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 Menston were invited to attend the Global Learning Programme Expert Centre Conference at the Hallam conference Centre, London.
The representatives of the school council and the Mini Vinnie team working hard with Mrs Pennington, a member of the Academy Council to renew our school mission statement.
Year 3 celebrated their Class Mass together at 9.30am in church yesterday.
This week the children have been working really hard in competition with other schools, earning lots of points on Mathletics.
On Wednesday 19 October 2017, all the children took part in a sponsored 'Tough Mudder' for the NSPCC. Everyone has a fantastic muddy time. They raised the tremendous amount of £2230!
The Mini Vinnies assisted Harrogate Rotary Club on Tuesday 31 October by planting crocus bulbs at Walker's Passage near The Stray.
Image Theatre Company performed a fantastic production of ‘Wind in the Willows’ for the children.
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.