The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust allows us to strengthen the work we all do together in providing a world class Catholic education for all the families within our parishes. Staff and governors continue to work together to provide the best for our young people in all our schools throughout their education. I would like to thank them and all our families for their continued support.
With St. Mary’s Teaching School at the heart of the Trust, we are fully committed to the continuing professional development of all our staff and to providing teachers of the future for our children.
We have a vision for Catholic education that goes beyond individual schools and changes our perception from ‘my’ school, to ‘our’ schools. The challenge for us all is how we can share our gifts and talents to ensure that education for all of our children is outstanding.
Chair, The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust
The ten schools who have converted into academies under The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust are:
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Ilkley, a Voluntary Academy
St. Mary’s Horsforth Catholic Voluntary Academy
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Pudsey, a Voluntary Academy
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Otley, a Voluntary Academy
Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy
St. Mary’s Menston, a Catholic Voluntary Academy
St Mary's Catholic Primary School Knaresborough, a Voluntary Academy
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Harrogate, a Voluntary Academy
Holy Name Catholic Voluntary Academy
St. Stephen's Catholic Primary School and Nursery, a Voluntary Academy
Yesterday was the Feast day of St Joseph and today we celebrated this in our whole school Mass at church with Father Neil, parents and our parishioners.
On Friday 3 March 2017 our Year 4 pupils took part in the 'Kids in the Limelight' (Kids Aloud) concert at the Royal Hall in Harrogate.
Wensleydale are learning about Fairtrade and how it benefits Fairtrade workers and farmers. A visible demonstration of this is the 90kg rice challenge.
What a wonderful week. The children have enjoyed investigating our crime scene this week and learning lots about dinosaurs. They have produced some wonderful work which Parents and Carers will be invited to see later in the term.
Fame – The Musical Performed at St. Mary’s, Menston
Year 3 were lucky to have a Stone Age workshop in January 2017 as part of their topic curriculum.
We have been taking photos of our whole class in school.
Bishop Marcus visited St. Joseph's Pudsey on Tuesday 24 January 2017 to bless and officially open the new extension and playground.
The schools in our Trust have all been celebrating Advent
Admissions consultation regarding Policies for Admission for September 2018
John Paul 2 Foundation 4 Sport chose St Stephen's, Skipton to launch its new ‘Aim High For All’ Virtues programme (AHFA), endorsed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
On Thursday 24 November 2016 we were honoured to welcome Bishop Marcus to school to lead us in prayer and officially open the new EYFS/KS1 outdoor area.
Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a 'Roman day' on Friday 25 November 2016
The school community at Sacred Heart, Ilkley, is proud to announce that, based on the numbers of children achieving Level 5s in KS2 Reading, Writing and Maths SATS from 2013-15, our school has been ranked joint 82nd in England in 'The Sunday Times' Top 250 schools.
St. Stephen’s are celebrating an award of £9,430 from the Big Lottery Fund to help build a new outside play area for their early years outdoor area for Nursery and Reception children.