Head's Welcome

Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to St John Bosco College, a growing, successful Roman Catholic school for pupils aged 11-18 based in the heart of Battersea.  We are proud of the academic achievements of our pupils (GSCE projected progress 8 score of 0.32 in 2018) as well as their development as individuals.

“Saint John Bosco is a Catholic college, but admits pupils from a wide range of faiths and cultures and these differences are embraced and celebrated” Ofsted May 2017

Our identity as a Catholic school and our school’s distinctive Salesian ethos is based on St John Bosco’s vision that ‘it is not enough for every child to be loved… they must know that they are loved’. We are proud to be Christian community where everyone can flourish and every child is known by name.

“Staff know each and every pupil and relationships are consequently highly positive.” Ofsted May 2017

St John Bosco’s educational philosophy was rooted in faith and has been summarised as ‘reason, religion and kindness’. We educate our pupils with these three words in mind, focusing on their academic and spiritual development and modelling the values of love and forgiveness found in the gospel.

“Pupils mix well in this harmonious environment and benefit from personalised support and guidance” Ofsted May 2017

Our curriculum is carefully designed to make sure it meets the needs of all our students with a good range of options at both GCSE and A Level. Students enjoy being at the school and appreciate the care and guidance given to them by staff to support them as they grow into young adults.

“The school’s vision that ‘it is not enough for young people to be loved, they must know that they are loved’ permeates the school’s culture” Ofsted May 2017

You are warmly invited to come to the school, to meet the staff and pupils and to visit lessons and to see St John Bosco College in action for yourself.


Paul Dunne