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Cardinal Pole Catholic School has been shortlisted in the Secondary School of the Year category for the prestigious TES Schools Awards 2023. 

Cardinal Pole is built on strong foundations of discipline, moral purpose, rooted in Catholic values. It offers an enriching education, and cares deeply about the wellbeing and development of pupils and the community. 

The school prides itself on its commitment to providing a well-rounded education that prepares students for the challenges of the modern world, offering over 70 extracurricular activities. At no extra cost to families, all students are invited to take part in at least one extra-curricular activity a week.

Cardinal Pole is known for its world class service to a community which faces ever increasing complexities. Whilst Hackney has been noted for its increased gentrification in recent years, the schools IDCAI index score of 1 means that the local area is one of the 10% most deprived areas in England.

Given these local circumstances, the school works exceptionally hard with families of the young people it serves by offering outstanding pastoral care to each year group, and a full time in-house mental health support, ensuring students can receive quick and proactive intervention when they need support. 

The TES Schools Awards celebrate the achievements of teachers, staff, and schools across the UK. The awards are judged by a panel of education experts and are widely regarded as the most respected awards in the education sector.  Winners will be announced on Friday 23rd June.