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Parent, Teacher and Friends Association

“Friends of Hagley RC High School” was established following the successful fundraising year of 2004/5 when we helped the school to raise £50,000 towards achieving Specialist Status in Performing Arts. The intention of the Friends of Hagley was to build on this fantastic achievement, and provide both an opportunity for parents to meet and grow as a community, whilst also raising funds to support all the children in our school.

At the last meeting, we decided to rename "Friends of Hagley" to "Hagley Catholic High School PTA." We felt that this would be a more appropriate statement of the purpose of the group and would better reflect our desire to be professional and inclusive.

We can make a significant difference to the school community with the money we raise. In 2009 we raised over £15,000 towards the cost of a new minibus. The committee works closely with the school and greatly appreciate the assistance of Mrs S Tyrell.

We are also fortunate to have the support of the local circle of the Catenians, who often lend a willing hand at our events. Read more about the local circle at http://www.stourbridgecatenians.co.uk

In the Spring of 2013 Friends of Hagley School funded the purchase of a new sound system and new blinds for the school hall. Thank you to everyone who supported our events and enabled us to raise the funds to pay for this.

How to join

You are most welcome to come along to any of our meetings to see what we are all about and how you might support the school. You don't have to be on the Committee. Please come along and join us. It would be wonderful to see some new faces.

Membership of the PTA is open to all parents, staff, carers and sixth formers.

Toilet Refurbishment Project

The PTFA are working to raise money for a full extension and refurbishment of the main pupil toilets.
This will cost in the region of £75,000. The PTFA also assist departments with providing resources and experiences that they may not otherwise be able to afford.

Previous fundraising events include a summer fayre, school discos and an antiques valuation evening. There are lots of exciting events planned for the near future, including a sponsored walk, charity football match and quiz night.

Principals Welcome

Coming Soon

However in the meantime please feel free to view the rest of our new website.

Y6 Transition

Thank you for identifying Hagley Catholic High School as your preferred choice for your child’s secondary education. Our mission is for all members of our community, called as God’s family, will strive to achieve their personal best, by living and learning in Christ.

We offer a comprehensive package to all pupils who are transitioning to us, designed to empower your child to take ownership of their move to secondary school, supported by our professional and experienced staff. The package has various elements to it, depending on the needs and location of each child.

AUTUMN TERM BEFORE TRANSITION

  • Our annual Open Day, on a Saturday morning, provides the chance for families to visit the school to see it in action, meet pupils & staff and to ask any questions they may have about secondary education.
  • The deadline for applying for a place at any secondary school in the country is 31 October. Please note that applying to us involves two separate processes:
    1. An online application to the Local Authority in which you reside;
    2. Return of a paper Supplementary Application Form, together with a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate or other evidence of Reception into the Catholic Church – returned directly to Mrs L Millard, Admissions Secretary, Hagley Catholic High School, Hagley, DY8 2XL.

The deadline for both of these processes to be completed and received by the respective recipient is 31 October. Applications received by either authority after 31 October will be treated as late.

  • Pupils who are in schools that are part of the St Nicholas Owen Catholic Multi-Academy Company, or a named Feeder School, will be visited in their current school by Hagley Staff for an induction session.

SPRING TERM BEFORE TRANSITION

  • Places are allocated by your Local Authority on 1 March. Parents should follow the instructions issued by their Local Authority.
  • Pupils who have been allocated a place at Hagley Catholic High School will receive a letter in the post from us. Replies should be sent directly back to Mrs L Millard, Admissions Secretary, Hagley Catholic High School, Hagley, DY8 2XL.
  • Pupils who are in schools that are part of the St Nicholas Owen Catholic Multi-Academy Company, or a named Feeder School, will be visited in their current school by Hagley Staff for a further induction session.

 

SUMMER TERM BEFORE TRANSITION

  • Parents of our new intake will receive a comprehensive information pack in the post, containing key information pertaining to Intake Day, uniform ordering, transportation and other transition information.
  • All new pupils will attend an Intake Day in July.
  • All families will be invited to Intake Evening in July: an opportunity to meet key staff, order/collect uniform & discuss transportation arrangements.
  • Pupils identified by their primary schools as in need of additional transitional arrangements, to cater to their needs, will be invited to up to three additional afternoons at Hagley Catholic High School, before the main Intake Day.
  • Pupils who are joining us, but are not currently in a school that is part of the St Nicholas Owen Catholic Multi Academy Company, or a named Feeder School, will be invited to an additional transition afternoon, before the main Intake Day.

KEY DATES

Intake Day: Wednesday 3 July 2019

Intake Evening: Thursday 4 July 2019

Open Day: Saturday 12 October 2019

Newsletters

We aim to publish at least one Newsletter a term please find below the latest documents, as well as the St Nicholas Owen Catholic Multi Academy anniversary booklets.

Our Faith

Called as God’s family,
we strive to achieve our personal best,
by living and learning in Christ.

  • We believe that each and every one of us is created in God’s image & likeness and is called to perform a special task.
  • We believe that we must use our God-given talents to fulfil our academic and spiritual potential.
  • Our school motto is Semper Fidelis (‘always faithful’): we believe that by remaining faithful to Christ’s teaching and example, we will continue to serve God and show selfless love to our neighbour in our daily lives.

Our Mission Statement is supported by our school values (‘Pupil Profile’), which proposes the qualities we wish to develop in our pupils. These qualities are simple, yet challenging, and seek to enable every member of our community to take the message of the Gospels to heart and apply it to their day-to-day lives. We challenge our pupils to be:

  • Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with the gifts, becoming people of service.  
  • Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make, and the effects of those choices. catholic
  • Compassionate towards their neighbour, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.
  • Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.
  • Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.
  • Learned, finding God in all things, and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.
  • Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what the can do for the better.
  • Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.

The Catholic Life of the school lies at the heart of our education. We aim to nurture the holistic development of all our pupils through provision of a thriving chaplaincy, which is led by Fr Des, our school chaplain.

Each week there is an opportunity for every pupil to attend School Mass on Tuesday morning. In addition to our weekly celebration, there are Masses provided on all Holy Days of Obligation that fall within term time. All parents are welcome to attend any of these Masses; please notify the school reception by 15:35 on the preceding day, if you wish to attend.

Prayer and worship are central to our purpose as a Catholic School and our pupils are encouraged to lead liturgies and elements of assemblies during the year. Pupils are regularly involved in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the Catholic Life of the School.

There are numerous opportunities for pupils to develop their faith outside of the classroom, including by undertaking pilgrimage to European destinations and residential retreats within England, engaging in charity work and by participating in social outreach work.

We consider that helping those less fortunate than ourselves is one way of encouraging our pupils to care and be concerned for others. A variety of events are organised e.g. The Penny Race and Hunger Lunches in order to provide practical ways to respond to the needs of others.

The academic study of religion is undertaken within the following courses:

  • Edexcel's Advanced GCE: in Philosophy of Religion, Ethics & New Testament;
  • Edexcel's Level 3 Extended Project Qualification;
  • and AQA's GCSE Religious Studies (B): Catholic Christianity, Judaism & Themes.

To date, no parents have exercised their right to withdraw their children from the RE programme. However, if any parent is unhappy with the provision they should contact the Principal.