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  Term 3 Newsletter - February 2020  
  Message from Mr Humphreys, Headteacher  

I wonder how many of us are still battling those new year promises as we approach the end of Term 3?  

The term has been busy and purposeful with Year 13 students receiving offers from their chosen universities and Year 11 students their mock GCSE certificates. With Year 11 and Year 13 embarking on their ‘big climb’ towards the summer exams, we wish them well with a sustained revision period over the coming months.  During my opening assembly of the year I shared with the school how each year in their education is a mini climb with a big climb in Year 11 and Year 13 - I related this to Alex Honnold, the French rock climber who managed to free solo climb El Capitan in June 2017. Set our goals high, and work towards them bit by bit.   

I am hugely grateful to our teaching staff who support them every day, keeping them focused and motivated to ensure they achieve the success they deserve. Thank you to parents/carers too for your support at home with establishing and supporting their routines with some quiet time away from the distractions of social media and games consoles.  We must keep reminding our young people that whilst the sacrifice may feel painful now, the long term gains will be well worth it.

Our Parent/Carer Association meeting this term focused on our new St Katherine’s Award which we are developing and will be launching with students in the summer term.  We also discussed how we are tackling some issues around out of class conduct and explored solutions to these considering the drivers of change - minutes and agendas are available on our website.

We have been part of Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) for one year now and continue to build on our collaboration. We are delighted that Andy Nicholls, Music Specialism lead, joins us every Tuesday delivering part of our new electives programme for Years 7 and 8. We continue to work with the trust to validate our improvements and focus on areas needing further development and investment. We have trust lead practitioners working with our staff to reflect and develop pedagogy in the classroom and subject leads in the core subjects are meeting each term to share practice and challenge each other’s curricula. Critically, all the work we do is impacting on the quality of education our young people experience each day in the classroom. This will always be our priority.

Year 9 students embark on an exciting part of their education as they are given choices to make about their curriculum. The curriculum offer at St Katherine’s is broad and engaging, providing students with positive, but difficult choices to make. The Options Evening provided an opportunity to discuss potential subjects with teachers and I encourage you to take time to discuss this further, using the options booklet to help answer further questions you may have over the half term break.  There is plenty of time during Term 4 for the conversations to continue to ensure everyone is able to make informed choices.

It is important to remind ourselves of our values and through our house assembly and tutor time we revisit these along with important themes such as prejudice and discrimination, radicalisation and our British Values - democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect for and acceptance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith - which we promote within our curriculum.  A great opportunity to discuss with your son(s) and/or daughter(s).

Thank you to all those young people who have been part of our work on equalities, diversity and inclusion this term. It is an appropriate point in the year to update you on the equalities work that has been planned for the remainder of the academic year. Mr Short, Acting Deputy Headteacher, is in the early stages of student voice groups and is hopeful that these will develop further to really drive forward our approach to equality. It is important that all of our community including our staff fully understand the way that some individuals and groups feel when there are concerns over equality. As a school we have commissioned a Bristol based charity called Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI), this group have already conducted two student voice groups and there is a schedule of work which has been planned over the next six to twelve months. This will involve staff training, further student voice, student workshops and student assemblies.

In addition to the work with SARI, the school is continuing its work with the PRIDE group, Stonewall and a number of external partners to ensure that we as a community are doing our best to understand and support equality. There will be the opportunity next term to train student champions who will support with this important piece of work. In addition, we will be working with a company called Turn of Phase who will also be delivering workshops in term four. I do hope that this is the start of our journey to ensuring that all individuals in our community feel confident that they are treated in a fair way and with equity. There will be opportunities for parent /carer voice, however, in the meantime if you have anything that you would like to raise or discuss then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I have enjoyed meeting and listening to students each week as part of our Hot Chocolate Friday routine with the Headteacher. An opportunity for students to be congratulated on their work or contribution to our community and provide feedback on our school and what they feel needs to be addressed to make it even better.  

We end the term marking E-Safety Week which acts as a reminder to our school community about the joys and challenges the internet brings us all. 

Thank you to everyone who completed the parent/carer survey last month. Your feedback is important to us and will help shape our improvement for everything we do at St Katherine’s. If you have not yet responded, please spare 3 minutes and click here.

Wishing everyone a safe and restful half term.

Justin Humphreys, Headteacher

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Fair trade school status

St Katherine’s has officially become a Fairtrade School, confirmed by the Fairtrade Foundation. We will be celebrating our third annual Fairtrade Fortnight during term 4 and will be hosting a visitor from Nicaragua. Thank you to Mrs Maringo for championing Fairtrade awareness and organising the events involved with Fairtrade Fortnight.


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Peer mediation training

Peer Mediation is a form of conflict resolution in which trained student leaders help their peers work together to resolve everyday disputes. As mediation is sensitive to the underlying causes of conflict, the vast majority of peer mediation sessions result in lasting resolutions.

65 students have recently undertaken training to be Peer Mediators.The training involved the skills needed to be a peer mediator, the golden rules of mediation, communication skills, dealing with emotions and looking at various scenarios. They were presented with certificates on completion of the course.

Well done to all the students involved and thank you to Mrs Ball for organising the training.


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Life drawing art class

On 23rd January Ms Tallis organised a life drawing class for Sixth Form and GCSE students. The class was taught by a tutor from Weston College who commented on the excellent work and effort from all the participants. The work they produced will form a powerful part of students' A Level and GCSE portfolios. A proud Ms Tallis commented "the students demonstrated such a mature attitude and produced outstanding work". 


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  Sixth Form Update  

Access to Bristol

Ten more of our students have begun the Access to Bristol programme this term, following on from the five students that took part in the autumn programme. They are Charlie Bulmer (Applied Maths, Computing and Electronics), Jessica Butcher (Chemistry), Ethan Eggleston (Applied Maths, Computing and Electronics), Paige Leakey (Childhood Studies, Education Studies and Psychology in Education), Patryk Lietzau (Applied Maths, Computing and Electronics), Eleanor Mccarthy (English Literature), Dan Powell (Engineering), Samuel Sedlen (Chemistry), Wren Talbot-Ponsonby (Mathematics) and Stephanie Thomasset (Historical Studies).

Year 13 destinations update

Students who have yet to secure a post-18 destination should be dedicating time over half term to researching roles and applying for advertised apprenticeships or positions of employment. Students can begin their search using the government portal or Apprenticeship vacancies come and go like jobs, and it is important that students search regularly for the sorts of positions they may be interested in, and then apply promptly when they find opportunities that look interesting. Tutors will be more than happy to support students in the process by reviewing application forms or any covering letters required.

Most students who have applied to university are still waiting to hear from all of their five university choices - this is normal. Once all universities have responded, students will be asked to choose their ‘Firm’ (First) and ‘Insurance’ (Second) choice. The deadline for doing this is not until May and students should be encouraged to not rush into this decision.

There will be an extended tutor session after half term dedicated to next steps, including supporting students with apprenticeship applications, how to make firm and insurance choices and how to apply for student finance.

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Year 9 Options Evening and Careers Fair

The dining hall was full of Year 9 students and their families at Wednesday evening's Careers Fair, giving them the chance to meet and talk to a range of FE providers and employers to inform their option choices and get advice and guidance about their future plans. 

Students could visit well-respected employers including KPMG, Barclays Bank, Thatchers and Vale Vets as well as getting advice about a wide range of Further Education courses and qualification levels from City of Bristol College, SGS, Access Creative College and BCFC. We were also very fortunate to have advice and guidance on hand from the pre-HE adviser from UWE, who helped with a diverse range of questions about routes in to Higher Education and the qualifications required.

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our event. Students and their families left feeling more informed about the options and pathways available to them and ready to make well-informed option choices.

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Arkwright engineering scholarships

At the end of term two Year 12 student Henry Welch was formally acknowledged as an Arkwright Scholar. This is a prestigious award that is granted each year to only 415 students from across the entire country. Henry will receive funding to support him through his study of A Level maths and physics as well as contact with a professional engineer who will act as a guide and mentor. St Katherine's has a proud history of success with Arkwright, with six students being awarded scholarships since we started four years ago. Students in Year 10 who are considering a career in engineering should contact Mr Francis-Black to find out how they can make an application for a scholarship in 2021.

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Adventure Training Club goes mountain biking

On Saturday 11th January nine members of the Adventure Training Club braved the wind and rain of Wales to go mountain biking. They set off from just outside Coleford, and rode up steep fire roads through the forest. The group then found muddy tracks and trails to ride down, building confidence and learning some new skills. The conditions were sloppy on the trails, which made some of the downhills perilous. Despite high winds and miserable weather, the group kept up the speed going over jumps and round steep burns and had a fantastic time.

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International netball trip

On Wednesday 22nd January 40 students travelled to Arena Birmingham to watch to two live international netball matches, including the English Roses victory over South Africa. The girls were also able to enjoy the international buzz around the arena, getting involved in shooting competitions and having their faces painted with the English Rose or cross of St George.  Half time entertainment was also good, with the students trying to win themselves a t-shirt that was being shot into the crowd on regular occasions. 

For some of the girls this was their first opportunity to watch live netball (or even live sport) and they all had a fantastic time, despite a late night and school the next day! 


Duke of Edinburgh award scheme

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh has started in earnest for Year 9, with their first expedition training. Students learned the basics of first aid; a vital life skill and useful for the expedition. The participants have also decided on their groups for the expedition and training. After half term, there will be more training in preparation for the expedition in June.

Many students in years 10 and 11 have completed and were awarded their Bronze Award. It takes a huge amount of commitment and resilience to meet the requirements, and this should be celebrated. Students can now choose to start their Silver Award, learning more invaluable skills and continuing their personal development. If you are interested in any part of the Duke of Edinburgh award, please speak to Mr Hodgson or email

Congratulations to:

William Parsons, Jessica Sharpe, Harry Slape, Jessica Stanley, Natalie Stringer, Katie Thomas, Judit Molnar, Josie Chanfi, Grace Newby, Annika Rugman and Evie Williams.

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Headteacher commendations

Each term students are nominated by staff across the school for a Headteacher's commendation, this term the following students have been recognised:

Reading millionaires:

  • Chloe Memmel, Year 7
  • Zachary Furniss, Year 7
  • Zayna Al-Sakkaf, Year 7

Hard work and outstanding progress in Art:

  • Ava Baker, Year 10
  • Natasha Borland, Year 10
  • Freya Downer, Year 10
  • Izzy Oliver, Year 10
  • Jess Pratt, Year 10
  • Abbie Wring, Year 10
  • Fatima Bhatti, Year 11
  • Millie Sweeney, Year 11

CyberFirst Girls Competition:

This competition was aimed at Year 8 Girls to solve a series of extremely tough logic and computational problems. Despite only joining the competition late, the students worked their way through several tasks, both individually and as a group, before the competition closed. They all enjoyed themselves and learned a great deal about problem solving. Well done to the following students, all in Year 8:

  • Rebecca Foster
  • Ruby Fowler
  • Hope Roberts
  • Daisy Symes
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Year 7 author visit

On Wednesday 5th February we were delighted to welcome well-known author Tom Palmer into school for an event with all our Year 7 students. Tom's books cover lots of themes; including sports, mysteries and history and his talk ranged over all of these. The students had the opportunity to ask Tom questions, and found out about lots of different aspects of his work and life as a writer. The session ended with a quiz and a dramatic penalty shoot-out!  Waterstone's came along to sell books, which Tom then signed. It was a fantastically energetic and lively session, and we loved being able to introduce our students to Tom and his books!

Charlie Thoburn really enjoyed the event and commented: "the Tom Palmer author visit was amazing.  It really inspired me to read more and to try writing stories.  I don't enjoy writing, but after listening to Tom Palmer speak about his books and how proud he is of them it really made me want to write a lot more and focus on writing about what I love, just like Tom.  I would recommend the author visit to other schools because it will make you want to read and write more."

Thank you very much to Ms Wyld for organising the visit.

  House Championship  

This term's ethos competition has focused on students working together as a house to gain the highest number of achievement points. Each week the Heads of House give updates in the running totals - this term there has been quite a buzz about the competition!

Pankhurst House has managed to achieve a very impressive 88% positive to negative ratio and win their second ethos competition in a row. This extends their lead in the House Championship. Stephenson House came a very close second place with a ratio of 85.9%. Yousafzai House were in third place and Turning in fourth. Therefore the House Championship standings at the end of Term 3 are: Pankhurst 1055, Turing 952, Stephenson 885 and Yousafzai 872.

  Pankhurst House Update  

There has been lots to celebrate for Pankhurst House this term. Having won last term’s ethos competition we started the term leading the house championship by a slim margin over Turing House. This was a particularly proud moment for us as we were bottom every single term last academic year! To finish term two on top represents real progress for the house and is reflective of our collective desire to win the championship this year. We've worked hard to maintain this progress and have also won term three's ethos competition which focuses on the praise to negatives proportion achieved by the houses. All of our tutor groups have worked hard and as a house we have gained well over 17000 praises in the term, which is a stunning effort. A special mention goes to 7P2 who finished with the highest praise negative proportion in the school this term which is testament to the high standards they set themselves. Isaac Gambrell of 7P2 also deserves a mention for gaining the most number of praises in the school so far in term 3 with 201 praises. A great effort Isaac, you have done Pankhurst House proud!

Whilst we are not the most sporty of Houses I have been proud of our efforts this term which have reflected our values of passion, perseverance and pride, even if they haven't always led to victory. Matty Crutchley was the absolute standout in the basketball competition working his socks off for every minute of every game. Our best result came with a resounding 9-2 victory over Stephenson in the final game of the competition which was the second highest number of points scored across the whole afternoon in a single game. Matty's performance was closely followed by Bethia Brown's efforts - she was absolutely everywhere on court, so much so that Mr Cook could not believe she doesn't play for a basketball club outside of school. Well done Bethia, exactly the example I would expect from an honorary house leader.

Pankhurst also battled hard in the boccia competition and earned themselves a hard fought tie against Yousafzai in their second game. We were equally as impressive in the final match with Charlie Bell and Rhys Parr using all of their experience for the benefit of the house. Charlie played boccia last year for his house while Rhys had chosen the activity earlier this year as an enrichment option so both boys were familiar with the game.

In the ninja warrior competition Ollie Stratton was a top performer and recorded the third best time of the whole competition. Toby Rice embodied resilience and perseverance having failed on two attempts before gritting his teeth and getting a vital time recorded to support his team mate Ollie. Mr Cook reports that he was really impressed with Ollie's athleticism and wasn't expecting him to be as agile as he was out on the course!

Overall a good term for the House. We are very much looking forward to working hard and setting the same high standards for ourselves next term, after a well deserved break.

Mr Murdoch, Head of Pankhurst House

  Stephenson House Update  

Term 3 has been short in length but packed with lots of positive things going on in Stephenson House. The challenge for us this term is to have the highest behaviour ratio score and although we are in second I am very proud that we have the lowest number of negatives. 

A big part of the term has been the House values competition where students from each house have to design a display for a notice board in the school linked to the value of resilience and mental health. Our Stephenson leadership team produced a lovely display which sits proudly in Student Support. Our idea is to promote positivity and kindness and this has been displayed by a tree of kindness where students and teachers in the school community can write comments and post on the tree.

Sport still plays a big part in the house competition and I am proud of the students that have represented the house in events such as Boccia, Basketball and Ninja Warrior. A big well done to Ben Lumuso, Najiib Yusuf and Djafar Mengoud who won the Ninja Warrior event for Stephenson House.

I am also proud to see Stephenson House continue to lead the accelerated reader quiz championship for Year 7 and 8. This is a really important part of students development at St Katherine’s and it is lovely to see students embracing this challenge in such a positive way.

A big well done to the students who have been in 100% of the time in term 3:

Archie Lowe, Benjamin Lumoso, Ali Mahmood, Amelia Marlow, Benjamin Mortlock, Rachael Ndungu, Harvey Niemczyk, Adriana Noriega, Riley O'Brien, Jack Palmer-Givan, Phoebe Palmer-Givan, Reuben Peacock, Samuel Peacock, Noah Pearson, Madison Price, Sophie Shaw, Jonathan Puati-Kambu, Josie Rafferty, Jake Ralph, Evie Sherwood, Finley Skeates, George Skeates, Calum Stock, Shelby Stone, Zoltan Szekely, Charlie Thoburn, Jack Thoburn, Charlie Topp, Lucy Turner, Natasha Wanjiru, Pearl Westerberg, Taylor White, Joseph Williams, Samuel Wright, Abdulrahim Yusuf, Najiib Yusuf and Ayman Zaghdane.

I have spoken this week to our students about the importance of being in school as much as they can and taking the opportunity that has been given to them. Attendance is a big focus for us next term and we will strive to have the best attendance in the school.

Also a big well done to the students that have been Stephenson Stars of the week, linked to the values of resilience and determination.  One of our core values of determination has very much been evident with these students and I am proud to see them recognised for this:

Louie Elliott, Aiden Api, Chloe Patten, Coby Barbosa-Goa, Jack Sloman, Sophie Young, Noah Pearson, Harvey Pearce, Cruz Mead, Finn Coles, Ruby Fowler, Monty Fishbourne, Cosmo Browne, Ali Butt, Megan Collins, Safa Culusow, Danielle Cameron, Najiib Yusuf, Sophie Weaden, Ben Mortlock, Rachael Ndungu, Phoebe Palmer-Givan and Tom Aalten.

Finally I hope you have a lovely half term and come back ready and raring to go for term 4!

Mr Thomas, Head of Stephenson House

  Turing House Update  

Term 3 has certainly been a busy time for the whole school community at St Katherine’s. I wanted to start by highlighting the amazing statistic, that 116 students recorded 100% attendance. An increase on last term! Well done to students and their families in support of this important goal. Determination is a core value and high levels of attendance from Turing students reflects this.

It is at this point that I would also like to recognise the weekly Tremendous Turing students. These students have demonstrated one or more of the core values of Turing; unity, acceptance and determination. Their attitude and behaviour during the term are an example to all students at St Katherine’s. Well done to:

Year 7: Oscar Caton, Zac Kington, Dylan Blaske, Gus Woodward and Evie Roberts

Year 8: Hector Mackenzie-Andrieux, Reuben O'Donnell,Nas Gyimah-Sarpong, Jena Walker, May Anderson, Jack Heptinstall, Belle Fey, Hannah Lange, Yahye Caraye and Toula Hudson.

Year 9: Charlie Flay, Ruwada Dahir, Yusra Ahmed, Balint Fekete and Amrit Gill (twice)

Year 10: Lily Morris, Ty Bristol, Jamie-Leigh Bell, Harry Slape, Katie Clarke, Ben Cook, Jessica Stanley, Harrison Roberts, Paris Saunders and Samia Caraye.

I would also like to draw your attention to the top Turing House students with the most “Praise Points”:

Hannah Lange, 8T2, 593

Emily Earle, 8T1, 585

Oscar Caton, 7T, 551

Cameron Iles, 10T1, 542

Isobel Taylor, 10T1, 539

I have received continued support and inspiration from the tutor team and Isobel Taylor and Jessica Stanley as house leaders. Thank you all for your help.

Whilst Isobel and Jessica are fresh in my mind, I wanted to draw your attention to the incredible effort these two young house leaders made with the House Ethos Competition. Ably supported by the tutor reps, the team wanted as many Turing members to participate as possible in the challenge to produce a display that reflected the school value of resilience. Their combined efforts resulted in mini displays in Turing House tutor rooms, in an attempt to reach out to the whole school community. I was so proud of what the group produced, how well it showcased Turing students’ teamwork and appreciation of one of the school’s core values.

On the sporting front, Turing House are leading the house sport competition by a substantial 17 points. The most outstanding achievements have been in “BOCCIA” with Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 all finishing in first place and in basketball, Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12/13 finishing in a commendable second place.

Once again I have a list of those Turing students who have excelled at sport.

  • Lucy Holloway (8T1) has been selected for the Vogue Twirlers who will represent England at the World Baton Twirling competition in Eindhoven in April.
  • Ruby Aczel (10T2) has been selected for the Gloucestershire County u15s rugby team.
  • Ruby Walsh (9T) was invited to a training camp at the British National Gymnastics Centre in Lilleshall at the end January. 

I hope that all students have an enjoyable February half term and are ready to return refreshed and motivated for the challenges of term 4.

Mrs Price, Head of Turing House

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  Yousafzai House Update  

Yousafzai House students have been working hard since Christmas towards our targets and many have been exceptional at ensuring they are in school and making the right choice. We finish term 3 with over 94% attendance (the best in the school) and a joint first place in overall behaviour ratio since September. I am so proud of each student who pushes themselves to be their best and who makes the most of every opportunity at school. 

During the term, a group of students have been working towards a display to show resilience, a task set by Mrs Crocker as a house ethos competition. It has been great to watch students from across year groups working so well together, showing some amazing teamwork. We await the final verdict of the winner!

A huge number of Yousafzai students continue to achieve excellence and some have made incredible turnarounds.Thirty six students have won our weekly Marvellous Malala award for having a very good week. Special mention goes to Alfred Gisborne who has the most number of praise points in the house from this term. He, as well as Evie Dexter, are in the top 10 praise earners for the whole school!

We have had continued success in the Fun Fix Friday competitions, especially with the rock paper series relay race. We have had some success in house sport, coming second in basketball. In the ninja warrior event, Kenny Newbury was the standout performer for Yousafzai house recording the second fastest time. We are also really proud of the individuals who had never competed in house sport before but did so in the Boccia tournament - a big well done!

It has also been a joy to see some of our students making some huge improvements in either behaviour or attendance. Tarikh Hussein, Ellease Bryson and Alife Morris were all recognised in our celebration of achievement assembly, especially Ellease who has 100% attendance for term 3.

As always, thank you for your continued support and thank you to all the Yousafzai students who continue to make the right choices each day. I have told them all often that I love being their head of house and they make each day worth it. May you all have a lovely half term and I look forward to spending mine with a few of you on the slopes in Italy! 

Miss Andrews, Head of Yousafzai House

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  Sport and PE - Term 3 highlights  
  • Our Year 7 and Year 8 boys and girls teams all qualified for the North Somerset finals which took place in the first week back after Christmas. Three of our teams were crowned North Somerset Champions and went on to represent North Somerset at the Avon County Finals. Our Year 8 girls worked superbly as a team to finish in a really strong position out of the eight best schools in the county. Amazingly our Year 7 and Year 8 boys' teams were crowned Avon County Champions which means they are the best indoor athletics school team in BANES, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Several of our athletes went on to trial individually for the Avon representative team and we are hoping to have some St Katherine's students included in this year's squad for the South West Championships!
  • We took teams from Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 to the WESPORT Indoor Rowing Finals back in January. Lots of our students have been busy using our new rowing machines and having qualified from our local area event, our teams were all really relishing the challenge! Our Year 9 team took the bronze, Year 8 claimed the silver medal and the Year 7 team were crowned champions among seriously tough competition!
  • Leadership has been absolutely flourishing this term as St Katherine's students continue to support local events for primary school children. We have trained almost 20 cricket activators who led a KS1 festival for nine local primaries. Our Year 9 and 10 students also attended the Winter School Games Sportshall Athletics finals acting as leaders for both the primary and secondary county finals. Most recently our students also led at the Inter-County Primary Sportshall Athletics between South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Throughout all of these events our leaders have received amazing feedback and continue to impress visiting adults and staff with the quality of their leadership.
  • Our girls enjoyed a netball trip to Birmingham to watch the Nations Cup Netball where they saw all of England's stars in action.
  • Our U13 girls, U13 boys and U15 girls are all through to the next round of the indoor cricket competitions with the play-offs scheduled for when we return after half term. Our Year 8 and 9 boys football teams are both through to the quarter finals of the Somerset cup overcoming tough opposition in their last 16 matches.
  • We've had our Winter Indoor Series of house sport with senior basketball, junior boccia, ninja warrior and senior badminton all taking place this term. There are lots of students who represented their houses for the very first time this term and all of the students who have been involved deserve recognition for their efforts!
  • Year 10 girls have been embroiled in Project Rugby for the last two terms and recently travelled to North Bristol RFC for a festival. Having impressed all of the coaches in their training sessions, the girls saved their best until last with two of our teams both making the finals and all of our girls standing out on the rugby pitch.

We've also got some amazing individual achievements from our community to share with you so look out for those in our PE newsletter.

  We're looking to expand our team of exam invigilators  

We need examinations invigilators during exam seasons (including 'mocks') through the year.  Hours are flexible between 8 am and 4 pm and can vary according to your availability and the examinations timetable.  You will work under the supervision of the Exams Officer.

In this role you will be required to supervise internal and external examinations at the school. Duties include the secure distribution and collection of exam materials, providing, keeping a record of and supervising an appropriate environment for students to take their examinations and ensuring that all exam board regulations are enforced during the examinations. Full training will be given to any successful applicants.

Successful candidates will have good communication skills, be well organized, reliable and ideally have some experience of working with young people in either the workplace or in a voluntary capacity.

Further information about the school, the post and how to apply can be found on the school website or by calling Mrs Sue Shelley, HR Manager on 373737 or email 

St Katherine’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to DBS Barred List and Enhanced Disclosure checks.

Closing Date:  Midnight 3 March 2020

  Term 4 dates for your diary  
  • 13-21 February: Ski trip to Borgata, Italy
  • 24 February: START OF TERM 4
  • w/c 24 February and 2 March: Year 11 mock exams
  • 26 February: Year 8 first dose HPV vaccination
  • 26 February: Year 12/13 RSC Analytical Chemistry trip
  • 26 February: Years 10-13 London theatre trip to 'Matilda'
  • 27 February: Fairtrade event
  • 27 February: Year 12/13 parent/ carer evening
  • 28 February: Year 11 GCSE music ensemble performances
  • w/c 2 March and 9 March: Fairtrade Fortnight
  • 3 March: Year 9 GO4SET trip to UWE
  • 5 March: World Book Day
  • 9 March: Year 12 trip to UWE/UCAS Conference
  • 9-12 March: Year 7 Bikeability
  • 9-12 March: Year 12 geography trip to Slapton Ley
  • 11 March: Year 7 and 8 science trip to Bing Bang Fair, NEC
  • w/c 16 March: Turing House charity week
  • w/c 16 March and 23 March: Year 12 mock exams
  • 19 March: Joint CST concert at Bristol cathedral
  • 19 March: Dance festival show at Weston Playhouse
  • w/c 23 March: Pride week
  • 26 March: Year 9 booster injections
  • 27 March: Year 11 geography trip to Bristol harbourside
  • 28 March: Adventure club hiking trip to the Black Mountains
  • 2 April:Year 8 parent/ carer evening
  • 3 April: END OF TERM 4 Early finish – buses leave at 1.30pm
  Keep in touch  

There isn’t enough space here to showcase the huge variety of student experiences and achievements this term. Keep up to date by visiting the ‘News and Events’ section on the school website, check the school Facebook page or follow us on Twitter (@stkathsschool)