Welcome to St Edmunds Catholic Academy
Welcome, to St Edmund’s Catholic Academy for students aged eleven to nineteen.
Ours is a learning community rooted in Gospel Values and committed to the care and success of every student. We strive to live out the motto of our patron, Edmund Campion, To Love and Serve the Lord, in our daily school life, in our chaplaincy, in our parishes and in Bishop Cleary Catholic Multi Academy Company to which we belong. We support our young people to respect themselves, others and the world in which they all live, to encourage them in their journey in faith and to provide opportunities to challenge and stimulate their curiosity for learning.
Education at St Edmund’s is more than simply academic; it is a partnership with families in the spiritual, academic, moral and social upbringing of young people on their journey to adulthood.
At St Edmund’s we encourage our students to recognise and be grateful for their gifts and develop them fully so they may be generous in their service: becoming men and women for others.
St Edmund’s has a proud tradition of academic excellence and inclusion, of the integration of technologies for learning, of distinguished sporting, musical, creative, artistic, technological and scientific endeavour, of links with other countries and the active support of local, national and international charities.
We are fortunate to have a new building which groups subjects into four learning faculties: Journey in Faith, Communication & Culture, Creativity & Expression and Discovery & Application.
We welcome into our community all who share our vision, and who will actively support our aims and values as a Catholic Academy.
St Edmund’s Catholic Academy maintains an excellent reputation for high quality post-16 provision within Wolverhampton. Our curriculum offer is broad: ranging from traditional facilitating subjects to prepare for Oxbridge and other Russell Group Universities to contemporary vocational subjects leading to exciting careers such as Architecture, Engineering, Business and Health and Social Care. Collaboration with local sixth forms ensures all students benefit from the best quality teaching and learning at all times.
We have a thriving Sixth Form community which offers the stimulus of academic excellence, coupled with the security of a familiar social environment. The distinct Catholic ethos within St Edmund’s is readily recognisable to the onlooker. St Edmund’s sixth form welcomes students of all faith traditions and is supported by our Bishops and Directors to create an inclusive Christian centre of excellence in which approximately 160 young people are able to fulfil their potential academically and grow spiritually.
Teaching in sixth form is innovative and challenging and productive independent study lies at the heart of our success. Great emphasis is placed upon the suitability of students for the wide range of courses on offer, which leads to valuable qualifications under the A Level and BTEC Level 3 pathways. Work or volunteer placements can also be offered, either as an essential part of the assessed work leading to a vocational qualification, or as a chance for students to gain first-hand experience of an area in which they have a career interest.
Effective group sizes are geared to foster teamwork and co-operation, whilst also offering an atmosphere of academic rigour, competition and debate. Relationships with staff have more in common with the student/tutor model within Higher Education establishments than the pupil / teacher experience through their first five years of secondary education. A team of highly qualified and experienced staff, committed to the value of the Sixth Form, offers excellent tuition within a curriculum which is extensive, courses which are demanding and a learning atmosphere which is exciting. Expert careers guidance, stimulating Personal, Social, Health and Moral Education, and Enrichment combine to complete this picture of a successful and forward-looking environment of which so many young people want to be a part.
Mrs M Hughes Principal
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact St Edmunds Catholic Academy directly.