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Headteacher's Message


Welcome to Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School. Our community is founded on the Christian values expressed in the gospels: peace, truth, justice and love. These values underpin everything that we do within the school, binding us together as a Christian community. We consider each person as special and unique and we recognise and respond to their gifts, their needs and their aspirations. We care for all individuals, celebrating achievement and providing support.

The continuing success of our school is based on the positive partnership between parents and school. The active involvement of parents in the life of the school brings a unique warmth and vitality to our community and we recognise the crucial role which parents have to play in the education of their children. We believe that parents choose Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School because they share in our insistence on the highest standards of behaviour and self-discipline, our expectation that all students will work hard, show respect and courtesy for others and a pride in their appearance.

Our highly professional staff are dedicated to ensuring that every student fulfils their God given potential, committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning throughout the curriculum. Students are provided with appropriate work which challenges and extends them, in an environment which enables them to focus on their studies effectively.

The school’s enhanced facilities have helped us to develop dynamic and innovative activities and to offer a broad and balanced curriculum designed to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. Our thriving Sixth Form greatly enhances the character of the school. The high rate of students choosing to continue their studies with us is a testament to the very positive student-teacher relationships which are established here.

All of our students enjoy a challenging and enriching curriculum to enable them to pursue further study and purposeful, fulfilling careers. I look forward to welcoming you to our school.




Mr G Alexander - Headteacher







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      Term Dates 2014-15

      • Spring Term: 5th January - 27th March

      • Half Term: 16th Feb - 20th Feb

      • Summer Term: 13th April - 17th July

      • Half Term: 25th - 29th May

      Dates for Acdemic YEar 2015-2016

      • Term starts Thursday 3rd September 2015

      • Half Term 26th Oct - 30th Oct

      • School closes on Friday 18th Dec
      • Spring Term starts Mon 4th Jan 2016


        Half Term 15th-19th Feb

      • School closes for Easter Thursday 24th March

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        Term starts 11th April


        Half Term 30th May-3rd June

      • School closes for summer on Friday 22nd July