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Welcome to St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy

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

We are pleased to share with you our latest OFSTED report from their visit on 28th and 29th September. Please also see this letter from Mr McKenna

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 Latest School Updates


Government Changes to Face Coverings in schools

Due to a change on Sunday Afternoon due to the new Omricon variant, the government have issued the following change to how schools must operate with effect from Tuesday 30th November. The government now states that:

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings should be worn in communal areas in all settings by staff, visitors and pupils or students inyear 7 and above, unless they are exempt.
  • Pupils or students (in year 7 or above) should continue to wear face coverings on public and dedicated school transport, unless they are exempt.

Please note that this is now compulsory for ALL members of the school community, unless exempt with effect from TUESDAY 30th NOVEMBER 2021, until further notice. As a school community, I know I shared with you all that cases of COVID-19 are currently low across the school and that we had made the decision to make face coverings as a personal preference. Please now ignore this previous advice.

May I thank you, as always for your continued support and we are all acutely aware that this can only be done with the support of you as parents and by working in partnership with our students. May I thank you once again for your support in this matter.

Yours Sincerely, Mr P Johnson, Vice Principal

Christmas Jumper and Non-Uniform Day

Please read the following letter for information about Christmas Jumper day on Friday 3rd December 2021.


GCSE Certificate Collection

GCSE Certificates from Summer 2021 are now ready to collect from reception

End of Term Arrangements

Please read the following letter for information about the last day of term before Christmas.


Anti-bullying week

Next week is Anti-bullying week and to highlight what makes us all unique, students can particupate in Odd Sock day on Monday 15th November. To find out more information, please read the following letter.



Read our Summer 2021 Newsletter

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