The Douay Martyrs
Catholic Secondary School
Founded in 1962 we are a modern, forward looking mixed school with academy status within The Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust. We have 8 forms of entry and a 6th Form. As a Catholic school we serve the whole community of the Borough of Hillingdon and beyond, welcoming Catholic students and others who wish to join us. Our aspirational Head Teacher, Mr A J Corish, was appointed in September 2015 and is devoted to ensuring the very best education for every student, with each individual expected to perform to the best of their ability.
Leaders are ambitious for their pupils. Leaders motivate staff through highly effective training. Pupils develop a strong spiritual, moral and social understanding because of the opportunities they are given in school.
Leaders prepare pupils for life in modern Britain effectively. In assemblies, lessons and the tutor period, pupils learn to develop respect for other faiths and cultures. The spiritual aspect of the school is exceptionally strong.
Pupils develop a strong spiritual, moral and social understanding because of the opportunities they are given in school.
Leaders have a strong rationale for how they choose to spend pupil premium funding. They look at the causes of underachievement in pupils. Pastoral and academic leaders communicate effectively with each other to help disadvantaged pupils improve their attainment.
Teachers use their secure subject knowledge to plan appropriate activities for pupils. Pupils’ attitudes in lessons are positive. They make strong progress in their learning because of this supportive environment.
The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Leaders establish a caring Christian ethos which runs through every aspect of support for pupils.