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.
GCSE results have improved over the last few years with the percentage of students gaining 5 GCSE's at grade A*-C (including English and Maths) rising from 42% in 2010 to 57% in 2013. This now places the school broadly in line with national averages.
Progress of students has been consistently high in English. Progress in Maths and Science has shown an improvement over recent years.
The school was ranked 18th in Kirklees secondary schools in the 2013 league tables.
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,. The school has several competitive basketball teams. The Upper School girls football team won the Yorkshire schools league in 2009. The original Saint Augustine's excelled in Rugby League and between the mid 1960s to early 1970s 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. Also, in November 2012, singers from the school travelled down to London's Royal Albert Hall as part of a massed choir called Huddersfield Fusion to sing in Music For Youth School's Prom 2012.
- Andy Raleigh, Rugby League player
- Matt Roberts, BBC Sport's Moto GP presenter
- Luther Burrell, England Rugby Union player
St. Gregory's R.C. Grammar School
- David Miles, Chief Archaeologist from 1999-2005 of English Heritage.
This was a Catholic Grammar school open from early 1960s to around 1974 when it was restructured along with St.Augustines Secondary Modern to become All Saints RC Comprehensive school.