School History

School History

Whilst St John Bosco College (SJBC) only opened in September 2011, there has been a rich tradition of Catholic Education on the site in Battersea since the opening of Salesian College in 1895. SJBC was formed after Salesian College and John Paul II School closed in 2011.   The school was temporarily based in Princes Way, West Hill, whilst the state of the art facilities were built in Parkham Street in the heart of Battersea.  Within two years of opening the school was rated by good by Ofsted in March 2013 and received a similar rating for it's distinct catholic ethos a few months later from the RC Archdiocese of Southwark.  The school moved into its current home in October 2015 and was formally opened at a ceremony attended by Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark in November 2015.  The school was again rated 'Good' by Ofsted in May 2017.