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
St. Mary’s once again judged OUTSTANDING.
The city-wide Community Engagement Day including 30 schools took place on Wednesday 17 July 2019.
On Wednesday 3 July 2019, Sixth Form student Tom Allan was awarded The Barbara Ward Award at the Celebrating Young People Awards Ceremony held at the Curzon Cinema in London’s West End.
Libby took part in the Bambisanani Partnership St. Mary’s 2018 Year 12 visit to South Africa.
Children from different classes took part in the piano, recorder (Years 2 and 3, and choir concert on Thursday 11 July 2019.
Mass with Bishop Marcus and the Diocese of Leeds Headteachers
The schools in The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust fundraised for and participated in the Bishop’s annual Good Shepherd Celebration at St. Anne’s Cathedral on Friday 24 May 2019.
Year 4 and Year 5 children at St Stephen’s, Skipton have enjoyed a pilgrimage to Assisi.
Michael from our livesimply CAFOD Parish group and TV presenter Helen Skelton visited our allotment to learn more about how our livesimply award shows solidarity with the world's poorest communities
Mini Vinnies from around the country descended on Westminster Cathedral for a Mass celebrated by Bishop Paul McAleenan and Fr Ged Walsh, Young Vincentian Spiritual Adviser.
Students from St. Mary’s, Menston and St. Joseph’s, Pudsey took part in a Tour de Yorkshire legacy event.
Now that SATs have finished, Year 6 spent time with their buddies in Reception class making headbands in preparation for Pentecost Celebration day
Everyone - schools, volunteers and especially the pupils - benefits from the Reading in Schools project.
New figures from the Department for Education (DfE) have revealed which state schools in Leeds have the best success rate for students going on to higher education at one of the country's Russell Group universities.