St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls
St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls is a school for girls (aged 11–18) in Carshalton, South London, England. Ofsted praised the school as 'outstanding'<ref name=TEACH>Ofsted report Ofsted report of 2008</ref> and the Archdiocese of Southwark found the establishment to be 'a very strong school'.Template:Citation needed,<ref name=ofsted>The school's page on Ofsted website. Retrieved 2007-11-21</ref> the chair of governors is Dr. Mary Howard, and the current Head Girl is Hannah Potter. It also has Technology and Language College Status.<ref name=TEACH/>
The school was founded by the Daughters of the Cross in 1893 and is situated in twenty-five acres of parkland with some notable buildings.<ref name=facs>St. Philomena's School website - facilities. Retrieved 2007-11-21</ref> It used to be a college school for boys but later was transformed into a girls school.
In 2004 it was awarded Technology College status. In April 2006, it was awarded a language college status alongside the technology college status. In 2007, a new learning resource centre, including a library, was opened.
The school provide the ball girls for the tennis tournament the Aegon Championships, held annually during June at Queen's Club, West Kensington, London. The school was featured in a music video by Travis, called Driftwood.
There are seven forms in each year each with a designated house. These are: Yellow house, Orange house, Green house, Blue house, Purple house, Red house and White house. The forms in each year are named after famous ancient armies, e.g. Persians, Romans, Carthaginians, Greeks, Medes, Athenians and Spartans.