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A Year 9 student has been selected for a prestigious national role which will see him represent young Deaf people across the UK. Reuben Litherland has been chosen to become a representative on the Youth Deaf Advisory Board for the National Deaf Children’s Society. The 13-year-old, who has been Deaf since birth, was one of […]

The achievements of students were celebrated at our Presentation Evening. Students from last year’s Year 11, 12 and 13 cohort attended the event along with their families and staff members. The Mayor of Derby, Councillor John Whitby, was the guest of honour and there were musical performances from the Saint Benedict Big Band and the […]

Christmas Jumper Day

If students have a Christmas jumper (or brightly coloured clothing) they can wear it on Friday in exchange for a £1 donation for the James Howland fund. No need to wear school uniform but the usual rules apply.

Sixth formers showcased their photography skills at a media exhibition. Students studying A-level Media were split into groups and tasked with organising an exhibition of their work. Each group chose a theme for their photos and assigned different roles to each student involved. Photos were then displayed for parents, staff and fellow students to see. […]

A Year 7 student has qualified for the World Irish Dancing Championships. Rory Hay won the Under-12 category at the Midlands Qualifiers in Coventry and will go on to compete at the World Championships in April 2018 in Glasgow. This will be the second time that Rory will compete at the World Championships, which is […]

Students have handed over more than 70 Christmas shoeboxes to Derby Rotary Club. The boxes will be passed on to the charity Samaritan’s Purse, which collects shoeboxes as part of Operation Christmas Child to distribute to poor children across the world. Teacher Mr Hughes thanked everyone for their donations. He said: “McAuley students are so […]

Awards for academic and extra-curricular achievements were handed out to hundreds of students at our Presentation Evening. Students from Year 8 to 11 were praised in front of a packed audience of parents, family members, carers and staff. House awards were also made, with the Athletics Day Trophy going to John Paul House and the […]

A new Head Boy and Head Girl have been appointed at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy. Ben Wright, 17, and Taylor Fowlke, 18, were selected for the positions and they have already started fulfilling their new duties. Sixth formers were encouraged to apply for the Head Boy and Head Girl roles and they had to […]

Students in Year 9 were given the opportunity to learn from the experts during an engineering workshop with Rolls-Royce. Fifty students took part in the Pure Flight workshop which was designed to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and the opportunities that exist for engineers at Rolls-Royce. The workshop also aims to inspire by […]