Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy student was given a tour of the House of Lords as part of her prize for winning a city-wide public speaking competition for schools. Natasha Coyle, 16, was the overall winner of the Chris Williamson Public Speaking Trophy, with two of her fellow students, Euan Harrison, 15 and Dominic […]

Students had a master-class in portrait painting from a practising artist at the University of Derby. Sixth Form Art and Textiles students visited the university for a half-day drawing and portrait painting workshop with the artist Edward Sutcliffe, who is London based and is a teacher specialising in portrait painting. Mr Sutcliffe has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery on […]

Ofsted Inspections

Inspection of Saint Benedict, A Catholic Voluntary Academy by Ofsted, 23/11/2016 School inspections – a guide for parents Letter to parents

Students enjoyed a Come Dine With Me experience which involved discussing issues affecting society over food. They were joined by students from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Ashbourne and the event was organised by the University of Derby and the Economic Social Research Council. The aim was to get Sociology students talking about social issues […]

Map reading, meal planning and first aid were just some of the skills learnt by students on a Duke of Edinburgh award training day. Students attended the day at the academy in preparation for the expedition part of the Silver DofE award. They will walk seven hours a day in the White Peak between July 10th […]

More than 100 students are taking part in the school show, Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone. Every student who auditioned has been given a role in the show which will be a celebration of acting, singing, dancing and splurge guns. The show is based on a 1976 gangster film of the same name which featured only child […]

Paralympian and ex-student Ryan Taylor urged students to find a job that they enjoyed at an awards evening to celebrate their successes. Ryan, who came sixth in the para-triathlon in Rio’s Paralympic Games, was speaking to students at our Autumn Presentation Evening. The former student said he had found the best career he ever could have imagined. […]

Sixth former Martyna Kupczack is set to grace the stage at Derby Theatre after winning a role in the production of the David Walliams’ book Gangsta Granny.  The 17-year-old will perform a solo dance in the show which tells the story of a granny who lives a secret life. The teenager, who is studying A-levels in […]

Census Request – Supplementary Information   Each year our school is required to submit data on the numbers of students and staff to the Department of Education for funding purposes. This year we have been asked to provide supplementary information which we do not have on our school records. For each child the Department of […]