October Half Term Holidays
Extra sessions are being run by volunteer staff during the half term holidays for Y11 students. Timetables have been issued to students and sent home to parents to encourage a high take up – these sessions really CAN make a difference to final grades. Please encourage your child to attend.
We return to school on Monday 3rd November. May I remind you that the following school rules will still apply:
• Phones must be switched off and in a bag or locker throughout the day, including lunch breaks.
• Shoes are to be plain black – no logo or flashes/stripes.
• Jewellery – only a watch and 1 pair of stud earrings. Face piercings are NOT allowed and students will be asked to remove them.
• Hair colour and cut should be conservative – dip dye/bright colours/tramlines etc are NOT acceptable.
• Students should be ready to learn which includes a good sized bag to carry all their necessary equipment and books.
• Make-up is NOT allowed to be worn at school.
We want our students to enjoy school and would be grateful for your support in enforcing our rules; we have the health and safety of the students in mind.
I wish you and your families a happy half term holiday.
Mrs P Hanrahan. - Head teacher.
Results Day 2014 - Congratulations to the class of 2014
There were many smiles in St Peter's on Thursday 20 August - this year's GCSE exam results day.
Despite country wide reporting on problems with English/ Maths grades, which has had some effect on our results, most subjects have seen an increased number of A*- C grades and an increase in A* and A grades.
Well done to all Students and Staff for their hard work and perseverance which paid off.
Due to these successes ALL students have secured their places in further education or apprenticeships
Good luck to all and remember my mantra "You Can Be Whatever You Want To Be" -- you are now on your way.
Mrs P Hanrahan. - Head teacher
Our New Academy
I am delighted to inform you that we are now in full partnership with St Gabriel's Catholic Voluntary Primary Academy, St Margaret Clitherow's Catholic Voluntary Primary Academy and St Mary's Catholic Voluntary Primary Academy as.........
St Oswald’s Catholic Academy Trust
The date of conversion was 1st April 2014 and we marked this special event by arranging a mass at the Cathedral where all four schools worshipped together led by Bishop Terence Drainey. Canon Eddie Gubbins was one of the co-celebrants and it was a spiritually uplifting experience for all.
Academy status is leading the way in educational innovation and raising standards enabled by freedom from LA control to make decisions that will have a positive impact on our students and pupils. We now have the opportunity to use the freedoms and flexibilities of this academy status to share best practice and work together to bring about sustained improvements to all our partner schools and other schools in our area.
I would like to take this opportunity to thanks all Governors, parents, staff, parishioners and school community for their continued support. This is a landmark in our history and a very important status to ensure Catholic Education will continue in this area.
We not only saved the school, improved the attainment and increased the student roll but also ensured its future together.
THANK YOU - As a Trust of four schools, we will make you proud.
Mrs P.J.Hanrahan - Headteacher.