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St Paul's Catholic College

St Paul's Catholic College

Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill, RH158, United Kingdom

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Description St Paul's Catholic College is a comprehensive Catholic secondary school in the town of Burgess Hill in West Sussex, England.OverviewThe college first opened on 9 September 1963 as a modern secondary school serving the Mid-Sussex area. It was originally situated in the nearby town of Haywards Heath, but relocated to its current site at the northwestern edge of Burgess Hill in September 2004. will take place in 2013-2014 to mark 50 years since the school first opening.In April 2013 the College was appointed as a National Teaching School and National Support School by the Department for Education. 350 schools nationally have currently taken on this leadership role. This is a responsibility to lead teacher training, professional development, research and development, leadership, raising achievement and school to school support. There is a clear commitment to support schools in an Ofsted category or requiring improvement. This is led through the Inspire Teaching School Alliance. St. Paul's is also a Sports College and has Leading Edge status as a high performing secondary school.The college accepts children from the age of eleven through to eighteen, and accommodates approximately 1000 students. There were five houses: Corinth, Valletta, Damascus, Lystra and Rome, as the school expands student numbers to 1,050 students by 2014. Each form is a place significant to St. Paul's life. The school has played a role in advancing the role of e-learning in the classroom, as well as being a fair-trade school, encouraging student support for good causes, both locally and worldwide.Results have been very strong at GCSE and A-level and the College has been named consistently within the highest performing secondary schools nationally. There is a strong belief that education should be about developing the "whole person" by looking to develop student confidence, happiness, faith and academic success.

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