Principal’s Message

All Are Welcome

All Hallows Catholic College is a voluntary academy for young people aged 11 to 18, serving a wide geographical area of East Cheshire and also drawing students from parts of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Stockport. We welcome students from Catholic, and other faith backgrounds, or none, and our parents are very supportive of our ethos because they have made an active choice for our college and our values. We are recognised as an outstanding college with ‘a palpable ethos that combines gospel values, ethical enterprise and aspiration for all students to be the best that they can in all dimensions of their lives.’ OfSTED 2011

We are an all-ability college, which welcomes everyone, irrespective of social class or parents’ ability to pay. All Hallows demonstrates that excellent education is to be found for all in a passionate commitment to Christian values, excellence in teaching, teamwork, and a belief in young peoples potential to ‘Aspire not to have more but to be more’ (Our Mission Statement / Archbishop Oscar Romero).

We are a Catholic college working ‘for’ and ‘within’ the community, working together for the common good. Our open and welcoming ethos stems from our commitment to faith values and building a community. Together we have created ‘an inclusive, harmonious community where all students are known, nurtured and treated as unique individuals.’ OfSTED 2011.

We provide an education for the whole person, for the formation of human character through knowledge and skills, and values and virtues. For this reason we have developed a strong emphasis on living the Christian values of Honourable Purpose, Respect, Compassion, Co-operation and Stewardship.

Our unique model for teaching and learning builds on these values and ensuring effective teaching which fully engages learners. Our broad and balanced curriculum is enhanced with specialisms in: Business, ethical and social enterprise; Languages and the international dimension (French, German, Spanish, Latin and Mandarin); and opportunities for outdoor learning through our college farm.

Our students’ behaviour is outstanding and is ‘evidenced by caring, compassionate attitudes, a strong sense of pride in the college and an eagerness to learn.’ OfSTED 2011. Visitors to college comment, without exception on our modern Catholic ethos, smart uniform and sense of pride in being a community.

The commitment of All Hallows’ teaching and support staff is exceptional and this is acknowledged in a regional teaching award for being ‘Outstanding School Team of the Year 2012.’ In January 2013 we became an academy and established The Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Academy Trust, which will support and further enhance the work of all of the schools in All Hallows Learning Community.  [For more information on All Hallows Learning Community primary schools click here]

Thank you for taking an interest in our college. We hope you enjoy our new website which combines with our virtual learning environment, to create one ‘virtual front door’ to our college. As this new dynamic website develops we hope you will be a frequent visitor, keeping up to date on what’s happening, and enjoying with us, the life of our college.

It is a joy to serve this community and to work with our partners.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Mr A S Billings BA (Hons), PGCE, MA, NPQH.

Principal

National Leader of Education