Friday 24th May 2019

It was a privilege to welcome back to the school Ryan Taylor, our Head Boy from 2011, who came to speak to our Year 10 pupils on Thursday during our assembly. Ryan gave a fascinating insight into his adventures since he left us and his opening slide was a picture of him and Theresa May with the…

Posted by /blog/author/gmtaylor on 24 May 2019

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Tuesday 21st May 2019

Last week was ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ in school and what a great week it was! I know that sometimes parents don’t always get the information of what has been going on in school, so I thought I would share with you what we did.

For every year group and every form group at…

Posted by /blog/author/gmtaylor on 21 May 2019

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Wednesday 4th April 2019

We have had a fantastic few weeks leading up to our Easter break.  I had the privilege of attending the three Music Festivals, where our pupils had the chance to perform solo in a mini concert-setting in our school hall.  All three evenings were brilliant and I drove home from each one an…

Posted by /blog/author/gmtaylor on 4 April 2019

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Wednesday 13th March 2019

On Tuesday, this week we hosted the annual CCRS Conference for all of the trainee teachers in Wigan and West Lancashire Catholic Schools Direct. As part of their yearlong training course, the trainees complete a double module of the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies and the daylong…

Posted by /blog/author/gmtaylor on 13 March 2019

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Wednesday 13th February 2019

It was a real privilege to welcome back to the school Oliver Gildart, Joe Burgess and Luke Thompson last week - what great role models for our pupils! Please see latest news article.

I was informed of some fantastic successes from last weekend when many of our pupils took part in the Acrobatic…

Posted by /blog/author/gmtaylor on 13 February 2019

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Friday 1st February 2019

The first three weeks of term have been especially busy, with a Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy information evening for parents, Y11 Parents’ Evening and numerous information sessions for our Y9 pupils about option choices, plus two very successful Guidance Evenings for Y9 parents to discuss the…

Posted by /blog/author/gmtaylor on 1 February 2019

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Friday 7th December 2018

I was lucky enough to attend the Seagulls Gymnastic Club Christmas show last night (Thursday 6th) and I must tell you it was absolutely fantastic!! I had been invited as there are so many of our pupils who attend the club and I had a huge sense of pride in their efforts as I drove home; they were…

Posted by /blog/author/gmtaylor on 7 December 2018

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Monday 19th November 2018

A couple of weeks ago we held our annual GCSE Certificate Presentation Evening in the school hall and it was a fantastic evening! It always amazes me just how much our former pupils grow up in those few months since leaving school. It was brilliant to be able to catch up with our former pupils and…

Posted by /blog/author/gmtaylor on 19 November 2018

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Friday 19th October 2018

Amazing, fantastic, awesome, brilliant - these are just some of the superlatives that were uttered by the audience following our school production ‘School of Rock’ last week!! I received lots of lovely comments and emails from parents, grandparents and extended family who had been to watch…

Posted by /blog/author/gmtaylor on 19 October 2018

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Tuesday 9th October 2018

It has been another brilliant two weeks in school.  Our Open Evening last Wednesday was one of our most successful ever with record numbers of parents coming to look around the school.  I must state the atmosphere was really special and I received lots of lovely comments from parents on the…

Posted by /blog/author/gmtaylor on 9 October 2018

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Tuesday 25th September 2018

I hope everyone had a great summer holiday.  It has been a great start to the year - so much has happened in the first two weeks of term! Year 7 pupils have got to know each other at the ‘Retreat Days’. 

Our Year 11 pupils had their start of year Mass at St Oswald’s, celebrated by Father…

Posted by /blog/author/gmtaylor on 25 September 2018

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Monday 6th November 2017

It has been a really busy week after half term, with lots of examples of fantastic work. It was great on Thursday to meet so many parents at Parents’ Evening; please feel free to stop me for a chat when you see me at any of the Parents’ Evenings, - I always really enjoy meeting new parents and…

Posted by /blog/author/gmtaylor on 7 November 2017

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