Welcome from the Principal
The warmest of welcomes to Bishop Challoner Catholic College, one of the top performing comprehensive schools in the country. As can be seen from our Mission Statement
‘In our Community of Faith in Bishop Challoner Catholic College
We give glory to God by developing our full potential and in our service to
Others in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit’
We take pride in our long tradition of offering a great educational experience, focussed on having the highest expectations for our students based in a nurturing but dynamic learning community.
With our ethos based firmly within the Gospel Values and Christ at the centre of our educational enterprise, we seek to develop our students academically, spiritually, culturally and morally; to give them the qualifications to enhance future life chances and the moral compass to contribute positively to society.
Bishop Challoner Catholic College is a nationally recognised leader in the fields of teacher training and development, research and also in supporting school improvement, through its position as Hub of the Teaching School Alliance. It is also the lead school for the Central Maths Hub and the Central Science Learning Partnership. As well as running sports clubs everyday from 7:45am and every evening after school, Bishop Challoner co-ordinates sports programmes across over 30 primary schools. It is at the heart of the development of programmes to support teaching in French, Spanish and German. We work with the Royal Academy on STEM Programmes. Our English Department is one of the highest achieving in the country. The Arts and Performing Arts Departments are at the forefront of creative initiatives: there is a hardworking and inspirational learning culture in our school. For the staff we appoint- teaching is a passion and a vocation. For our young people, learning is a fulfilling, engaging and aspirational experience, reflected by the fact that we have a vibrant and dynamic Sixth Form.
Bishop Challoner Catholic College is focussed on the needs of the individual - the child and their gift of life - to be cherished, nurtured and valued. Working in partnership with families, our parish and the local community we serve, at Bishop Challoner we seek to offer a great education, high achievement and a lifelong love of learning.
To quote Yeats
‘Education is not the filling of the pail, but the lighting of a fire’
And that fire burns brightly at Bishop Challoner.
Who am I, God?
Why am I here?
What do you want me to do?
You made me special
To do something wonderful
In this life of mine.
Show me what I might be,
What I might do
Who I might help,
And I’ll do it for you.