kids sitting the test, which serves to push up the standard required to score the pass mark of 121. If this is not the general experience of people then fantastic. We have been to visit on a few occasions and we all really like it. Thanks so much! Schools in AYLESBURY. I loved it but yes, it was competitive and single-sex all-girls can get fairly intense emotionally at times. A selection of recordings from our a cappella vocal groups, wind band and string ensembles will be available to stream from 16 December. Year 7 entry September 2020 For those of you who have been given a place for September, please see information on our Year 6 page. I would recommend the school. (My cleaner and my nanny had DDs go there). We were suprised at my friend's comments, so I'm asking here. Share. Although Aylesbury has grown to such an extent that it completely surrounds Walton by a couple of miles in each direction, the hamlet is still marked on modern maps. There are after school bands and orchestra there too with kids from other local schools. Aylesbury High School was founded in 2011. Superhelpful. School. 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