Maria Fidelis Roman Catholic Convent School

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Maria Fidelis FCJ Catholic School
North Gower Street (Years 7-9)
Phoenix Road (Years 10-13)

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Coordinates51°31′40″N 0°08′16″W / 51.5277°N 0.1378°W / 51.5277; -0.1378Coordinates: 51°31′40″N 0°08′16″W / 51.5277°N 0.1378°W / 51.5277; -0.1378
TypeVoluntary aided comprehensive
MottoGrowing together, through Christ, with courage, confidence and dignity
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Local authorityCamden
Department for Education URN100055 Tables
Head teacherHelen Gill
Age11 to 18

Maria Fidelis FCJ Catholic School is a Roman Catholic co-educational secondary school in the London Borough of Camden, England. Before 2013, it was an all-girls school.


The school was founded in 1830 by the Faithful Companions of Jesus, and was at first an industrial school financed by charitable appeals. The school then progressed to being a convent boarding school and then to a selective non-fee paying grammar school known as St. Aloysius.

The school became a comprehensive in 1974 with the merger of St. Aloysius with St. Vincent’s Schools which was run by the Sisters of Charity. The name Maria Fidelis was chosen by the Sisters meaning Mary Most Faithful and the school motto is Fidelity.

The school today stands on two sites at North Gower Street and Phoenix Road in the Somers Town area of Camden.

The school won BBC's 'School Choir Of The Year' and are known for their vocal arrangements under the direction of Karen Gibson. The choir performed for Pope Benedict XVI at The Big Assembly at St Mary's University College, Twickenham on 17 September 2010 during his visit to the UK.

Since September 2013, the school admits boys and is co-educational.

High Speed 2[edit]

High Speed 2 railway's planned route will go through the current site, and the school will have to be relocated.[1] Work on the new site began in 2017.[2]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ HS2 compensation for Camden 'not enough', BBC, 26 November 2012
  2. ^ "HS2: Work to build new Maria Fidelis School begins". Camden Council. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.

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