Values and Ethos

Bolton St Catherine’s Academy is an inclusive, purposeful and high achieving educational community for children and young people aged 3 to 19, which develops within its members a life of learning and opportunity. The Christian values of hope, valuing self and others, responsibility, truth, forgiveness and justice pervade all aspects of Academy life. These are developed alongside the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and belief. The care, guidance and support for our children and young people are exceptional.

Bolton St Catherine's Academy is co-located with Firwood High School. Together, our ethos of service to others and strong moral purpose form the basis of our commitment to all children and young people and the local community. Our expectations are high and in a recent report Ofsted commented 'the joint working between Firwood and St Catherine’s is of exceptional quality.'

Our children and young people are confident, motivated, creative, have a positive attitude and enjoy their learning. All this develops a life of learning, they are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives and contribute to the good of society.