All Saints Catholic College
Kirklees, United Kingdom
About All Saints Catholic College
All Saints Catholic College is a denominational, co-educational secondary school in Bradley Bar, close to Huddersfield. There are approximately 725 students aged 11-16 at All Saints, which is a specialist humanities college. The school motto is "to love and to serve".
From September 2017 the school moved into a brand new school with separate on-site Sports Centre. This includes four science labs, a drama studio and an expansive sports hall.
Values and vision
All Saints Catholic College embraces its role as a faith-based community, with relationships between staff and students based on a foundation of trust and compassion. Teachers instil in students the traditional gospel values of respect and dignity, while preparing them for life in the 21st century. Inclusivity is also at the heart of All Saints, which is part of the Stonewall School Champions programme.
The school's humanities specialisms are fused with the ethical and spiritual assets of Catholicism, especially in the fields of theology and philosophy. International links are maintained between the school and Peru and Benin, with regular pilgrimages to Lourdes.
“Students’ conduct around the school is good. Students are courteous and well-mannered. They take a pride in themselves and their school. Students say they feel safe and adjustments to breaks and lunchtimes have been welcomed.”
Section 48 Inspection June 2018
We are so very proud to be able to report that we are officially graded Outstanding by the Diocese of Leeds! This is a very rigorous process that in many ways mirrors a full Ofsted inspection. Throughout the Inspection, there is a focus on Collective Worship, Religious Education and Catholic life. The inspectors were deeply impressed by our RE results which are amongst the highest in the Diocese. Incidentally, the Diocese of Leeds is over 400km² and covers 86 parishes. The Inspectors very much wanted to know about our plans for college improvement and how we plan and assure student progression. We were judged on how we served the common good and promoted community cohesion. College governors came under close scrutiny also and were found to be instrumental in the strategic planning and support for the College. I am just going to take the opportunity to put in a few selected quotes from the report. ‘Pupils like and value their school where pupils from different cultures and religions are able to be part of this Catholic community, living daily together as one happy community. Pupils appreciate the benefits of belonging to All Saints Catholic community and, actively participate in the school’s mission. Pupil behaviour is outstanding around the school. ‘The school‘s behaviour for learning (BfL) and SEN department consists of a committed team who work very effectively to ensure that all pupils are included and their needs addressed.’ ‘Leaders and Governors are fully committed to the Church’s mission in education. They undertake their respective roles with energy and enthusiasm and see the continued development of the Catholic life of the school as the number one priority.’ This is all fantastic news for the College going forward. We are full in terms of our student population in Year 7; we will be full also within the coming Year 7 and have a waiting list and our new premises are very nearly completed. As we approach the end of the year, we are really excited for the future. Team All Saints is on its way – onwards and upwards!