The McAuley Catholic High School

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Cantley Lane
11 - 18
Academy - Converter mainstream
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school converted to an academy in May 2014. The local governing body became the trustees. The new headteacher took up post full-time in September 2017, having supported the school part-time since May 2017.

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The McAuley Catholic High School Reviews

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“Lack of communication”
"> In my opinion, the curriculum is confusing. There is also a lack of communication and there are poor sanitary & hygiene conditions in the girls toilets.
"> I have 2 children that both went to Macauley, I chose the school as I myself went there and so did my siblings. By the time my eldest was at the end of year 7 I wished I had chosen another school. The school claim to have an antibullying policy but when it comes to reporting things you get nowhere. It is not available to print off the website, constantly under review, and when you go into the school the teacher belittle you, I actually had a "head of year" shout in my face during a meeting regarding the disgusting treatment of my child over the years. The school also refuse to deal with issues that happen on the school bus even though that is a prime time for cowards to bully other children. It eventually led to my child being put in isolation during year 11 and GCSE's. How this sends a message to bullies I do not know and in fact this just made it worse as they thought she was hiding. It then led to my child fearing no other option but to drop out before her exams as she wasn't been taught anything anyway. My child did manage to achieve 9 A-C grades by revising herself at home but when she was forced to attend exams with the other children she was attacked twice. So she has to spend weeks in isolation before the exams, but not the actual exam. Logic. As a result not another member of my family or friends would send a child to this school as, in my experience, it is absolutely atrocious.
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