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Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Blessed George Napier
Catholic School and Sixth Form
Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Part of the Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company

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  • Yr 11 Easter Revision Sessions

    Published 05/04/17


    Dear Parent/Guardian

    As you know, some staff have offered revision sessions for Year 11 students during the Easter Holiday. I am very grateful to these dedicated teachers who are giving freely of their time during the Easter break and I know the students will appreciate this support.

    The school is not officially open, so reception will be closed and no official register will be taken. The school site is simply being used as a venue for these classes. Therefore, it is essential that you are aware of your child’s travel arrangements and whereabouts if they choose to come in. They may leave site and go into Banbury for example and I would expect them to be in contact with you if they decide to do this. Teaching staff running these sessions will take all reasonable steps to supervise students while they are in their care. However, ultimately, students will remain the responsibility of their parents while attending these revision classes.

    Whilst on the school site, students must sign the book provided in the LRC and report directly to the member of staff who is running the session. There will be a member of staff in the LRC from Tuesday to Friday of the second week of the holiday (18th to 21st April) should they need assistance.  They must not walk around school as they normally would as there may be a number of contractors working on the site.  Students must at all times remain with the member of staff supervising their session and sign out when they leave.  This is for their own safety.

    Yours sincerely

    Mrs Roisin Conway - Head of Key Stage 4

    Monday 10 April                     GCSE Business Studies and Business VCERT          9.30 - 3.30pm

    Tuesday 11 April                     Art ESA Exam prep/finishing coursework               9.00 - 3pm

    Monday 17 April                     GCSE ICT                                                                              9.00 - 3pm

    Tuesday 18 April                     LRC private study                                                             9.00 - 3pm  

                                                          GCSE Computing                                                              9.00 - 3pm

    Wednesday 19 April              LRC private study                                                             9.00 - 3pm                                                                                                                  GCSE Science                                                                     9.00 - 3pm

    Thursday 20 April                    LRC private study                                                             9.00 - 3pm

    Friday 21 April                          LRC private study                                                             9.00 - 3pm                                                           

                                                           LRC - Art ESA Annotations and Artists Study

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  • Year 11 RE Revision Session

    Published 31/03/17

    Please note there is a second RE Revision Session being held in school on Monday 3 April from 4-7.30 pm for all Year 11 students.

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  • Bus Passes

    Published 23/03/17

    Please can all parents/guardians ensure that from Monday 27th March their child/children have the correct bus pass for travelling on the Grayline Coaches to and from school.

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  • BGN Awarded Sporting Secondary School of the Year

    Published 31/01/17

    At the recent Oxfordshire Sports Awards, hosted by Oxfordshire Council and BBC Radio Oxford, BGN was awarded ‘Sporting Secondary School of the Year’.  The awards ceremony, held at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford brought together the best sporting talent from across the county to celebrate some amazing performances from Oxfordshire individuals, teams, schools and organisations last year.   

    BGN was recognised for another year of fantastic achievement by teams and individuals. In the academic year 2015/16 BGN had an amazing 22 district winning teams/individuals, with 7 going on to win county titles as well. Students from BGN regularly compete in regional, national and, in some cases, international competitions.  Students are supported, and their success celebrated, by the whole school.

    Competition success is only part of the story however, and the award also recognises the numerous ways that sport plays a central role at BGN.  Our Sports Leaders regularly lead, coach and officiate at county events and are held up as important role models, not only from within our school, but across the county. Our Sports Leaders have trained other leaders in our school and Sports Leaders from schools within the North Oxfordshire district. There is an active Sports Council that meets regularly and many of their recommendations and requests have been actioned.

    The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is extremely popular with all levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold – being offered and undertaken by our students. BGN’s PE department are particularly pleased with the sports participation rates and are proud that we are often able to put out ‘A’ ‘B’ and ‘C’ teams , something that unfortunately has become very rare in the state school sector. The benefits that pupils gain from representing their school in competitive sport is something that very much drives the department.

    We are very proud that our work in providing sporting opportunities for our young people has been recognised with this award and are grateful to Oxford Council, Oxford Sports Partnership and BBC Radio Oxford for promoting Oxfordshire sport with this prestigious event.

    This award is a whole school achievement as all members of the school community play an important role in the sports success enjoyed at BGN.

     [Mr Orton—Head of PE]

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  • Wonderful success for BGN students on A Level and GCSE results days

    Published 18/08/16

    We congratulate all our Year 13 students, over three quarters of whom achieved A* to C in all their A Levels and are now moving on to top universities to study a wide range of degree courses including architecture, computer science, fashion, film, languages, history, maths and law.  We are particularly delighted that 54% of grades achieved were B or above.  Robert Napiorkowski gained an A*, A* A and Distinction Star, Ella Shawyer obtained A*, A, Distinction Star and Charlotte Riley achieved A*, A, A and will go on to study veterinary medicine and surgery.  We are also really pleased with our interim AS grades for Year 12: 70% of the year group are already achieving grades of C or above with another year to go.      Headline figures:    A*-B   54% -   A*-C   78%  -    A*-E   98%.


    Congratulations to our Year 11s who have achieved wonderful results in their GCSEs this year.   72% of our pupils gained A*-C in English and Maths, with 67% gaining five GCSEs including English and Maths at A*-C.  Well done to all our students and the staff that support them for these tremendous results.  The progress of this year's Year 11 is excellent.  There are many individual success stories with a number of students gaining As and A*s.      


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  • Mobile phones in school

    Published 26/05/16

    We recognise that mobile phones provide more than just an opportunity for our students and their parents to contact each other on the way to and from school. Whilst in school our expectations policy states that

    Students in Years 7-11 with mobile phones must not use them in school, unless requested to do so by a member of staff. These items must be kept switched off and out of sight in school bags.   Sixth form students are permitted to use their mobile phones in the common room.

    Please be aware that any urgent communication between you and your child should take place via reception. The school number is 01295 264216.


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  • Dropping off/collecting pupils

    Published 01/03/16
    Please ensure that you do not drive down Addison Road.  Please drop your child at an appropriate place in Grange Road or Springfield Avenue.   Please ensure that you do not park on the zigzags or the zebra crossing in Springfield Avenu
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