Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College
Brent, United Kingdom
About Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College
Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College is a secondary school for girls located in Willesden, North London. A school in the Catholic tradition, it was founded as a boarding school in 1888 and later become a voluntary-aided school. In 2012, the school attained academy status.
Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College provides places to more than 1,000 girls aged 11-18 and has its own sixth form.
Mrs Louise McGowan
Values and vision
As a committed Catholic school, Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College ensures that prayer plays a large part in the school day. Students pray together twice a day, as well as occasionally in lessons and in advance of exams. Mass is celebrated weekly, rotating between different year groups, and the school has close links to Catholic bodies in the local area.
The spiritual growth of the secondary school’s students is considered to be of equal importance to their academic success, with students having the option to attend retreat days led by the school’s own chaplain.
“A highly experienced headteacher leads a strong senior team who identify good practice in teaching and learning from a range of sources and implement it across the school… Positive attitudes to learning are a notable feature among students who arrive in class very well prepared for learning and ready to do their best.”