Thank you for your interest in Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School. We are a large and popular Catholic School with a team of highly dedicated and professional staff who are devoted to the education and wellbeing of our students.

We are a Catholic School and our community is founded on the gospel values of peace, truth, justice and love. Our school motto is ‘Justus et Tenax Propositi’ which means ‘Just and Firm of Purpose’. Everything we do in our school is based on the gospel values and our motto as we strive for every child to achieve their very best.

At Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School we believe that academic success and character education are of equal importance. It is our vision that every child will leave our school with the academic qualifications and personal qualities they need in order to be
successful, thrive in an increasingly demanding world and be kind and compassionate citizens. With guidance from expert teachers and the support from an excellent pastoral system, your child will have the opportunity to develop a life-long love of learning and a desire to succeed.

As well as professional and caring staff, we have a range of facilities and resources to support your child in all aspects of their life at school. We have an extensive range of after school clubs, outstanding facilities for sport and a thriving sixth form where
many of our students choose to continue their education with us after the age of 16. Our school chapel is at the centre of the spiritual life of the school and we offer many opportunities for our students to take part in educational visits in the UK and overseas.

We believe that parents choose to send their children here because they share our high expectations and insistence on the highest standards in every aspect of school life including uniform, discipline, attitudes to learning and respect. We are proud of our diverse intake and our students show great tolerance and support for each other,
irrespective of their differences.

Every child’s journey is different and at Archbishop Ilsley we have the staff, resources and facilities to help your child fulfil their potential. Christ achieved through endeavour and in our school we endeavour to ensure that every child achieves their very best.
I hope that you enjoy visiting our school and I look forward to meeting you in person.


Miss Helen Burrows

Head Teacher