A warm welcome to Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form Academy within The Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company (MAC).
We are a Catholic School and, as such, we are deeply aware of the unique nature of each individual and the purpose that each one of us has in bringing about the Kingdom of God. Providing a first class education for all other pupils, so that they can use their talents and skills for the good of others, is very much part of our Christian mission.
In our last inspection, Ofsted commented "The nurturing environment created by leaders encourages this inclusive and positive atmosphere; pupils say "we get on well". In the same report Ofsted stated "Senior leaders demonstrate full and passionate commitment to the values on which the school is founded. They want the best for every pupil and seek to promote the well-being of all".
Our last Diocesan Inspection stated: "The overall effectiveness of the school in developing students' experience of the richness of the Catholic way of life is outstanding. Students are encouraged to develop their considerable gifts and talents and to be of service to others. This aspect of school life is often inspirational. Pupils speak very highly of all the staff who are approachable and compassionate. Students receive outstanding support that ensures the vast majority of them make excellent progress and reach their potential".
We have had some wonderful exam results this year with a large proportion of students achieving their first choice university place. 67% of all grades achieved at A Level were A*- C and our pass rate was 95%. We are delighted that all who left the Sixth Form went into education, employment or training and many are now attending Russell Group universities and some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country. They are a credit to themselves, their families and BGN.
We have a history of strong GCSE results. This year, 73% of our pupils achieving English and Maths at GCSE. This is due to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students. Our levels of progress also continue to remain excellent.
BGN is a thriving school where laughter is often heard and respect for each individual is regularly demonstrated. Our Catholic faith is the source from which we draw our strength and the root of all our success.
May God continue to bless this very special school.
Fraser Long - Principal Paul Concannon - Chair of Board of Directors