St. George Catholic College

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St George Catholic College
St George Catholic College Logo 2013-09-18 22-26.jpg
Established 1958
Type Voluntary aided comprehensive
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Graham Wilson
Location Leaside Way
Southampton
Hampshire
SO16 3DQ
England Coordinates: 50°56′49″N 1°22′55″W / 50.947°N 1.382°W / 50.947; -1.382
Local authority Southampton
DfE URN 116507 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 523
Gender Boys and Girls (from September 2013)
Ages 11–16
Diocese Portsmouth
Website www.st-george.southampton.sch.uk

St George Catholic College (formerly known as St. George Catholic School for Boys) is a Catholic voluntary aided comprehensive secondary school for boys in Swaythling, Southampton, Hampshire. The school was formally known as St George V.A. Catholic School for Boys until it was granted sports specialist status in 2010. It has dual specialisms in science and sports.[1]

Until September 2013 is was the last remaining boys school in Southampton[2] and is operated under the auspices of the Diocese of Portsmouth.

History[edit]

St George was founded as a coeducational school and opened its doors to students on 8 September 1958. It was officially opened on Saint George's Day 1959 by the Rt Rev John Henry King, Bishop of Portsmouth. The number of students rose to over 600 over the next decade. During the 1970s, St George became a boys-only school.[3]

In March 2012, it was announced that St George will go coeducational in 2013 due to overwhelmingly popular demand. The move was backed by its feeder schools, parents and the Diocese.[2]

Academics[edit]

In 2010, St George was listed as one of the nation's top 100 improving schools in the GCSEs. The percentage of candidates achieving 5 or more A*-C grades increased by 30%.[4]

Notable former pupils[edit]

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