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All Saints Catholic High School, Sheffield

All Saints' Catholic High School
Motto Fortis in Fide
Established 1976
Type Voluntary Aided
Academy
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Claire Scott
Location Granville Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S2 2RJ
England
DfE number ???/5401
Students 1347
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Diocese Hallam
Website All Saints, Sheffield

The All Saints Catholic High School is a Voluntary Aided Roman Catholic secondary school with academy status in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

Admissions

It serves boys and girls between the ages of eleven and eighteen. There are currently approximately 1,300 pupils along with 114 teaching staff and 64 support staff. [1] Both the school and integrated Sixth Form are over sub-scribed each year, with around three students applying for each place.

History

De la Salle College was a direct grant grammar school from 1946 until 1976 in Pitsmoor on Scott Road. It is now a housing estate, featuring College Close and De la Salle Drive.

The school in its present form was founded in September 1976 with the merger of De la Salle College (a grammar school) and St Paul's school (on the current site). In 1983 the De la Salle site was finally closed and along with the closure of St Peter's RC school, many pupils and staff moved to the All Saints site.

The Head Teacher at the time was Mr J. P. Kelly, who remained at his post for the next twenty-five years before retiring. He was replaced by the Mr. R. Sawyer, who stepped down from service at the end of the 2012/13 academic year. As of September 2013, the school's head was Mrs. Claire Scott.

It is situated on Granville Road (B6070), next to Sheffield College (former Castle College), convenient for the Supertram.

Ethos

The school has a strong Catholic ethos which is reflected in its motto Fortis in Fide or "Strength in Faith." The school, which has a chapel and chaplaincy team, holds Mass regularly throughout the year.

Facilities

The school has been awarded a Sports College status and is home to one of the biggest sporting facilities in England. The sports facilities are operated by Goals. A new sports hall was built in summer 2007. There are also ten astroturf pitches available. The school is currently completing phase 2 of the "Building Schools for the Future" programme and will soon have a partial rebuild completed. It is a Fair Trade school and sells fair trade items on site.

A new special school, (Seven Hills School), co-located on the site in 2011.

Academic performance

The school gets reasonably above-average results at GCSE. At A level, it does quite well for a state comprehensive school. It is one of six state schools in Sheffield that have a sixth form, with most being former grammar schools. Sheffield College, next door, also offers A levels.

Notable Alumni

Alumni of All Saints are entitled to refer to themselves as 'Old Toussainters', in line with the school's origins as De La Salle Grammar, founded by French monks.

De La Salle College

OFSTED Report

The latest OFSTED Report was published 15 April 2008. Their overall evaluation of the school was Grade 2 - 'All Saints' Catholic High School is a good and improving school'.

2008 report [1]:

All Saints' Catholic High School is a good and improving school. It provides a calm, caring environment where students achieve well and develop good personal skills and qualities. Teachers have high expectations for both students' academic progress and their behaviour and all staff are highly committed to ensuring the best outcomes for students.

2011 report This was done at the beginning of 2011 and it showed an improvement in how good the school was. It was rated "outstanding" in terms of OFSTED'S criteria, which is only achieved by 17% of school around the U.K.

Changes to the school in 2010-11 years"

The school began to undergo construction to build new facilities and create an entire new building. The work was due to finish in September 2011, and when complete the school will have about an extra 100–200 pupils from Seven Hills "approximate figure". Reason being that the school agreed to let Seven Hills' new school be built, and so All Saints and Seven Hills would have new equipment, which will help everyone that will go to this school in the future.

References

  1. ^ http://www.allsaints.sheffield.sch.uk/information/headteacher/Statement%20from%20the%20Headteacher.docx

External links

  • De La Salle former school
  • Site of the former school in Pitsmoor
  • EduBase
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