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.
Sleeping Beauty Panto
Cathedral Academy and CAPA students join forces each year to present the annual pantomime. 2011 saw a sell-out run of Sleeping Beauty with matinee performances filled with local Wakefield primary schools.
Fun in Food Lessons!
Food Technology is a popular subject in Key Stage 3 and 4 with extensive enrichment opportunities. In June 2012 Cathedral Academy students won two national cooking competitions and will have the chance to work alongside professional chefs in one of London's Michelin star restaurant.
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.
House System
All Cathedral Academy students and staff are members of either Phoenix, Pegasus, Dragon or Unicorn houses. With regular house activities and awards, the House System is a great way for students to make friends from across the year groups.
Honk the Musical
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.

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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.

Tay Warren, Principal



  Useful Contacts

Academic Achievement– Mr. A Jeffrey (Vice Principal)

Teaching and Learning – Mrs. K Cafferky (Vice Principal)

Behaviour/Safeguarding – Mr. P Willerton (Assistant Vice Principal)

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

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

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

Year 7 – Miss. T Cullen (Y7 Achievement Leader), Mr. J Boam (Y7 Student Liaison Officer)

Year 8 – Miss S Holden (Y8 Achievement Leader), Mr. T Marchant (Y8 Student Liaison Officer)

Year 9 – Mr S Taylor (Y9 Achievement Leader), Mr. G Summerfield (Y9 Student Liaison Officer)

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

CAPA/CAPA Juniors -  Miss C Nicholson (Director of CAPA), Mr E Copp (Assistant Director of CAPA) and Mrs J Ambler (CAPA Administrator)

Latest News

CASPA AGM Meeting – 6th November

As you are aware Cathedral Academy has started Cathedral Academy Staff and Parents Association (CASPA) in order to further develop the relationships that have already been established between the academy and home. CASPA is currently a volunteer group made up of a small number of parents and staff; our aim is to expand this number and become an official Parents’ Association.

In order to become an official Parents’ Association, we first need to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM). At an AGM, a committee will be elected by the staff, parents and friends of Cathedral Academy present at the meeting. The committee to be elected usually consists of a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.

If these roles do not appeal to you but you would still like to be involved, please don’t worry. This is a project where everyone can join in and help. As well as the official roles within a Parents’ Association (Chair, Treasurer or Secretary), there are members of the committee who, although they do not have a specific title, do have a casting vote in decision making. Anyone else who still wishes to help but is not able to commit to meetings will also be welcome. This may include parents, carers, grandparents and friends who may be great at organising events, brilliant at getting donations for raffles, making cakes, have a business link that may be useful to CASPA or are just happy to help by being part of a team.  No matter how large or small, all help will be welcomed.

When a committee has been elected and CASPA becomes an official Parents’ Association, we will then be eligible to apply for charitable status. This means that we can make even more of the funds we raise from events and activities to help your child. We have already made a start at raising funds by signing up to This website is perfect for those of us who do a lot of online shopping; by signing up to and accessing your favourite shopping websites through it, a donation will be made to the CASPA fund at no extra expense to you.

As well as being of benefit to and raising funds for the academy and charities, the Cathedral Academy Staff and Parents Association group will give you the opportunity to meet other families and be more involved in the life of the academy.  We hope to see you at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 6th November 2014 at 3:30pm, whether you are looking to be a part of the committee or would just like more information on Cathedral Academy Staff and Parents Association.

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