Saint Gregory's Catholic College A GSG School
- Saint Gregory's Catholic College
Combe Hay Lane
- Head: Mr Raymond Friel
- T 01225 832873
- F 01225 835848
- E stgregorys_sec…bathnes.gov.uk
- W www.st-gregory…bathnes.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Bath and North East Somerset
- Pupils: 958
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Open days: First Thursday morning in October; last Thursday evening in September
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 17th July 2013
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 25th September 2008
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
This school proudly wears its Catholic heart on its sleeve – but it’s a big and inclusive heart. Everyone, nay everyone we spoke to mentioned the strong family atmosphere and the forces for good which prevail in the school, which...
What the school says...
In 2010, the School Improvement Partner Report judged the overall provision in the school as Outstanding.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Geography at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
What The Good Schools Guide saysThis school proudly wears its Catholic heart on its sleeve – but it’s a big and inclusive heart. Everyone, nay everyone we spoke to mentioned the strong family atmosphere and the forces for good which prevail in the school, which embraces the handful of non-Catholics who attend and where ‘bullying is jumped on’. A sense of religious observance was palpable, and pupils accept...
Since 2004, Mr Raymond Friel MA NPQH (mid-40s). Born and raised on the west coast of Scotland, with a first in English from Glasgow and a PGCE from Aberystwyth, he has always taught English in Catholic secondary schools, starting in west London (St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College) where he met his wife – a primary teacher; they have three teenage sons. Thence to St Augustine’s Trowbridge, then via the headship
Special Education Needs
It is recognised that all pupils have needs which are special to them; the curriculum provided is broad, balanced, relevant, differentiated, challenging and stimulating thus raising the standards achieved by all. Pupils who are particularly talented or gifted are identified early and staff are encouraged to match how and what they teach to the needs of the pupil. Using National Curriculum SATs, NFER CATS and other sources of information received, including from the junior schools, the Learning Support Manager identifies those who may need extra help. The nature of their needs is assessed and direction is given on how best to meet these needs. Support, resources and in school training are made available to staff in order to ensure that all pupils are given equal access to the curriculum. Text books, materials and other resources are carefully selected by all Curriculum leaders to be suitable and stimulating. Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups for some subjects and setted for particular subjects. Consideration is made for those with special educational needs; the numbers of pupils in some classes will reflect their need for more individual guidance. Additional in-class support will be available in some lessons. The post of Learning Support Manager (formerly SENCo), is a non-teaching colleague who therefore has more time to devote to meeting parents, annual reviews and 1:1 work with children. She works closely with all faculties to ensure that pupils receive the attention they require. For all National Curriculum subjects the syllabus on offer is common for all pupils, regardless of ability. The pace of work, sophistication of skills taught and the level of the content covered will reflect the pace at which the pupils can work. Teachers' expectations remain extremely high; pupils are encouraged to set for themselves realistic goals and to make every effort to achieve these as they mature and become more independent.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|