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Last modified 24.10.14

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Last modified 25.09.14

Sixth Form Open Evening information


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Welcome to Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form Specialist Sports College

RESULTS - we have had some wonderful exam results this year at BGN with a large proportion of students achieving their first choice university place.  Six of our Sixth Form students achieved all As and A*s.  Fergal Poole accepted his place at Oxford to study Maths and Computing, Alex Cotter will study Medicine at Birmingham and Charlotte Cummings will go to the RVC to study Veterinary Science.  44% of all grades were A*-B and the pass rate was 98%. 

GCSE - 72% of Year 11s have achieved five GCSEs, including English and Maths.  This is outstanding and a wonderful achievement for all our students.

Well done to our Sixth Form and Year 11s who have worked so hard with the staff to achieve these results.


Thursday 3 September - school opens at 8.40 am to all pupils in Years 7-13

Tuesday 29 September 2015 - open evening for Year 6s at 6.30 pm

Wednesday 30 September 2015 - open morning for Year 6s from 9 am to 10.30 am

Friday 2 October 2015 - inset day - school closed to pupils

Thursday 8 October 2015 - open evening for prospective Sixth Form applicants at 6.30 pm

Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October 2015 - half-term


Dear Parent/Guardian

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 last 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.”  Our last 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 44% of students being awarded an A*, A or B grade at A Level and 98% achieving an A*-E grade.  This year our AS results were extremely good with a pass rate of 86%.  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.  This year our results were exceptional and we achieved 72% A*-C including English and Maths, with 79% 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 excellent. 

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.

Fraser Long