Deep Roots

One of the great strengths of AKS is the deep roots it has in the history and traditions of the schools that have come together to give it its unique identity. In the last two weeks, I have been honoured to attend the Old Lidunians’ dinner and the Old Arnoldians’ dinner.  These alumni groups are… Read full article

Individual Sporting Success

Many years ago, aged 11, I represented my school at high jump against local competition and came last!  Sadly, that was the height of my own sporting career.  Having now spent two weeks with the students at AKS, I repeatedly find myself talking to individuals who are competing at very high levels in their chosen… Read full article

The AKS Staff

As we start the second week of term, I find myself feeling very much at home.  I am proud to be a member of the AKS staff (pictured above). They create a disciplined and inspiring learning environment, it is no surprise that we achieved the best A level and GCSE results on the Fylde and… Read full article

Headmaster meets Senior Students

On the final day of their school holidays, the new Head Boy, Head Girl and their deputies came into school to meet me.  I was most grateful both for the time they gave me and their insight into AKS and the students who we all serve. They outlined to me the various student leadership structures… Read full article

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” AA Milne, Winnie The Pooh

As I write this, my final blog, there are only a couple of days left before we break for the summer. Although the academic year has flown by, there is no doubt that this has been a landmark year. It has been, of course, the people who have mattered most and I have been lucky… Read full article

A busy half term

If you missed it on the website, please click to listen to Ben, Jack W, Abby and Jack R performing their version of New York State of Mind, which launched preparations for AKS Music’s ambitious concert tour to New York next summer. Do keep an eye on the website for news about their pre-tour concerts and… Read full article