All Saints Catholic College
United in Christ
|Type||Voluntary aided school|
|Headteacher||Miss Anita Bodurka|
|DfE URN||107782 Tables|
It is situated just east of the A6107/A641 Bradley Bar roundabout (towards Brighouse north of Huddersfield), about 660 yards (600 m) south of the M62.
It originated as St. Gregory's R.C. Grammar school, a catholic voluntary aided grammar school on Bradley Road in Bradley. It had around 500 boys and girls in the early 1960s then 800 by the 1970s, and was run by Huddersfield Education Committee.
In 1973, the grammar school combined with St Augustines Secondary Modern to form the current comprehensive school.
Although statistics shows the school's ranking in the leagues for local schools has dropped over the past year or so, the school's GCSE results are above average for the area.
In 2008 All Saints did exceptionally well in their GCSE results with 65.5% of students achieving 5A*-Cs compared to 2007's 48%. 10.1% more students achieved 5A*-Cs including maths and English going from 28% in 2007 to 38.1%.
It performs at the England average.
The Lower School, (Years 7, 8 and 9) are supposed to be restricted to the East of the school at breaks, and the Upper School (Years 10 and 11) are restricted to the West of the School. The school has average Physical Education facilities, with 2 gymnasiums, 3 football pitches, 1 rugby pitch, a Gaelic football pitch, 2 tennis courts, which double as hockey pitches.
There is currently a Prefect System in place at the school, as well as a Student Council.
The school does generally well in sports events including Rugby and Netball. There has been an emphasis on girls' sports lately, in particular the Year 11 girls' rugby team who for the last couple of years have reached the national finals, only to be conquered by Cardinal Newman. They do nothing for other sports, such as basketball. Also the Upper School girls football team won the Yorkshire schools league in 2009. The original Saint Augustines excelled in Rugby League and between the mid 60s to early 70s won most trophies in all age groups from under 12s to under 16s
The All Saints Catholic College Choir recently achieved a bronze medal at the World Choir Games in Austria, having only been together a year. The students met choirs from all over the world and competed against the very best in their category, mixed youth choirs.
St. Gregory's R.C. Grammar School
- David Miles, Chief Archaeologist from 1999-2005 of English Heritage.