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The ‘Class of 2019’ was celebrated at our Presentation Evening. Subject awards were handed out to last year’s Year 13 and 11 students along with GCSE and A-level certificates. Deputy Head Mrs Boyce welcomed students and their families followed by Chair of Governors, Mr Wharam. Mr Wharam said to the students: “Thankyou for the example […]

Students in Year 10 collected enough money to buy more than 230 pairs of socks for people who attend a night shelter in Derby. The socks were handed over to Derby City Mission, which provides safe accommodation and a substantial meal for up to 35 guests each night during the coldest months of the year […]

Enterprising students took on a challenge designed to inspire engineers of the future. Sixty Year 9 students who had expressed an interest in engineering were chosen to work on EDT’s Go4SET programme. Go4SET offers young people the opportunity to develop skills, inform subject choice and change perceptions about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), raising […]

More than 25 employers conducted mock job interviews with every Year 11 student. The one-to-one interview sessions were organised by E4E, an initiative which aims to link employers with youngsters in a bid to create a better understanding about career opportunities and aspirations. Businesses and organisations attended included HMRC, Derby City Council, Rolls-Royce and the […]

Gaelic football, afternoon tea and a Ceilidh were just some of the activities enjoyed by Spanish students visiting Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy. Twenty-one Year 8 students and two teachers from our partner school, Colexio Guillelme Brown in Spain, came to Derby as part of an exchange trip. They partnered up with Year 8 students and […]

The Jamaican High Commissioner paid a visit to Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy as part of an official visit to Derby. His Excellency Mr Seth George Ramocan is Jamaican High Commisioner to the UK and Jamaican ambassador to several other nations around the world. Mr Ramocan met a group of pupils and staff and was […]