Bishop Walsh does its best to promote all those things which characterise an outstanding Catholic school; academic excellence, spiritual development and social awareness. This vision for the school is rooted in the words and actions of Jesus. His greatest commandment being to ‘Love God and your neighbour’. Loving God is seen in a pupil’s spiritual development. Loving your neighbour as yourself is about our young people’s social awareness and paying attention to academic excellence is all about expanding their life chances. We are working closely with our partner primary schools in the St. John Paul II Multi-Academy to improve the life chances of all pupils in a Catholic Education in Sutton Coldfield and beyond.
Academic excellence was seen in 2016 with excellent A level results at Year 13 with 50% of the grades at A level being at A*, A or B. The traditional measure of 5A*-Cs came in at 94% but what was particularly pleasing in last year’s year 11 was the very high number of pupils who gained A*-Cs at GCSE including English and Maths at 78%.