Into the Nursery

I often tell our students that they can learn best at the edge of their comfort zone.  This can apply in the classroom and of course in the many extra-curricular activities that they can take part in.  The Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh trips, sports teams, drama productions, music performances, public speaking, working in… Read full article


Last Sunday I felt very proud of our students.  I attended the Remembrance Service at Lytham War Memorial where they played an active role in the ceremony.  Our choir also sang and some members of the public close to me commented that they sounded like angels.  Our students were also active at the ceremony at St… Read full article

University Choices

When I talk to our current 6th Form students, I am always interested to hear of their ambitions beyond school.  Frequently, this leads to discussions about university, a big choice for any young person.  There can be many factors that affect what and where they wish to study.  35 years ago, as an eager Geographer,… Read full article

AKS Open Afternoon

My first Open Afternoon at AKS was a great deal more fun than I had expected.  We had a large number of visitors; indeed the Senior School hall was packed for the Headmaster’s address.  Needless to say, the best parts of that address were delivered by students.  Firstly, two Year 7s, describing their recent experiences… Read full article

Senior Prize Giving

“What can you sleep on, wear on your foot and brush your teeth with?” Last week’s Senior Prize Giving was a great opportunity to recognise the gifted and talented students of AKS and celebrate their achievements during the last academic year.  I say ‘gifted and talented’ but, as I observed on the evening, it is… Read full article

Manners Maketh Man

I remember as a child, my late mother doing her best to ensure I had good table manners.  ‘Don’t lick your knife’, ‘ask before you leave the table’ and above all ‘never talk with your mouth full’.  As I eat lunches with students in both the senior and junior (pictured) schools, I am delighted to… Read full article