Blessed George Napier Roman Catholic School and Sports College
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Blessed George Napier Roman Catholic School and Sports College is a Roman Catholic Secondary school which was awarded specialist Sports College status under the headship of David Dawson (1995-2006). It is located on Addison Road in the Easington ward of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. The school has many outbuildings and includes a Sports Centre and an Astroturf court at the rear. The Sports Centre is named the "Monsy" after Monsignor Corrigan, a famous and long-serving Chair of Governors now deceased. The school has 870 students in the 11–18 age range including a 6th form with many different subject options, and has a 6th form common room and study area.
The school is named "Blessed George Napier" after Fr.George Napier. This priest and martyr is the patron of the school, and there are memorial plaques on the outside of the school, depicting his death. The school is popularly known as BGN.
The school is one of only two state-funded Catholic schools offering secondary education in Oxfordshire, the other one being St Gregory the Great Catholic School in Oxford. BGN boasts some of the highest grade results in the area, and has won awards for its school meals catering. It also has a very successful youth choir, who fundraise around the county during the Christmas period and regularly tour abroad. Past destinations include Austria, Prague and Barcelona.
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