At Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust, our core values of Nurturing, Perseverance, Courage, Ambition, Tolerance and Respect are at the heart of everything we do. We set high expectations to ensure that every pupil excels across all aspects of school life. Our intention is to ensure pupils make outstanding progress by removing any potential barriers to learning. We want our pupils to leave with knowledge and skills which will not only create excellent life opportunities but will also prepare them exceptionally well for life beyond our schools. 

As part of our drive to raise student aspirations and foster a scholarly, academic ethos and love of learning for its own sake, we are excited to launch our NPCAT Aspire programme which will provide our pupils with high quality online learning opportunities beyond the normal school day. Through our NPCAT Aspire programme we are able to provide bespoke, high quality online learning opportunities drawing upon the wealth of subject expertise from across the Trust. This online timetable of Aspire classes is published on all school websites and Year 10 and Year 11 pupils from all of our schools are able to access all of the Aspire classes. 

The NPCAT Aspire programme offers a broad range of subjects including English, maths, science, RE, history and French. 

Each online Aspire session is an hour-long and begins at 4:00 pm on the assigned day. Lessons are delivered by expert subject teachers and include high quality resources and creative activities for pupils. All Year 10 and Year 11 pupils have been invited to the NPCAT Aspire Google Classroom where they will be able to access the Aspire sessions.

Joining Instructions

All Year 10 and 11 pupils have been sent an invitation to the Aspire Google Classroom, via their school email. The codes to join the classrooms have also been included in a letter to parents/carers about the launch of NPCAT Aspire. If you haven’t received the joining instructions, please see your form tutor, who should be able to help.

NPCAT Aspire OnlineTimetable

Our NPCAT Aspire sessions will run from the beginning of February 2022  until the end of the 2021 – 2022 academic year. The timetable below details the subject sessions and topics that will be covered, it will be updated regularly as the year progresses. Recordings of previous sessions can be found in the Aspire Google Classroom. 


Date W/C Tuesday 4-5pm Thursday 4-5pm 
Week 1 7 February 2022 English: Gender and Beauty in ‘An Inspector Calls’ Maths: Surds and Indices
Week 2 14 February 2022 Science: History of the Vaccine French: Tighten Up Your Tenses
Week 3 28 February 2022 History: Black Tudors in the reign of Elizabeth I  
Week 4 07 March 2022 English: The importance of Goole within ‘An Inspector Calls’
Week 5 14 March 2022   Maths: Taking Fractions Further: manipulating algebraic fractions
Week 6 21 March 2022 French: Tighten Up Your Tenses (2) The present tense in detail Maths: Coordinate Geometry: Using y=mx+c
Week 7 28 March 2022 English: Symbolism in A Christmas Carol Science: History of the Model of the Atom
Week 8 4 April 2022 History: The role of women in medicine during medieval times and the Renaissance
Guest Speaker: Emma Marshall (University of York)
French: Tighten Up Your Tenses (3) The future and conditional tenses in detail