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
Year 8 enjoyed a challenging and diverse experience during residential in Ullswater.
St. Mary's took part in the UK's Biggest Celebration of Science during the second week of March 2018.
Well done and thank you to all those involved in contributing to a vitally important aspect of school life for our pupils, staff and families.
Nursery are holding an Open Day on 28th March 2018 from 1.00pm to 2.30pm. Come along and visit our wonderful Nursery. Please contact the school office to confirm your visit.
The year 5 and 6 girls braved freezing weather to beat the league champions All Saints'.
Holy Name Cookridge, Ss Peter and Paul Yeadon and St Joseph's Otley have been learning about CNY
On Monday 5 February 2018 we were delighted to welcome two of our parish St Vincent de Paul leaders to assembly to receive the £1077.01 raised for St Joseph's SVP as our advent charity.
Year 4 performed contraction surgery this half term. They used 'surgical skills to contract words and use apostrophes for omission'.
This week Reception have had lots of fun bird watching as part of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch event.
We are always keen to hear from former students about their achievements and career progression.
Year 4 had a fantastic opportunity to take part in a workshop led by dancers from the Northern Ballet Dance Academy!
Wensleydale visited the Town Hall to listen to a music concert.
Year 5 children had an amazing time at Robinwood in early January
St. Mary's Menston Year 12 student Sylvia Cullen has been successful in reaching the final stage of the UK Youth Parliament Elections