St Angela's Ursuline School

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St Angela's Ursuline School
Motto "Serviam"
(Latin for I will serve.)
Established 1862
Type Voluntary aided Independent
Religion Roman Catholic
Headmaster Mr. Mark Johnson
Location St. George’s Road
Forest Gate
Greater London
E7 8HU
England, United Kingdom
51°32′32″N 0°01′47″E / 51.5421°N 0.0297°E / 51.5421; 0.0297Coordinates: 51°32′32″N 0°01′47″E / 51.5421°N 0.0297°E / 51.5421; 0.0297
Local authority Newham
DfE URN 102786 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students c. 1350
Gender Girls
Ages 11–18
Colours Brown and cream/beige for years 7&8
Brown and gold for years 9+
Website St. Angela’s Ursuline

St Angela's Ursuline School is a Catholic secondary school for girls located in Forest Gate, East London, United Kingdom. It is a voluntary aided school with 1375 students.[1] St. Angela’s is a Roman Catholic school built in 1862 by the sisters of the Ursuline order, inspired by the vision of their founder and the school's namesake. St. Angela’s is a multi-ethnic, voluntary-aided Technology College in the London Borough of Newham, it provides boarding and day education to approximately 450 boys and girls aged 13–18 in one of the most socio-economically disadvantaged areas in the country. Pupils are drawn from across the whole LEA from Canning Town to Forest Gate. The school is 6 form entry 11–18 girls’ school with a mixed sixth form centre of 800 students in conjunction with St. Bonaventure’s Boys’ School. The school population reflects the Catholic population of the borough, which is largely Filipino, Afro-Caribbean, Latino, African and white. 95% of school population are from ethnic minorities.

St Angela's has won national championships in basketball and debating (Debate Mate)[citation needed].


The uniform is as follows:- Brown pleated kilt Blouse: Cream (years 7 & 8) Gold (years 9, 10 & 11) Brown blazer (compulsory for year 7-9) Brown blazer with gold trim (compulsory for year 10-11) Plain dark brown sweater Plain outdoor coat in brown, black or beige Sturdy brown or black shoes suitable for school Scarves and headbands must be plain black, brown or beige

PE kit[edit]

PE Kit: Black shorts Gold shirt Black sweatshirt Plimsolls or trainers not covering the ankle


Girls may wear a watch and ear studs or ear sleepers of not more than 1 cm diameter. No other form of body piercing is allowed.

Governors Overview[edit]

Governing Body 2013-2014[edit]


Ms Gael Hicks

Vice Chair[edit]

Mr Tony Kieran

Foundation Governors[edit]

Mrs Margaret Warwick, Mr Paul Halliwell, Mrs Sue Doherty (parent), Ms Kate Golden, Ms Karen Hetherington, Sr Colette Traveller, Mr Peter Sawula, Mr James Venn


Ms Pragya Agarwal, Ms Helen Downie

Representative Members[edit]

Ms Alice Tyrell

School Staff Representatives[edit]

Mr Mark Johnson(Headteacher), Mrs Jennifer Bacon.

Parent Governors[edit]

Ms Barbara Clarke, Ms Elizabeth Oriakhi, Ms Loretta Williams

Subjects studied[edit]

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Citizenship
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Learning
  • Drama
  • DIDA (Diploma In Digital Application)
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Humanities
  • ICT
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Technology

Notable former students[edit]

  • Kate R Fleming - Speech/voice coach at the National Theatre & RADA and for Margaret Thatcher (7 February 1931 -Oct 1975)
  • Margaret Tyzack - British actress (9 September 1931 – 25 June 2011)
  • Elizabeth Rendall - Environmental activist (10 March 1924 - 19 November 2011)
  • Vanessa White - 1/5 of the girl group The Saturdays


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