Monthly Archives: October 2015

Dedicated students at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy were rewarded for their efforts at an Autumn Presentation Evening. More than 100 students received awards for academic, extra-curricular and House achievements in front of their parents, family members, carers and staff. Among the award winners were Romero House, scooping both The Athletics Day trophy and Attendance Shield, […]

Students across Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy enjoyed a special Spirituality Day which saw them focus on helping others. Traditional lessons were suspended for the day and replaced with a Mass for each House along with a range of activities, the aim of which was to support students’ cultural, social and moral education within the Catholic […]

A student at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy took to the stage after securing a role in an English Youth Ballet performance of Swan Lake.  Ella Ratcliffe performed in two shows at the Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent after being selected from a highly competitive audition process. The 14-year-old auditioned for a role along with about […]

Appeal for aid for refugees

Students and staff at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy are being urged to donate items to a collection of aid for refugees. Broadway Baptist Church is organising the collection and any items can be left in Bakhita Office in school with the deadline being the end of the day on Thursday, October 15th. Items that are […]

A Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy student has fulfilled her grandad’s wish to pay her respects to his uncle who died during the Battle of the Somme. Beth Silvester discovered her grandad’s uncle’s name on a war memorial and laid a poppy in his honour whilst she was on a tour of World War One […]

Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy is proud to be part of School Direct – a school-led teacher training programme in primary and secondary schools across England. School Direct teacher training is delivered by groups of local schools working in partnership and we have now joined that alliance in Derby. The training programmes provide trainees with opportunities to […]

A total of 110 students have become prefects at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy – the highest number ever. The Year 11 students had to apply in writing for the role when they were in Year 10, saying what they thought they could bring to the position and why they were suitable. Those selected for […]

Student Ellie O’Connell is currently starring in a CBBC show about ice skating – part of which was filmed at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy. Thirteen-year-old Ellie is featured on Ice Stars, a documentary about the talented ice dancers based at Nottingham Ice Centre Skate Academy. Ellie was filmed with her partner Josh Tarry, 14, […]