Our Ethos

Our goal at St Cuthbert’s is to create, with our pupils, a loving Catholic learning community in which they are able to thrive and reach their potential, growing into confident, thoughtful and happy young people. This is the heart of our Catholic identity and is the basis of our children’s spiritual and moral education. We encourage pupils to “choose life” in all that they do, to work hard, make the best of their talents and develop their appreciation of the gifts of others.

"The academy’s capacity for sustained improvement in all areas is outstanding because of rigorous assessment and monitoring processes leading to clear, challenging targets and appropriate priorities." (Diocesan Inspection October 2018)

“Pupils are well behaved around school and in lessons. They value the work their teachers do and feel very much part of a school family.” (Ofsted Inspection July 2017)

The work we undertake here in Blackpool will always be challenging, but the co-operative and tireless approach of our schools, growing together over the last few years, has been fundamental to our success. We secured “good” gradings last academic year and we were among some of the highest performing schools across the town, for the Key Stage Two results in 2018. We are quite rightly very proud of the work our directors, staff and pupils have done to achieve this, but are now eager to look to the next chapter. There is, as always, much to do as we continue to be ambitious for all children to experience the very best teaching and achieving well.

Our mission is to strive towards providing a place that is filled with fun, laughter, enjoyment and discovery. We aim to remove as many barriers to learning as possible, to ensure our pupils achieve their full potential. We are rightly very proud of these recent achievements but are now focused on our journey beyond these grades.