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Year 10 student Simeon Perry is celebrating after being selected to play for the England Under-15s basketball team. The 15-year-old has been playing basketball since Year 7 and turns out regularly for Derbyshire Spartans and also trains with Team Derby’s Men’s team Division 3. He attended several national training camps before turning out recently for […]

Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy has been rated ‘good’ in every category and ‘good’ overall by Ofsted inspectors. Mr Gritton and senior leaders were praised by Ofsted for their ‘determined leadership’ which has led to rapid improvement. Inspectors carried out a full inspection over two days last month and they praised the ‘broad and balanced’ curriculum, […]

Two sixth formers have spoken of an emotional trip to Auschwitz. Ella Gritton and George McVeigh visited the former Nazi extermination camp in a trip organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust as part of its Lessons from Auschwitz project. The project is a four-part course which explores universal lessons of the Holocaust and its relevance […]

Year 10 Business Studies students attended a ‘Question Time’ event at The Quad in Derby. They participated along with students from other local schools and the panellists were Adam Buss, CEO at The Quad, Adam Tamsett, General Manager at INTU Derby, Heidi Barlow, Head of Marketing for East Midlands Airport, David Carlin, Training and Compliance Manager and […]

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 […]