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Welcome to Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form Specialist Sports College
The October half-term holiday is Monday 27 October to Friday 31 October 2014.
Thursday 13 November Year 7 Parents' Evening 4 pm.
Tuesday 18 November Sixth Form Parents' Evening at 4 pm.
Tuesday 16 December Christmas Service at St John's Church at 7 pm.
On Friday 19 December school will close at 1 pm. Pupils who travel by bus will be picked up from school at the earlier time. BGN will be closed for the Christmas break from Monday 22 December 2014 to Friday 2 January 2015.
A warm welcome to Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form Specialist Sports College, an academy within The Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company.
We are a Catholic school and, as such, we are deeply aware of the unique nature of each individual and the purpose that each one of us has in bringing about the Kingdom of God. Providing a first class education for all our pupils, so that they can use their talents and skills for the good of others, is very much part of our Christian mission.
In our March 2012 inspection, Ofsted commented: “It is a friendly, supportive community, in which students feel safe and well cared for. The school promotes students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development exceptionally well” and “The senior leadership team demonstrates a shared ambition to enable all students to succeed both academically and personally.” In the same report Ofsted referred to a student’s comment: “We are really just one big family who get on well together.” In May 2012, our Diocesan Inspection stated: “Pupils contribute in an excellent manner to building the character of a school to which they are obviously very proud to belong” and “There is serious commitment to learning.”
At KS5 our A Level results were very good with 55% of students being awarded an A*, A or B grade at A Level, 23% achieving A*-A and 99.5% achieving an A*-E grade. We have always had consistently excellent results in Philosophy, Theology and the Humanities. However, this year we are particularly proud of the results achieved in Maths and Science, which have continued to rise with 64% gaining A*-B grades in Maths and 61% achieving A*-B in Science. This year our AS results were extremely good with a pass rate of 90%. As a result, the average total UCAS points score for our students continues to be significantly above the national average, which gives our students a real advantage when applying to Higher Education institutions. We are delighted that all who left the Sixth Form went into education, employment or training and many are now attending Russell Group universities and some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country. They are a credit to themselves, their families and BGN.
We have a history of strong GCSE results. Despite national volatility this year, we achieved 58% A*-C including English and Maths, with 83% of pupils achieving 5 GCSEs A*-C. This is due to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students. Our levels of progress are extremely good and we aim to achieve 70% including English and Maths next year at GCSE.
BGN is a thriving school where laughter is often heard and respect for each individual is regularly demonstrated. Our Catholic faith is the source from which we draw our strength and the root of all our success.
May God continue to bless this very special school.