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Ebony - Ex-Student Is Off to Uganda

Ebony - Ex-Student Is Off to Uganda

Our Very Own Deputy Youth MP for Bolton – Molly McDermott

Our Very Own Deputy Youth MP for Bolton – Molly McDermott

Year 4 and 5 Experience the Outdoor Life

Year 4 and 5 Experience the Outdoor Life

The Unstoppable Teen -Kevin Mincher Visits BSCA

Kevin Mincher Visits BSCA

Happy Easter Rhys Williams from BSCA

Happy Easter Rhys Williams from BSCA

Year 3/4 Ritchie Cup for Dodgeball

Year 3/4 Ritchie Cup for Dodgeball

Year 12 Investigate Their Futures at UCAS Exhibition

Y12 Visit UCAS Convention at Manchester Central

Year 10 Visit Skills North West

Year 10 Visit Skills North West Exhibition

Molly Stands for UK Parliament Elections for 11 to 18 years old

Molly Stands for UK Parliament Elections for 11 to 18 years old

Bethany wins a Spirit of Youth Award

Bethany wins a Spirtit of Youth Award

BSCA Achieves Healthy School Status

BSCA Achieves Healthy School Status

Congratulations to Year 8 Football Team

Congratulations to Year 8 Football Team

Year 4 Co-op Cup for Handball

Year 4 Co-op Cup for Handball

Year 3L Take Part in Fishkeeper Fry Project

Year 3L Take Part in Fishkeeper Fry Project 2018

Year 5 RE Visit to Zakariyya Mosque

Year 5 RE Visit to Zakariyya Mosque

BSCA Students Perform in CATS

BSCA Students Perform in CATS

Girls Group Say It With Flowers

Mother's day 2018

Ex-Student Selected For Commonwealth Games

Chris Latham Ex-Student Selected For Commonwealth Games

Year 12 Sports Studies Organise Bolton Inclusive Games

Year 12 Organise Bolton Inclusive Games

Careers Speed Dating

Careers Speed Dating

World Book Day 2018

World Book Day 2018

Duke of Edinburgh Students Go Out Walking

Duke of Edinburgh go out Walking

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Students go Volunteering

Bronze D of E Students go Volunteering

Making Progress and Securing Success Year 8 and 9

Year 8 and 9 Options Evening

Our BSCA Prayer

Our BSCA Prayer

We Welcome Our New Chair of Governors

We Welcome Our New Chair of Governors

Bennett Cup Tchoukball Year 3/4 2018

What a win for BSCA! Bennett Cup

Find out more from BSCA Sixth Form!

Check out our range of career based and academic courses & pathways!

Once Upon a Time ....

National Storytelling Week

‘Create, Connect and Share Respect’

Safer Internet Day 6th February 2018

Clean Sweep For Bolton St Catherine’s Academy

BSCA STEM Team In VEX IQ Robotics Regional Competition

‘East meets West’ GCSE Art Visit to Conway Centre

‘East meets West’ GCSE Art Visit to Conway Centre

Friendship Week

BSCA Primary Celebrate Friendship Week

‘The Power of Words’ our Primary School Assembly

National Holocaust Day – ‘The Power of Words’

Year 9 Declare United Utilities Need To ......

Year 9 Visiting Teacher Network Programme

Gold and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Show Fantastic Working Together

Gold and Bronze Work together for Duke of Edinburgh Award

Year 11 Passport to Success

Year 11 Parents Evening

Year 13 Hit the Target

Year 13 apply to University

Selection Box Collection Appeal

BSCA collects selection boxes for Urban Outreach

With Special Thanks to Dr Jonathon Steele

Dr Jonathon Steele retires as Chair of Governors

‘Christmas Sparkles’ for the Golden Oldies

‘Christmas Sparkles’ for the Golden Oldies

Year 11 Awards Evening

Year 11 Awards Evening

Smithills Christmas Market Success

Lads and Girls Group Fund Raise at Smithils Market

Budding Spidermen and Spiderwomen

Iceland Calling

Year 3 chat to Reykjavik International School about things that 'Hurt the Earth'

Year 13 Escape to Jodrell Bank

Year 13 Escape to Jodrell Bank

Primary 3D Number Design Competition

Primary 3D Number Design Competition

Drew tests out his ambitions

Drew visits Myerscough College

From Local Sportsperson to International Sportsperson

From Local Sportsperson to International Sportsperson

Stay Safe, Stay Alive

Stay Safe, Stay Alive

Open Evening Prize Winners Return to BSCA

Open Evening Prize Winners Return to BSCA

Girls Group Create Poppy Remembrance Arches

Girls Group Create Poppy Remembrance Arches

Student Voice Support Urban Outreach Harvest Appeal

Student Voice Harvest Collection

Harvest Festival at BSCA

Harvest Festival at BSCA

Sharad Purnima Na Garba 2017

Bolton Hindus celebrate at BSCA


Head Girl and Head Boy describe their life at BSCA

Fantastic SATS Results Year 6 !

Year 6 KS2 SATS

Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair

Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair

Year 7 Settling In

Year 7 Settling In

BSCA sees significant GCSE success!

BSCA sees significant GCSE success!

University beckons for BSCA students!

BSCA Students are off to university

Year 6 ‘Venture’ #Y6IOM17

Year 6 'Venture' to the Isle of Man

Insight into the World of Cakes

Year 10 are on Work Experience

‘Norman Conquest and Middle Ages’ Homework Year 7

‘Norman Conquest and Middle Ages’ History Homework competition

Congratulations from Sky Sports

Congratulations from Sky Sports

Golden Oldies Sparkle with Delight

Day trip with BSCA and Golden Oldies

MIF17 – Manchester International Festival

MIF17 – Manchester International Festival - recording speeches

PE Reward Visit to Manchester United

PE Reward Visit to Manchester United

Creative Composing and Performing

Year 7 visit Manchester Metropolitan University for a Music Day

King of Numbers

Roy Nguiya isYear 3 King of times tables for 6 weeks

'Show of Youth'

Girls Group and Lads Group at Teenage Market

Tom goes blonde!

Tom Cain dyes his hair to raise money for charity

Exploring Careers in the Health Service

Year 10 Find out about NHS Careers

ISM Award

ISM Award for Music Department

Y12 Visit UCAS Convention at Manchester Central

Y12 Visit UCAS Convention at Manchester Central

CISI’s Careers in Investment Management

CISI’s Careers in Investment Management

‘Exchanging Notes’ - A thoroughly musical break time

‘Exchanging Notes’ - A thoroughly musical break time

Year 10 Visit Choices Event at Salford Quays

Year 10 visit Choices Event at Salford Quays

Red Nose Day 2017

BSCA raise money for Comic Relief 2017

Mindfulness and Well-being for Year 13

Year 13 make and decorate cakes for stress relief

Stargazing Live @BSCA

Year 13 search for planets and stars

30 go on an Adventure

Year 11 Brathay Hall learning weekend

Year 4 are Off for an Adventure

Year 4 visit Petty Pool

World Book Day 2017

Author Malcolm Rose visits for World Book Day 2017

Sporting Heroes Cut Our Red Ribbon

Claire Cashmore and Rachael MacKenzie open new Dance Hall

Physics Olympics

Year 9 take part in Physics Olympics

Meet The Beasts

Phobia Day for BSCA6 and KS2

BSCA Futures – Helping you make the most of your future

Year 9 Options Evening

Bennett Cup Tchoukball Year 3/4

Bennett Cup Tchoukball Year 3/4

Girls Group Celebrate in Style

Girls Group host a bridal shower

Foster Cup Tchoukball

Year 5/6 Foster Cup Tchoukball

Rockpool Delights

Aqualease brought their ‘Rockpool Experience’ to our KS2 Science Club.

North West Final of Premier League Enterprise Challenge

Year 10 compete in North West Final of Premier League Enterprise Challenge

“Gong Hey Fat Choy”

Chinese New Year

Years10 & 13 Take A Creative Adventure

Visit to National Portrait Gallery

'That was a superb PE lesson' said Tyler

Year 12 teach Year 1 PE

Google Expeditions comes to BSCA

Google Expeditions comes to BSCA

Students Food Hygiene Awards Success

Food Hygiene Award Success

Lexie's Top Class Show

Reward Concert

Christmas Jumper Day 2016

Christmas Jumper day 2016

Fit Mamas

Fit Mamas -Fitness Class

KS2 Results 2016

KS2 Results 2016

Thinking About New Year Resolutions?

Slimming World

A 'Golden' Christmas Dinner

'Golden Oldies' Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner at BSCA 2016

Christmas Dinner 2016

Infinity is out !

The next edition of Infinity is out now

Knick,Knacks and crisp snacks

Competition Winner

Manchester Law Courts Visit

Sixth Form visit Manchester Law Courts

Success for Student Voice - Crisps target smashed

#IAMBSCA and Urban Outreach

Armourers Ambassadors Visit

STEM Textiles Engineering

A Scrooge Christmas

Visit to experience a Scrooge Christmas

Through to the next round !

Year 10 success in Premier League Enterprise Competition

Clothes Show

Visit to Clothes Show

Grand Christmas Fair

Grand Christmas Fair

Year 2 Ford Cup Tag Rugby Cup

BSCA Year 2 Winners

Year 11 Futures Day

Welcome to our Year 11 Futures Day

3rd Annual Bolton Trampoline Club Competition

Tariff Competition at BSCA


Urban Outreach Appeal 2016

Year 7 Attendance Champions

This weeks winners are ..

Year 12 Sport connects with Business

Local business learns from experts

Christmas Film Club - Finding Dory

Do join us ..

Wrestling @BSCA

Year 5 and 6 becoming more reliable

Harvest Festival at BSCA

Appeal for tinned food for Urban Outreach

'Stay Safe Day' at the Academy

A thought provoking day for students

All Student Voice Meet Together

First Meeting this year

Dave Kelly Goalball Cup

A challenging tournament for Years 5 and 6

National Poetry Day

Academy celebrates National Poetry day

The Calwell Cup

Year 5 and 6 Girls 5-a-side Football

Year 3 Tag Rugby Draper Cup

A close decision

Good Luck for Stoptober 2016

School Nurse visits to encourage students and staff to give up

You can never change your past, But you can Change your future!

Reggie Dabbs visited the Academy

Open Evening 2016

Visitors were welcomed into the Academy

A date for your diary

Join us for the next film club

Voice of BSCA


#fastshutterspeed #makinglearningfun

Year 12 Photography get active

Year 1L Get Creative in RE Lessons

Year 1L use Art, Music and Drama in their RE lessons

Smart Meter Tower

The Academy is helping get Gaz and Leccy under control by agreeing to host a Smart Metering tower.

Lunchtime at BSCA

Lot's to choose from, something to suit everyone ..

Drama Queen or Queen of Drama ?

'That is the question'

Celebrations are the order of the Day

GCSE Results Day

Many Congratulations to Year 12 and 13 !

A Level Results Day ...

Year 6 Celebrate

Year 6 'Prom' Night

Introducing our New Head Boy and Head Girl

Congratulations to our new head boy, head girl and lead students

Countdown Challenge at Lunchtime

English Department v Maths Department

Beamish here we come !

Year 10 learn about life in 1820 and 1913

Teenage Market Success - Again!

Girl's Group Achieve Fame

Academy Celebrates Bastille Day

French tradition celebrated

Celebrating Success

Annual Awards Evenings take place

Eid Celebrations

BSCA celebrates all faiths

Year 11 Prom Night

All dressed up ready to celebrate

Art Exhibition

Sixth Form Art Exhibition

Manchester Color Run

Girl's Running Club take part in Color Run

Karate Champions

Victoria and Nikita excel at national level

Year 6 Cycling Winners

Go-Ride Cycling visit the Academy

Prize Winning Amy meets Narinder Dhami

Amy meets to Narinder Dhami to collect her award

Academy Pupils Show Commitment

On Tuesday a number of students went to Christ's Church, Harwood to demonstrate their commitment to the values and ethos of the Church of England

8 x 9 = ????

Just ask Mason in Year 4 if you don't know the answer ..

Educator and Fellow of the Year

Mr Kemp and Sophie Willis achieve national success

Creative Conductors

Years 7 and 9 take part in science workshops with EON

What a Challenge !

Last week of ice Hockey Training

Poems by Robert Burns

Scottish poetry book placed in Library with thanks for our help

Civic Sunday

Primary Choir sing at Civic Sunday

Business dress was the order of the day

Year 12 and 13 visit RBS in Manchester

Teenage Market

Girls and Lads Group get busy

Parent Governor Election 2016

A vacancy has now arisen for a parent governor to serve on the Governing Body.

Spine Chillers published

BSCA students see their spine chilling work in print

Purple Hands ?!

Purple hands were the best part of the day ..

Year 7 Attendance Champion

Congratulations to Jack Barnes on his superb record

Christian Aid Big Brekkie

BSCA joins in with the Big Brekkie to raise funds for Christian Aid Week

Multitasking on ice

Puck control !

Reception Class help Tim Peake

Reception Class take part in national project by growing seeds


Our Latest Winners .....

Food for Learning

Year 6 Cheese and Bean Toasties

Girl's Group Prepare for Teenage Market

Exciting handmade items being made

Wellybobs come to BSCA

Wellybobs make a difference to our primary students

Opportunities Event

The Harwood Suite welcomed students and their families from across the borough

FutureFirst visit Year 9

Motivational day for Year 9

Book Fair for Primary Students

£500 raised at Primary Scholastic Book Fair

Want to be part of a growing industry ?

Be part of a growing industry, make a career for yourself in the Hospitality Industry !

Bolton County Grammar School Reunion

Reunion held at Bolton St Catherine's Academy

Learning New Leisure Skills

Off to Altrincham Silver Blades Ice Rink....

Sixth Form 'A' Level Law Visit

Sixth Form visit Bolton Courts

Gold Standard Minibus Drivers

Gold Standard Minibus Drivers at Bolton St Catherine's Academy

100 Club

Are you a member yet? Is your son or daughter a member yet ?

Top of the Class

Year 7 students take part in 'Top of the Class'

Let's get BSCA Girls Get Active funded

Great work, BSCA Girls Get Active has now launched and is open for funding on Crowdfunder!

'Stepping into the Light'

Primary students help Rev Ian 'Step into the Light'

Français Spelling Bee

Year 7 take part in Regional Final of Foreign language Spelling Bee

George Dagger Raises Money

Down's Syndrome Association benefits from George Dagger's hard work

Food Hygiene Rating 5 (Very Good)

Top rating awarded after recent inspection

It's Out !

The latest edition of Infinity is published ....

Trust Prize Winners

Sean and Adam congratulate each other on winning an award from Leigh-Bramwell Trust

Rewarding Treats

Student Voice take part in food sampling to decide on menus for reward treats

Bradley Edwards Year 9 Gold Standard Mathematician

Bradley Edwards competes in next round of UK Intermediate Maths Challenge

'Little Things'

Year 9 learnt ways to improve their wellness and mental health this morning thanks to Bolton College Drama students.

International Women's Day

We would love to share with you a selection of our inspirational women at Bolton St Catherine's Academy.

Year 12 and 13 Photography Visit

Year 12 and 13 visited Sheppard Robson Architects with Miss Tatham

Sixth Form Girl's Running Club

Sixth Form Girl's Running Club - Year 12, set up to help raise fitness and boost self- confidence.

Girl's Group Get Busy

Girl's Group complete another project in time for a special day.

Curtis Jobling visits

Curtis Jobling visits us today as part of World Book Day


Our next winners of our #IAMBSCA Award have been announced

'Bill' comes to Film Club on Wednesday 23rd March

Our next film showing on Wednesday 23rd March will be 'Bill'


Sophie and Lydia lead the way

Megan Artingstall Year 9

Update on Megan and The Princess Trust

Year 10 in Barclays Premier League Enterprise Challenge

Year 10 compete at Etihad Stadium in Barclays Premier League Enterprise Challenge supported by BWFC Community Trust

Congratulations to Kieran

Kieran wins through to Regional Semi-Finals of Rotary Club Young Chef

Spine-Chillers - Young Writers

Aspiring young writers included in Spine-Chillers Anthology

Bolton St Catherine's Academy Year 2 Futsal Cup

Year 2 first and third place winners

Golden Glamour

Year 11 Prom Catwalk Show and Golden Ticket Evening

Academy Students Serve the Community

Thirteen members of the ‘Golden Oldies’ who range from 67 to 87 years old, and meet three times a week at ‘Meadowside’ in Tonge Moor visited Bolton St Catherine’s Academy on 3rd December for a very special lunch.

Exploring other Cultures

During the term the PLB, Nurture and Year 10 Speech and Language groups have spent many of their lessons learning about diversity and other cultures to help them understand other people’s beliefs and different ways of life. This happened as a result of them discussing current world events and wanting to know more about the ‘hatred’ of some cultures. Miss Patel, worked exceptionally hard with the other teachers to help them learn more. One lesson was about the use of henna and they had chance to decorate hands with henna.

Megan gives all her hair away

Year 9 student, Megan Artingstall, is planning to have all her hair cut off and donated to The Little Princess Trust. This charity makes wigs from real hair for young children who have lost theirs due to treatment for cancer, and needs money as well as raw materials as each wig costs £350 to make.

Students Make Someone Else's Christmas

Once again this year the Academy joined with lots of other organisations in packing and sending Christmas Shoeboxes to the poorest people on the planet. By following Samaritans Purse and their Operation Christmas Child campaign our students were able to make a difference to many children's Christmases and demonstrate the Christian value of charity. Pictured above are the students from our Resourced Provision with the boxes of gifts they have assembled and donated.

The Ford Cup – Year 2 Tag Rugby League

For all the students playing in this competition it was their first time representing their school ! The competition was extremely well supported by parents and friends enjoying the twists and turns as it progressed.

Academy delivers New Young Masterchefs

Kieran McCormack from Year 10 and Ryan Williams from Year 13 both competed in the Local Heat of the Rotary Club Young Chef of the Year Award and we are so proud to let everyone know that Kieran came 1st and Ryan a very close 3rd. The competitors came from as far afield Cumbria and Biddulph in Staffordshire to compete at the Radclyffe School in Chadderton.

Chloe is remembered

Today friends of Chloe Morris remembered what would have been her 16th birthday by releasing some white balloons. In what was a very moving event Chloe's sister Demi, Kyle Turner, Kelsie Morris, Elisha Curnock, Aimee Green and Sumaiyah Siddiq gathered with Chloe's family - a few words were said to celebrate her life and think of what could have been

Academy Celebrates 1950's

On Friday 4th December we held a 1950’s day to promote and raise money for the school show, ‘Grease’. All lessons incorporated a 1950’s theme, the restaurant was transformed into a 1950’s diner and the staff and cast of the show sprang a Grease “flash mob” on students at lunchtime!

New web site well on its way!

As reported in the last edition of Infinity a new website is being developed for the Academy. The new site will be more user friendly (including being fully viewable on mobile devices), contain a more comprehensive range of information than the current website and become one the of the primary sources of information and communication between the Academy and all its stakeholders.

Class of 2015 Presentation Evening

On Wednesday 2nd December 2015 we will be holding our Presentation Evening from 7.00pm for our Class of 2015. On the evening the students will be presented with their GCSE/BTEC certificates and other awards.

Grease Tickets Go on Sale

Our latest drama production is approaching rapidly. The whole Creative School of Education have been working hard with many students to make Grease a hit once again. The show takes place from Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th December, and tickets have been released this week.

St Catherine's Students Footloose and Fancy Free

This week sees the partnership between Bolton St Catherine's Academy and CATS Youth Theatre group continue. CATS have been staging their productions here for a number of years and have been able to provide Drama and Dance opportunities for our students.

Latest Community Cinema Date Set

We will be hosting another Community Cinema on 23rd December in conjunction with Bolton at Home. Come along with your children/grandchildren/nephews/nieces and join us at 2pm on the Wednesday and enjoy Inside Out. It’s completely free, but remember children must be accompanied by an adult.

Academy Facebook page continues to grow in popularity

We have had a Facebook page for a couple of years now and its popularity and reach is growing. Facebook's own statistics tell us that:- 76% of our fans are women and 23% are men

Maths stars through to next round

Four students (pictured below) - Georgina Sunderland, Chelsea Mojsej, Dylan Rowlands and Alecs Ferguson – all year 6 - took part in Round 1 of the National Young Mathematicians 2015 Competition as a team on Tuesday of last week.



Change Can be a Good Thing

This New Year sees some changes at Senior level in the Academy. Mr Harris’ work on setting up a collaborative group of local schools is now complete allowing him to return to full time at the Academy.

Sixth Form




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