St Andrew's Catholic School
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|St Andrew's Catholic School|
|Type||voluntary aided comprehensive|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Department for Education URN||125275 Tables|
|Head teacher||Mr Alan Mitchell|
|Age||11 to 18|
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 three main buildings: the central building dating back to the mid-1950s, a sixth form and performance arts building, finished in 2008, and the Earl building which accommodates History, Geography and Languages, finished in 2017. Named in memory of John Earl who served as Chair of Governors. 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 partakes in a myriad of charity work, which used to include a yearly sponsored walk (where pupils 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 gives out isolations and sanctions however also rewards students in many ways through the plethora of rewards systems that are in place.
The school is gradually to be 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 sixth formers;
- A new canteen;
- A chapel;
- The office;
- A sports hall and gym;