Salvatorian College

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Salvatorian College
Motto Deo Duce
(God is my leader)
Established 1926
Type Academy
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Mr Martin Tissot
Founder Father Gabriel Enderle[1]
Location High Road
England England
DfE URN 138458 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 750
Gender Boys
Ages 11–16
  • Alban
  • Beckett
  • Campion
  • Francis
  • Gabriel
Colours Green     
Former pupils Old Salvos

Salvatorian College is an Academy for boys between the ages of 11-16, situated in Wealdstone in the London Borough of Harrow, founded by Father Gabriel Enderle. The spiritual founder of the college is considered to be Venerable Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan.[2]


Salvatorian College was founded in 1926 by the Salvatorian Brothers. They had come to Harrow in 1901 and established a small parish dedicated to Saint Joseph. It was not until 1926 that the community was big enough to warrant the opening a school. The grammar school opened in September 1926 with thirteen boys and Fr Cuthbert Smith SDS as the first headmaster. Shortly after, a prep department for boys aged 8–11 was opened as the number of boys grew. Under the tripartite system it attained voluntary aided grammar school status in 1961. The prep department was closed that same year.

With the abolition of the tripartite system and Harrow LEA adopting the three-tier system, in 1979, the sixth form was closed and consolidated into the coeducational St Dominic's Sixth Form College, formerly a convent grammar school for girls run by the Dominican Sisters while the College became a comprehensive school for boys aged 12 to 16, although the entry age later became 11 when Harrow Council reverted to the two-tier system in line with other London boroughs. The first lay headmaster/headteacher was appointed in 1981 and most teachers are lay staff but the school remains under the trusteeship of the Salvatorians, whose provincial office is located down the road from the school and provincial priest serves as Vice Chair of Governors.

The College was a grant-maintained school until the scheme was abolished and it switched to become a voluntary aided school.[3] In 2012, the school became an academy.[4]

Former Headmasters/Headteachers[edit]

  • Fr Cuthbert Smith SDS (1926-1937)
  • Fr Xavier Howard (1937-1947)
  • Fr Thomas Hennessey (1947-1961)
  • Fr Dominic Crilly SDS (1961-1981)
  • Mr John Montgomery (1981-1987)
  • Mr Kevin Wehrle (1987-1999)
  • Mr Andrew Graham (1999-2012)
  • Mr Paul Kassapian (2012–2017)[5]
  • Mr Alan Bryant (Head of School) (2017-)[6]
  • Mr Martin Tissot (Executive Headteacher) (2017– )[7]


In the school there is a house system which students are placed into at the beginning of their school career; they are Alban, Beckett, Campion, Francis and Gabriel.

School Rebuild[edit]

In 2012 Salvatorian College was successful with a bid for a new building as part of the Priority Schools Building Programme[8]. As part of the rebuild, part of the building has been closed off, resulting in part of the pupils (Years 7, 8 and 9) to be temporarily relocated to Priestmead Primary School until December 2018[9].

Notable former pupils[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°36′00″N 0°20′21″W / 51.60000°N 0.33917°W / 51.60000; -0.33917