St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School
St. Helens, United Kingdom
About St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School
St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School is a mixed, comprehensive, Roman Catholic secondary school without sixth form situated in Blackbrook, St Helens, Merseyside. It is a voluntary-aided state school under the Diocese of Liverpool.
St Augustine of Canterbury opened in October 1991. A smaller than average secondary school, it provides 750 places for students between the ages of 11 and 16 when fully subscribed.
Tim Alderman - Executive Headteacher
Catherine McCormack - Head of School
Values and vision
St Augustine of Canterbury is a school that values achievement in the widest possible sense, academically and culturally, personally and socially. With an ethos rooted in the Catholic tradition, the school seeks to nurture each student’s individual development.
Teachers believe the most effective way of helping children achieve their full potential is to develop their self-confidence and self-belief, giving them the chance to reach their goals regardless of background or academic starting point. British values are strongly promoted and extra-curricular activities ensure pupils receive a well-rounded education.
“Leaders have made significant improvements to teaching and assessment which has resulted in most pupils learning more effectively”
"The teaching of English has improved markedly. There are now consistent and established strengths across the department"
"The teaching of mathematics has improved at a similar rate. Teachers are now skilled at helping pupils to develop their mathematical reasoning and problem-solving skills"
“….. disadvantaged pupils are making better progress due to the improvements that have been made to teaching and behaviour "