St. George Catholic College
|Type||Voluntary aided comprehensive|
|DfE URN||116507 Tables|
|Gender||Boys and Girls (from September 2013)|
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.
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.
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.
Notable former pupils
- Manny Andruszewski, footballer for Southampton F.C.
- Clive Makoni, footballer for A.F.C. Bournemouth
- Timothy Stephenson, footballer for A.F.C Bournemouth
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