The establishment of the long-awaited new Catholic secondary school in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, along with its associated Catholic primary school is the fulfilment of the tireless campaign by the local Catholic community and others, supported by successive councils. The College will collaborate with and complement the family of schools in Richmond to add diversity and choice in the borough.
The High School will meet a significant rising demand in the borough for Catholic maintained secondary education. Children who, in the past, had to travel many miles to the nearest Catholic secondary school are now able to apply to the school. The high school welcomes applications from all who wish their children to have a Catholic education, but in the event of oversubscription priority will be given to Catholic children. The primary school will provide ten open places without reference to the religion of the child and twenty Foundation places allocated with priority given to Catholic children.
The College has close links to the six excellent Catholic primary schools in Richmond and other schools in the local area. It will work in partnership with the Local Authority, and the Dioceses of Westminster and Southwark to assist pupils in reaching the highest levels of achievement academically, physically and spiritually.
The College promotes equality and diversity and will prepare pupils for life in a multi-cultural, multi-faith society.
As Catholic schools, Catholic teaching and practice will permeate every aspect of the College’s activity and daily prayer and worship will be integral to the curriculum. The school will provide an education that aims at excellence in academic achievement and in which personal and spiritual development are of paramount importance. Pupils will be given every opportunity to develop their talents to the full and to discover how they can use these gifts for the good of society in a happy, well-ordered and caring environment.