St Andrew the Apostle School students are happy and secure and intensely proud to be members of their
That was the message from Mr Ahearn to hundreds of prospective
students and parents who packed into the school during two Open Evening events on October 1 and 5.
Mr Ahearn described leading and establishing a brand new school as “an incredibly exciting
journey and a fantastic experience… “I knew it was a chance to establish remarkably
high standards of teaching and young people deserve the best we can offer.”
He explained how being part of the Russell Education Trust, the most successful multi-academy trust
in terms of Ofsted inspections, provided security and expertise that benefitted all. All staff are
hand-picked, students are already making rapid progress towards challenging targets and Ofsted
recently judged St Andrew’s as “outstanding” in all four categories.
“The inspectors found that our traditional but contemporary curriculum provides rich and varied
opportunities to develop academic skills, knowledge and understanding. We draw on the best practice
from independent and state schools and support all students to achieve their academic potential. The
curriculum meets the needs of the full range of our students, developing them intellectually,
socially, culturally, spiritually and morally.”
Mr Ahearn was keen to point out that St Andrew’s is an inclusive school and all are made
welcome regardless of belief. “As Anglican and Catholic Church schools make a
significant contribution to educational standards, we intend to do the same by serving the wider
Greek orthodox community and people of all faiths and beliefs.
“We are a school based on Christian values of forgiveness, responsibility, kindness and respect
for others – which leads to very high expectations in terms of behaviour. We also expect every
child to feel secure here and free to be an individual and make positive decisions.”
Three students gave confident and very personal accounts of their
experiences at St Andrew’s and talented students provided a mixture of contemporary and
traditional musical entertainment.
Visitors were shown round the school by student tour guides and there were plenty of opportunities to
experience the classes and facilities on offer in a full range of subjects including core Maths,
English and Science.
There is still a chance to visit the school during a series of Open Mornings in October. Please book
St Andrew the Apostle School is part of the coordinated Pan-London Admissions process. Prospective
parents have until October 31 2015 to apply for a place via their LA.