Principal’s Welcome

Welcome from the Principal

I am delighted to be the principal of Saint Augustine’s Catholic High School, a forward-looking school committed to the development of every individual. We have an outstanding reputation, both locally and nationally, for high academic standards, innovation and dedication to the wider educational environment.

Saint Augustine’s is a close-knit school with a wonderful family feel, where life-long friendships are forged. Our strong pastoral support aims to provide a value based, happy and well-ordered environment in which all our students are challenged to make the very best of their talents. Alongside their academic studies, students also learn respect for the individual together with the collective responsibility for the good of all. Upon reaching adulthood, students have therefore become full rounded individuals, who have reached their academic and personal potential with a strong sense of morality, reflection and spiritual embracement. We maintain and expect high moral standards from all stakeholders in the school: students, teachers, parents and governors alike.

Our curriculum is delivered by subject specialist teachers who inspire students to want to learn and explore the world around them. Staff development is a priority of the school; we deliver both traditional and vocational courses to match the needs of all learners. Our curriculum is enriched by a vast array of activities, including a wide variety of sports, opportunities in the performing arts, fieldtrips, lectures, competitions and work-related learning. This, combined with small examination classes where needed, means that Saint Augustine’s achieves exceptional academic results at both GCSE and A-level/BTec and therefore the opportunity to study at the Russell Group of universities as well as providing legitimate pathways into training, apprenticeships and other further education outlets.

Saint Augustine’s has a distinctive Catholic ethos that supports deep personal faith and also welcomes diversity and difference in beliefs and culture. I hope that as you explore our website, you will gain a real sense of who we are and what we do.  Equally, I hope you will join us for one of our Open Days.

Mr G O‘Connor BSc (Hons) NPQH

“The principal exudes a determination to enable every pupil to achieve his or her potential. A learning culture is firmly embedded among pupils. In all subjects, pupils are keen to discuss and debate ideas and approaches. They are eager to find out more and determined to improve. Not a minute is wasted in lessons and pupils readily continue their enquiries and endeavours out of class.”

Ofsted 2017 – Outstanding in all areas