St Augustine's School
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
About St Augustine's School
St Augustine's School is a co-educational voluntary aided school based in North Yorkshire for students aged 11-16. It is a Roman Catholic school.
St Augustine's serves families from Whitby to Bridlington, Scarborough to Pickering. The school’s Head of Year 7 also visits local primary schools during the year before pupils are due to start along with its Inclusion Manager. They will speak to relevant staff about any needs each child may have.
Values and vision
St Augustine's School aims to help students of all abilities to foster a positive attitude. By rewarding attainment, effort, and service within school, it aims to create a climate of success and promote a positive attitude to learning. The school’s four-house system is one which allows pupils to earn additional positive points in every lesson for themselves, their tutor group and house. There are also commendations from the Head of Year 7, the Pastoral Assistant Head and the Headteacher, “student of the day” awards, and postcards and phone calls home to celebrate success. Certificates are also awarded to pupils who excel academically, in sport or have a 100% attendance record. Many competitions are also promoted on a house basis as the school believes that healthy competition is good for students.
“As a result of focused leadership, pupils now make good progress from their starting points, and their rate of progress continues to increase. The performance of disadvantaged pupils is improving rapidly and the gap between their achievement and that of others is narrowing. Teaching is good. In many lessons teachers’ excellent subject knowledge and skillful planning generate good learning and understanding. Pupils appreciate the strong and impartial guidance they receive as to their next steps after leaving school.”