Aqualate Life

Our students and staff make life in Aqualate School an enjoyable and rewarding experience. There is a strong emphasis on self-respect and consideration for others which is enhanced through our aim to provide a warm, safe and caring environment which meets the needs of every student, enabling them to achieve their full potential during their time at school.

Our students strive to achieve; whether it’s sporting achievements, achievement in the Performing Arts, academic achievement or helping others and being a good citizen we reward our students; every two weeks a group of nominated students have Hot Chocolate with Mr Hill and the Aqualate team.

We also reward our students with a half termly prize draw. Students who are consistently well behaved in social time, punctual and wear their uniform appropriately have a greater chance of winning!

Follow our achievements on Twitter @aqualate_bbs

Core Values

Our school ethos is ‘Our Best Always’. This encompasses all we do in Aqualate School; through our work ethic, behaviour and respect for others and ourselves.

Through our programme of tutor activities our core values are shared so that every Aqualate student goes to their first lesson of the day ready and equipped for their learning and to enable them be their best, Always.

Aqualate - A Brief History

Our small school is named after the Aqualate Hall and associated Mere and Nature Reserve located to the East of Newport

Aqualate Hall originally dates back to the early-17th century.  The current hall was built between 1927 and 1930 after a fire partially destroyed it in 1910.

The deer park dates back to the 17th century. 

The Aqualate Mere is a site of Scientific Interest and is home to rare species of birds and aquatic mammals.


Aqualate Mere                                                                                                              Aqualate Hall

Aqualate Mascot

Meet Gerry, he is a Horsefield Tortoise aged 3 and half. He spends some of his time in the Aqualate office. If you are in Aqualate School come and visit him. Look out for the signs on the door to see if he’s in!

Aqualate School Team

Mr K Hill

Head of School

Mrs K Stephens

Deputy Head of School

Mrs S Dakin

School Manager

Miss B Beddow

Learning Mentor