Open Evening 2014

Cardinal Newman A3 Poster 23393 v2 smallIt was great to see so many people at Open Evening. We hope you enjoyed your experience. Closing date for applications is the 24th October. Applications should be returned to the school's main office.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014 08:08


National Design Innovation Awards

innovation awards 2014Congratulations to Torin Hughes who won first prize in the National Innovation Awards. He was presented with his prize by the First Minister. This award is very prestigious and competition is always high. This is an excellent achievement, well done Torin.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 13:13


Key Year 11 Students

prefectsCongratulations to the Year 11 students appointed to the following key student positions:

Head Girl: Aoife Elwood
Head Boy: Rhys Mansfield
Deputy Head Girl: Emily Kyte
Deputy Head Boy: Kelvin Chivanga
Treasurer: Anais Bellamy
Head Prefect for Fundraising: Chloe Donovan
Head Prefect Year 7: Jessica Lane
Prefects for Year 7: Megan Nickells, Taylor Ewings,
  Morgan Davies & Caitlin Markall
Head Prefect Year 8: Elle Kinsey
Prefects for Year 8: Chloe Wells & Megan Smith
Head Prefect Year 9: Sophie Jefferis
Prefects for Year 9: Emily Richards & Alex Dul
Head Prefect Year 10: Emmie Smith
Prefects for Year 10: Kim Chivanga, Caitlin Edwards &
  Catrin Daczkowski
Head Prefect for Year 11: Gabby Sibley
Prefects for Year 11: Monique Carandang & Caitlin Johnson










Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 12:32


Change To The End Of The School Day

pedestrianisationThe school is consulting on changing the end of the school day from 3.10pm to 3pm. The lunchtime will be reduced by ten minutes to accommodate this. Please contact the Clerk to the Governors via letter or email to make your views known. Clerk to the Governors

The closing date for responses is Friday 17th October.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 11:55


Design and Technology Innovation Awards

DT innovation awardsCongratulations to all the GCSE Graphic Products, Resistant Materials and Systems and Control pupils along with our AS and A2 Product Design and Systems & Control students who have all produced excellent pieces of coursework for their Design and Technology coursework this year. Dedication and enthusiasm for the course has been commendable and the department would like to congratulate you on your efforts. The visiting moderator and D&T staff were really impressed with the standard of work produced and together have nominated sixteen students for the Design and Technology Innovation Awards. This event is a prestigious showcase exhibition for the most innovative Design and Technology project work produced in Wales. Well done all of you for reaching the final selection.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 10:16


Attendance Guidance

Attendance2014Please follow the link to download the new guidance on attendance from the Director of Education for RCT. Please note that in line with the guidance the school will no longer be authorising holidays in term time except for the special circumstances outlined in the guidance. Guidance on Attendance.pdf

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:55



visualiser2Thank you to the Governing Body for funding 'Visualisers' for every classroom in the school. These allow pupils' work etc to be easily projected onto the interactive white boards. These are valuable teaching tools and will help us continue in our journey of school improvement. The school will also shortly be taking delivery of a set of laptops also funded by the governors. The governors receive funds from parents who contribute a small monthly amount by direct debit. 100% of money received goes directly to school improvement. If you would like to contribute please download the attached form and return to your bank. Standing Order Form.pdf

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 17:00


Welsh National Literacy and Numeracy Tests 2014

national 2014

Congratulations to our KS3 pupils. They have come top in both Literacy and Numeracy average standard scores in the local authority. This is a fantastic achievement and ranks up there with our record results at KS4.

Well done to the pupils and their teachers. Thank you to governors and parents for your support.




Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 14:49


New Academic Year

vacancies2All pupils in Years 7-11 will return to school on Tuesday 2nd September. Year 7 will go straight to the main hall. All other year groups will go to their tutor rooms. Year 12 return on Tuesday 2nd September at the Nantgarw Campus. Year 12 students are to go to Room 332 on the third floor by 9:00am where further information will be given about the induction process. Year 13 will return on Thursday 4th September at the Nantgarw Campus.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 13:15


GCSE Exam Results

gcse results 2014Congratulations to Year 11 who have smashed the school record for the percentage of pupils achieving five GCSEs A*-C, including Maths and English. 71% of pupils achieved this key measure of success. This is our fourth consecutive record breaking set of results in four years. These results are testament to the hard work put in by pupils and teachers. 88% of pupils achieved five GCSEs A*-C and 100% achieved at least five GCSEs A*-G. The school is immensely proud of this year group and we wish them every success when they continue on to the sixth form.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:56


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