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Welcome to St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy
The Academy is in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, serves the Catholic community of northern Stoke-on-Trent and offers a holistic education in a Christian setting.

Please click the link below to view a letter from our Assistant Principal Mrs H Farrer with reference to some concerns raised about the recent Data Point Reports

Data Point Reports Letter

Over 30 participants in Year 9 are now taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Well done to all those who are already working hard completing their volunteering, physical and skills sections. It has been fantastic to read your profiles and see what you're all getting up to. Expedition training starts in April and you need to have completed 2 sections before then. Keep on making a difference Year 9 :)

The results for the winners of the Book Bench competition are in. 

1st: Paddington - A Goodwin

2nd: Skulduggery Pleasant - A Shah

3rd: The Hobbit - K Kenyon 


All entries are invited to enjoy hot chocolate and a latest movie in the Library.

Please see Miss Barnett for details

If you are a prospective parent for the academic year 2020/21 please click the link below and read the proposed Admissions Policy.  There will be a consultation period for 6 weeks, and the final date of consulation will be on Thursday 31st January 2019. 

Please direct any comments to Mrs L Bloor, Office Manager by contacting

Thank you

Admission Arrangements

St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy will close to pupils for the Christmas Holidays on Friday the 21st December at the earlier time of 12.30pm

Monday the 7th of January is an INSET day and school is CLOSED to pupils

School will re-opon to pupils on Tuesday the 8th January 2019.

Have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas from all of us at St Margaret Ward and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.




Please click the link below to view the Christmas Letter from Mr McKenna that was sent home to parents on Friday the 14th December.

Christmas Letter

Join us on Monday the 17th of December at 7.00pm for our Music Concert.

Tickets are available from Miss Hayes and Miss Balewski in the music department at break and lunchtimes

Tickets cost £4 for adults and £3 for children.

Refreshments are included.

We hope to see your there!

Please join Miss Barnett in the Library for a Christmas Quiz on Monday the 17th of December at 12.05pm.

Everyone welcome!

Merry Christmas!


Pictured are a number of our pupils who were nominated for our Saints Awards.

Pupils are nominated by members of staff for their service to other people, service to the community or for their academic achievement.

This year the following pupils were nominated for a Saint Award:


D Mangam Thompson: He won a pack of crayons, but as he already had a set, he gave them to another pupil who didnt.  Also nominated for explaining geographical terms to older children, experimenting with reciprocal learning.