Claire, Author at St Wilfrids Catholic High School and Sixth Form College

Author - Claire

Press Release GCSE & Level 1/2 BTEC Results 2020

We would like to take the opportunity to both congratulate and recognise the work of all students over the last three years and acknowledge how well they have handled the unprecedented circumstances; we know it has not been easy. Whatever their results, they should be proud of themselves.

Last week, Year 13 students received their results and there was a great deal of confusion across the country. We have been working hard to support the Year 13 students, and to ensure that the problems experienced last week do not happen to the Year 11 students.

On Monday, the Government announced the system used to decide the GCSE exam outcomes. Students will be given the grade that school thought they would get if they had taken the exam. This is called the Centre Assessed Grade (CAG). Almost all students’ final grade will be the same as their CAG, except in cases where Ofqual’s calculations would have given them a higher grade. No one will get a lower grade than their CAG.

If students intend to join us in the 6th form, they should refer to the Office 365 emails they have received regarding the next steps. They should look to do this as soon as possible so that we can finalise enrolment.

It will be a time of celebration for many students. This has been a tough year for all, in a time of such challenge. St Wilfrid’s will continue to support all students with their progression to ensure they are in the best position to achieve their aspirations.

Well done to all our students for their hard work, we wish them the best of luck in everything that they do.

Elizabeth McGrath

Interim Headteacher


Year 11 and Year 13 Results

Urgent Action Required:

To ensure the efficient distribution of your results by email for Year 11 and Year 13

Following government guidelines, we have put plans in place to ensure the efficient distribution of your results by email and to give you any advice and support you may need on results days. However, this will work differently to previous years.

Parents and students should have received an email regarding summer results days and finalising enrolment in the sixth form college. There are some instructions in the email to verify that you can access your school Microsoft 365 email account.  Please make sure you follow the instructions in the email/letter as this will help us to ensure all students can access their accounts prior to results day.


Learning from Home – Summer 2020

Summer Learning

It has been a difficult few months for everyone and we acknowledge the great work being completed at home by many of our students and their teachers. We have all learned more about how Microsoft Teams can support remote learning, and both teachers and students are increasingly more comfortable with delivering recorded and live lessons. Our teachers have risen to the challenge of devising engaging and accessible lessons for students and use the message thread for feedback and guidance. We recognise that the enforced closure of schools has been unsettling to families, and as a school, we aim to continue to support our students in every way possible. Our School is already preparing for next September and teachers are currently making amendments to their schemes of learning so that the gaps in learning, brought about by school closure, are addressed. As we begin the Summer holidays, our subject leaders have suggested a number of tasks and learning activities that will support our students in their next stage of learning. These will prepare them fully for the new academic year, in September. This learning is optional, but it is good to get into routines and to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills ready for September. These tasks and learning activities can be found here…


Year 6 Transition Updates

Starting Date ‘Wednesday 2nd September 2020’

Thank you all for your patience with what has been a very different transition period for all involved.

The Welcome Video and the PowerPoint presentation can be viewed here:



Year 6 Presentation July 2020

FAQ/Transition Questions Answered

We are frequently updating the Year 6 Information page.  Please follow the link which will take you directly to all the information you need and more.  View the ‘Year 6 Information Page’ here


Face-to-Face Support for Students in Year 10 and Year 12

From 15th June, secondary schools, sixth form and further education colleges are able to offer face-to-face support for students in Year 10 and Year 12 to supplement their remote education. Schools and colleges will be able to have a maximum of a quarter of students in these year groups in school at any one time.  Other children will continue to be supported to learn at home. You can access more information on the opening of schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June for parents and carers.

More information about the face-to-face support that will be available for students in Year 10 and Year 12 has been shared directly with parents of these students (see letters sent home below).  Please could parents of students in Years 10 and Year 12 complete the survey that has been shared with them by 12:00 Monday 8th June. 

Childcare for children of critical workers and vulnerable students will continue.  Parents who are critical workers should ensure that they complete the form each week to request childcare provision.  Childcare places are confirmed by the end of each week.   Please email school if you would like to request childcare.  Once evidence of critical workers has been provided, the form will be made available. 

Thank you for your continued support at this time.


Headteacher Letter to Year 10 Parents.

Headteacher Letter to Year 12 Parents