Headteacher’s Welcome

Blessed Robert Widmerpool Catholic Voluntary Academy is an outstanding school situated in Clifton and is part of the Corpus Christi parish. We are part of the Our Lady of Lourdes Multi-Academy Trust and Catholic values underpin every aspect of school life through stimulating and creative liturgical worship.

Our School Prayer:

This is our school, Let peace be found here.

May the rooms be full of happiness.

Let love dwell here, Love for one another,

Love of life itself and the love of God.

Let us remember that as many hands are needed to build a house,

So many hearts are needed to build a school.

The school aims to create a happy and secure environment where our children can reach their potential – spiritually, morally, culturally, physically and academically.We encourage our children to be responsible for their own actions, and a culture of independence and respect is promoted through our core values.  

The curriculum of the school, underpinned and inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church, recognises that each child is a unique and valued individual.The curriculum promotes respect for the views of each child, as well as for people of all cultures. All our children are respected and treated with fairness and honesty – enabling all the school community to reach their full potential.

Our curriculum is a set of planned activities organised to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes the formal requirements of the National Curriculum combined with a range of school-organised extra-curricular activities that enrich the experience of our children. This includes the ‘hidden curriculum’ – what our children learn from the way that are treated and expected to behave.

Building learning power involves developing the behaviours a child will need to face challenges calmly, confidently and creatively – giving them the life skills needed for their journey through school and into the real world. The way that the school teaches these behaviours is through the 5Rs which include:

  • Responsibility
  • Resilience
  • Resourcefulness
  • Relationships
  • Reflectiveness

Whether you are one of our current families, pupil, friend or neighbour, we hope you find this website informative and easy to use and we welcome feedback so we can continue to improve.

Mrs Maylard-Mason

Executive Head Teacher