Monthly Archives: April 2012

  • A beacon of excellence

    A high performing North Yorkshire school has been pronounced as outstanding by OFSTED and Diocesan inspectors. St Francis Xavier Joint Catholic and Church of England School in Richmond has come through its recent inspections with flying colours. Inspectors commended high academic achievement, exemplary behaviour, good teaching, Christian ethos and wide ranging extra-curricular activities among many […]

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  • Bishop visits Our Lady’s School

    On Wednesday 11th February, Bishop Terence Patrick Drainey visited Our Lady’s School to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and meet the children, staff, parents and parishioners.

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  • Our Schools Are Good – It’s Official!

    The only thing a parent wants to know is: ‘Is the school my children attend a good one?’ – and they can find out, by talking to parents, by visiting the school, by reading its inspection reports. Likewise at the Diocese, we need to keep an eye on the quality of our 58 schools and […]

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  • St Mary’s Oxbridge Successes

    Congratulations to Liam Finn and Anna Sonley, who are students at St Mary’s College in Middlesbrough, and who have both won places to continue their studies at Oxbridge. Liam has been offered a place to read Law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, whilst Anna has been offered a place to read Experimental Psychology at St Anne’s […]

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  • Two by two

    St Martin’s Ampleforth cannot claim to have octuplets but we believe we have the highest ratio of twins in the school or possibly in the whole country. St Martin’s Ampleforth currently has 206 pupils which includes an incredible seven sets of twins – is this a record? That means that one in every 14 pupils […]

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  • Recycle, recycle, recycle, recycle, recycle

    Jenny Lowes, Recycling Officer for Hambleton District Council, visited All Saints RC Primary School in Thirsk to talk to the children about recycling. This visit was to support the children’s learning as part of the whole school topic on the Earth.

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