End of Term Letter to Parents/Carers

National Theatre 'Macbeth' 28th November

On Tuesday 28th November, Drama students in Y9-13 were lucky enough to see a production of Macbeth performed by the National Theatre as part of their school tour. They have visited three towns across the country performing in five schools in each town.
"Thank you so much for welcoming us so warmly into your school. I thought your students were fantastic and asked fantastic questions and were a real credit to you." Ruth Johnson, Assistant Director, National Theatre.

U.K Under 17 Kickboxing Champion

John has managed to secure a place to represent the UK in the World Championships in Canda 2018. Congratulations to John for all his hard work and effort which is now bringing him such success.


Spectrum Programme

Mature Citizens’ Party

On Wednesday 20th December we are holding our annual Mature Citizens' Party. We would like to invite all family members (age 60+) which includes grandparents, aunts and uncles to celebrate Christmas in style.

There will be carol singing from staff and students, dancing, mulled wine, mince pies and much more, let's not, of course, forget bingo.

The party will take place in the Lower School Theatre from 2pm ending at approximately 5pm.

We would appreciate you letting us know how many members of your family will be attending for catering purposes. We have limited places so please book yours early by emailing our chaplain Polly and letting her know how many spaces you would like at pwitter-email-address by Tuesday 12th December or alternatively please ring reception on 01302 537396 to book your place/s.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kindest Regards

The McAuley Sixth Form Students.

Diana Inspire Event Leeds


On Thursday 9th November 2017, ten McAuley Buddies attended the Diana Inspire Award Ceremony at Leeds College of Music. We were ushered into the auditorium where the presentation took place. It was hosted by Abbie Dewhurst the BBC weather presenter. We were so privileged to be among so many different inspirational young people who received awards alongside us.

Hameed walked three thousand miles to find safety in the UK, he overcame devastating circumstances to escape Afghanistan as an asylum seeker. Separated from his family he learned to speak English and works to support other peers who have faced similar adversity.

Hannah has raised £35,000 for charities, other young people have been involved in mentoring programmes, anti-bullying work, diversity, social action projects, taken a lead in school to work with governors and head teachers highlighting the dedication of young people to support many people in their school and wider community community.

The event was attended by Voice Kids judge, Danny Jones (Mrs McCallum took a picture for her daughter – who loves him). In addition to this we met and talked to Dame Ingrid Roscoe who is the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire. We shared some of our experiences with her and she was very interested in the work we have done; she also told us that she was going to share our information at a conference she is attending as we were inspirational.

Hannah Cockcroft, who is a double gold medal Paralympian, presented us with our certificates. She allowed us to hold one of her gold medals.

During the afternoon we took part in two workshops. One workshop was improving our public speaking skills. The second was planning and creating a social action project that we would want to be involved in. A handful of groups were given the opportunity to explain their project to everyone else. One of our groups were chosen and discussed a project called Donny Claus, which would involve visiting Doncaster Royal Infirmary to cheer up the people in hospital over the Christmas period by giving gifts to the children and singing hymns for the elderly. We are meeting with Mr Rooney this week to share our experience and ideas for developing a Social Action Project in school.


Oliver Drama Production Audition Letter

Assessing Progress

The McAuley Catholic High School, Cantley, Cantley Lane, Doncaster, DN3 3QF
Tel: 01302 537396