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  • St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College
    74 St Charles Square
    W10 6EY
  • Head: Martin Twist
  • T 020 8968 7755
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kensington & Chelsea
  • Pupils: 1130; sixth formers: 950
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Open days: Saturday 14th October 2023 (11am - 2pm) - Thursday 16th November 2023 (9 - 10.30) Thursday 7th December 2023 (9 - 10.30) Thursday 14th December 2023 (9 - 10.30) Thursday 18th January 2024 (9 - 10.30) Thursday 8th February 2024 (9 - 10.30)
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

'We are trying to do something a little bit different to others. We take on students that sometimes need a second chance, because sometimes life does not go according to plan.' One parent raved about the support her SEN son received: ‘They really understood him and worked with his strengths.’ Regular outside speakers range from chief executives from Mastercard to religious leaders. Accepts all faiths and none but Catholic ethos pervades...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2019, Martin Twist. Previously deputy head of St Peter's Catholic School in Guildford, he studied philosophy and ethics and has extensive teaching experience.


The college is non-selective and places are offered based on a successful interview and reference from previous school. Interviews over 2,000 students a year. Priority given to children with specific needs, followed by pupils from Catholic partner secondary schools, then students from outside the partner school group. In reality, not many are turned down, but acceptance is dependent upon reference and interview. ‘We want to recruit as many students as possible, though there has to be some integrity about who we take.' Some start but do not last long – about 100 students are lost during the year. Prepared to take some from pupil referral units, in line with its inclusive...

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Special Education Needs

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Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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