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  1. Photograph of a group of politics students outside the White House.

    Trip to Washington DC

    A group of Politics A level students visited Washington DC to supplement their understanding of US Government and Politics. The weather in DC was lovely, cold but bright. Perhaps the highlight of the trip was a visit to the New York Times’ Washington Bureau to meet with a selection of... Read More


  2. Photograph of a group of Media students visiting New York

    Media Students Visit New York

    A group of 28 enthusiastic Media and Film students at Aquinas recently embarked on the highly anticipated New York City trip, marking the re-launch of the trip post-COVID. There was a packed itinerary that included an amazing tour of the Radio City Music Hall venue on 5th Avenue, breath-taking views... Read More


  3. Networking Catholic Education Today image of the front cover, Winter Term 2024.

    Anna Tackles the Difficult Questions

    We would like to promote a recent article which was written by our Head of RE (Anna Taylor) for January edition of the national Catholic ‘Networking’ magazine. Anna discusses the problems which arise when tackling emotive topics about conflict in CoreRE, and looked specifically at the current middle Eastern conflict... Read More


  4. A group of BTEC IT students visit ANS in Manchester

    BTEC IT Visit to ANS Manchester

    Some of our BTEC IT students recently went on a trip to the offices of ANS in Manchester. ANS are an IT services company that specialise in providing IT solutions and services to businesses, including cloud computing, digital transformation, cybersecurity, and managed services. They provided the students with a tour... Read More


  5. Guests discuss a live on camera for AQ News.

    AQ News goes Live: Exciting New Enrichment Project

    Exciting times unfold at Aquinas College as we proudly announce the launch of AQ News, our dynamic College News Broadcast. In its inaugural installment, AQ News takes you on a journey through the latest updates at Aquinas, such as the India Project, a special guest interview from the Student Council... Read More


  6. Guest Leah Burman talks about her parents experience of the Holocaust.

    Holocaust Memorial Day at Aquinas College

    In remembrance of Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27th January, we were very grateful to Leah Burman and Stuart Ferster who came to speak to our students in CoreRE on behalf of the Northern Holocaust Education Group. The speakers talked about their own parent’s experiences at the hands of the... Read More


  7. North Korean defector Timothy Cho giving a lecture in the theatre.

    Great Escape

    We were honoured to welcome Timothy Cho to come and speak to our students in Core RE last week. Timothy Cho is a North Korean human rights activist and two-time defector. He has been imprisoned four times in North Korea and China, before escaping to the UK (via the Philippines).... Read More


  8. A group of students attend chapel service in the chapel.

    Advent Liturgy in the Chapel

    Our Advent liturgy at Aquinas has ignited the Christmas spirit in our college community, with all Core RE classes attending a chapel service for a time of reflection around the crib. Each of the figures from the nativity scene were revisited through a deep meditation, and moments of reflection on... Read More


  9. Group photograph of students who attended the drama workshop

    Drama Workshop comes to Aquinas

    Conor Glean led a fantastic workshop with our students and had the student insulting each other in Shakespearean language in no time. He was completely engaging and the students really responded with focus and enthusiasm to the exercises that he lead us through. Many thanks to him and Tom from... Read More


  10. Students debating in a court room

    Politics Trip to Westminster

    The Politics department took thirty students to Westminster on Tuesday 14th November to visit the UK Supreme Court and Parliament. On our tour of the Court, students were lucky enough to meet Lady Simler who had been sworn in just that morning. She was good enough to chat to us... Read More


  11. A rendering of the proposed new build to provide additional capacity.

    Building for the Future

    Aquinas college have now secured planning permission to build a new 10 classroom teaching block within the heart of the college campus. With a footprint of 681m2 including classrooms and a flexible learning space, the development will accommodate up to 250 students which will allow for the increasing demands placed... Read More


  12. Artwork on display

    Leeds Art Trip

    Our Art & Design students visited Leeds Beckett School of Art on Wednesday 8th November to gain an insight into University life & what it is like to be a Leeds Beckett student. They had a fantastic day exploring the campus & getting involved with a number of workshops around... Read More