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
All the schools within our trust are displaying Consultation information about Admissions for Entry September 2020.
On Tuesday 27 November 2018, we had a special treat. Transdev have a new fleet of electric buses and one of them has been named after our school.
Mini Vinnies - Society of St Vincent de Paul
Well done to our Year 6 football team, who recently won a home game against Froebelian. It was a fantastic team effort from everyone and a great way to start off our league season.
Year 5 were very lucky to spend an afternoon at Knaresborough library taking part in a comic art creation workshop with published artist and comedian Kev Sutherland
Learning about virtue
We are using it to enhance our learning whilst having lots of fun!
For more information, please come to our Open Evening on Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 6:30pm and you can also tune into Radio Aire for a student view of life at St Mary’s Sixth Form.
We remember the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918
On Friday 19 October 2018, we asked children and staff to wear red to 'Show Racism the Red Card' and raise awareness about racism within society
Bishop Marcus received an enthusiastic welcome from the children, current staff, previous staff and governors on 19 September 2018. The Chair of the Bishop Wheeler Trust, Mrs Hyde, and the Diocesan Director for Education, Mrs Cox, were also present.
Here are some of the answers to a Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare questionnaire given to the school council last week
St. Mary's students who visited South Africa honoured at Diana Award Event
St Mary's Choir sang beautifully at the Celebrating Peace event in Horsforth on 22 September 2018.