12:24 PM - 25 Jan 2023

Retweetd From School Chaplain

It was wonderful to celebrate the Eucharist this morning with Year 10 . Many thanks to Canon Jan for officiating and encouraging us to listen for God's calling, as he did to Jeremiah. Diolch yn fawr a Duw Bendithia https://t.co/WaiTDfzDjo


18:51 PM - 24 Jan 2023

Retweetd From BOLHS_6Form

What a wonderful Sixth Form Taster Day for both current students and indeed our external applicants. Thanks to all who attended - we hope you all enjoyed! https://t.co/IpO0e2LAOi


16:54 PM - 23 Jan 2023

Retweetd From BOLHS Perf Arts Dept

We are so excited, tickets went on sale today for Cast and Crew. General sale from Thursday 26th Jan. It’s going to be amazing! https://t.co/NXnQFlmsra


15:09 PM - 20 Jan 2023

Please see information regarding Nasal Flu Vaccination walk-in clinics. This is available for students in Year 7-11 who missed the vaccination at school in November. https://t.co/dLwC053ktQ


08:31 AM - 20 Jan 2023

We are excited to launch our third recipe, which students will be making in food and nutrition next week🙌 https://t.co/4S7KjoJsfk


18:32 PM - 19 Jan 2023

Being in school ensures that students have the best opportunities to achieve and develop skills. School attendance figures in the city have dropped significantly since the pandemic. We need to get attendance back on track https://t.co/cssfIbCM81 https://t.co/1q7p7ml9QO

17:13 PM - 19 Jan 2023

Congratulations to Bishop Mary on her election. On behalf of everyone at the school we offer our prayers and warmest wishes. We look forward to meeting you soon https://t.co/5sooaN7RqI


14:31 PM - 18 Jan 2023

We are looking for talented teachers, in modern languages and religious studies, to join us in March 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to cover maternity leave. Click on our career site for more details https://t.co/qhy9Z5zbpw https://t.co/9I9KwOT8Br

16:28 PM - 7 Jan 2023

We hope that you have had a restful Christmas break. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday 9th January 2023 (Week B)


08:13 AM - 23 Dec 2022

From everyone at the school, we wish you all a very happy and joyful Christmas https://t.co/6ygvNPLyha


Attendance really does matter... Regular school attendance is important, not just because the law requires it. Students who attend school on a regular basis take an important step towards reaching their full potential. They are exposed to opportunities to develop new skills and learn new things. Similarly, the more time students spend around their peers, whether in lessons or in unstructured contexts, the more likely they are to develop long-lasting friendships with others; they are more likely to feel included and can develop their social skills, while building confidence and self-esteem. Regrettably, those students who regularly fail to attend school fall behind with their learning. However, it is more likely to impact negatively on their personal and social development, which can have long-term effects on their progression into adulthood.

The school is working with Cardiff Council to improve school attendance across the city to ensure all students have the best chance of achieving. Miss Parry, Deputy Head, has strategic overview of attendance and, together with other identified staff, implements a range of interventions for those very few students who have below expected attendance. Fixed Penalty Notices for non-school attendance have now been re-instated by Welsh Government following the pandemic and the school will utilise these in the case of unauthorised absence and/or an unauthorised holiday. 

Please ensure that your child attends every day and is on time. If your child is absent for any reason, please contact the school to explain the absence. Our school has a School Attendance Officer and an allocated Education Welfare Officer who will help and support you with any difficulties you may have with your child’s attendance at school. In the first instance, please contact Mrs Angel, Attendance Officer (Monday to Thursday) or Mrs O'Reilly, Attendance Officer (Friday).

So, it’s time to get attendance back on track. For more information visit www.cardiff.gov.uk/schoolattendance

In addition to support available from the School’s Attendance Officer and the Education Welfare Service, Cardiff Family Advice and Support offers a range of information, advice and assistance for children, young people and their families on a range of issues relating to family life which may be impacting on their school attendance.

Please visit https://www.cardifffamilies.co.uk/ to find out more.