Message from the Headteacher

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Saint Benedict Catholic Academy website.

Saint Benedict is a vibrant, progressive and oversubscribed school. We believe high quality teaching coupled with excellent pastoral support are key to enabling our pupils to make exceptional progress.

By offering the highest quality of education possible, including a broad range of experiences aimed at developing the whole child, each of our pupils will grow in their faith.

As a Catholic school, it is our vision for every child to be nurtured in a safe and happy environment.

We will support and guide each of our children to be who God intended them to be.

Central to this are our values – everything we do is underpinned by love and the belief we have in our children – rooting all we do in the teachings and examples of Jesus Christ and the values of the Gospel.

We celebrate diversity and build resilience at Saint Benedict, preparing our pupils for life in modern Britain through a robust Personal Development Curriculum. We place a strong emphasis on the relationship between home and school, the foundations of which are established by our Form Tutors who work hard to create a strong sense of family.

Our GCSE results have risen year on year, placing us among the highest achieving schools in Derby and our most recent Ofsted inspection graded the school as Good in every category.

We have a thriving Sixth Form whose A Level results place us amongst the highest of any Post-16 provider in the city and the Diocese. We are also part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust, which only serves to make our school community even stronger.

Please take the opportunity to come and have a look at our wonderful school and community – one I sincerely hope you choose to become a part of.

Hazel Boyce

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