Part of the Newman Catholic Collegiate

Welcome to St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy

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

We would like to warmly welcome prospective students currently in year 6 and their parents/guardians to visit us.

Please read our Open Evening Letter to find out what we have on offer and then choose an option below to book online.

Taster Sessions

Saturday 25th September

10:00 – 12:30

Sample a lesson together and remember how much fun it is to learn.

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Morning Tours

Monday 27th September 9-10am

Thursday 30th September 9-10am

Monday 4th October 9-10am

Thursday 7th October 9-10am

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Senior Leadership Tour

Thursday 30th September

18:00 – 18:45


19:00 – 19:45

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Zoom Q&A with

Mrs Farrer

Thursday 14th October

from 19:00 until 20:00.

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News and Events

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Latest School Updates


Read our Summer 2021 Newsletter

Face Coverings

From 17th may, in line with Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap, face covering will no longer be recommended for students in classrooms or communal areas in the school.  Face coverings will also no longer be recommended for staff in classrooms. The policy on face coverings will be constantly reviewed and the requirement to wear them for students may be reintroduced for example if there were to be a local outbreak of COVID-19.  If you would like to talk about this further please contact your child’s Head of Year in the first Instance.

Live Streamed Masses

Click the link below to see which Masses are being streamed live across the Diocese for Schools and Children. Masses for Schools Children and Their Families

Late students

If arriving late please report it via the absence line number 01782 883003 or email to They must then enter via the main visitor entrance and sign in.

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.

Student Absence

All absences need to be phoned in by 9am on the absence line number 01782 883003 or emailed to