St Aloysius College, Highgate

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St Aloysius' College
Address
Hornsey Lane

, ,
N6 5LY

Coordinates51°34′11″N 0°08′20″W / 51.5698°N 0.1388°W / 51.5698; -0.1388Coordinates: 51°34′11″N 0°08′20″W / 51.5698°N 0.1388°W / 51.5698; -0.1388
Information
TypeVoluntary aided comprehensive
MottoLatin: Beati Mundo Corde
("Blessed are the pure of heart")
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1879
Local authorityIslington
Department for Education URN100459 Tables
OfstedReports
Head teacherMs J Heffernan
GenderBoys; Coeducational Sixth Form
Age11 to 18
Enrolment900 (approx.)
Colour(s)Green
DioceseWestminster
Website

St Aloysius' College is a Roman Catholic, boys only state school in the London Borough of Islington, North London. Each year around 180 pupils are admitted to Year 7 (aged 11 or 12) on the basis of examination, however the local education authority also assigns students without a school to this school. It is the oldest surviving foundation of its kind in the Archdiocese of Westminster.

History[edit]

St Aloysius’ College was founded in 1879 by the Brothers of Mercy as a Roman Catholic independent boarding and day school and then a grammar school. The control of the college was passed to the De La Salle Brothers in 1960. It turned comprehensive in 1971 with the reorganisation of the English education system and merged with another local boys comprehensive (St. William of York) in the 1980s.[1]

The school went through a turbulent period during the 1990s with declining academic standards and the subsequent loss of its sixth form. It reopened the sixth form in September 2010 and admitted a small number of girls.[2] It was awarded the Sportsmark and Artsmark awards. It also featured in a Dispatches special on Channel 4, Undercover Teacher.

The school is used by the National Youth Theatre for many of its auditions and courses.

Academics[edit]

Pupils generally take 10 or 11 GCSE subjects.[3]

The sixth form is part of a collaboration of local schools in the area known as the Islington Sixth Form Consortium. 14 AS Level and 4 A2 subjects and a number of BTEC courses are available.[2]

Most recent Ofsted inspection[edit]

The school underwent its most recent Office for Standards in Education inspection in March 2012, receiving a Grade 1 ("outstanding") in all categories.[4]

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2012-07-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2012-07-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-07-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/100459/
  5. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-07-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-01-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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