Cardinal Pole Roman Catholic School
Hackney, United Kingdom
About Cardinal Pole Roman Catholic School
Cardinal Pole Catholic School is a mixed, comprehensive, Roman Catholic secondary school with sixth form situated in Hackney, East London. It is a voluntary-aided state school and falls under the Archdiocese of Westminster. An average-sized secondary school, it provides 1,050 places for students between the ages of 11 and 19 when fully subscribed.
In September 2012, Cardinal Pole Catholic School moved into newly built premises offering a range of state-of-the-art facilities.
Values and vision
Cardinal Pole Catholic School sees itself as a faith community. Its ethos is based upon Catholic values and habits, in order to nurture positive relationships and support the use of a standard academic curriculum. The school aims to be an educating community based on partnership and respect. Teachers prioritise praise and encouragement, as well as setting high expectations for all their students. Young people are valued as individuals and the school believes they are all creative, confident and capable in their own right.
“Pupils receive a good-quality education at Cardinal Pole. They are prepared very well for their future careers. The school fosters pupils’ personal development and welfare extremely well. It tackles the difficulties pupils face head on and makes a significant difference to their life chances. Leadership is principled and robust. Difficult decisions are taken in the interests of pupils. This creates a strong climate in which high expectations are the norm.”