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Open Evening 2022

Open Evening

Thursday 29th September 2022

Doors open at 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Head Teacher's address is at 5:30pm and 6:30pm

Open Morning

Tuesday 4th October 2022: 9:15am - 10:00am

Wednesday 5th October 2022: 9:15am - 10:00am


Contact the school on 0121 7064200 or by Friday 30th September 2022


Only those who have made an appointment will be able to attend



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



Frequently Asked Questions

  • Ladies choose from:
    Conventional tailored short sleeved dress, skirt or trousers, in dark colours, blue, grey or black. Trousers should be full length and not cut off. Dresses and skirts must be worn with tights and must not be mini-length. Ponte/jersey trousers or skirts are not permitted A conventional blouse or shirt – plain, or modestly patterned providing it is tailored and designed for professional business wear. It must have sleeves and must not be low cut; it must cover shoulders and midriff. Cleavage should not be visible. Cardigans may be worn with blouse/shirt and jacket Plain shoes capable of being polished; suede shoes are not permitted. Shoes should be conventional, work orientated and comfortable in dark colours. Heels should be less than 5cm high. Boots above the ankle are not permitted. Conventional tailored jackets must be worn with dresses, skirts and trousers and must be in dark colours, brown, blue, grey, or black. Patterns are permissible as long as they are subtle and reflect the principle of smart professional dress i.e. – pin stripes, or faintly chequered. Ponte/jersey jackets are not permitted.
  • Gentlemen choose from:
    Conventional two piece suit or three piece suit, with matching tailored jacket and trousers in dark colours, as a general guide in blue, grey, or black. Trousers should be full length. Patterns are permissible as long as they are subtle and reflect the principle of smart professional business dress (i.e. – pin stripes and Prince of Wales check) Conventional office shirt plain or modestly patterned (i.e. stripes and checks) pastel coloured formal shirts may be worn provided they are tailored and designed for professional dress; these must be worn with a tie. Shirts must be tucked in to trousers at all times. The tie must be fully visible to below the knot at all times Cardigans may be worn with shirt, tie and jacket; tie knots must still be visible if a jumper or cardigan is worn Plain leather shoes, capable of being polished; suede shoes are not permitted. Conventional, work orientated and comfortable in dark colours. Ties are to be worn with the top button done up at all times and the knot covering the top button.
  • Other Dress Codes:
    Identity badges and House Lanyard MUST be worn and visible at all times whilst on the school site. Jewellery must be subtle and consistent with smart professional business dress. Belts are to be plain, regular width and designed to hold up trousers or skirts – not just a fashion accessory. No polo shirts and T-shirts Students’ hair should be well-kept, clean and moderate in style, length and treatment; bright dyed colouring, tram lines or other shaved shapes in the hair and ‘bar codes’ in eyebrows are not permitted No clothing with obscene slogans or messages is permitted No head garments (except those worn for parentally confirmed cultural, medical or religious reasons All students must wear jackets in assembly, at formal events as well as to and from classrooms. Students may take jackets off in classrooms, the common rooms, study rooms and the canteens. ​ Please note that the same dress code applies when students sit examinations. ​ The above list is not meant to be exhaustive but instead represents a guideline to the meaning of ‘business dress’. If in doubt the Assistant Head Teacher in charge of Sixth Form should be contacted prior to any purchase to confirm the suitability of any items.
  • The following are NOT permitted:
    Jeans or chino style trousers Jersey jackets, trousers or skirts Corduroy or denim ‘Hoodies’ of any description even if worn as an outdoor coat Headgear (except for parentally confirmed religious or medical reasons and it must be of Dark colours and matching the colour of the days attire) Trainers Combat trousers, shorts or cut-offs Strappy tops or vests Exposing bare midriff, cleavage or chest Sportswear / leisurewear, including velour and cotton jersey Extremes of style, for example, mini skirts Logos Visible facial or body piercings (except ear rings) or tattoos Unnatural hair colourings or extreme hairstyles


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Thank you for contacting Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School. We will be in touch soon!

For all enquiries, please call our main reception on 0121 706 4200

Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School

Victoria Road

Acocks Green


B27 7XY

Tel:    0121 706 4200

Fax:   0121 707 6597

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