Key Information

Schools are required to publish specific information. This information is used by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted reports directly to Parliament and is both independent and impartial. By law it must inspect schools with the aim of providing information to parents, to promote improvement and to hold schools to account.
Academy Council

Blackfriars Academy has three committees. They are:

  • Academy Council
  • Curriculum & Standards Committee
  • Finance & Resources Committee

Click this link to view our Blackfriars Academy Council Members



Please click on the links below:

If you require further information in respect of these documents, please use the contact form here or write to the Trust at: Shaw Education Trust Head Office, Kidsgrove Secondary School, Gloucester Road, Kidsgrove, ST7 4DL.

Home school agreement

As a school we will communicate: Inform parents/carers of the following –

  • School activities and special events
  • Your child’s progress
  • Concerns that may affect your child’s health, work or behaviour
  • School and class news, regularly, though the home-link diary.

Responsibilities: We will ensure we –

  • Create a warm, stimulating and safe environment
  • Provide a curriculum which enables all pupils to reach their full potential
  • Celebrate the achievements of your child by holding annual review meetings, and provide an annual record of achievement
  • Listen to parents concerns and respond promptly (outside of teaching times) to any letters and telephone calls
  • Are open and welcoming, encouraging working in partnership with parents.


  • Educate pupils and support parent’s/carer’s in keeping safe online and the responsible use of technologies
  • Reinforcing key E-Safety messages and vigilantly online use

Encouragement & Support:

  • Develop positive attitudes to learning, behaviour and taking care of their surroundings and others around them
  • Take pride in what they achieve and show that they can appreciate the work of others.

Working together:

Work with parents and other professionals to enable a consistent approach to support each child’s learning and to help them achieve their best.

Pupil and Sports Premium

If you’d like to find out more about the pupil premium click here

Schools must publish details of how they spend its pupil premium and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding. Below are our pupil premium documents.


Government Schools and College Performance tables
Performance tables Homepage
Blackfriars Academy

2021 Results
Click Here to view

2020 Results
Click Here to view

2016 Results and destinations
Overall students at Blackfriars Academy achieved a very positive set of results which reflects the effort and commitment of staff for all students to do well.

Students at all levels achieved accreditation, ranging from ASDAN Personal Progress, Entry Level 1,2 and 3. A range of Level 1 courses both in BTEC and individual subjects, Level 2 (GCSE) qualifications in which some students achieved a GCSE grade C.

So a massive well done to all students this summer, you have done both yourselves and Blackfriars academy proud.
Click here to view

2015 Expectations and results Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
Click here to view

2014 Expectations and results Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
Click here to view