Week beginning 9th July 2018

Reitement Mass and celebration for Miss Belinda Dunphy, Vice-Principal

This Tuesday, July 10th, we are celebrating the career of Miss Dunphy who retires from teaching this summer.  Everyone is invited to a Mass of Thanksgiving for Miss Dunphy’s career which has spanned 37 years in Catholic Education at 6.30pm at Holy Cross and St. Francis Catholic Church in Walmley.  We honoured to welcome Bishop Philip Pargeter to be the main con-celebrant at the Mass. We wish Miss Dunphy all the very best for her well deserved retirement.

Week beginning 4th June 2018

Return to school after half term

Students in years 7, 8, 9 and 10 should return to school at 8,50am on TUESDAY 5th JUNE 2018 as Monday 4th June 2018 is an INSET Day where only pupils in years 11, 12 or 13 with public examinations are expected in school.

BWA MEETING: MONDAY 4th JUNE 2018 at 7.30pm

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the BWA for raising so much money this year, money that everyone in school is benefitting.  Soon the BWA will award a significant amount of money to departments who bid for various items and specialist equipment.  It would be great if even more of you could give up some time to be an active member of the BWA.  If you can come along and join the BWA you will be very welcome and their next meeting is on Monday 4th June 2018 at 7.30pm in the Cardinal Newman Building.

Week beginning 7th May 2018

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, May 10th 2018.

On this day which is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church we are having a whole school Mass which will include a May procession where students going on the Lourdes Pilgrimage later in May will hold aloft the statue of Our Lady in this her special month.  Ave Maria!

‘The Jeeps’ Concert, May 11th 2018 in aid of the Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018

Event details:

When: Friday 11th May 2018

Where: Bishop Walsh Catholic School

Start time: Doors open 7pm (Music start 7.30pm)

Price: £10.  Pay at door.

(Fish & Chips or Vegetarian option available to purchase during event)

Bar serving alcoholic & soft drinks also open


Week beginning 16th April 2018

Happy Easter!

Pope Francis said on Easter Sunday.

‘Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter!   Jesus is risen from the dead!

This message resounds in the Church the world over, along with the singing of the Alleluia: Jesus is Lord; the Father has raised him and he lives forever in our midst.’

Start of the summer term 2018

Year 12 are on an examination week this week but all other pupils should return to school at 8.50am on Monday 16th April 2018.

Week beginning 26th March 2018



We are now in Holy Week,  the sixth and final week of the season of Lent.  Lent is the forty days of preparation before the greatest Christian festival, Easter.  This year our alms-giving efforts will be for CAFOD (Catholic Fund for Overseas Development), KIDS (a local charity helping families of children with disabilities) and Fr. Hudson’s which is the social care agency of the Archdiocese of Birmingham.


On the last day of term, Thursday 29th March 2018, we will finish at our usual school time of 3.20pm.

Week beginning 5th February 2018

Be VERY prepared for ‘The Addams Family’ as they come to Bishop Walsh! 

I am delighted that for the fifteenth year in succession the Performing Arts Department presents a whole school musical, the 2018 offer being ‘The Addams Family’.  The show is based upon ‘The Addams Family’ characters created by Charles Addams’ cartoons which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.

Our last TWO whole school musicals (‘Annie’ and ‘Back to the 80s’) have won the trophy for the best school production in the annual Birmingham wide competition which last year had an entry of over 50 schools.  This year the show is produced by Miss Wakeley who is our new Head of Performing Arts and has over 100 pupils in the cast.  ‘The Addams Family’ runs from Wednesday 7th February 2018 – Saturday 10th February 2018 (all at 7.00pm in our School Theatre).  

Good luck to all pupils and staff involved.