Diocese of Leeds’s Keyboard Studies Programme

In July 2021, I (Rob Barraclough, Director of Primary Standards) met with Keyboard Studies Programme Director, David Pipe to discuss the possibility of introducing the newly established Diocesan Keyboard Programme into the Trust's wider curriculum offer. At this time, the Trust already bought into the Diocesan Singing Programme for all...
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Trust INSET Day 2023/24

On Friday 20th October we held a Trust-wide INSET Day at St Wilfrid’s, which provided a fantastic opportunity for all primary schools’ teaching staff to come together to listen to a keynote speaker, relaunch the BKCAT Mission, introduce the new Trust Hymn ‘Inspired by Faith’, and participate in workshops and...
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The ‘Where is God?’ Art Competition

Earlier this year, children from across our Trust took part in Wakefield SACRE's spirited art competition, responding to the theme of 'Where is God?'.   Children from Holy Family & St Michael's Pontefract, St Ignatius Ossett, St John the Baptist Normanton, St Joseph's Castleford and St Joseph's Pontefract Catholic Primary Schools and...
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The BKCAT Book Awards

Wednesday 1st February

Children from across our primary schools gathered together to celebrate the launch of the BKCAT Book Awards and were lucky enough to be joined by children’s author AF Steadman.   Mr Barraclough, Mrs Chernenko and Mrs Humbles have been busy working with the Wakefield School...
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10th Anniversary Congregation: Photo Album

On Friday 21st October we held our 10th Anniversary Congregation at St Wilfrid's, which provided everyone across our school communities with a fantastic opportunity to come together as one congregation, enabling us to celebrate 10 years since the formation of our Trust, reflect on our achievements and set out our...
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Letter from the Trust to parents; BKCAT Academic Calendar for 2023-24

Please find the Trust’s letter to parents from 28th September along with the BKCAT Academic Calendar for 2023-24 below: This letter and accompanying academic calendar confirm the alignment of the school holiday pattern across our fifteen schools so that we can better serve the parents and children in our school communities.
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The Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Please find the Trust CEO's statement to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the Trust’s letter to parents and staff from 9th September below:   "We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and join all who mourn her loss...
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St. Wilfrid’s presents ‘O Holy Night’

We're delighted to share St. Wilfrid's rendition of 'O Holy Night', performed by their very own staff and students. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone across our school and parish communities a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
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St Joseph’s Castleford’s Partnership with Northern Ballet

St Joseph’s Castleford have used part of their PE Premium to forge a partnership with Northern Ballet. This has formed part of their application to become an Arts Mark Gold school and was recognised in their recent Ofsted inspection. A child currently in Year 5, Maxwell Bucknell, was talent spotted by...
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Improvements to school premises for 2021-22

We've been hard at work over the summer holidays and October half-term making aesthetic and structural improvements to our school buildings for the 2021-22 academic year. We strongly believe that our schools should be inspiring places for our pupils to learn and for staff to work, and we're excited to share...
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The BKCAT Climate Summit

To coincide with COP26, on Tuesday 9th November we held a virtual Trust-wide climate summit across all of our schools to share and discuss themes relating to the environment, culminating in a reflection of the things that we could do as an organisation to reverse the trend of climate change. Led...
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