Ursuline High School, Wimbledon

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Ursuline High School
Motto Serviam
("I will serve")
Established 1892
Type Voluntary aided comprehensive
Religion Roman Catholic (Ursulines)
Headteacher Ms Julia Waters
Location Crescent Road
Wimbledon
Greater London
SW20 8HA
England, UK Coordinates: 51°24′50″N 0°13′22″W / 51.4140°N 0.2227°W / 51.4140; -0.2227
Local authority Merton
DfE URN 102683 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1299
Gender Girls
Ages 11–19
Colours blue and white
Archdiocese Southwark
Website www.ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk

The Ursuline High School, Wimbledon ("the Ursuline") is a Roman Catholic secondary school, for girls aged 11 to 19, based in Crescent Road and The Downs, Wimbledon, London. The school has a joint sixth form with the all-boys brother school of Wimbledon College that is situated on Edge Hill.

Its specialisms are Business & Enterprise and Modern Foreign Languages and it was previously designated a Gifted & Talented Lead School.[1]

History[edit]

In 1892, the Ursulines established a convent and school in Worple Road. The convent school was split into the junior and senior schools during the 1940s due to the growing number of girls. The junior section is now Ursuline Preparatory School. The high school was previously an independent boarding school and became a . It became comprehensive in 1968 and reverted to a 13+ intake when the Merton LEA changed to the three-tier system. It expanded its intake to 11+ in September 2002 when the LEA reverted to the two-tier system.[2]

Pastoral care[edit]

Each year is split into seven tutor groups: Angela, Bernadette, Catherine, Francis, Margaret, Theresa, Ursula. A peer mentoring programme is in place where sixth form girls are paired with younger girls. Counselling is available through the Youth Awareness Programme, the Ursuline Sisters and the Cabrini Society.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Notable former pupils[edit]

See also[edit]

  • The School Prospectus [5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gifted & Talented Lead Schools - Ursuline High School
  2. ^ Our History
  3. ^ Pastoral Care
  4. ^ Deeley, Laura (2007-10-27). "Back on top after a bad spell". Times Online. Times Newspapers. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 
  5. ^ [1]