Pastoral Care
Cathedral Academy prides itself on its pastoral, care, guidance and support to ensure students feel happy, safe and supported throughout their time at school.
Parent Activities
Cathedral Academy works closely with parent and carers with each Faculty offering a range of parent activities alongside the annual calendar of Student Review Days and Parent Evenings.
The Wiz
As a specialist Performing Arts school, Cathedral Academy offers an extensive annual programme of performances and performing arts events
Professional full time post-16 performing arts training and education. CAPA offers full time performing arts, production arts and creative media training and education at post-16 level. With excellent exam results and progression routes to the UK's leading conservatoires, universities and professional careers in the arts, CAPA has really established itself as a centre of the highest quality post-16 performing arts training. CAPA attracts students from across the north of England auditioning for one of the limited places each year.

Welcome to Cathedral Academy

Cathedral Academy is an 11-16  Church of England secondary school with places for 1050 students. We are also a Specialist Performing Arts College, with a national reputation for excellence.

Welcome to our website. I am confident it will reveal a true reflection of life at Cathedral Academy and everything we have to offer. If, as Parent/Guardian of a student attending Cathedral Academy, you require a paper copy of the information on our website, we shall provide this free of charge.

Kat Cafferky, Acting Principal


Useful Contacts

Academic Achievement– Mrs K Cafferky (Acting Principal)

Teaching and Learning – Mr J Harrison (Vice Principal)

Behaviour/Safeguarding – Mr. M Schofield (Assistant Vice Principal)

Data, Assessment, Reports – Mr. S Pinder (Assistant Vice Principal)

Language and Learning (SEN and EAL) – Mr. M Schofield (Assistant Vice Principal) , Mr. N Alyas (SENCO/Leader of EAL)

Homework/Parent Partnerships– Mrs. B Smith (Associate Assistant Vice Principal)

Year 7 – Miss. C Holland (Head of Year 7), Mr. J Boam (Y7 Student Liaison Officer)

Year 8 – Mr S Taylor (Head of Year 8), Mr. J Boam (Y8 Student Liaison Officer)

Year 9 – Mr A Craven (Head of Year 9), Mr. G Summerfield (Y9 Student Liaison Officer)

Year 10 /Year 11– Mr. A Robertson (Head of Year 10) Mr. A Brooke (Head of Year 11), Miss. L Coulson (Y11 Student Liaison Officer), Mr. P Newlove (Y10 Student Liaison Officer)

CAPA/CAPA Juniors -  Miss C Nicholson (Strategic Director of CAPA), Mr E Copp (Artistic Director of CAPA), Miss L Nicholson (Assistant Vice Principal), Mrs J Ambler (CAPA Administrator), Mrs K Owen (CAPA Administrator)

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