All Hallows Catholic School

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All Hallows Catholic School
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Motto Testimonium Perhibere Veritati (Bear witness to the truth)
Established 1961[1]
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Daniel Matthews
Chair Tim Bradley
Location Weybourne Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 9HF
England Coordinates: 51°14′05″N 0°46′30″W / 51.23470°N 0.77506°W / 51.23470; -0.77506
Local authority Surrey County Council
DfE URN 125315 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1220
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Alban, Clare, Edmund, John, More, Pole, Swithun, Hilda
Colours grey, navy, gold, blue, maroon
Publication News.com
Website www.allhallows.net

All Hallows Catholic School is a mixed, voluntary-aided comprehensive secondary school and Sixth Form in Weybourne, Farnham, Surrey, England.[2] The school offers many courses including A-level and BTEC business. As of 2014 GCSE examination results are in the top quintile.

History[edit]

The school opened in 1961 through the initiative of Canon Daniel O'Hanlon. 2011-2012 celebrations included a Mass to which former staff and students were invited. Additional buildings and structural alterations and extension were added in the successive decades.

Between 2010 and 2011, the school completed a major extension providing two new classrooms and a new science laboratory, and refurbished three other classrooms. There are also enhanced staff facilities and a completely redesigned reception area.

In 2011 a Jubilee Memorial Garden was completed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the school. Construction of a new Sixth Form Centre is being carried out.

The school has had a consistent minority of students from each of the BRICS countries since the turn of the new millennium, as well as a recognition in the Ofsted report of popularity among families of the Gurkhas and British Nepali descendants.[3]

Extra curricular activities[edit]

Extra curricular activities include a number of sports such as football, rugby, fitness, cricket, netball, rounders (in summer) and swimming but also stretch as far as fencing and self-defence classes. There are also numerous musical activities such as Cantamus (Girl's choir), Boy's choir, Chamber Choir, Folk Band, String Orchestra, Senior Strings, Modern Jazz Quartet, Big Band and Rock Experience. It also is the location of "Violins Together", "Cellos Together" and "Voices Together", which are groups open to all nearby schools.

Assessment[edit]

The school was judged Outstanding in 2011, the highest category, having in the 2004 inspection been at good. All of the four grouped criteria were outstanding. The report led with "An outstanding curriculum and highly effective care, guidance and support have enabled the school to maintain outstanding achievement for students over a number of years. The care of students is at the heart of the school; students' individual circumstances and needs are well known to staff and support is provided promptly."[3]

Depending on which of the main subjects is analysed, results overall in 2012 were in the top quintile nationally for two subjects and third quintile for the third subject area, Science. The 2013 results had "improved significantly" by 2013 according to the Ofsted report, results which have yet to be put into national groups for comparison between similar and all schools.[3]

Percentage of students achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent)
including English and maths
2010 2011 2012[4]
School 79% 82% 83%
Local Authority 62% 63.5% 64.2%
England 53.5% 59% 59.4%

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