Working for us

Bolton St Catherine's Academy is an inclusive, purposeful and high achieving educational community for children and young people aged 3 to 16.

It is located in a £36 million building with innovative spaces and state of the art facilities to support children's learning. These facilities are amongst the very best in the country and support us in delivering a rich, varied and relevant curriculum and fantastic extra curricular activities outside the classroom. We are co-located with Firwood High School with whom we share some central facilities and to whom we also provide some ancillary services.

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Our Christian Values..................

The Christian values of hope, valuing self and others, responsibility, truth, forgiveness and justice pervade all aspects of Academy life. The care, guidance and support for our children and young people are exceptional. Our specialisms are business and enterprise, leadership and mathematics and we promote life-long learning.




We have joined with two outstanding schools in the newly formed The Bishop Fraser Trust - St James's C of E High School and Canon Slade School, where there will be opportunities to work collaboratively within the wider MAT community, sharing good practice and building on the much needed improvement work and progress that has been taking place in our secondary phase this year. As a family of Church of England schools we believe we can offer more opportunities to pupils and staff and continue to create an educational environment which celebrates the uniqueness of every child. 

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Great people......

We aim to recruit outstanding people who have the right attitude.  If you have a love for teaching and are passionate about seeing children succeed, we would love to hear from you! For our part, we will provide excellent development opportunities, leadership training and the time to develop all of this so that you can be the best you can be.

Recruiting the right teachers and staff helps us to achieve the goals we set for our children.  We are always keen to hear from educators who are passionate about working for the schools and communities we serve.  We would rather make no appointment than appoint someone who does not share the same positive ethos that runs through our Academies.  For this reason, we try to articulate clearly our vision, values and expectations when putting together information for applicants.

We aim to recruit staff who:

are excited by their role and by the prospect of working with young people, even those who are less well motivated;love the processes of learning and teaching and are keen to continually develop their own skills;recognise that teaching can be a demanding job but react positively to those demands with resilience;wish to make a real difference in the lives of others;will subscribe to the ethos of the Trust and 'go the extra mile' in terms of time and commitment to get the very best from our young people;are quick to praise and slow to criticise; and are not afraid to admit to seeing themselves as potential leaders of the future.