Part of the Newman Catholic Collegiate

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

News and Events

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Latest School Updates

Government Changes to Face Coverings in schools

The government now states that:

Face Coverings

  • From 20 January: Face coverings are no longer advised for students, staff and visitors within classrooms.
  • From Thursday 27 January: Staff, students and visitors to the school will no longer be advised to wear face coverings inside communal areas of the school buildings.
  • All students should continue to follow wider public advice on face coverings outside of school, including transport to and from school.

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

Yours Sincerely, Mr P Johnson, Vice Principal

GCSE Certificate Collection

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

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