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  • Sixth Form Envision Success

    Sixth Form Envision Success
    22nd December 2018

    The Sixth Form Envision students presented their polished pitches to a panel of judges on 19th December. The panel included members of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, Co-op and the University of Birmingham. The students were pitching for a maximum amount of £100 to put their health campaigns into action. Team Motiv8 (promoting exercise) impressed the judged so much with their imaginative pitch and articulate answers to questioning that they were awarded the full £100. Read More

  • Science Department Welcome Pupils From SS Mary and John

    Science Department Welcome Pupils From SS Mary and John
    22nd December 2018

    The Science department welcomed twelve pupils from SS Mary and John School, where they earned their Bunsen burner licences. They also learned about the Science behind the colours of fireworks and were able to identify unknown elements from the knowledge they had gained. The pupils were a credit to their school and enjoyed learning new skills. We look forward to seeing them again in the New Year. Thanks to Mrs. Morris for delivering the session and the Science Technicians for supporting. Read More

  • PE Department Update

    PE Department Update
    22nd December 2018

    Miss Adams has been busy running both the KS3/under 13’s and KS4/under 15’s girl’s sides who have played their first ever competitive league and cup fixtures this term. This has largely been an incredibly successful undertaking. Testament to the hard work from both staff and students alike. The under 15’s have had mixed results this half term. To begin with they struck off in a positive manner earning a 2-2 draw with local Catholic rivals Cardinal Wiseman. However, then lost to Hodgehill and Greenwood academy. Read More

  • Campion Glorious At Villa Park

    Campion Glorious At Villa Park
    17th December 2018

    Five students were selected from years 8 and 9 to compete in a Premier League initiative Social Enterprise. The students represented the school excellently and were fantastic. They had to develop a business idea and produce a proposal which they did and performed in front of professional judges and other schools. As with representing the school like true campionites the students won the competition and will represent AVFC in the regional final at Wolverhampton Wanderers in January. Read More

  • VIY Project

    VIY Project
    17th December 2018

    Groups of year 9 and 10 students were selected to give them the opportunity to see what the working world and working in a trade would be like. The VIY project is sponsored by Wickes and all materials came from them, a team of 3 experts came to the school to support the students in their project. The students completed the job in 2 days, the boys changing rooms have been completely transformed! Read More

  • Campion Mass 2018

    Campion Mass 2018
    17th December 2018

    Father Eddie Clare celebrated our annual St Edmund Campion Feast Day mass last Friday. It was a most prayerful time with over 1,000 staff and students present in the Sports Hall. Mr Morris read for us the ‘Campion Bragge,’ written by Edmund Campion before returning to England form Germany. It was his calling card to the Nation and his willingness to risk all for the spread of the Gospel. St Edmund Campion said, “My charge is, of free cost to preach the Gospel, to minister Sacraments, to instruct the simple, to reform sinners, to confute error – in brief, to cry alarm spiritual against foul vice and proud ignorance, wherewith many of my dear countrymen were abused.” Read More

  • Weekly Chaplaincy News

    Weekly Chaplaincy News
    17th December 2018

    On the third Sunday we light the pink candle symbolising joy. The following is a reading from St Luke’s gospel. It is a beautiful prayer and is one of the prayers of the Divine Office said each evening at evening prayer. An Advent reading from the Gospel of St Luke 1:36-48, 51-55 And Mary said: ‘My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, Read More

  • Cambridge Congratulations For Damian Mikolajczak (Year 13)

    Cambridge Congratulations For Damian Mikolajczak (Year 13)
    10th December 2018

    We are all very proud of Damian in Year 13 for been invited to interview at The University of Cambridge last week. Damian is hoping to study Engineering and will find out in the New Year if he has been offered a place. The Engineering course at the University of Cambridge normally lasts four years and leads to two degrees: BA (with Honours) and MEng. The first two years of the course aim to give a broad overview of the subject, covering mechanical and structural engineering, as well as materials, electrical and information engineering. Read More

  • Weekly Chaplaincy News

    Weekly Chaplaincy News
    7th December 2018

    On the second week of Advent we light the second purple candle, representing peace. An Advent reading from the prophet Jerimiah. I will make a righteous branch grow from David, who shall practise justice and integrity in the land. And those dwelling in the land shall have rest. Read More

  • KS4 Basketball Success

    KS4 Basketball Success
    7th December 2018

    Well done to the KS4 Basketball team who continue to make strides to improve their skills. Two weeks ago, they enjoyed a 38-33 win over St John wall in a well contested match, where several individuals were playing their first competitive game for the school. I was especially impressed with the resilience shown when confronted with some very physical opponents. Read More