St Andrew's Catholic School
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|Type||voluntary aided comprehensive|
|Headteacher||Mr Alan Mitchell|
|DfE URN||125275 Tables|
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St Andrews Catholic School is a Christian secondary school and sixth form college in Grange Road, Ottways Lane, Leatherhead, close to the town of Epsom, Surrey, England. Originally a convent, it consists of two main buildings: the central building dating back to the mid-1950s and a new building which was finished in 2008. The school holds Specialist Maths and Computing College status.
The school is on the boundary of Leatherhead and Ashtead and has been in competition with neighbouring schools for some time. It is primarily a faith school, and has strong links with the local Diocese and Churches. The School also operates a comprehensive bus services to facilitate the transportation of students from across its wide catchment area.
The school develops round its Christian ethos and has made many great improvements and achievements in recent years.The School also partakes in a myriad of charity work, which used to include a yearly Sponsored Walk (where students walk 6 or 12 miles to raise money for charities)until a recent change of headteacher. The charity work is now limited to CAFOD, as well as having close links with the village of Nyashozi in Tanzania. The School also hosts the yearly Dance Showcase which takes place at Leatherhead Theatre. It is now a 'College of Maths & Computing' as well as being one of the top 10 most popular schools in Surrey. St Andrew's Sixth Form College is an improving sixth form college with the aim to be the best sixth form college in the country
The school is going to be gradually re-built and a new teaching block is now open, along with a big new Sports Hall. The new block offers many facilities such as:
- Business Studies and Media for 6th formers;
- A new canteen;
- A chapel.
- The office