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


Letter re new uniform – Download: Uniform letter to parents



Saturdays 10am – 1pm

CAPA Theatre Arts is a friendly, fun Performing Arts group for 4 – 16 year olds. Held at CAPA College every Saturday morning, the students benefit from CAPA’s expert staff and industry standard facilities. They have regular performance opportunities throughout the year and gain valuable skills and experience in Singing, Acting and Dancing. Past Theatre Arts students have gone on to study at some of the top Performing Arts colleges, including CAPA, Urdang Academy and Bird College. All levels of experience are welcome.

The fees are £15 per week, with discounts available for siblings.

Come along for a free Taster Session any Saturday in term time. Contact or call 01924 330661 for more information.

CAPA College, Thornes Rd, WF2 8QF

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)

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Maths Residential

Mr Longley organised a Maths residential trip to Kingswood Dearne Valley on 14th November 2014. The Maths weekend trip was aimed at targeted Year 11 students to ensure Cathedral Academy and Maths team provided students with different type of opportunities to help with their learning. Kingswood aim is to offer a range of programmes specially designed to inspire and stimulate the minds of our students, enhancing their formal education and growing their appetite for learning.

Archery, laser tag, aeroball, low ropes and problem solving are some of the activities our Year 11 students took part in, which were all linked to Maths and with the aim of promoting team work. Year 11 students were also involved in Maths revision session for 3 hours on Saturday morning where Mr Longley and Mr Ismail went through exam topics and GCSE Maths revision material. Thank you to Miss Coulson for giving up her weekend to spend time with Year 11.

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