St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College

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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College
Erdington Road

West Midlands

Coordinates52°35′54″N 1°54′43″W / 52.5984°N 1.9120°W / 52.5984; -1.9120Coordinates: 52°35′54″N 1°54′43″W / 52.5984°N 1.9120°W / 52.5984; -1.9120
TypeComprehensive Voluntary Aided School
MottoLatin: Nil satis optimum ("There is no sufficient best")
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Local authorityWalsall
SpecialistTechnology College
Department for Education URN104255 Tables
ChairDuncan Whitehouse
HeadteacherMs P Hanrahan
Age11 to 18
HousesJennings, Ward, Wall, Campion

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College is a mixed Roman Catholic secondary school in Walsall, England, previously known as St Francis of Assisi RC School, until it was renamed in September 2003. The school has approximately 1,100 pupils on roll of which around 110 attend the sixth form (years 12 and 13). Admission to the school is prioritised for baptised Catholic children from Catholic primary schools in Aldridge, Brownhills, Lichfield, Shelfield, Streetly, Tamworth, and Walsall.[1][2]

Technology status[edit]

Technology status has enabled the College to equip the Science Department with 20 laptop computers for use within the laboratory, including data loggings, and rallens. The design and technology department has benefitted from upgraded rooms including four rooms with ICT facilities. There is a school-wide wireless network with connectivity in all classrooms. Most classrooms now have interactive whiteboards.

Charity events[edit]

The school hosts annual charity events, with the sixth form hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness Week raising funds for the charity. In December 2009 a pupil at the school organized a shoe box appeal for the Armed Forces of Great Britain. This was a success as it was the first year that the school had ever raised money or awareness for the S.O.S (Support our Soldiers) charity. The school supported the charity by creating over 100 care parcels and raised money for the soldiers at work around the world.


The college's motto is 'nil satis optimum'....The literal translation of the motto is: 'There is no sufficient best'.



  1. ^ "St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College". Ofsted. UK Government. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Admissions". St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
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