Salesian College (London)
|Motto||Servite Domino in Laetitia (Latin: Serve the Lord with Gladness)|
|Type||Voluntary Aided Comprehensive|
|Headmaster||Stephen McCann, MPhil, MA|
|Chair of Governors||Nicholas Potter|
|Founder||Salesians of Don Bosco|
|Specialism||Business and Enterprise|
|DfE URN||101061 Tables|
|Colours||Maroon and Gold|
Salesian College was a Roman Catholic, Voluntary Aided school for boys aged 11 to 16 (previously 11 to 18, until it had to jettison its Sixth Form). It was founded in 1895 in Battersea, London by the religious order of the Salesians of Don Bosco, who arrived in Battersea in 1887 as part of Don Bosco's dream to establish a Salesian presence in Great Britain, and thereby piggyback onto the British Empire, with its missionary potential.  The College aimed to provide an education loosely based on the principles of St John Bosco, founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco.
At the end of August 2011 Salesian College and the John Paul II School, both in Wandsworth Borough, merged to create a new school - St John Bosco College. This opened on 1 September 2011 and currently occupies the Wimbledon site of the former John Paul II School. It will move to the old Surrey Lane site when new buildings have been constructed. In the meantime, it has served as the location of BBC3 sitcom "Bad Education" and art studios for the Association of Cultural Advancement through Visual Art (ACAVA) including well known war artist Xavier Pick
Notable former pupils
- Lord O'Donnell, GCB, former Cabinet Secretary.
- Sir Alfred Hitchcock, KBE, film director; only spent one week there (as a boarder)(1908).
- Michael Leahy, philosopher.
- Terry Maloney, author, illustrator ("Dan Dare"), and astronomer
- Catherine Tate, comedienne, actress, personality.
- Bryan Marshall, actor.
- Patrick Wilde, playwright and screenwriter.
- Mgr Nicholas Morrish, Regional Vicar of Opus Dei for Great Britain since 1998.
- Jim Reid-Anderson, Chairman, President & CEO of Six Flags.
- Peter Beahan, MB BS (WA), FFARACS, D.Obst RCOG, LMCC, FANZCA, DA, Emeritus Consultant Anaesthetist at Royal Perth Hospital (Australia).
- Martin McDonagh, film director, screenwriter and playwright.
- Danny Thompson, musician.
- Yuri "Aggro" Santos, Brazilian-born rapper.
- Peter Sidhom, opera singer.
- Brian Curtin, disgraced Irish former legal luminary.
- Salesian College website
- Saint John Bosco College website
- Daily Telegraph
- Alfred Hitchcock profile at FilmReference.com
- Biography Online
- IMDb profile for Bryan Marshall
- IMDb profile for Patrick Wilde
- Opus Dei website
- TimesOnline Business profile of Reid-Anderson
- McDonagh profile at BAFTA website
- Danny Thompson biography