Parents / Carers

Communication is key to a good relationship and that is why we strive to ensure that parents/carers of St Katherine’s students are fully informed of their child’s progress, activities and behaviour.

We do this through:

  • Fortnightly Newsletter
  • Parents’ Evenings
  • Annual Reports
  • Regular progress check
  • Letters Home
  • Events  and Calendar on this website.

The Parent Portal provides information on your child’s attendance, behaviour and progress.  You can also use it to make bookings for parents’ evenings.

Term Dates & Our School Day


Please find below details of the Term dates for this academic year.

Further details can also be found on in our School Events diary and at the North Somerset Council Website.

Term Dates Public Holidays
Term 1 Monday 4 September 2017 – INSET DAY
Tuesday 5 September 2017
Friday 20 October 2017
25 December 2017 –
Christmas Day
26 December 2017 –
Boxing Day
01 January 2018 –
New Year’s Day
30 March 2018 –
Good Friday
02 April 2018 –
Easter Monday
07 May 2018 –
May Bank Holiday
28 May 2018 –
Spring Bank Holiday
27 August 2018 –
Summer Bank Holiday
Term 2 Monday 30 October 2017 – INSET DAY
Tuesday 31 October 2017
Tuesday 19 December 2017
Term 3 Wednesday 3 January 2018
Thursday 8 February 2018
Friday 9 February 2018 – INSET DAY
Term 4 Monday 19 February 2018
Friday 23 March 2018
Term 5 Monday 9 April 2018 – INSET DAY
Tuesday 10 April 2018
Friday 25 May 2018
Term 6 Monday 4 June 2018
Friday 20 July 2018
Monday 23 July 2018
Our School Day
Time Period
8:45 Registration
8:50 Period 1
9:50 Period 2
10:50 Break
11:15 Period 3
12:15 Period 4
1:15 Lunch
2:00 Registration ssembly
2:20 Period 5
3:20 End of School


For any issue relating to bullying contact:

Deputy Headteacher
Hayden Southon,
Tel: 01275 373737

St Katherine’s School takes seriously the prevention of, and dealing with incidents of bullying.  The school employs three different strands of procedures to tackle bullying:

We believe in creating a safe environment where students feel safe to share any concerns or fears.  Students are actively encouraged to report any incidents of bullying.  They can do this by contacting a member of staff, or printing and completing a ‘Student Bullying Incident Form’ (below) or emailing  Paper copies of the form are available from Student Support.

Parents who would like to report any incidents of bullying should do so via their child’s Head of Year.

Preventative measures include giving guidance to help prevent bullying through assemblies, tutor time and PSHE lessons, supporting national activities such as Anti-bullying Week and undertaking an annual survey where all students can give their views on how safe they feel in school.

The school will deal with each incident on a case by case basis following an investigation of the incident/s. Interventions will vary from restorative meetings through to formal exclusions.
The school will offer support to the victims of bullying so that they feel confident in school, and also to children who act as bullies so that they can change the way that they behave towards other students. This may involve work with external agencies. In addition, our Heads of Year can offer support for parents whose students are affected by bullying.

Any complaint about how incidents of bullying have been dealt with should in the first instance contact the Deputy Headteacher. If the issue(s) is unresolved contact should then be made with the Headteacher.

Attendance & Holidays

The law says that as a parent/carer you must make sure that your child receives a full-time education. This means that your child must attend every day unless there is a very good reason.

Please see the link at the bottom of the page for details of changes to school attendance law.

Evidence proves that the greater the attendance, the greater the achievement.  Research suggests that 17 missed schooldays a year will result in losing a full grade at GCSE.  It is vital that your child is in school each day.

  • 90% attendance = ½ day missed every week
  • 1 school year at 90% attendance = 4 whole weeks of lessons missed
  • 90% attendance over 5 years of secondary school = ½ a school year missed
Students MUST  be in school for morning  registration at 8.45am .

Students arriving after 8.50am MUST sign in at Students Support Office.

Students  MUST not leave site without permission, exceptional circumstance can be authorised by the Headteacher only.

Lateness without a valid reason will be sanctioned.

Repeated lateness will be subject to Fixed Penalty Notice procedures at the discretion of the school.

All unexplained absence will be unauthorised and subject to Fixed Penalty Notice procedures.

From September 2013, the law has changed for all students and parents in the UK. Schools are not allowed to authorise leave of absence for family holidays unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Exceptional circumstances are strictly limited to:

  • Service personnel who are prevented from taking holiday outside term-time
  • When a family needs to spend time together to support each other during or after a crisis such as a family death or to attend a funeral.
  • Parents/carers MUST ring the school 01275 373737 and select Attendance . Or call 01275 376882 by 8.15 am
  • Absence from school MUST be reported on the day and every subsequent day, for safeguarding purposes.
  • If you are having problems getting your child into school contact our Parent Support Advisers, Julie Ball or Laura Blacker, on 01275 373737. Or, email Laura at or email Julie at
  • Students must provide evidence and seek permission, in advance, to leave school for medical appointments during the day
  • Absence for medical appointments will be authorised for up to half a day
  • Students must be at school before/after the appointment time
  • Students MUST sign OUT at Student Support with supporting evidence e.g. an appointment letter, this will be copied and returned to the student.
  • Parents need to write in the student planner details and time they need to leave.
  • Students returning from an appointment MUST sign back IN at Student Support.
  • Routine dental appointments must be outside of school hours

Behaviour for Learning

St Katherine’s School has high expectations of its students’ behaviour in all regards, on the way to and from school, in the classroom, during social time as well as on school trips.  Whilst they are in school, Teachers are the ‘Carers’ of all the students, they will do their best to help and support your child, but students must take responsibility for their behaviour.  Full details can be found in the ‘Students’ section.


The categories listed below are neither prescriptive or exhaustive.

  • excellent answer in class
  • correct answer
  • trying hard/great effort
  • excellent behaviour
  • completing homework on time
  • complete work to the best of your ability
  • showing good determination
  • on or above level/target expected
  • no C’s all term
  • positive participation
  • excellent attendance
  • helping others
  • getting planner signed regularly
  • working hard
  • representing the school
  • good mark in test
  • taking part in Sports Day / academic competitions
  • correct punctuation and spelling
  • acting as a student guide
  • taking part in charity week
  • attending revision sessions
  • attending clubs / extra-curricular activities
  • sustained effort over a period of time
  • significant attainment
  • excellent progress
  • excellent determination
  • showing good commitment
  • complete project work to a high standard
  • helping out a faculty on something significant
  • great work throughout a term
  • helping at open evenings/mornings
  • assisting with school functions in The Leaf
  • representing school sport for whole season
  • contribution / achievement in extra-curricular activity
  • delivering an assembly
Net Points
100 Student Support prize
150 Tutor postcard
200 Head of Year postcard
250 Head of Year mystery prize
300 Breaktime reward event with Head of Year
400 Lunchtime reward event with Head of Year
500 Head of Year letter
Afternoon reward event with Head of Year
600 SLT letter
700 SLT lunch
800 Headteacher prize
To make the system easy for everyone to understand, we have a set of consequences (Cs) as described below:

C1: A first warning, firmly given. This is a signal that a student’s behaviour is unacceptable and needs to be changed. For a C1, a student’s name will be listed on the whiteboard but if no further problems arise, no further action is taken.

C2: The second warning. This indicates that the student is on the edge of a significant consequence and must comply with the rules without fail. Again, the student’s name is listed.

The C1 and C2 consequences are only used in classrooms and allow teaching staff to refocus students on learning as firmly and as quickly as possible. No further action is taken provided that they return to behaviour that is consistently within the rules.

The categories listed below are neither prescriptive or exhaustive.

  • Failure to respond to staff instructions
  • Disruption of learning
  • Talking over the teacher
  • Shouting out
  • Graffiti of books/resources/planner
This will be logged by staff into our central system. All detentions are taken in the Humanities block from 1.15-1.35pm.They are taken in total silence, supervised by senior members of staff.

Parents will be sent an email to inform them that a C4 detention has been given. We will assume that parents have received the message we send and we expect students to attend a detention instead of any other activity without negotiation.

If students receive multiple C4 detentions they must all be served on consecutive days until all detentions have been completed. A higher sanction may apply.

C4 for repeated inappropriate behaviour

  • C1-C2-C4 (C4)
  • Failure to complete work to an acceptable standard
  • Inappropriate language
  • Confrontational attitude
  • Inappropriate behaviour
  • Dangerous behaviour
  • Eating in a lesson
  • Drinking in a lesson
  • Chewing gum in a lesson
  • Misuse of equipment
  • Misuse of mobile device
  • Lack of PE kit (2nd occasion)
  • Lack of ingredients (2nd occasion)
  • Bullying behaviour
  • Late for lesson
  • Late for registration
The student may be removed from the lesson on a C4 and placed in the faculty withdrawal room if their is behaviour is causing a significant disruption to learning.

CF (Faculty consequence): A faculty sanction/intervention to address to a serious incident within a faculty or repeated and persistent poor behaviour is given at this stage. Actions could include: department report, detention, extra work at break, lunch or after school, telephone call home, meeting with parents or temporary withdrawal of the student to another agreed room within the faculty.

Faculty interventions to address a significant incident or persistent disruption in faculty area. These will be applied where a student has been sent to the faculty withdrawal room. Heads of Faculty complete an open text box in SIMS to record their intervention. For example:

  • Repeat lunchtime/after school work in faculty area (arranged with parents)
  • Restorative meeting with teacher and student
  • Contact with parents by phone or email
  • Faculty report
  • Temporary change of class
  • Cost of replacement items damaged by misuse or theft
C5: An after school detention (3.30-4.30pm every Tuesday) This is staffed by a Head of Faculty/Head of Year. Students are placed in an after school detention for missing a C4 detention, failing to engage with a PL. sanction/intervention or in response to a serious behavioural incident.
  • Repeated C4 for same subject
  • Repeated C4s for different subjects
  • Missed C4
  • Persistent missed homework
  • Other serious behavioural incidents

C8: Internal exclusion – Isolation Room. Students will be required to sit in isolation, to work in silence and to complete the work that is set. This is a very serious sanction. It signifies that the student has made choices that are unacceptable within our community. The isolation day gives them a chance to reflect on the choices they have made.

Students who misbehave during their time in the isolation room will repeat the day in isolation or receive a fixed term exclusion.

  • A full day in our Isolation Room

Students are required to sit in isolation, work in silence and complete set work. Students who misbehave during their time in the isolation room may receive a fixed term exclusion. Students may be given a C8 for one of the following reasons. These are not exhaustive or prescriptive:

  • Receive a high number of C4s in one week
  • Accumulate more than three consecutive C5s
  • Non-attendance or inappropriate behaviour in a C5 detention
  • Engage in serious bullying or intimidating behaviour
  • Use rude, abusive language about a member of staff
  • Smoke on or around the school site or in school uniform
  • Persistent refusal to cooperate with school procedures
  • Truancy

C9: Fixed Term Exclusion. A Fixed Term Exclusion is given in response to a significant breach of the school rules.

C10: Permanent Exclusion. A permanent exclusion is considered in response to a significant incident, particularly for clear breaches of school policies around drugs or for acts of violence towards staff or students.

Students are expected to follow these rules in every lesson:

  • Respond promptly to the signal for attention
  • Follow instructions from teaching staff when given
  • Remain on task as directed
  • Listen when others are speaking

Teaching staff will use the C1, C2 and C4 sanctions if students do not follow these rules.

Teaching staff will explain their signal for attention to their students and will make it clear what each task is as the lessons progress.

This means being on time for morning registration, assembly, Tutor time, and lessons after break or after lunch.

It means no later than 5 minutes after the bell at lesson change-overs unless there is a note from a member of staff. A C4 detention will be given for lateness to registration or a lesson where the student is more than more than 5 minutes late without a valid reason.

No toilet breaks are allowed during lessons unless a student has been issued with a Toilet Pass for medical reasons by the Head of Year.

No use of mobile devices in lessons without explicit permission from teaching staff. The consequence for using phones and other devices without permission is a C4 and confiscation of the item. On the first occasion the mobile device will be confiscated for one day. On the second occasion parents will have to collect the device from Student Support. Refusal to cooperate with a confiscation will result in a C8.

In the corridors, any member of staff has the authority to enforce the rules by giving students a C4 detention if they behave inappropriately in non-classroom spaces. These are the rules:

  • Wear full uniform correctly including ties, top buttons, shirts and shoes
  • Walk purposefully without running
  • Use private voices without shouting
  • No eating, drinking or chewing
  • No physical contact or games
  • No disturbance to lessons through windows or doors

In the Dining Room and outside the School

  • No littering
  • Clear away all debris, plates and cutlery after using the dining room
  • No pushing-in, in the lunch queues
  • Following all instructions from members of staff without argument
  • Serious incidents or failure to cooperate with staff will be dealt with by a C5, C8 or C9

If you have any queries please see your Tutor or Head of Year.

Code of Conduct for Bus Users

Code of Conduct for Bus and Coach Users

  • To ensure the interests of all Student’s Health and Safety are met
  • To ensure that all Students have an enjoyable, stress free journey to and from school
  • To uphold the reputation of St. Katherine’s School
  • To encourage good behaviour, respect and self-discipline amongst all students
  • To be smartly dressed in school uniform or appropriate attire for Sixth Form students
  • No consumption of food, snacks or fizzy drinks (still drinks and water allowed)
  • No smoking or consumption of alcohol or dropping litter
  • No use of bad language, swearing or language of an inappropriate or aggressive nature
  • Have your ticket available or money ready to purchase a ticket, you will not be allowed on the bus without a ticket or payment
  • Be polite and courteous to each other, drivers and members of the public
  • Under no circumstances must tickets be copied or forged
  • Wait for the bus or coach in an orderly queue without any pushing
  • Allow members of the public to pass and/or walk by
  • Embark in a calm and safe manner
  • Disembark in an orderly and safe manner
  • Find a seat and remained seated at all times
  • Under no circumstances should you leave the bus before your usual bus stop- if you have a problem report it to your Bus Monitor
  • In the event of a bus not arriving/stopping for the school-bound journey, please call school immediately – do not start walking
  • Do not do anything that might endanger you, other students or the driver
  • Remain seated until the bus has stopped at your bus stop
  • Do not call out to other students or distract the driver
  • Obey the instructions of the School Bus Monitors
  • No consumption of food, snacks or fizzy drinks (still drinks and water allowed)
  • Place any litter or chewing gum in bins or bags provided or take it home
  • In the event of an emergency only leave the bus if requested to do so by the driver or Bus Monitor, wait for replacement transport do not start walking
Bus Monitor are appointed and trained by the school to ensure the Code of Conduct is observed and to report any issues that may arise back to school for the school to deal with. Students who may have concerns when travelling on the buses should approach their Bus Monitor.
Any reported poor behaviour or failure to observe the Code of Conduct for Buses will be dealt with as a disciplinary issue by school. The Bus Operators have the right to ban students from their bus service/s.


Catering at St Katherine’s is delivered in house and all members of the catering team are employed by the school, the team have excellent understanding of nutrition. This enables us to ensure high quality food and drink are provided at breakfast (pre school), during morning break and at lunch time. Our menus provide something for everyone and are planned to provide the nourishment required to provide slow release energy throughout the day to keep everyone alert, attentive and ready to learn.

We operate a cashless service using the latest high-security biometric technology.  Payment is made in advance through ParentPay.

Environmental Health Award

We are proud to have been awarded 5 stars for hygiene and cleanliness.


We welcome parents /carers to join us for lunch throughout the year.
Please telephone Diane Lewis, Catering Manager on 01275 376866.

Free School Meals

Children attending a North Somerset school whose parents or carers are on the benefits listed below may be entitled to receive free meals at school:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
  • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)
  • Child Tax Credit,
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Free School Meals must be applied for, if successful you could be entitled to meals prepared in school to the value of £400 per year.

How can I apply?
  • Complete North Somerset Council’s online free school meals eligibility assessment
  • Call the admissions  office at North Somerset Council Town Hall on 01275  884078 or 01275 884014, for an application form
  • Fill it in and return it to the Town Hall with proof of your eligibility
  • If you have any queries please contact Mrs Dinah Kilgallon at St Katherine’s on 01275 373737

Letters Home

Letters and documents emailed to parents since September 2016. If we do not have your current email address, please advise it to including your childs name and year group.

Most Able

For any issue relating to ‘Most Able’ contact:

Most Able Lead
Miss M Cave
Tel: 01275 373737

‘Most Able’ learners are those students who show an outstanding ability in one or more subjects in relation to the St Katherine’s school community.  Our ‘Most Able’ learners are identified and their progress monitored in order to make sure they are continually provided for while at St Katherine’s.


At St Katherine’s we spot potential, to ensure that it is allowed to flourish.  We have a register of Aspiring Learners, identified as the top 10% of each group. This cohort is representative of gender, ethnicity and socio-economic context.  Identification is based on specific departmental criteria guided by the School’s ethos, quantitative and qualitative data and through discussion with the learner, parent/carer and colleagues.


For any issue relating to ParentPay please contact:

Finance Department
Tel: 01275 373737 Option 3 – Finance


We accept electronic payments for school trips, music fees and some events. This process is facilitated by ParentPay.  You have a secure online account, with a unique user ID and password. You can change these to something you will easily remember and merge accounts of 2 or more children.

Making a payment is easy and simple. ParentPay holds an electronic record of your payments to view at a later date. No card details are stored in any part of the system. Your account is active and you can make online payments straight away.

Click here to access ParentPay

Please click on the link below for the Biometric Registration letter.

Parent Portal

Parent Portal is a secure area of the school website that gives you access to information about your child.

Amongst other things you can:

  • view your child’s attendance record;
  • view your child’s timetable;
  • view information regarding your child’s behaviour – rewards & sanctions;
  • access progress checks for your child;
  • book parents’ evening appointments;
  • update the school held data (addresses, phone numbers, email addresses).

Please click here to access the Parent Portal


Listed below are details of our school policies, if you have any queries or require further details on any of these, please contact the School Office on 01275 373737 and we will be pleased to help.


For any issue relating to Safeguarding, including concerns regarding your child or another St Katherine’s student, contact:

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Hayden Southon
Tel: 01275 373737

St Katherine’s School, it’s staff and volunteers, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We ensure that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as “Designated Child Protection Officers” in school in compliance with the “sharing of information” guidance.

If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other student at St Katherine’s School please do not hesitate to contact Mr Southon, he is supported by a team of teachers and support staff and he knows who to contact for the best advice and help.   Mr Southon is experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.

For the best interests of all our children we use the following safeguarding measures:

Cause for Concern

Teachers are asked to report any causes for concern to the School Safeguarding Team using a written proforma. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children ‘disclosing’ concerns.


All lateness and absences are recorded by the Attendance Co-ordinator, Mrs King. Reasons will be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the Safeguarding Team can be made. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continue the school will refer to the North Somerset Education Welfare Service.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

For any issue relating to SEND contact:

Hayden Southon
Special Educational Needs Coordinator
Tel: 01275 373737
Ceri Rushworth
Inclusion Manager
Tel: 01275 373737

If your child has SEND and you would like access to independent help, support or advice please click on the link

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We welcome students with SEND within our Inclusion and Achievement Faculty and provide support tailored to the needs of the learner.  As well as providing in class support in a number of lessons for those with SEND, we run a number of small group sessions including spelling, reading and handwriting groups.

Our support for vulnerable learners  comprises our SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator), Inclusion Manager, team of Learning Support Assistants, Literacy Intervention Mentor, Learning Mentor and Student Counsellor

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Report

Please click on the link below for our Special Needs and Disabilities Information Report.

Bristol Local Offer

Please click on the link below for details
Bristol Local Offer

North Somerset Local Offer

Please click on the link below for details
North Somerset Local Offer

Transport & Travel

Please click on the timetables below for details on Eurocoaches and Carmel Coaches (X5) bus routes.

Students can also use the FirstGroup’s X3 and X4 buses which travel between Bristol, Pill and Portishead and stop near St Katherine’ s School. The X4 stops outside the school, the X3 stops 5-10 minutes walk away on the A369. Please visit Traveline South West for full timetables.

Please note, the bus stops listed on the route maps are purely to illustrate the route and may not be accurate with regard to ‘stops’, there are many more stops than we have been able to list.

Our school Transport booklet is available to download below.  St Katherine’s encourages students to use sustainable transport.

Visit the Better by Bike website that provides advice and cycle routes in our area.


Our Uniform Supplier are Scholars.  You can buy online or via mail order.
Scholars Schoolwear Specialists, 4 Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN
Tel: 01225 462206    E-mail:    Website:

PE kit is available from:
The Sports Shop, 39 High Street, Portishead, BS20 6AA Tel. 01275 842573.

  • Info

    School Uniform is compulsory. Please see the ‘Uniform and Equipment’ policy in the ‘School Policies Section’.
    Only the items on this list may be worn in school.

Compulsory Uniform items: Permitted Jewellery/Piercings/make-up
  • Maroon blazer with school logo
  • White, collared shirt, buttons to the neck (a plain white T-shirt/vest beneath the shirt)
  • Maroon and silver clip on tie
  • Charcoal grey tailored trousers
  • Charcoal grey tailored knee-length (or longer) skirt
  • Grey with maroon stripe V-neck jumper with school logo
  • Grey or black socks
  • Grey, black or neutral tights
  • Plain (no branding) black leather/leatherette shoes
  • Plain black belt that fits through belt loops
  • One single piercing to ears only
  • One small stud (no more than 5mm) in each ear
  • One small flat ring per hand
  • Single thin silver/gold metal necklace
  • Watch – all alarms switched off
  • Medical bracelets only
  • Make up must be natural and barely visible
  • No false eyelashes, false nails, coloured nail varnish, or visible tattooing
Permitted outerwear – over blazer
  • Overcoat, ski jacket, anorak, raincoat – plain colours, no logos
  • Gloves
  • Woollen/fleece hat
Clothing Hair
  • Denim
  • Hoodies
  • Faux or real leather
  • Gilets
  • No shaved heads including shaved markings
  • No shaved eyebrows
  • Hair dye in natural colours is acceptable
  • Facial hair must be trimmed
PE Kit
Girls: Boys:
  • Black and red polo shirt with school badge
  • Black and red skort with school badge
  • Hooped red, black and white football socks
  • Grey hoodie with school badge
  • Training shoes
  • Football boots
  • Shin pads
  • St. Katherine’s red and black rugby shirt
  • Black and red polo shirt with school badge
  • Black shorts with school badge
  • Hooped red, black and white football socks
  • Football boots
  • Training shoes
  • Shin pads
Optional  Optional
  • Black tracksuit trousers with school badge
  • Gum shield (strongly recommended)
  • Plain black tracksuit trouser with school badge.
  • Gum shield (strongly recommended)

Year Group Information

Year 7

Head of Year 7 – Mrs J Ball
7A Tutor – Miss C Aubret
7B Tutor – Miss D Mason
7C Tutor – Miss E York
7D Tutor – Miss C Ferguson
7E Tutor – Mr A Mclean

Contact details

Your child’s tutor can be contacted by emailing

Important Information

Year 8

Head of Year 8 – Mrs J Ball
8A Tutor – Miss L Tovey
8B Tutor – Mr G Davies
8C Tutor – Mr I Murdoch
8D Tutor – Miss R Wilsher
8E Tutor – Mr S Simmons

Contact details

Your child’s tutor can be contacted by emailing

Important Information

Year 9

Head of Year 9 – Mr A Thomas
9A Tutor – Mr M Green
9B Tutor – Mrs I Wild
9C Tutor – Miss C Perry
9D Tutor – Miss E Andrews

Contact details

Your child’s tutor can be contacted by emailing

Important Information

Year 10

Head of Year 10 – Mrs J Brooke
10A Tutor – Miss C Hughes
10B Tutor – Miss E Schofield
10C Tutor – Miss Z Ivey
10D Tutor – Ms T Gudonis
10E Tutor – Mr J Hutchens / Miss A Adams

Contact details

Your child’s tutor can be contacted by emailing
Please click on the link for the “Success at School” website:

Year 10 Work Experience

All Year 10 students are required to undertake a week of Work Experience.  Work Experience forms an integral part of the Year 10 Careers and Work Related Learning programme.  It does much to increase motivation and helps students to link theory to practice.  It also enables students to learn a multitude of key skills in a real, rather than simulated context, and to gather information and knowledge that can contribute to their personal development.

We intend to use the Work Experience placement as an important learning exercise in preparing students for progression from school to further education, training or work.  We very much welcome your support and help!

We ask students to find their own placements with the help and support of family, friends and school.  This in itself provides a valuable learning experience and strengthens the partnerships between students and the community.

Every placement must be approved by Education Business Partnership South West, acting on behalf of St Katherine’s School, before any student can attend that workplace. This is a legal requirement and recognises insurance, and health and safety arrangements.

We believe that Work Experience is a vital part of a child’s education and we wish to ensure that every student receives a rewarding experience.  If any student would like any assistance with finding a placement or you have any queries about the scheme, please contact school reception on 01275 373737 or email

Important Information

Work Experience Documents

Year 11

Head of Year 11 – Mrs H Price
11A Tutor – Mr D Cook
11B Tutor – Mrs G Maringo
11C Tutor – Mr T Astill
11D Tutor – Mr P Cullwick
11E Tutor – Miss R Hosey

Contact details

Your child’s tutor can be contacted by emailing

Important Information

Revision Documents

Sixth Form

Head of Sixth Form – Mr S Colebourne
Deputy Head of Sixth Form – Mr T Hodgson
6HAS – Mrs H Shephard / Mrs M Sanchew
6GAB – Miss G Ball / Mrs R Cameron / Mr S Birtle
6HW – Mrs H Weatherson / Ms J Jefferson
6PMW – Mr P Mingo-West

Contact details

Your child’s tutor can be contacted by emailing

Important Information

  • Safer Internet Day - 6 February
  • Year 9s win Go4Set award
  • Music technician required (occasional hours)
  • Students watch moving account from Holocaust survivor
  • Year 10 step back in time to Jane Austen's world.