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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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  • Open Evening - Prospective Yr 7 - 28.9.2022

    Published 29/04/22

    Please note that our Open Evening for prospective new Yr 7's will take in place in on Wednesday 28th September at 6pm.    Further details will be published on the website as soon as possible.

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  • Miss Rachel Smith 1974-2022

    Published 03/05/22

     

    It is with much sadness that on 1 May 2022 we learned of the death of Miss Rachel Smith.  Miss Smith was Assistant Headteacher for Catholic Life and Head of RE.  She has been a supporter of the BGN Lourdes pilgrimage with students for many years and her loss will be felt far outside our community.  She has been a constant inspiration to so many of us in school as she lived out her very powerful vocation as a teacher and spiritual leader.  We will remember her with joy in our hearts and give thanks for the many blessings she brought us. 

    Donations can be made to the Lourdes fund in Rachel’s memory using the School Shop link https://app.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Uniform/Default.aspx?shopid=664.  We thank you for any donation you feel able to make to this cause which was dear to her heart.

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  • BGN Quiz Night

    Published 26/04/22

    Our popular quiz night returns on Friday 13 May 2022.   Teams of upto 8 and tickets cost £5.00 per person.   First come, first served.  Further details can be found below.

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  • VLE address change

    Published 17/02/22

    The web address for our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is changing. As a result, if you are using the web address https://bgn.myvle.co.uk on your laptop or desktop (the change will not affect the App), you will not be able to access the VLE if you do not have the new address after 30th April 2022. We kindly ask you to please make a note of the new address and ensure that it is the default address to access the student’s VLE, as well as the parent portal.

    Our new address is https://bgn.fusionvle.com

    The VLE continues to be of great importance for maintaining strong links between home and school. It allows teachers to share learning resources with their students and set tasks for those students to complete. The VLE provides exciting ways to enhance and extend your child’s learning while providing many useful features such as being able to download extra copies of work, submit assignments online and keep up with work being missed due to self-isolating.

    Your child’s documents, other learning materials, news, timetable and attendance are also available via the parent portal.  We hope that this information will support you to provide help and guidance at home.

    If you have your passwords saved on your internet browser, you will be able to recover them by following the steps on the document attached.

    In the first instance if you have questions, please e-mail the school on Office.4600@bgn.oxon.sch.uk.

    Thank you for your continued support.

     

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  • Safer Internet Day

    Published 10/02/22

    This week we have recognised Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 8th February) and Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.    The focus of Safer Internet Day was around gaming. Our students have all been spoken to in Whole School Assembly about Internet safety and have subsequently engaged in age-appropriate sessions as part of our RSHE curriculum which is delivered during Tutor Time.

    We would like to share the NSPCC link with you around safer Internet use as it gives advice for parents on how to ensure your child is safe online.

    https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/online-safety-blog/SID-2022/

    Thank you for your support with this

    Mrs Mawn

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  • Students at BGN celebrate another successful A Level results day

    Published 11/08/21

    Blessed George Napier Catholic School are delighted with the well-deserved results students have achieved this year.  Our excellent A level results had 45% of students achieving A*/A grade, and 70% A*/B.  Three quarters of students who applied for higher education are holding offers from their first choice university.  They are going on to study a wide range of subjects including Animation, Arabic, Law, Engineering, Natural Science, Japanese and Medicine at universities including Cambridge, Edinburgh and Swansea.  Four students achieved A* in all three of their A Levels and one achieved A* in four subjects. 

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  • Uniform and Equipment

    Published 30/03/21

    Please find below a letter sent to parents of pupils in Yrs 7 - 11 with regards to uniform and equipment.

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  • There‚Äôs a whole lot more than lessons going on at BGN!

    Published 05/02/21

    There’s a whole lot more than lessons going on at BGN!  See the attached poster for how you can join in.

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  • Mental Health Support Team Newsletter

    Published 02/02/21

    Please find below the latest newsletter from the MHST.

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  • Mobile Phones

    Published 17/11/17

    We have noticed an increase in mobile phone usage around school which we would like to address.  Our school policy states that all mobile phones should be switched off and kept in school bags for the duration of the school day.  This includes break and lunch time.  The only exception to this would be if a teacher invited a student to use their phone as part of the lesson.  If a student needs to contact home, they should do this via reception.

    Mr Long shared a piece of research with our students in Assembly on Monday which showed that banning the use of mobile phones in schools can improve test scores by 6.4%, with the impact on under-achieving students being even more significant, with their average test score rising by 14% [according to a study by the London School of Economics].   All students have been reminded of our school policy on mobile phones this morning. 

    In accordance with our policy, if after a reminder, students are still using their phone, it will be confiscated for the remainder of the day.  Staff will record the matter and if a pattern emerges of someone not meeting our expectations, we will contact home.

    We would really welcome your support in this matter so your child can achieve the best results possible.

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