St Wilfrid’s RC College provides outstanding education of the highest quality, allowing all students to thrive. We have a strong Catholic ethos and a belief in the unique God-given potential of every child. St Wilfrid’s provides opportunities to allow each individual child to become the best version of themselves.
Each day in school we live out our school motto of ‘Excellence through Faith, Learning and Support’.
St Wilfrid’s is committed to enabling every child to reach their potential, and to live life to the full. We are governed as a community by the examples that Christ set in the Gospels. We welcome students of all faiths and no faith, remembering that “my Father’s house has many rooms” (John 14:2.) We aim for our students to grow in faith, to understand the importance of service to others, and develop a generosity of spirit. Our students take an active part in supporting international and local charities in partnership with our wider community and have the opportunity to experience retreats and help to lead collective worship and assemblies.
Our outstanding teachers instil a desire to learn and provide an environment that will maximise every child’s academic achievement. We aim to develop lifelong learners with inquiring minds and a thirst for knowledge. Our historic examination outcomes have built our solid reputation for academic excellence.
We believe it is just as important to nurture the whole child, with enrichment activities such as art, music and sport, and to offer opportunities for student leadership and character development which help to build a well-rounded individual. We understand students need to be prepared for a rapidly changing world in the 21st Century. We deliver Mandarin Chinese as part of the flagship Mandarin Excellence Programme alongside other European languages to help our young people in the global employment market. St Wilfrid’s is a forward-thinking school looking to maximise student employability skills which will give them the competitive edge they will need in adult life.
We know every child and our promise is to work in partnership with parents to provide the care, support, encouragement and opportunities that children need in order to flourish. They are supported on their journey to grow into respectful, open-minded, confident and principled adults who can make a positive contribution to society and are capable of forming healthy relationships with others.
The wellbeing of your child is at the heart of everything the school endeavours to achieve. We are proud of our reputation for outstanding pastoral care. We have the highest behavioural expectations of our students, both inside and outside of the classroom and operate a fair and consistent system of rewards and sanctions. Inclusion and support for students who may need additional and bespoke interventions is vitally important. Our dedicated SENCO and team of Teaching Assistants excel in ensuring each child accesses the best provision. No child is left behind at St Wilfrid’s; with many of our students going onto to access Russell Group universities, Oxbridge and the professions like Medicine, Veterinary Science and Law.
We are very proud of our community. As a group of people with diverse characteristics we are all linked together through our shared love of our School and all that we achieve together.
St Wilfrid’s is the delighted to be the trusted partner in the next step of your child’s exciting journey in education where a warm welcome awaits everyone.