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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Coming up at Cathedral Academy

Upcoming Performing Arts

Generation Jukebox Vol. 2 – This year’s music concert promises to be even bigger and better than ever before with students from all year groups showcasing their music talents. From steel pans to vocal solos, rock groups to string ensembles, it promises to be a show not to be missed!

Lion King Trip – On 7th May we will be taking a small number of lucky to students to see the Broadway hit musical The Lion King at Bradford Alhambra Theatre. The award winning show is a stunning display of musical theatre, amazing costumes and puppetry based on Walt Disney’s The Lion King.

Upcoming Parent Activities

Elevenses at Cathedral (May 2014) – Learning to bake fairy cakes and scones followed by a cup of tea and a chat to the teacher

Coming soon…

Cake Decorating (Term 3) - Learn some of the techniques used in creating and decorating fabulous cakes and cup-cakes with the creator of Lacey Cakes

Father’s Day (Term 3)- Like for Mother’s Day the Science department  will be creating surprises that dad will love

Heart Start (TBA) With the aid of an instructor parents will learn important elements of first aid. The course will include the recovery position, heart attacks, choking, CPR and bleeding.

Details may change so please keep an eye out for more information regarding Parent Link Activities on the website or in letters/ postcards your child will bring home.

 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/SENCO) , Mr. N Alyas (Assistant 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 – Mr. S Taylor (Y8 Achievement Leader), Mr. T Marchant (Y8 Student Liaison Officer)

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

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

Download:  Cathedral Academy Ofsted Report 2012-2013

Latest News

Y5 Maths Challenge 2014

Yr 5 Maths Challenge took place on Friday 4th April 2014 for the record breaking seventh time here at Cathedral Academy. Because of the success from the previous challenges, we feel it is important to show prospective Yr 5 pupils what the academy has to offer. It was fantastic to see pupils from Flanshaw, St Michaels, Lawfield, Methodist, Mount and Snapethorpe all taking part. This was the first ever we invited 72 students and 30 parents.

The day was full of fun activities where pupils had the opportunity to create 3D shapes using straws, design fun maths posters and see how Technology can be used to enhance Maths skills using Tablets and Nintendo DS.

Round 2 saw all the six feeder schools taking part in first ever Maths darts competition where the Yr 5 pupils had to get to 0 from 301 as quickly as possible with the captains calculating the scores overseen by G&T Yr 8 helpers. It was all to play for in the final round – the maths relay competition with captains having to do special tasks e.g. press ups and commando rolls.

A big congratulation to Flanshaw for winning the competition. We look forward to them defending their title in April 2015. The feedback from the pupils and parents was amazing as some can’t wait to take part again and be part of the academy in the near future.

A big thank you to Yr 8 helpers, Ms Trout, Ms Magyar and Ms Krishnan for helping on the day.

Mr Ismail

CAPA College Free School

Cathedral Academy propose to apply to the Department for Education to open a 16-19 Free School for CAPA College.   If we are successful in our bid, CAPA College Free School will be a flagship Arts College for Post-16 students, with its own purpose-built specialist accommodation serving up to 350 students and offering a range of high quality training and education courses in Performing Arts, Production Arts and Creative Media.

Interested?  Please take a couple of minutes to complete the online questionnaire and we’ll keep you updated with our progress.

Online Questionnaire

CAPA Consultation Document

For any further please contact