St Augustine's RC High School
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- For other schools/colleges of the same name, see St. Augustine's (disambiguation)
|Headteacher||Mr Michael Wright|
|Deputy Heads||Mrs. A. Wilkinson, B.Sc., N.P.Q.H.|
|Chair of Governors||Mr Philip Gunn|
|DfE URN||119801 Tables|
|Houses||Barlow, Clitheroe, Fisher, Line, More, Owen, Southworth, Ward.|
|Previous Headteacher||Mr. Anthony McNamara|
The school opened in 1963 originally intaking 450 pupils. Its popularity has grown and it is now the largest Roman Catholic High School in its LEA.
Curriculum at KS3
Curriculum at KS4
Every student must take Maths and English along with either Double Award Science, or separate sciences. These are allocated 3 slots per week. Although St Augustines is a specialist language college, learning a language is not obligatory. Pupils must select more courses in order to fill the time table. Each non-core subject takes up 2 periods per week on the time table.
Notable former pupils
- Michael Wright, Head Teacher
- Catherine Hughes-Gooding, Deputy Head Teacher (pastoral care)
- Angela Wilkinson, Deputy Head Teacher (curriculum)
- Helen Holt, Assistant Head
- C. Greenough, Assistant Head.
The main school uniform consists of:
|Blazer||Black (maroon jumpers for year 11s)||Black (maroon jumpers for year 11s)|
|Shirt||Light Blue||Light Blue|
|Tie||striped in maroon, black and white||striped in maroon, black and white|
|Lower Part||Black Trousers||Grey Skirt|
|Shoes||Plain Black||Plain Black|
- Maroon V-neck pullovers optional during autumn/winter term (Years 7-10)*
There are many different subjects taught at St Augustine's. In year 9, options are taken for pupils to choose their own subjects. All subjects are taken in years 7-9.
- English - split into English Language and English Literature in year 10.
- Science - in year 9 pupils can opt for 'triple science' (biology, chemistry and physics) or 'Science' (a grouping of all three)
- Modern Foreign Languages - split into French, German and Spanish. In Year 10, Italian can by taken
- Resistant Materials
- Food Technology
- Graphic Design
- Information Computer Technology (ICT)
- History - splits into pre 20th century and 20th century at year 9
- Religious Education
- Physical Education
At GCSE level, pupils can also have 'study periods', which are free periods to catch up on work.
Also year 8 now take options they choose one subject (music, drama, P.E and technology subjects) and all pupils must take one language (French, Italian, German or Spanish)
|Year||5 A* - C|
St Augustine's won the DfES School Achievement Award for both 2000–2001 and 2001–2002. It was the only high school in Lancashire to be awarded Beacon status in 2002. In 2003 it became one of the first Leading Edge Schools in England and one of Lancashire’s first three Specialist Science Colleges. In 2008 it achieved High Performing Specialist College status and was also awarded Specialist Languages College status.