Bishop Walsh Catholic School
Birmingham, United Kingdom
About Bishop Walsh Catholic School
Bishop Walsh Catholic School is a mixed, comprehensive, Roman Catholic secondary school with sixth form situated in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. It converted to academy status in January 2014 and is supported by a multi-academy trust called John Paul II Multi-Academy, which sponsors four faith schools in the Midlands area.
An average-sized secondary school, Bishop Walsh provides 1,067 places for students aged 11-18 when fully subscribed.
Values and vision
Bishop Walsh Catholic School’s ethos is built on the Catholic tradition and focuses on social awareness, spiritual development and academic excellence. It wants to support the spiritual, moral, social, vocational and cultural development of all its students. The secondary school believes that all British values – such as democracy, rule of law, mutual respect and individual liberty – are rooted in the teachings of the gospel.
Bishop Walsh's curriculum is broad and balanced to give its pupils a well-rounded education. Teachers understand that all children are individuals created in the image of God, with their own strengths, interests and talents.
“The school is very well led by a capable and successful principal who has both vision and purpose. He is very ably supported by a highly effective team of senior leaders. The proportion of pupils achieving good GCSE grades, including English and mathematics is much higher than the national average. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. The school very successfully promotes tolerance, respect and fairness, ensuring that pupils develop into well-rounded young people.”