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Catholic Voluntary Academy

Loved, Challenged, Valued



The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of Caritas International.         


We regularly donate to CAFOD and hold fundraising events in school. Please visit their website for more information                       


Since 1922, Missio has been the Catholic Church's official charity for overseas mission. They bring the hope of the Gospel where there is turmoil, poverty and uncertainty in the world, and where the Church is new, young or poor. Missio empowers local people to form and sustain communities of faith and train and nurture future leaders so that the vital work of the Church in the world can take place. 


Please visit their website for more information.

Macmillan Cancer Support

We hold our annual Macmillan coffee morning in school, a charity close to all our hearts. 

Please visit their website for more information.

The Byron Community Project


The Byron Cinema in Hucknall opened its doors in 1936, and enjoyed decades of success as Hucknall's premier entertainment venue.


Cinemas had a decline in popularity during the 80's and 90's due to videos. The Byron stayed open until 2005 when it couldn't be sustained any longer. The doors were closed and the Byron was no more.


In September 2013, a group of local people got together and the Byron Community Project came to life. The remit of the Project is to refurbish and reopen our much loved cinema once again, but not just as a cinema. The project aims to use the space as a concert venue. a conference suite, a gaming area and offer recording studio facilities. The building is a versatile space that has so much potential to offer the people of Hucknall.



Class 7 supporting the Byron Community Project


Class 7 were given a challenge to each write a letter to Ashfield District Council, in support of the Byron Community Project’s application for funding for a new screen. Each student wrote a heartfelt letter setting out what having a cinema in the community once more, would mean to them.  The letters were presented to the panel and the project received £800 towards a new screen. Each letter was proudly displayed on the community board in Tesco for everyone to read. The students then got together and raised money through a sponsored bike ride, a stall at the Easter Fayre, a tombola and a bag pack at Tesco. In total the class raised an amazing £700 towards the Project.


In July the students paid a visit to the Byron Cinema to see for themselves what the project is all about. They had the opportunity to see behind the scenes in the Projector Room. They were treated to a visit from a poet who recited poetry in the style of Lord Byron, the class enjoyed it immensely. They also had the pleasure of an in depth lesson and music session from a string quartet.  Holy Cross are very proud of Class 7 and their efforts to support an important project in the local community. Their enthusiasm and commitment was a joy for all to see.