Web Links

On this page you will find lots of links to other websites that we hope you might find interesting or entertaining. There are links for children, links for parents and carers, links for Internet safety and websites linked to the Catholic faith.

Websites for Children

Websites for Parents/Carers

  • Birmingham City Council - this is the official site for Birmingham City Council.
  • Asthma UK - the charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the 5.2 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma.
  • Childline - the UK's free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger.
  • DirectGov: Parents - lots of information from the government on parenting issues, such as having a baby, money issues, family and the law, adoption issues, bullying, child care, health, and much more.
  • Oxford Owl - a free website built to help you with your child's reading. You'll find age-specific reading tips, book recommendations, and lots of fun ideas to really bring your child's reading to life, including over 100 free eBooks.
  • Topmarks Parents Resources - articles written by practicing teachers designed to help with the education of your child.
  • BBC Schools Parents Page - an information resource from the BBC to help you support your children in all stages of the National Curriculum.
  • The Department for Education - creating opportunity, releasing potential and achieving excellence.
  • Ofsted - The Office for Standards in Education, where you can read school inspection reports and find information about the organisation and the inspection process.
  • PTA-UK - National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations is a registered charity promoting home school links and providing advice and support for PTAs.
  • Parenting Education And Support Forum - the national umbrella body bringing together those who work to provide parenting education and support for parents and families.
  • SchoolsNet - the no. 1 schools guide for parents, and by parents.
  • https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/love - From Birmingham with Love. Support for familie

Internet Safety

  • Childnet - a non-profit organisation working with others to 'help make the Internet a great and safe place for children'
  • Digizen - provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.

Websites linked to the Catholic Faith

  • Birmingham Catholic Diocese: Parishes Online - some of the parishes in the Diocese which live stream their Masses, so you can still access a Mass even if not in person.
  • Birmingham Catholic Diocese - The Archdiocese of Birmingham comprises the counties of West Midlands, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. The website has lots of information about the diocese, plus many links to other sites.
  • Birmingham Catholic Primary Partnership - the purpose of the BCPP is to promote curriculum and professional development, thereby enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in all Catholic primary schools in Birmingham.
  • The Wednesday Word - sharing Sunday's Gospel with families.
  • Cafod - the official overseas development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
  • Alton Castle - Year 6 pupils from our school visit Alton Castle each year as part of their personal, spiritual and social development.
  • Vocations - the Vocations Office website for the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
  • The Vatican - the official website for the Vatican.
  • The Pope App - find out the latest news from the Vatican and His Holiness, the Pope.


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