Nicholas Breakspear School

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Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School
Mottoes "Per Tuas Semitas"
Established 1963
Type Academy
Religion Roman Catholic
Executive Headteacher Mr Clive Mathew
Headteacher Mr D Linnane[1]
Chair of governors Mrs L Graham[1]
Location Colney Heath Lane
St Albans
England, UK
51°44′51″N 0°17′20″W / 51.74747°N 0.28881°W / 51.74747; -0.28881Coordinates: 51°44′51″N 0°17′20″W / 51.74747°N 0.28881°W / 51.74747; -0.28881
Local authority Hertfordshire County Council
DfE URN 137938 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 124
Students 574[1]
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Don Bosco, Maximilian Kolbe, Thérèsa Lisieux, Thomas More, Bernadette Soubirous
Colours Navy blue and yellow

Nicholas Breakspear School is a secondary school with academy status situated on the rural fringe of St Albans, an old Roman city in Hertfordshire, England.

The school takes its name from the 12th Century priest Nicholas Breakspeare, who, as Pope Adrian IV, is the only Englishman ever to have occupied the papal chair.

It was recently categorized in 2016 as a 'Good' school.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d School report: Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School (PDF) (Report). Ofsted. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2017.