(30/11/2016) Parents, here is our new new monthly Newsletter`Wiseman Words’.
(21/11/2016) Both boys’ and girls’ teams contunue to enjoy success. Their latest results are testament to their hard work and comittment Boys: Year 8 boys beat Stoke Park convincingly 11-5. Year 10 football lost to Calundon Castle 3-1 and then have also won 5-4 vs Stoke Park dramatically in extra time. Year 7 football lost narrowly 5-3 vs Stoke Park. Girls:
(21/11/2016) The day began with the arrival of 270 Year 5 pupils from the 7 Primary Schools in Coventry’s Romero MAC; Good Shepherd, Sacred Heart, St Gregory’s, St John Fisher, St Patrick’s and SS Peter and Paul. They arrived to the Retreat Day hosted by Cardinal Wiseman School. We are all familiar with the Year of Mercy and as it draws
(16/11/2016) Our 12 Days of Christmas House Challenge is well under way. Tutor groups are awarded House points for bringing in items to be donated to Coventry Foodbank. Items from the list below are requested, but extra points will be given for any additional items donated. 14 November – 1 box of biscuits 15 November – 2 Christmas Puddings/Cakes 16 November
Welcome to Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School; a member of the Romero Academy in Coventry. It is the patron of our School, Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman, who has a coat of arms which every student wears proudly as a badge on their blazer. The motto of the badge ‘Omnia pro Christo’ means ‘All things for Christ’ and therefore faith is at the heart of everything we do and the reason why we have high expectations of ourselves.
Every member of staff is committed and passionate about their work, providing opportunities academically and pastorally for our students to achieve their best and become confident and independent young men and women.
Our curriculum is carefully designed to meet the needs of all our students with an excellent range of options both at GCSE and A level. Students enjoy school and appreciate its strong community of care and guidance provided to support their personal developments. Examinations are important, but we also seek to provide enrichment opportunities such as educational visits, special curriculum days, sporting activities – all within a framework of continuous spiritual growth.
As a past pupil of Cardinal Wiseman School, I appreciate that dedicated staff alone cannot achieve student success. The staff provides guidance, but each student must strive by their determined efforts to achieve high standards of education, as Archbishop Oscar Romero reminds us all ‘aspire not to have more but to be more’.
In 2016 our hard working students produced the best ever GCSE and A level results at the school. At A level 35% of students gained an A*-A and 62% achieved A*-B in Year 13. Our sixth form students who completed a Level 3 vocational course achieved 58% Distinction* or Distinction and 85% Distinction* – Merit. The GCSE results have increased to 62.2% A* -C Maths and English. 80% of Year 11 students achieved grade C or above in English with 66% achieving a grade C or above in Maths; a testament to the relentless concentration on each individual student’s needs and closely working with parents and carers in meeting these needs to ensure success.
Success at GCSE and A level begins from the first day the student enters the school at 11 years of age and not just the examination.
Our website offers a glimpse of life at Cardinal Wiseman and provides a wealth of information to support our students and their parents/carers.
I look forward to meeting you at our Open Evening and Parents’ Evening.
Angela Whelan OBE