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Principal’s Message 
31st August 2015 (7/5/2015)
START OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016.
Monday 7th September 2015 at 8.50am – just year 7.
Tuesday 8th September 2015 at 8.50am – years 7 and 8, 9, 10, 11.
Wednesday 9th September 2015 at 8.50am – ALL YEAR GROUPS including years 12 and 13.
OPEN EVENING – WEDNESDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER, 7pm-9pm.
SIMON VINCENT RICHARDS – YEAR 7 R.I.P.
Some really sad news.  Simon Richards in our Year 7 died over the weekend.  We pray for Simon and his family at this time. The reception of Simon’s body into church will be at 7pm on Tuesday 1st September followed by Requiem Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (B74 2NU)  at 12.30pm on Wednesday 2nd September 2015. 
Eternal Rest grant unto Simon, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace, Amen.

GREAT GCSE RESULTS AT BISHOP WALSH!

Pupils at Bishop Walsh Catholic School are celebrating outstanding GCSE results as 78% of pupils achieved 5A*-Cs including English and Mathematics.  More than a third of all grades were at A* and A.

Galway Ivey and Evie Neylon were best in their year with 11A*s each.  Eve McCallion, Ashleigh Ellis and Patrick Meehan scored an impressive 7A*s each while 6A*s were awarded to Samuel Hartley and Henry Ward. For the third year running the school has achieved over 40% for the gold standard of the ‘English Baccalaureate’ of GCSEs in English, Maths, 2 Sciences, a Modern Language and either History or Geography.

There were 38A* and 59A grades in Religious Education representing 65% of year 11. 40% of grades in Mathematics were at A*/A. Subjects where more than a third of pupils attained an A*/A grade were Biology, Chemistry, Child Development, Culinary Arts, Computer Science, Dance, Geography, History, IT, Music Technology, Physics and Spanish.

 “Year 11 have worked very hard and achieved impressive GCSE results. We are an all ability school that does not select pupils by academic scores and this inclusiveness is very much part of our Catholic ethos. I was particularly pleased for those pupils who didn’t always find academic work easy but have done really well and combined with the high and increasing proportion of A* and A grades the results in 2015 demonstrate real quality.

 I very much appreciate the support pupils and staff receive from parents. I am very proud of the teaching and support staff at Bishop Walsh who are so committed to high standards. Of course, we are not saying goodbye to the great majority of our Year 11 who will join our Sixth Form in a couple of weeks’ time”.

BEST EVER A LEVEL RESULTS FOR STUDENTS AT BISHOP WALSH!

Year 13 students excel as Bishop Walsh Catholic School celebrates its best ever A level results.  Average point score per entry has rocketed from 216 to 229 and 60% of results were at grades A*, A or B. The number of A*/A grades alone has doubled in 12 months.    ‘Congratulations go to our students,’ said John Farrell, Principal at the school in Wylde Green Rd, now part of the St. John Paul II Multi-Academy.  ‘This cohort of students have done extremely well whatever their ability and we are very proud of them.   Our students can be really excited about their future and have used the gifts given to them.

The subject knowledge of staff and their ability to inspire students with it is second to none at Bishop Walsh.  Our staff have done a superb job in stretching students so they do their best and I would very much like to thank them all.   We wish all are students leaving best wishes for their future at University, Apprenticeships or Employment.’

Students have done so well with the support of loving parents.  There are so many pupils with exceptional grades at full A level with 30% of grades at A* or A, also the highest figure in the school’s history.  Joseph Bleasdale obtained 3 A*s in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology and will read Medicine at Manchester University while Ellen Martin obtained 3A*s in Geography, History and English Literature and will study Law at Cambridge University.   We are delighted that George Peel gained a distinction star and a distinction in his Level 3 BTEC Applied Science and Business courses and will start training as a primary school teacher at Plymouth University.  Students who obtained 2A*s at A level included Dominic Portman, Ben Robinson, Matilda Broom, John Jennings and Christopher Stewardson.

Other students with A* grades include Daniel Boyle, Harriet Buffery, Charlotte Clay, Bobbie-Jo Dickenson, Joseph Hawkins, Megan Jones, Caitlin Nash, David Marples, Lauren Ryan-Grealish, Emily Savage and Lucy Stafford.

Well done in particular to the following subjects had an A*-B percentage of more than 60% Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dance, Economics, English Literature, Fashion, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, German, Maths, Music, Physical Education, Physics and Psychology.

 

Mr J.B. Farrell – Principal of Bishop Walsh Catholic School

part of the St. John Paul II Multi-Academy

Welcome to our school, we are a Christian learning community dedicated to providing an Mr Farrelloutstanding education for our pupils. Bishop Walsh is a Catholic school at the heart of the Newhall Valley in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands. On this site you can access all the latest news, Twitter feeds and the Principal’s message above. Pupils can access our Virtual Learning Environment with online courses and other resources to support learning.