A Message from the Headteacher

Headteacher - Mr Alastair Ogle

Welcome to our website

Welcome to the Autumn Term 2016.

Congratulations to all those (now ex) students who received their GCSE results in August. Once again records were broken. The overall percentage of our students achieving at least five GCSEs including Maths and English at grade C or above rose to 60%. This may rise further as we have already requested that some papers are remarked. Against a national fall in GCSE results.

This is the fifth year in succession results have improved and is the best the school has ever achieved. This is of course is a result of all the hard work of the students coupled with the excellent support and expertise of our staff.
The percentage of children making expected and exceeding nationally expected progress in English and Maths was significantly above national average

It is an absolute privilege to work with such a committed and skilful team of leaders and staff across the schools in Wells. As always we have some new staff joining us, partly due to the increasing number of children we have joining us:

Mr Corby: Head of our Computer Science and Business Faculty.

Mr Drews: Maths Teacher

Ninety new students have joined us in year seven with another six students joining us in other year groups. They all look great in their new uniforms and have all made an excellent start to the year. We will of course encourage all of them to attend as many of our extra-curricular clubs and other events as possible.

Please explore our website for further information and our school calendar. Ifyou have any queries please contact us by email or phone. As you would expect our staff are working with children all day but the appropriate member of staff will get in touch with you as soon as they can.

Yours sincerely

Mr A Ogle
Executive Headteacher



Monday, 5 September 2016 To Friday, 16 December 2016
Thursday, 5 January 2017 To Friday, 31 March 2017
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 To Friday, 21 July 2017

Monday, 24 October 2016 To Friday, 28 October 2016
Monday, 13 February 2017 To Friday, 17 February 2017
Monday, 29 May 2017 To Friday, 2 June 2017

Staff Training Days
1 and 2 September 2016
3 and 4 January 2017



Notice Board

Year 6 Open Evening

Yr 6 Open Evening poster

Click poster for more information

Year 10-11 Summer Reading

Click HERE to download the file

A Celebration of Academic Success -2016

Photos of the Evening can be found HERE

Highlights of the Evening (PDF)

See Letters to Parents section for more info.


Duke of Edinburgh Award programme

As part of the Alderman Peel’s Pupil Development strategy, we are determined to engage all young people in Years 9 and 10 in the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme. Students have already taken part in a number of rewarding expeditions and we are now rolling out the programme to more students with the appointment of Miss Sperry as our Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator.

Find out more ...

Write On Norfolk

If your young person 13 years old or under, bored in the school holidays, why not encourage them to enter Norfolk County Council's latest competition:


Also, A huge congratulations to our poetry winners in Year 8 for their success in the Young Writers Poetry competition. We eagerly await your poems in a publication!

To see a link to the overall national winners, please follow this link:

PROM 2016

Photos of the event can be found HERE

Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour with Elizabeth Wein

CLICK HERE for more information

Writers! We need you!

Each year, Norwich Writers' Each year, Norwich Writers' Centre hosts an event for those of you who like the darker side of books.
Please look at what is on offer this year; this is open to pupils and parents alike.


‘Edexcel GCSE PE 2016 and beyond - Successful Outcomes’

Alderman Peel High School, Market Lane, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1RB on 6th June 2016 – 10:15am to 3:00pm

Course Leader: David Pryce

David Pryce is an experienced examiner and moderator and has delivered a wide range of training at conferences and CPD events. With over twenty years’ experience of teaching and examining GCE and GCSE PE, he combines a range of teaching and learning strategies with real insight into the key skills needed for examination success.

Who should attend?

This course is for all teachers of Edexcel GCSE Physical Education seeking up to date support to improve their grasp of the coursework and examination requirements relating to the new specification beginning in September 2016

Click HERE for Course details and Booking form

Parent Development and Support Group

Next meeting on 9th May 2016, 7:00pm in the conference room, everyone welcome.

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers.

Documents detailing the new Pupil Premium Plans for 2016 and Review of Pupil Premium Plans 2015-16 can be found by clicking the links above.

Safer Internet Day 2016

Safer Internet Day 2016

Click Image above for more information

EDP Community Chest

EDP Community Chest

Please help keep our children out of the rain!!!!

We are collecting tokens from the EDP to give us a chance to apply to their community chest in order to help us raise funds to provide a canopy for the reception class at the primary school. The canopy will mean they will be able to play outside even when it rains.

All YOU need to do is buy a copy of the EDP cut out the token from the back page and hand them into the school office to enable us to make an application to the fund. To do this we need to collect 500 tokens per month.

The application, if successful, will go towards raising the £10,000 that is needed to buy the canopy.

Thank you for your support.

Please Note: 3rd February - Evening Swimming Lessons Cancelled

Year 9 Option Choices for 2015/16

It might seem like no time at all since your child first set foot in Alderman Peel High School and yet here they are in year 9 having to select their GCSE options already. If it feels dauntingly grown-up and just plain old daunting, you can help them make the right choices with our guides below.
Of course your child and yourself will supported next term with the options process through school assemblies, Year 9 Parent/Carer Consultation Evening and the Year 9 Options Evening.

Supporting Documents:

Choices at 13/14

Supporting Choices for KS4

Local Pearson Teaching Award Winner in line for UK Gold National Teaching Award

Kirsty Downs of Alderman Peel High School in Norfolk is off to London to attend the prestigious UK grand final of the Pearson National Teaching Awards hosted by TV historian Dan Snow.

Read More ....

Kirsty is also featured in a new TV Commercial

Read More ...


Norfolk Schools Christmas Show Jumping Competition

Show Jumping poster

Click poster for more information


Are "Trick or Treaters" welcome at your door or not? You can let them know by displaying one of the posters shown.

You can download the poster of your choice by clicking either of the images below:

Halloween Trick or Treat Welcome

Halloween Do Not Disturb

Parents Discussion & Support Group

The APHS Parents Discussion & Support Group (PDSG) will meet on TUESDAY 20th October at 6.30pm in the conference room at APHS. The group provides a forum for discussion for parents and carers about general issues concerning the school (e.g. Homework, Communication etc.) It enables two-way conversation between parents and the staff/governors, and aims to provide constructive feedback aimed at helping improve the school, for the benefit of all its students.

The PSDG Meetings are held termly at the school, with a senior member of staff present to feed into the discussions, and to feedback to staff/governors as appropriate. Topics will be selected from issues suggested by parents. Reports on previous meetings are posted on the parents and carers page of the school website

(The PSDG is not for discussion of concerns about individual children or individual teachers; very clear channels already exist for this, as outlined in the school planners and on the school website)

The meetings are followed by an informal opportunity for further discussion and socialising at The Edinburgh pub in Wells! If you would like any further information please contact Di Black on 01328 730778 or ddsrblack@hotmail.com. Otherwise, hope to see you there!

GCSE Examination remarks / appeals

Remarks can be applied for if:

  1. The result is close to grade boundaries and a change would significantly benefit the school or departmental results.
  2. There is evidence that the overall results (for individuals or for groups of children) do not match the teacher assessment and there is a concern that the quality of marking was not adequate.
  3. There is evidence that coursework has been significantly changed and the moderators report does not explain this.

Under these circumstances the cost of remarks is the responsibility of the school.

If a parent / child requests a remark that does not fall within the criteria above then the cost of that remark will be the responsibility of the parent.

Requests from HODs / DOLs for remarks must be directed to the exams officer.

The Associate Headteacher will make the final decision regarding which remarks are applied for.

New & Updated Policies

Managing Aggressive Behaviour from parents and visitors to our school

AParents Guide to Homework

A subject specific guide on how parents can best support this aspect of their child’s education

Download the Guide HERE

Next PDSG meeting:

Tuesday 20th October at 6.30pm in the Conference Room

New & Updated Policies

Preventing Extremism & Radicalisation Policy

International Policy

Teaching & Learning Policy

Federation Appraisal Policy

Staff Appearance Policy

Freedom Of Information Policy

Looked After Children Policy

Internet (including social networking) and email usage in schools and acadamies

In Case of Emergency (ICE) Policy

Easter Holiday revision timetable

Click HERE to view

APHS Parents Support & Discussion Group

Next meeting 21st April at 7pm. Find out more...

NEW Year 9 Options

New Options Brochure available to view HERE

NEW parent information (please note paper copies of these documents will be distributed on the Year 9 Options Evening on 26th February 2015 )

Internet Safety Day 2015


Next meeting is on Monday 2nd at 5pm.

Vicky Brock article

Vicky Brock CEO of Clear Returns visited APHS on 5th December, this article describes her visit.

School closure

PLEASE NOTE: The school will re-open on Thursday 11th December 2014

Swimming Gala

Any student due to take part in the swimming gala can still compete at Aylsham High School if parents are able to transport them there. Arrive 9.45, finishes at 12pm. If they are planning on attending the gala to email Chloe Pedlow on cpedlow7hrk@nsix.org.uk confirming attendance.

APHS Parents Support & Discussion Group

A new group called the APHS Parents Discussion & Support Group (PDSG) will have its first meeting on TUESDAY 11th NOVEMBER at 7pm in the conference room at APHS. It will provide a forum for discussion for parents about what is working well and general issues concerning the school. It will enable a two-way conversation between parents and the Headteacher / Governors, and it will aim to provide constructive feedback aimed at helping improve the school, for the benefit of all the children. Read more...

PROM 2014

Photographs of the Prom can be viewed/purchased here: DK Photography

Head Boy and Head Girl

Tom Walduck and Harriet Pigney

Choosing who will be our Head Boy and Head Girl together with their deputies is one of the most difficult decisions I have to make each year and this year was no exception.  The quality of the applicants was of an extremely high standard making it almost impossible to choose two to take on the role of Head Boy and Girl.

These roles are crucial to the school as they will be asked undertake tasks such as helping to guide the student council, contribute to the School’s development and represent the School at public events.   Fletcher and Esther, last year’s head boy and head girl spoke at open evenings amongst other things and no doubt Tom and Harriet will have a similarly busy year.

To be chosen to take on these roles is not an easy task, year 10 students are invited to apply, they write a letter of application, and must demonstrate that not only are they academically strong but that they also contribute to the wider life of the school and its community.  The students who apply are interviewed by Mr Rimmer and Miss Gammons and then shortlisted for a final round of interviews with the Chair of Governors and myself.  It is fair to say that students find this process tough but rewarding, the experience standing them in good stead for later applications for competitive sixth form and university places.

Easter Holiday Science Revision

Core Science Revision days have moved from Mon 7th and Tues 8th April to Mon 14th and Tues 15th of April 2014.

Additional Science Revision days have moved from Wed 9th and Thurs 10th April to Wed 16th and 17th of April 2014.

Easter Revision Timetable - updated April 2014

All parents should have received an email and text message on Saturday morning.

Any issues please email head@aldermanpeel.norfolk.sch.uk ASAP.

BBC School Report

Students at APHS took part in the BBC School Report where reports from all over the UK were compiled and published by students

Read More ...

Norfolk County Finals, Winter Sports Games. March 2014

Three girls from Alderman Peel High School, Wells  (Sabrina Rayner, Hollie Betts & Tilly Betts) along with Carrie Last from Aylsham High School represented North Norfolk’s Table Tennis under 14’s team at the Norfolk County Games held at U.E.A. Sportspark in Norwich.....read more...

Book Fair poster

APHS Parents Forum - Next Meeting

Monday 10th March at 7.30pm

Topic for discussion: Communication

APHS Parents Evenings 2014

YR 7 - Thursday 20th March 2014
YR 8 - Thursday 16th January 2014
YR 9 - Thursday 6th February 2014
YR 9 Options - Thursday 27th February 2014
YR 10 - Thursday 13th March 2014
YR 11 - Thursday 30th January 2014

Gifted & Talented in Cambridge

APHS Gifted & Talented visit Cambridge

11th October 2013

Click Image for more information

Click HERE for more information

Sports Report

APHS played hosts to North Walsham in the 1st round of the County Cup. read more..

50th Anniversary

Some photos taken during the day's events can be found here

Letters to Parents

Date sent: Year Group

11th October 2016 (1) Careers Convention
11th October 2016 (2) Yr 10 Work Experience

30th June 2016 - To All Parents/Carers

27th June 2016 - Celebration of Academic Success +
Event Invitation

8th June 2016 - Sports Day

18th March 2016 - Yr 11 Easter School

25th February 2016 - To All Parents/Carers

11th February 2016 - Yr 9 Options Evening

10th February 2016 - APHS Choir Performances

5th February 2016(2) - Optional Live Theatre Trip - DNA

3rd February 2016 - Language of Business Challenge
3rd February 2016(2)
- Yr 9 Options -Science

2nd February 2016 - To All Parents/Carers
2nd February 2016(2)
- GCSE Catering -Additional Tuition

21st January 2016 - To All Parents/Carers

15th January 2016 - To Yr 7/Yr 8 Parents/Carers
15th January 2016-2
- To Yr 8 Parents/Carers
15th January 2016-3
- To Yr 7 Parents/Carers

13th January 2016 - To All Parents/Carers

10th January 2016 - To Yr 10 Parents/Carers

7th December 2015 - To Parents/Carers and Members of the Local Community

23rd November 2015 - To Yr 11 Parents/Carers

5th November 2015 - To All Parents/Carers
5th November 2015(2) - To All Parents/Carers

3rd November 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers

19th October 2015 - To Year 10 Parents/Carers

29th September 2015 - To Year 7 Parents/Carers

22nd September 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers

16th September 2015(1) - To Yr 10 Parents/Carers
16th September 2015(2) - To Yr 11 Parents/Carers
16th September 2015(3)
- To Year 7 Parents/Carers

3rd September 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers

5th May 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers

27th March 2015(1) - To ALL Parents/Carers
27th March 2015(2)- To ALL Parents/Carers

23rd March 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers

4th March 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers

5th February 2015 - To ALL Parents/Carers

2nd February 2015 (1)- To ALL Parents/Carers
2nd February 2015 (2)- To ALL Parents/Carers

6th January 2015 - To Yr 11 Parents/Carers