St Columba's Catholic Boys' School

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St Columba's Catholic Boys' School
Motto Latin: Tenui Nec Dimittam; "I have taken hold and will not let go"
Established 1973
Type Academy
Religion Roman Catholic
Head Teacher Mr Nigel Fisher
Location Halcot Avenue
Greater London
England Coordinates: 51°27′07″N 0°09′20″E / 51.45184°N 0.15558°E / 51.45184; 0.15558
DfE number 303/5401
DfE URN 138650 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Boys
Ages 11–16
Houses Becket      Campion      Fisher     . More     . Xavier      Loyola     

St Columba's Catholic Boys' School is a Roman Catholic boys' secondary school with academy status, located in the Bexleyheath area of the London Borough of Bexley, England.

The school was opened by the then prime Minister Edward Heath on 7 May 1973. The lower and upper sections of the school were amalgamated on the present site in June 1990 in an extended building. A £5 million new build which included a new teaching block, new sports hall, and refurbished theatre was opened in 2005.[1]

The school converted to academy status in September 2012, and was previously under the direct control of Bexley London Borough Council. The school continues to coordinate with Bexley London Borough Council for admissions.

St Columba's are close partners with their sister school, St Catherine's Catholic School for Girls.


  1. ^ "St. Columba’s Catholic Boys’ School - History". Retrieved 2013-09-09. 

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