Welcome from the Principal
‘You are the light that gives light to the world. A city that is built on a hill cannot be hidden. And people don’t hide a light under a bowl. They put the light on a lampstand. Then the light shines for all the people in the house. In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do. Live so that they will praise your Father in heaven.’
Matthew 5: 14-16
On behalf of the governors, staff and students, I am delighted to welcome you to our College website. All Hallows has a strong reputation for quality education and academic success. Education is our main purpose and we are very proud of the high standards achieved by our young people, and the excellent progress that each one of them makes, whatever their individual abilities, aptitudes or needs. Our successes are based upon the creation of a culture which provides opportunities for our students, and which helps them feel that they ‘can do’ and that no task is beyond them.
We have a disciplined and well-ordered environment, which emphasises the joy and excitement of learning. Discipline is based upon the provision of stimulating lessons and activities to keep students working with interest, and we promote a climate in which it is the norm for students to be praised for behaviour and work. We seek to build a College in which mutual respect for all is lived out through everything we do.
We welcome everyone, irrespective of ability or background. Above all, as a Catholic College we aim to create a community which enables children to grow in faith, and where every child or young person is known and valued. We welcome students from the Catholic community, the wider Christian community and also other faith backgrounds or none, where families are seeking the distinctive values and ethos of our College.
In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells us that we are ‘the light that gives light to the world’. We have the fantastic job of developing our youngsters into successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. It is our job to help them shine! Together, All Hallows’ staff, parents, governors and, most importantly, the young people themselves, make this happen.
Everything we do is guided by our five core values of Honourable Purpose, Respect, Compassion, Co-operation and Stewardship. We believe passionately in the potential of all our young people to ‘Aspire not to have more but to be more’ (Our Mission Statement / Saint Oscar Romero).
We hope that this website gives you a taste of life within our College and helps you to discover more about us, the achievements of our students and the exciting opportunities we provide.