St Augustine's Church of England High School

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Template:Infobox UK schoolSt Augustine's Church of England High School is a Voluntary Aided Church of England comprehensive school in the North London borough of Westminster, Kilburn. The school is also a Science College and has a sixth form. St Augustine of Canterbury is the patron saint of the school. It is located adjacent to its affiliated primary school and parish church St Augustine's Church.

History

The school traces its origins to Mother Emily Ayckbowm, who also founded the Community of the Sisters of the Church, working in conjunction with the first vicar of the nearby St. Augustine's church. The school was opened on May 16, 1870 in Andover Place with seven students, with specifically the High School opening in 1884 as an all boys' secondary school; the present division into primary and secondary schools being complete by 1951. In 1969, the present school buildings were opened, with St. Augustine's High School becoming a Church of England comprehensive school.

In February 2009, the school received a nearly £20 million investment under the BSF program for schools, which entailed a major refurbishment providing a new building and more space for pupils and staff. The work was completed in late 2011. Additionally, in May 2010 the school was given a new, state of the art sports centre used by both the school and the local community.

Layout

The main school consists of two buildings, a larger teaching block and a smaller guest block, connected by a bridge. The teaching block is where most of the classrooms and the science laboratories are. The only subjects taught at the guest block are Music, Physical Education and Business Studies. The school has had a lot of complaints about the noise of the works and the temperature. And is on the edge of not completing the school.

The layout for the school body are that there are five principal forms each named after a saint, namely -

  • Aidan of Lindisfarne
  • Bede
  • Columba
  • Saint David
  • Saint Edward
  • Saint Felix

These forms are used during 'form time' and occasions such as sport days or are remembered during mass at the end of every term.

Although the school has a Christian ethos, people from any country and any religion are welcome and more than 80 different languages are spoken, making it a very diverse and multi-cultural school.

Subjects

  • English
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Further Maths
  • Science (Biology Chemistry Physics and Additional science)
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information technology
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Art
  • Music
  • French
  • Spanish language
  • Drama
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Resistant Materials
  • Food Technology

and

  • Graphic Products

Notable alumni

  • Julian Golding, Commonwealth games Gold Medal-winning British sprinter
  • Dwayne Kerr, British entrepreneur
  • Bradley Wiggins, Gold Medal-winning British Olympic cyclist

References

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External links

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