Welcome to St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy

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

Part of the Newman Catholic Collegiate

School Updates



6th Form Enrolment

St Margaret Ward Sixth Form is still open to enrol. Please email Mrs Rhodes at prhodes@smwca.org.uk or Mrs Hosey at lhosey@smwca.org.uk to discuss your place.

September 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 3.05 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

In light of the Government guidance that was published yesterday, please see our revised guidance on the wearing of face coverings:
All students and adults may wear face coverings when moving around the school or in communal areas. The wearing of face coverings is not mandatory.
In the event of local lockdown and restrictions being put into place; it will be mandatory for face coverings to be worn by students and adults when moving around the school or in communal areas. Face masks will not be worn in classrooms unless this is identified on a risk assessment.

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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