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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, and we have a professional Post 16 Performing Arts Academy with 60 student places.
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)
Applications are now open for both CAPA Juniors 2014 and CAPA College 2014. Please contact Jayne Ambler, CAPA Administrator for more details.
School holidays are from Monday 23rd December and we re-open on Monday 6th January. Merry Christmas to all!
The day involved 14 Year 8 Most Able students who have the potential to gain 5 or more good GCSE passes including Maths, English and Science. It was an informative day where students were involved in a variety of activities. The first activity involved a speed questioning session with current Leeds Met Uni students. Year 8 asked lots of questions including; favourite superhero, favourite thing about uni and favourite colour. They were asked to think of a team name. Group 1 were called Keep Calm and Study on and Group 2 were called Mooniversity.
A communication task followed on where one student from each group had to go and look at a structure made out of Octons feedback to the rest of the group, who then tried to make a replica of it. Congratulations to Bailey Davis, the communicator for Mooniversity, who were the winners of this challenge winning a pedometer.
A lecture on student life was next which took place in an actual lecture theatre. Students found about the different subjects on offer and also other activiites that they can do in their own time. We then had a tour of the campus where we were able to see the library, the canteen, the sports facilities and the halls of residence.
The afternoon consisted of students opting for a particular workshop which included sports science, child development, speaking and listening and English Literature. Students were involved in group work and presenting their findings. All students were a credit to Cathedral Academy and conducted themselves very well showing confidence and enquiring minds.
A few quotes from the students about the day;
‘It was a good day, not as boring as I thought it would be’ (Bradley Lowden)
‘University isn’t as scary as I thought it would be’ (McCauley McRonald)
‘I really enjoyed the tour of the campus’ (Ethan Irving)
On Monday 25th November Cathedral Academy had its final assessment for the Leading Parent Partnership Award. The assessment included a discussion with the Principal and LPPA co-ordinators, a tour of the Academy, a discussion with stakeholders including parents, staff governors and students and a review of the evidence we have collected.
We are very proud to say that we passed! The Academy will hold the award for the next 3 years after which we can reapply based on any developments we make in regards to Parent Communications. In the coming months you can expect to see more Parent Link Activities across all departments and the launch of a PTA.
Finally we would just like to say a huge thank you to all the parents who have supported the Academy over the past 2 years and a special thank you to Catherine Balaam and her son Russell, Val Colley and her daughter Millie and Emma Garbett and her daughters Chantalle and Veronique who volunteered their time to come and speak to the verifier at the assessment.
If you would like more information on parental activities or have suggestions of how you would like to get involved please contact the Parent Communications team via the email address email@example.com