Welcome to St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy

"Let us remember we are in the presence of God"

Part of the Newman Catholic Collegiate

Trinity 6th Form Virtual Open Evening

For our 6th Form Prospectus see our Sixth Form

School Updates

Summer 2020 exam certificates

Summer 2020 exam certificates will be available for collection from school in person once national/local lockdown restrictions allow. If you arrive at school to collect these whilst we are under such restrictions, you will be turned away. Currently we hope to be able to issue these once the national lockdown lifts but please consider any local restrictions that are then put into force.

Student Absence

All absences need to be phoned in by 9am on the absence line number 01782 883003 or emailed to studentabsence@smwca.org.uk


Autumn Update

Start/Finish Times

Students in Years 7-11 can arrive on site from 8.10 am but must gather outside at their entry zone. Start and finish times are shown below.

Years 12 and 13 can arrive on site from 8.25 am but must go to the Hall (Year 12) or Post 16 Study Room (Year 13) 

Year 7: Start 8.30 am, finish 2.55 pm
Year 8: Start 8.35 am, finish 3.00 pm
Year 9: Start 8.35 am, finish 3.05 pm
Year 10: Start 8.40 am, finish 3.10 pm
Year 11: Start 8.40 am, finish 3.15 pm
Year 12: Start 8.40 am, finish 3.05 pm
Year 13: Start 8.40 am, finish 3.15 pm

Late students

If arriving late between 8.45 am – 9.10 am students must enter via the main pupil entrance. If arriving after 9.10 am students must enter via the visitors entrance.

Covid-19 update letter 7/9/20 and Covid Symptons at Home Flowchart 9/9/20

Please click on the following link to the latest school letter from Mr McKenna regarding Covid-19 Covid-19 update letter to parents and COVID sypmtoms at home flowchart


Remember that your child will need to bring in a packed lunch until further notice. If your child is eligible for Free School Meals a lunch will be provided.

Drop off/ Collection

Wherever possible, please drop your child off in the dedicated bay on Little Chell Lane. There is no vehicle access onto the school site to collect your child. The only collection point in the afternoon is the designated bay on Little Chell Lane. Can we thank you all again for your constant support and please stay safe.

Face Coverings

As Stoke-on-Trent will be in Tier 2 as of Saturday 24th October, and also included in the DfE guidance for schools entering the new national restrictions from 5th November, staff and students are now expected to bring and wear face coverings in communal areas indoors, but not in classrooms. There will be greater restrictions on visitors coming to the school.  Further information can be found in the following attachments

Letter for revised guidance 23.10.20

Face coverings in OCTOBER UPDATE student and parent

Covid – 19 Restrictions Letter 23.10.20

Government information for Parents and Carers 12.11.20

Ofsted Interim Visit

As part of their investigation into the impact of Covid-19 on Education, Ofsted have been visiting schools throughout the autumn term. We were randomly selected to be one of those schools and were visited in October. A copy of the interim visit letter can be found here Ofsted Interim visit letter

Section 48 Inspection

We are delighted to share with you our Diocesan Section 48 inspection report.  We received an overall ‘Good’ and it has recognised the outstanding work done in our RE department.  Please follow the link to read through the Report.

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