Maria Fidelis RC Convent School
The Maria Fidelis FCJ Catholic School is a Roman Catholic co-educational secondary school, located in the London Borough of Camden, England. Since September 2013, it has ceased to be an all-girls school.
The school was founded in 1830 by the Faithful Companions of Jesus, and was at first an industrial school financed by charitable appeals. The school then progressed to being a convent boarding school and then to a selective non-fee paying grammar school known as St. Aloysius.
The school became a comprehensive in 1974 with the merger of St. Aloysius with St. Vincent’s Secondary School which was run by the Sisters of Charity. The name Maria Fidelis was chosen by the Sisters meaning Mary Most Faithful and the school motto is Fidelity.
The school today stands on two sites at North Gower Street and Phoenix Road in the Somers Town area of Camden.
The school won BBC's 'School Choir Of The Year' and are known for their vocal arrangements under the direction of Karen Gibson. The choir performed for Pope Benedict XVI at The Big Assembly at St Mary's University College, Twickenham on 17 September 2010 during his visit to the UK.
Since September 2013, the school admits boys and is co-educational.
High Speed 2
If the planned High Speed 2 railway development goes ahead, the proposed route of the new railway line will go through the current site, and the school will have to be relocated.
Notable former pupils
- Kathy Burke (born 1964), actress and theatre director
- Brooke Kinsella (born 1982), actress
- Jane Wymark, actress, Midsomer Murders
- Jeane Trend-Hill, actress, author, photographer