We have recently introduced an easy and convenient service allowing parents and guardians to make payments direct to school via a secure web portal operated by ParentPay.com. The facility enables payments to be made on-line via debit or credit card or by a PayPoint card at various retail outlets.
By offering a greater choice of payment methods, our aim is not only to make it more convenient to make payments to school, it will also to help us reduce the risks associated with cash being carried to school by pupils.
We are currently in the process of phasing in this service and letters are being sent out to parents and guardians over the next few weeks with details of how to enrol.
Please keep a look out for your letter as this will contain a unique username and password that will enable you to activate your account. If you need assistance when you receive your letter, our friendly finance staff can be contacted on 01902 551589 and will be happy to help you get started.
In light of recent news about a number of incidents across the country involving knife crime all students in school will receive a presentation from Precious Lives over the course of of December, January and February. This will help guide them about how to make safer choices in their lives, now and in the future.
Year 8 Netball Team beat Aldersley 7 – 5.
Year 10 Netball Team beat St. Peter’s 7 – 5.
Year 11 Netball Team drew to St. Peter’s 10 – 10.
To ensure that the 3G and Astro Turf surfaces do not get damaged all users must adhere to the following guidelines.
Under no circumstances will blades, including rubber ones, or metal studs be allowed on either surface. If you are unsure please use the pictures below as a guideline.
On Sunday 6th September the Elite Dance Group ‘Respire’ had the amazing opportunity to perform at the Sainsbury’s School Games 2015 in Manchester at the Regional Athletics Arena. They opened the closing ceremony in front of 3000 spectators some of these including top athletes from around the world. It was also streamed live on the internet. It was a huge honour to perform at these games for Youth Sport Trust and the students from Our Lady and St Chad did us proud and represented the school in a highly professional and skilful manner.
Leaders and Performers
Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy was one of nine schools/colleges selected to volunteer at the Sainsburys School Games in Manchester. We had 13 students attend this amazing event which sees the best athletes across the UK come together to complete for their nation. Our Lady and St Chad is nationally renowned for our excellent Sports Leadership programme. This opportunity extended our portfolio further. Read more…
Our Synthetic Turf pitch is near completion. When complete the pitch will boast one full size adult pitch, one 9 v 9 pitch and three 5 a side pitches. All available for hire. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any booking queries.
Year 7 boys have trialled for the Academy football team this week. With the trials spread over three days, 40 students have participated. Mr Minihane will select the team over the next week.
Best ever Sixth Form results
Students at Our Lady & St Chad Catholic Academy have exceeded their ‘best ever results’ for the second year running. All students have successfully gained a place at University with more students than ever achieving the very highest grades. Students will be starting their degrees in subjects such as Biomedical Science, English, Pharmacy, Sport Science, Education, Forensics, Business, Music, Nursing and Social Work. Read more…
After a classroom suggestion by a student, top set Year 10 were presented with the opportunity to study Statistics GCSE. A group of students enthusiastically accepted and we began the ambitious six month journey. In order to cover the syllabus, the group attended after school classes every week plus extra days during the Easter and Christmas holidays. Every week, at the end of the day, the students would rush to the lesson. They dedicated themselves to every element of the course – both the coursework and exam preparation. Read more…
Three year 7 students were invited to record a radio advert at the Free Radio Recording Studio in Birmingham on Thursday. The students were treated to a tour of the studio and even met some of the presenters. The radio advert can be heard on Free Radio 97.2 FM from Friday 11th September. You can listen to the snippets below.
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