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The Good Life - at Aldford!

The Good Life - at Aldford!

One of the joys of being at Aldford is our fantastic grounds. Apart from their obvious use in sport and at breaks, they have become a valued resource that is helping support many areas of the curriculum. From using clinometers to measure the heights of trees to exploring the... read more

Black Belt Success

Black Belt Success

After 5 years studying the martial art of Tae Kwon Do, College pupil Joe Brazier passed his Black Belt grading in October.  The five tenants of Tae Kwon Do are: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit, and Joe has certainly proved he ha... read more

A masterful display from Marmion

A masterful display from Marmion

Congratulations to Marmion House who were crowned the College House Quiz Champions following a full day of 'University Challenge' style competition on Friday.  Pupils from all years took part and a special thanks must go to everyone who competed and especially to Dr Ball w... read more

Success at the Festival of Verse and Prose

Success at the Festival of Verse and Prose

24 pupils from Years 5-10 competed in the Shropshire Festival of Verse and Prose, held at Moreton Hall School, Oswestry this month.  James Ayshford, Oscar Patten, Kieren Platts and Toby Stanford from Year 10 showed considerable ability in their events with Oscar winning... read more

John Lewis is given an AGC 'make over'

John Lewis is given an AGC 'make over'

When our Lower Sixth art class was tasked with designing and creating a mural for a wall in the offices of John Lewis Chester, we were immediately inspired and excited.  We took a trip to the store to be given our brief and to see the wall we would be working on.  Tr... read more

Year 7 Team Building Days

Year 7 Team Building Days

On Thursday 10th and Friday 11th October all Year 7 were involved in two days of Team Building which demonstrated to them that together they can solve a challenge by organisation, interacting and planning. On Thursday they undertook a ‘Dragons Den’ Challenge and... read more

Aldford win the Cup!

Aldford win the Cup!

Aldford are Victorious!  Last Sunday 6 October, the Abbey Gate College Under 11 football team took part in the annual 6-a-side football tournament held at Ellesmere College.  In previous years we have had relative success in this competition, always progressing to the... read more

Harvest 'celebrations' make a real difference

Harvest 'celebrations' make a real difference

As the seasons change and summer disappears to make way for autumn we celebrated Harvest last week. The children at our wonderful Junior School at Aldford celebrated at Aldford Church by singing, playing musical instruments and reading about the beauty of the earth and we... read more

Abbey Gate College Chapel Choir – Masterclass with composer Philip Stopford

Abbey Gate College Chapel Choir – Masterclass with composer Philip Stopford

Classic FM’s ‘Hall of Fame’ composer Philip Stopford returned to Chester to give a three hour Masterclass to Abbey Gate College Chapel Choir.  The Choir worked on 6 of Philip’s compositions including his Lully, Lulla, Lullay which is currently in the Classic FM Ha... read more

Representative Honours in Football and Rugby

Congratulations go to a number of boys at the College who have been selected for representative teams across the region in both football and rugby. Barney Franklin is playing at Bolton on Sunday in the North ISA team after trials at QEGs Blackburn last Sunday.... http://www.isfa.org.uk/boys/36-boys/representative-teams-regional/53-isfa-north-under-16-representative-team   Francois Antoine... read more