St Cuthbert's RC High School

Date published: 22 April 2016

Matthew Chrimes visits St Cuthbert's from Bradford Bulls youth rugby team

Past pupil, Matthew Chrimes came back into St Cuthbert's yesterday during his day off from training with the Bradford Bulls youth rugby team. Matthew says he is really enjoying his time with the Rugby League club who currently sit 4th in the Kingstone Press Championship table and has aspirations of breaking into the first team in the next few years. He came into school to catch up with the PE department and brought along a signed Bradford Bulls shirt which will be framed and soon be on the wall along with ex pupils Kisimba Kisimba, Jonny Diba, Axel Tuanzebe and Connor Ronan. Well done Matthew, keep up the great work! We value all of our past students and it is a real honour when they come back to visit us.

In other news the year 11 football team beat Wardle last night 3-2 and currently sit top of their division in the Rochdale League with one game to play and have also progressed to the semi-final of the Rochdale Cup. We wish all the boys the best of luck.

Year 11 rounders team

Our Year 11 rounders team played in their final tournament for St Cuthbert’s yesterday.
They battled hard against teams from St. Monica’s, St Bede’s, St Gabriel’s and Newman College. After some stand out performances from H. Peel, A. Wood and E. Buckley, scoring some fantastic shots; producing lots of rounders, coupled with some outstanding tight fielding, the team finished as runners up of the tournament. It was a wonderful afternoon and we are extremely proud of all girls who took part.


Practical GCSE controlled assessments are being recorded at present. Year 11 pupils must check the timetable to ensure that they are aware of when they should be prepared for both their solo and ensemble piece Media Studies: Pupils should be busy preparing their Science Fiction case Studies for the exam. The pre-release materials will be available to students next week


Pupils need to complete their evaluations of their performances for the practical exam. This is a busy time for Year 11. Please see your class teacher if you need support

Expressive Arts news, Stars of the Week 

Harry Hey in Art for a fabulous Chinese Dragon design. SH Ava Morrison for her outstandingly beautiful composition. MT Zhak Benfold for his work on the exam case study in Media.
Austin George for his excellent performance as a soldier in battle.

Year 11 update 

The Art GCSE examination begins on Mon 25 April. All Year 11 students must ensure that they are fully prepared for their 10 hour paper.

Join Us

There are still some school places available for your child at St. Cuthbert's for September 2016. You do not need to be a Catholic to request a place at our school. Places are limited. Please contact Mrs Angove on 01706 647761 if you wish to book a tour to see our impressive building and facilities.


Congratulations to the RE rewards winners this week who have been awarded 50 Vivos for their positive contributions to their RE lessons last week:

Mrs Bowden: Krystian Kedzierski
Mr Hall: Jeanne Fernanda
Mr Kenny: Gavin Barnes
Miss Steciuk: Connor Barlow
Mrs Walters: Estelle Morgan.

Accelerated Readers

Thank You to all parents who supported the Scholastic Book Club. You helped raise £98 worth of free books for the library. A new booklet will be distributed to Yr7 & Yr8 this week or alternatively go to to browse the latest books and order online. There are hundreds of fantastic children's books to choose from and every £1 you spend with our school will earn 20p. Order by Friday 20th May, 2016.

For our Young Adult readers in years 10 and 11 the library has a brand new selection of fiction titles. Best sellers, award winners and even You Tube sensations are now available for loan from the library.

End of Year Trips

This week we launched our end of year trips which will be taking place on Tuesday 19th July. All students in year 7, 8, 9, and 10 will have received a letter with all details.
The day for bringing in deposits is Monday 25th April. Students must demonstrate exemplary behaviour between now and the trip in order to be invited. Please contact school if you have any questions.

Highest Achievers

Year 7 Viviana Ripa
Year 8 Megan Clark
Year 9 Jeanne Fernanda
Year 10 Peter Winyard
Year 11 Callum Eaton

Attendance Winner

Year 7: 7.8
Year 8: 8.2 & 8.4
Year 9: 9.1
Year 10 10.7
Year 11: 11.3

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