Monthly Archives: June 2016

Please be aware that Saint Benedict will be open as normal on Tuesday 5th July despite the planned action by the NUT. Lessons will be running as normal for all year groups except Year 12 who will either be on Work Experience, supporting Year 6 students, or completing private study in Elmwood.   Please also […]

Parents’ information evening, 6.30 pm, Robert Ludlam Theatre, Monday 4th July St Benedict CVA students have been offered the opportunity to travel to Korolev, Russia. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students to learn about space exploration and engineering as well as Russia’s rich history, language and culture. Those interested in attending the meeting […]

Stunning artwork from students was displayed at an exhibition for proud parents. A varied range of GCSE, As-level and A-level art including creative textiles, sculpture, collages, paintings, drawings and sketchbooks was available to view at the special event. Helen Sharpe, Visual Arts subject leader at Saint Benedict CVA, said she was extremely proud of all of the […]

Please note, the time for the Parents Evening on Monday 27 June has been changed due to the England match. It will now start at 6.15 pm and will finish at 7.45 pm. Letters have been sent to the parents of the DICT half of the year  

Applications for free School Transport for the 2016/17 School year – apply / renew applications available from 15 June 2016.   Parents must apply/renew Home to School Transport Assistance (HtSTA) requests each academic year.   Forms can be found online at Or can be collected from the School office.   Completed forms must be […]

Award-winning author Sufiya Ahmed urged Year 7 students to keep pursuing their dreams during an inspirational talk. Sufiya visited Saint Benedict CVA as part of Derby Book Festival and to promote her book ‘Secrets of the Henna Girl’ which explores the issue of forced marriage. She talked about her career in advertising and working in […]

Students have been taking part in pioneering stress-busting sessions designed to relieve anxiety during their GCSE exams. During the one-hour lessons, Year 11 students began by participating in a physical activity, such as basketball, which is designed to show them how they can relax. They were then asked to fill in a questionnaire designed to […]

Hundreds of budding writers at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy have seen their work in print in a unique book designed to showcase the talent of young people. All students are given the opportunity to contribute a piece of writing – which could be a story, recipe, poem, diary entry – to a book published […]