A Level Results Success

The McAuley Catholic High School and Sixth Form would like to congratulate our Year 13 Class of 2017 who achieved a remarkable set of results today. An increase of 2% in A* grades, an increase of 4% in A*-A grades - both of which are above the national average - and an increase of 7% in A*-B grades all contributed to making these the best results that the school has achieved in a number of years. The percentage of A level A* - E passes has bucked the national trend, increasing to 99.5%.
The Level 3 Value Added score is also 'statistically significantly' above the national average and reflects the outstanding status of the McAuley Sixth Form.
This remarkable set of students can be very proud of the way they have upheld the traditions of McAuley and we are delighted with their academic achievements. It is great to see that all their hard work has paid off in such fine style.
There have been a number of notable achievements in a variety of subject areas reflecting the professional excellence of all our teachers and our Sixth Form team who have contributed so much to the success of the students in their care.
We also acknowledge the support given to the students by their parents and guardians during their time in McAuley.
It is these home/school partnerships that are the strength of the school.
Nothing is achieved without endeavour and our students and staff have worked phenomenally hard over the last two years, dealing admirably with the vast changes in post 16 education, to make these results possible and they reflect the high level of commitment to study that we strongly encourage at McAuley.
Our Sixth Formers are a positive example to us all showing that excellence can be achieved by anyone, no matter where the starting point, by working hard together and believing that nothing is impossible!
These excellent results mean that the vast majority of our university applicants have secured places at their preferred choice, many on competitive courses including medicine and dentistry at Redbrick institutions; while others have successfully secured apprenticeships and employment.
This unique set of students can also be proud of the contribution they have made to our school community, both those who have been at McAuley since year 7, and the many who joined us for Sixth Form from other schools, both within and outside the Doncaster area. They have been a credit to themselves and to McAuley through their role modelling of behaviour, leadership and through their involvement in extra-curricular, fundraising and in-school activities.
All our Sixth Formers take with them our best wishes on their journeys to success and we look forward to hearing many great things from them in the years ahead.

Summer Finale Concert 2017

A massive Thank You and Well Done to the fantastic orchestra of 65 players who produced such an impressive orchestral course finale concert on Sunday 16th July. All the music performed was of an extremely high standard and received a rousing reception from the capacity audience. Particular thanks go to our Y13 leavers for their massive contribution both to the concert and to Music during their time at the school. We would like to wish them all the best for the future. We were also delighted to welcome back a significant number of past students from the last 4 years and thank them for their valuable input. A copy of the concert programme and video recordings from the concert are available to view via the links.


Fanfare for Common Man

Porgy and Bess

Waltz No. 2


Disco Lives!

Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring

Long and Winding Road

Beauty and the Beast

Miss Saigon

Guardians of the Galaxy

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Well done to all cast and crew who took part in the schools production of 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' it was a fabulous production and you should be proud of yourselves.

Miss Sinclair

Final Day of the School Year

DofE Award 2017

A HUGE congratulations needs to go out to 72 determined year 9 and 10 pupils who have undertaken to complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Over the past academic year they have dedicated their time to work towards completing all 4 sections of the award.


Pupils have been working hard at improving their musical, drama and dance skills. They have been improving their cooking skills along with dog training and pet care abilities.


Pupils have been working hard within team and individual physical challenges, to include swimming, running, racket sports, netball and martial arts.


Pupils have been supporting a whole variety of charities and communities. Supporting younger children within various music, sports, church and dance groups across Doncaster and beyond. Caring for our environment with regular litter picks within different communities.


This began with a training weekend earlier in the year – where it is safe to say many learnt from their mistakes and were able to move onto the practice expedition with a greater awareness of how to look after themselves away from all the comforts of home.

The practice expedition fell on a weekend with some of the worst rain I think I have ever seen – but the candidates remained determined and upbeat throughout. They were a credit to themselves, their parents and the school.

The qualifying expedition they did not let themselves down either. Over the two days, I saw some of the best team work and support of peers that I have ever seen. It really was an example of McAuley at its best.

If you would like any more details about your child joining DofE in the next academic year please contact ssables-email-address



Y5 Taster Day Visit From St Joseph’s, Retford, – Wednesday 12 July 2017

It was a privilege to host Y5 pupils from St Joseph's, Retford, for their Taster Day at McAuley. The day started with a welcome assembly about Noah's Ark from our Chaplain, Polly, who helped us understand what the bible teaches us about taking on new challenges. Y5 were then treated to three inspirational taster lessons. They did a practical lesson in making and measuring liquids of different acidity and alkalinity in Chemistry. "I can't believe I went into a real Science Laboratory!". In Geography they learnt about how we could help solve world famine by eating insects and they made up their own appetizing insect menu, "Eeuyukkkk!" and they built and launched rockets in the Technology Workshop, "My rocket went into next door's field!". To end the day, Y5 were treated to performances by the full McAuley Senior Orchestra (with alumni) in the Theatre. The finale, a rendition of 'Disco Lives' had St Joseph's - and their teachers – dancing in the aisles and they impressed with their YMCA moves!! Pictures and videos from the day are available through the links below! One of the children said that their day was, "... even better than the chocolate crunch I had in afternoon snack!" – praise indeed!! We look forward to seeing you in the Autumn term and, even better, as McAuley pupils in 2018!


St Josephs Taster Day Videos - Please Click Here To View

St Josephs Taster Day Pictures - Please Click Here To View

Year 6 Transition Day - Monday 26 June 2017

"I can't wait to come to McAuley!" was the overwhelming sentiment of Y6 pupils who visited McAuley on their Y6 Transition Day. Pupils were inspired by a taster lesson, an uplifting liturgy and got to know their new form group and form tutor. The pupils were a credit to themselves, their families and schools with their exemplary politeness and enthusiasm to get involved throughout the day; we can't wait to work with you from September!


Year 6 Transition Day Picture Gallery - Please Click Here to View

Year 6 Transition Day SlideShow

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