All Saints Catholic College

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All Saints Catholic College Specialist in Humanities
All Saints Catholic High School, Bradley Bar - geograph.org.uk - 34357.jpg
Motto Unitas Christi
United in Christ
Type Voluntary aided school
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Miss Anita Bodurka
Specialism Humanities
Location Bradley Bar
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD2 2JT
England Coordinates: 53°40′41″N 1°46′17″W / 53.67797°N 1.77131°W / 53.67797; -1.77131
Local authority Kirklees
DfE number ???/4613
DfE URN 107782 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 827
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website www.aschc.com

All Saints Catholic College is a Roman Catholic comprehensive school situated in Bradley Bar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD2 2JT, England

Admissions[edit]

All Saints is a feederschool to both Greenhead College and Huddersfield New College. 80% of pupils are catholic, and around 50% of the staff are.[citation needed]

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.

History[edit]

Grammar school[edit]

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.

Comprehensive[edit]

In 1973, the grammar school combined with St Augustines Secondary Modern to form the current comprehensive school.

In 2006, it achieved specialist Humanities College status.[citation needed]

Academic performance[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

The school was ranked 18th in Kirklees secondary schools in the 2013 league tables.[3]

Schools[edit]

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.

Activities[edit]

Sport[edit]

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,[citation needed]. 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.

Choir[edit]

The All Saints Catholic College Choir recently achieved a bronze medal at the World Choir Games in Austria, having only been together a year.[citation needed] 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.

Alumni[edit]

St. Gregory's R.C. Grammar School[edit]

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.

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