A Sunderland girls’ school is holding an open evening for prospective Year 7 pupils on Tuesday 26 September. St Anthony’s Girls Catholic Academy, which is part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in January 2023.

The Catholic secondary and sixth form, which is open to girls aged from 11 to 18, was established in 1904 and has been delivering high-quality education for young women for over a century.

Four in five girls achieved five or more GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English and maths at St Anthony’s in August. Its fantastic GCSE results included 10% of all grades at levels 8 or 9.

Head of school Marie Lanaghan said: “We were delighted with our GCSE results this year. Our students have worked incredibly hard and shown great resilience, and we are so proud of what they have achieved. This success is also testament to the hard work, support and encouragement from our team of dedicated staff. At St Anthony’s we believe that education has the power to transform lives. We have an outstanding reputation and a strong track record of academic achievement. It is regularly in the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England.

Many of our students go on to some of the best universities in the country, whilst others excel in the world of work. Whatever their chosen pathway, our experienced and dedicated staff will go the extra mile to support our young people achieve their ambitions. We provide an extensive programme of extra-curricular and enrichment activities to develop the whole child, with the aim of raising aspirations and broadening their life experiences.

St Anthony’s open evening for Year 6 pupils and their parents/carers will be held on Tuesday 26 September from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

For more information, please visit www.bccet.org.uk.

Press release issued by SASS media on behalf of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust. For more information, contact Sarah Dale on 07814 976582.