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Principal's Welcome


Saint Gabriel’s College is a small inclusive Church of England secondary school where every member of the community is valued. All our students are encouraged to achieve excellence by working hard, continuously improving, growing spiritually and thinking of others.

We know that with appropriate encouragement, challenge and support, our students will shine with confidence in their learning, grow in their spiritual and moral awareness and develop the skills and attitudes necessary to make the world a better place.

Our mission is to ensure that ‘we will all fulfil our unique God-given potential’. Our school chaplain, a member of our Leadership Team, helps students and staff of every faith and none to develop spiritual self-awareness and inner strength.

As a small, inclusive school, we are committed to recognising, and fully developing, the potential of each and every student, whatever his or her starting point. We set high expectations in all things and pride ourselves on getting the best out of people. Our staff are committed and enthusiastic, and we expect the same from our students.

We have a broad and balanced curriculum, which fully prepares students to go on to achieve highly in sixth form and university. We put particular emphasis on developing students’ in the Creative Arts. For example, we expect all pupils to learn a musical instrument in Year 7. We believe that music imparts the discipline required for academic success and the joy that shared performance brings.

We work as a family. For example, every student is a member of one of our three Learning Communities.  This ensures excellent relationships across the school, because students support and encourage each other, and each child is known and nurtured. We know that strong partnerships with parents and carers make a huge difference to success at school, so we work hard to build strong home/school relationships.

I am proud to be Principal of Saint Gabriel’s College. It is a privilege to lead such dedicated colleagues and fantastic students. Please look around our website to find out all the wonderful things that go on at the school every day. Better still, you are very welcome to visit us, to see for yourself what makes Saint Gabriel’s College so special.

Nick Butler, MBA