Bishop Challoner RC School

Bishop Challoner RC School

Infobox UK school
name = Bishop Challoner RC School

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motto = Laus Deo (Praise God)
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established = 1953
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type = Voluntary-aided, comprehensivecite book|author=David Halpin |title=Hope and Education: The Role of the Utopian Imagination |pages=78-79 |year=2003 |publisher=Routledge |isbn=0415233682]
religion = Roman Catholic
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head = Maire Symons
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specialist = Sports College, Training School and Science College
street = Institute Road,
Kings Heath
city = Birmingham
county = West Midlands
country = England
postcode = B14 7EG
LEA = Birmingham
ofsted = 103560
staff = 90
enrollment = 1,152
gender = Co-educational
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 18
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Bishop Challoner RC School is a Roman Catholic secondary school in the Kings Heath area of Birmingham, England. The school has a roll of 1,152 students, including 212 sixth form students, and 90 staff. One-third of pupils are identified as being from ethnic minority backgrounds and more than the national average are entitled to free school meals. The school has Sports College and Science College status as well as being a recognised DfES Training School. It is a member of the Specialist Schools Trust.

Opened in 1953, it was the first mixed Catholic secondary school in Birmingham. [cite web |url= |title=School Information |publisher= Bishop Challoner Roman Catholic School |accessdate=2007-12-17] In 2000, the school was awarded Sports College status.cite book|author=Stationery Office Staff, Great Britain Dept. of Health |title=Choosing Health: Making Healthy Choices Easier |pages=63 |year=2004 |publisher=The Stationery Office |isbn=010163742X] In May 2002, the Science Department was granted lead department status and was awarded Science specialism status in 2005. [cite web |url= |title=Science College |publisher= Bishop Challoner Roman Catholic School |accessdate=2007-12-17] For the second consecutive year the school has received a Government School Achievement Award for examination results, the National Curriculum Award and Artsmark Gold for the provision of drama, music, dance, art and performance in the school. The school's production of "Beauty and the Beast" won the Columba Trophy for the best school production in Birmingham. [cite web| url= |title=Creative Arts |publisher= Bishop Challoner Roman Catholic School |accessdate=2007-12-17]

The school has improved enormously since 1998 when 37% of pupils received 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE. In 2003, this figure had rose to 76% and in 2004, 85% of pupils received 5 or more A*-C grades.

Notable Alumni

*Richard Blaze, Rugby Union Player
*Joseph McFall, Pro Wrestler
*Donnaleigh Bailey, Actress


*cite web |url= |title=Bishop Challoner Catholic School |publisher=BBC League Tables |date=2007-01-11 |accessdate=2007-12-17
*cite web |url=
title=Bishop Challoner Catholic School |publisher=Department for Children, Schools and Families |accessdate=2007-12-17

*cite web |url=
title=From Birmingham to South Africa |publisher=BBC Birmingham |date=2005-07-06 |accessdate=2007-12-17

*cite web |url= |title=Awards database |publisher=Artsmark |accessdate=2007-12-17

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