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Ex-students returned to Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy to inspire Year 9 as part of a World of Work Day. Former pupils talked to current students about their careers at a series of workshops organised by Future First. They included Philip Visha-Mlot, who attends Welbeck Military College,  Nica Casandra, who is studying children’s nursing,  Donna […]

Year 9 student Reuben Litherland has enjoyed a VIP tour of Rolls-Royce after he spoke of his desire to work for the company when he appeared on The One Show. Reuben told the show’s presenters Alex Jones and Ore Oduba that working for Rolls-Royce was his ‘perfect dream’. The 14-year-old is profoundly Deaf and was invited […]

Year 9 student Reuben Litherland was awarded a Head’s Commendation by Mr Gritton this week for his work to raise awareness of the issues facing young Deaf people, which included an appearance on The One Show on the BBC. Well done Reuben – very well deserved!

Employers, universities, apprenticeship and training providers offered students from Years 8 to 13 with advice about their futures at our annual Careers Fair. Representatives from local universities attended along with Babington Business College, Bombardier, the Army, Derby City Council, Derby College, Derby Skillbuild, the Prince’s Trust, Tomlinson’s and the National Citizen Service. The event was […]

Students and staff celebrated World Book Day in style this week. Teachers and staff dressed up as characters from their favourite books and students were treated to a series of literary themed activities throughout the day. Students and staff were invited to take five minutes of their lessons to share extracts from popular teenage fiction. […]

Year 9 student Reuben Litherland was a smash hit with viewers when he appeared on The One Show on the BBC. Thirteen-year-old Reuben Litherland was on the show with mum Jacinta and sister Maisie, 12, who is also a student at Saint Benedict CVA, on Friday. Reuben has been Deaf since birth and he talked about […]

Please click on the link below to obtain the document ‘Reviews of Marking’ – The information will also be listed under ‘Information’ and ‘Exams’ Reviews of marking Reviews of marking – centre assessed marks  (GCSE controlled assessments, GCE coursework, GCE and GCSE non-examination assessments) Saint Benedict CVA is committed to ensuring that whenever its staff mark […]

          After several attempts to clear the school site and very careful consideration we have decided that Saint Benedict will remain closed on Friday 2 March. Unfortunately high winds and freezing temperatures have meant that snow has been drifting on the site, continually blocking paths and access routes. As a result, we still […]