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.