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
October is the month dedicated to Mary and praying the Rosary as October 7th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Our schools took part in this event - a feast of music, song, prayer, sign-language dance and liturgy.
The school had a very special visitor from the NSPCC last week.
What have Year 5 been learning about so far this year?
We went on a trip to Cliffe castle in Keighley to learn about "The Stone Age."
The celebration of holy Mass of Thanksgiving for The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust was
indeed a most blessed occasion.
Mr Darren Beardsley and St. Mary’s Menston staff chosen for top roles supporting schools in challenging circumstances
Rugby League training in the September sunshine at Holy Name, Cookridg and St. Mary's, Menston
School Councils at our member schools for this academic year
There is also new playground equipment and Mrs Hurley, Head of School has been welcomed
Primary school pupils from across Wharfedale and Aireborough took part in the 2017 Otley and District Junior Schools Road Safety Quiz.
The performance of 'Alice in Wonderland' took place on Wednesday 5th July in our Performing Arts Studio
We have really been enjoying our cricket lessons with Mr Davies and his Sixth Form sports leaders from Prince Henry's Grammar School.
Year 4 pupils at Holy Name, Cookridge did presentations about their favourite thing that have learnt during the 2016–17 academic year.
Year 3 and 4's collective worship was delivered by Year 5 pupils visiting from Ss Peter and Paul, Yeadon