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The New Pax Christi Catholic Academy Welcomes in the New School Year

Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 16.12.03ONE OF the region’s newest academies welcomed pupils through its doors this week for the beginning of an exciting school year.

The Pax Christi Catholic Academy, which is made up of St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy Bedlington and St Peter and Paul’s Catholic Academy, Cramlington, joined together last year to offer South East Northumberland access to a quality Catholic education, from the age of 3 to 18.

The new academy, which launched on Monday, September 7, was officially opened by Joe Hughes, Director of the Diocesan Education Service and Ian Lavery, MP for Wansbeck.

They were joined by Con Todd and Felicity Penny, the academy’s headteachers, Mr Keith Pugh, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Pax Christi Catholic Partnership Multi Academy Trust andseveral members of the student body.

“The official launch of our academy marks the start of a very exciting year,” said Con Todd, Headteacher at St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy.

“We have so much planned for the coming academic year, including a lot of extracurricular activities, so there’s plenty for our pupils to get involved in.

“Becoming a multi-academic trust will allow us to pool our resources and expertise to ensure that our pupils get as much as possible from their time with us.”

As well as ensuring their pupils receive high quality teaching and extracurricular activities, the new academy will also focus on developing their students via expansive education days designed to develop their resilience, confidence and future development.

The new academy will also be holding an open evening on Thursday, September 17 to give future students and parents the opportunity to see what the new academy can offer.

For more information please visit the new St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy website, or follow their Twitter feed @stbenetbiscop.

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