Eugene Moriarty Head of Federation
I am delighted to welcome you to St. Augustine’s Church of England High school (part of St Augustine’s Federated Schools) website. We are a multi-cultural, multi-faith school with a distinctive Christian ethos. In October 2019 the High School and St Augustine’s Primary School joined together in a federation to create St Augustine’s Federated Schools known as SAFS. I hope you find the content useful in providing you with up-to-date information on our School and Federation.
St. Augustine’s is a vibrant and successful 11-19, fully comprehensive school in Kilburn where we encourage everyone, to “be the best that we can be”. Our students enjoy their school lives and we try to ensure that decisions are made in the best interests of the students or to improve their learning.
It is our aim that all students leave us with the skills and abilities required to be lifelong learners and positive role models in the community. We are aiming to prepare them to be citizens of the world by teaching shared values and an understanding of the world around them.
Every student at St. Augustine’s is treated as an individual. As a result, each student benefits from an individualised learning programme and pastoral care that suits them best.
Our recent Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) said The lives of pupils at St Augustine’s are transformed because they are nurtured and cherished by skilled, caring and insightful adults in the school. School leaders and
staff, motivated by the school’s vision, go to exceptional lengths to ensure that pupils, particularly the most vulnerable have hopeful futures.
We believe that being part of the Federation offers the following benefits to both schools:
- A shared Christian vision serving the same community.
- Opportunities for collaboration across the two schools in an endless number of ways
- Continued high standards and outcomes for all children and young people
- Improved opportunities for children and young people, including a wider and richer curriculum.
- Enriching the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children and young people across the schools.
- A desire to continue to develop parental engagement.
- Sharing expertise across the staff teams.
- Professional development opportunities for staff across the Federation
- In particular, sharing expertise and resources to support students with SEND – the high school is the Deaf Provision base for Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea
- Recruiting and maintaining high quality teaching and support staff at all levels.
- Ensuring a smooth transition from primary to secondary.
- Strengthened governance.
- Financially more sustainable.
We believe in the importance of forming partnerships with people from all aspects of life to enhance the learning opportunities for our students. We have some incredible partnerships with establishments that are both local and global. Our work – related Learning Programme is described as visionary (SIAMS 2022).
We are also committed to our place in the wider community and welcome ideas about how we develop relationships in our locality and beyond.
We believe that together we are stronger and better. We are really keen to receive the views of students, parents/carers and members of the local community and want to act on ideas to improve our school and Federation.
Head of Federation
Rachel Kelly Head of St Augustine’s High School
Welcome from Headteacher of St Augustine’s High School
I am delighted to welcome you and your child to St. Augustine’s High School. We know that starting secondary school can be both exciting and challenging, and we want to assure you that we are here to support you and your child throughout their time at St Augustine’s.
St. Augustine’s High School provides a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment where all students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. We are proud to be the lead Trauma Informed School in the area, recognising that trauma has a profound impact on learning and behavior, and working to create a healing and supportive environment for all students. We believe that every student has the potential to “Be the Best they can Be” and we are committed to helping your child reach their full potential.
Our mission is to empower each student to develop their unique abilities, interests, and talents through a challenging and engaging curriculum, a supportive and inclusive community, and a culture of excellence and continuous improvement. We are committed to transforming the lives of all our students, through our Christian Virtues of Faith, Hope and Love.
We encourage you to stay involved in your child’s education by keeping an open and honest dialogue with the school. We also invite you to support our ethos and our high expectations in order to ensure that we are working effectively as a partnership.
We look forward to working with you and your child to make their secondary school experience a successful and enjoyable one. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Head of St Augustine’s High School