We follow a carefully planned curriculum, in effect a two-year Key Stage Three and an emphasis on the EBacc to encourage aspiration for all. To ensure balance and range we have developed an interesting range of “Deep Learning Days”. All subjects will contribute to these ensuring all students have the opportunity for a balance of GCSE’s and opportunities to develop cultural and personal capital. These have included days focusing on meta cognition, a whole year Creative and Performing Arts Day and a Science Day. We are committed to extending this programme and would welcome your contribution. We have a vibrant and developing School Council, Duke of Edinburgh Award Group, School Ambassadors.
All students in Year Eleven take part in a Mock Interview Day. In the Sixth Form there is also a Student Leaders Group including a Head Girl and Head Boy, students here have been successful in seeking election to the National Youth Parliament. All students in Years Twelve and Thirteen take part in a service project called “Faith in Action” each year students take part in a Pilgrimage to Lourdes, working with disabled , and sick young people and others. We enjoy the full time presence of a Lay Chaplain and experience a rich liturgical and assembly life. We have excellent relationships with our local Catholic Community and the other faith communities in our area. All students take part in a weekly assembly and have the opportunity to visit our beautiful school chapel.
Our students are involved in an incredible range of services to others including raising large amounts of money each year for various charities. We describe the way we aim to do things as “The Douay Way”. We have an outstanding Pastoral system which we refer to as “Walk with me”, the notion of walking with families on their journey. These approaches are celebrated in our 2013 OfSTED and Section 48 Inspection Reports which describe the school as an “Outstanding Catholic School” This is only a snapshot of our school, I hope my intense pride in our school and everyone who is part of it shines through. I strongly advise you to arrange a visit to the school if you are considering applying for a post with us. Good luck and I look forward to meeting you