Sixth Form

Latest news - 21st May 2020 - Year 12 - Return to School Arrangements

Dear Parents of Year 12,

The leadership team at BSCA have been planning for the return of Year 12 after half term from 8th June.

We have included a survey for you to complete by 9am Monday 25th May to indicate whether you are planning for your Year 12 child to return for the final few weeks of this academic year - .

To inform your decision making on the return to school, I would like to share with you my thoughts on how the school experience will be different during covid19 and the need for social distancing.

For Year 12, the plan is to have students in for each of their subjects 3 times for a period of 3 hours in one day over the half term. The majority of Year 12 students study 3 subjects and a resit, so this means they would be in school 4 times over a period of two weeks.

For example.

Monday – study at home

Tuesday – 9am to 12noon SUBJECT 1

Wednesday – study at home

Thursday – 9am to 12noon SUBJECT 2

Friday – study at home

Monday – study at home

Tuesday – study at home

Wednesday – study at home

Thursday – 9am to 12noon SUBJECT 3

Friday – 9am to 12 noon SUBJECT 4

The lesson would be in a 'bubble' with one teacher and with the same students in the same room. It would start at 9am and end at 12 noon. Students will be taught new material and also have the opportunity for a socially distanced 1 to 1 time with their teacher to review any work done through lockdown.

During this 3 hour period, students would take a break in the room and would need to take snacks with them - no food and drinks will be available on site.

Government guidance has recently changed, and we would like to remind you not to send your child into school if:

  • your child, or anyone in the same household, shows signs of any of the main symptoms
  • your child, or anyone in the same household, is clinically extremely vulnerable.

Please remember your MUST complete this short survey by 9am Monday 25th May to let us know if your child will be attending Your child will not be able to just turn up on the day if we aren't already aware that they are attending.

We will be in touch with the details of which subject will run on which day when we have the full information on student and teacher attendance.

If you have any questions, please email or ring on 01204 332533.

Take care, and keep safe.

Kind Regards,

Rachael Lucas




Process of Awarding Summer 2020 Grades Letter - sent 8th April 2020

General advice

  • Stick to a school routine – use your weekly timetable to structure which subjects to study when
  • Get up, get ready and have a healthy breakfast ready to start your work at 8.30am.
  • Use the start of the day to check and set your daily work .
  • Period 1- 5 - use your daily timetable to complete work for that subject – 8.45am – 3pm.
  • Make sure you take your break times – 10.45 – 11am and 1 - 1.30pm.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Watch what you eat.
  • Weather permitting get some fresh air in your garden or yard.
  • Let your parents/carers know what you have been doing and ask them for support if you need it.
  • Read for at least 30 minutes per day.

Student emails


Office 365

You may not have access at home to Microsoft Office which helps you access any documents that we have uploaded onto our website, or if you are emailed any. As a school we provide Office 365 to all our students. You can access this package either from our website - System Access and ‘Install Office’ from the main screen (top right hand corner).


Any problems with this please email



Twitter – PE

Our Twitter account has been taken over by Mr Lowe in the PE department. Check out his updated here -  


Heads of Department

If you wish to contact your subject teacher, you can by emailing their Head of Department:


Year Leaders

If you wish to contact your Year Leader, you can by email them:



We are extremely lucky here at Bolton St Catherine’s Academy that we have a trained CAMHS worker who supports us within school, during this time if you are worried or feeling it is getting too much our CAMHS worker Vicky is here to offer some advice and support. In order to do this please email our DSL at . Miss Tobin will then pass this over to Vicky and Vicky will contact you directly. Stay safe & Look after each other during this unpredictable time.


Text your School Nurse

During these unsettling times, as a parent of child aged between 5/19 years old you may be worried about your child’s health and wellbeing and be unsure about how to get the help you need.

Our school nurses are still here to help - you can text them for confidential advice and support on a wide range of issues.

Parent/carers of child(ren) aged 5-19 can send a text to:


We can help with all kinds of things like:

  • Behaviour
  • Continence
  • Emotional health
  • Self-harm
  • Bullying
  • Minor accidents and illnesses

Your ChatHealth messaging service is run by The Children’s Integrated Health and Wellbeing Team, Bolton Foundation Trust and is available Monday to Friday 8am until 8pm

We aim to reply to you within one working day and you should get an immediate bounce-back to confirm we received your text. Texts will not be seen outside of normal working hours. If you need help before you hear back from us, contact you GP, NHS 111 or dial 999 if it is an emergency.