St Patrick's RC High School and Arts College
Salford, United Kingdom
About St Patrick's RC High School and Arts College
St Patrick’s RC High School and Arts College is a mixed, comprehensive, Roman Catholic school without sixth form situated in Eccles, Salford. It is a voluntary aided state school that operates under the Diocese of Salford. The school will provide 900 places for students aged 11-16, when fully subscribed.
Values and Vision
St Patrick's is strongly guided by its Catholic faith, basing its ethos on the Gospel values of love, forgiveness, reconciliation and justice, integrity, humility and truth. Students are treated with respect and tolerance, and valued as individuals, as demonstrated by the Every Child Matters themes incorporated into the curriculum. The school also encourages their ambitions, and teaches them how to live happy and fulfilling lives as they progress into further or higher education and the workplace.
The school is a specialist arts college, and owes a great deal of its success to its involvement and interaction with parents. St Patrick's has also been designated a national teaching school.
“This is an outstanding school which has achieved an impressive trend of improvement over the past four years [2004-2008]. The progress and welfare of all students is at the heart of outstanding quality assurance, data analysis and monitoring systems. The headteacher and her senior staff drive an improvement agenda that has been successful in offering greater opportunities and individual development for all students.”