Salesian College, Battersea
Salesian College was a Roman Catholic, Voluntary Aided school for boys aged 11 to 16 (previously 11 to 18, until it had to jettison its Sixth Form). It was founded in 1895 in Battersea, London by the religious order of the Salesians of Don Bosco, who arrived in Battersea in 1887 as part of Don Bosco's dream to establish a Salesian presence in Great Britain and the British Empire, with its missionary potential. The College aimed to provide an education loosely based on the principles of St John Bosco, founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco.
|Type||Voluntary Aided Comprehensive|
|Motto||Servite Domino in Laetitia (Latin: Serve the Lord with Gladness)|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Founder||Salesians of Don Bosco|
|Specialist||Business and Enterprise|
|Department for Education URN||101061 Tables|
|Chair of Governors||Nicholas Potter|
|Headmaster||Stephen McCann, MPhil, MA|
|Age||11 to 16|
|Colour(s)||Maroon and Gold|
At the end of August 2011 Salesian College and the John Paul II School, both in Wandsworth Borough, merged to create a new school - St John Bosco College. This opened on 1 September 2011 and currently occupies the Wimbledon site of the former John Paul II School. It will move to the old Surrey Lane site when new buildings have been constructed. In the meantime, it has served as the location of BBC3 sitcom "Bad Education" and art studios for the Association of Cultural Advancement through Visual Art (ACAVA).
Notable former pupilsEdit
- Brian Curtin, disgraced former legal luminary.
- Kevin Day, comedy writer and sports presenter.
- Brian J. Dooley, human rights activist.
- Andrew Grima, jewellery designer.
- Sir Alfred Hitchcock, KBE, film director; only spent one week there (as a boarder in 1908).
- Bryan Marshall, actor.
- Mgr Nicholas Morrish, Regional Vicar of Opus Dei for Great Britain since 1998.
- Lord O'Donnell, GCB, former Cabinet Secretary.
- Jim Reid-Anderson, Chairman, President & CEO of Six Flags.
- Yuri "Aggro" Santos, Brazilian-born rapper.
- Joseph Spence, Master of Dulwich College
- Catherine Tate, comedian, actress, personality.
- Danny Thompson, musician.
- Patrick Wilde, playwright and screenwriter.
-  Archived 23 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- "Saint John Bosco College | Home". Sjbc.wandsworth.sch.uk. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
-  Archived 17 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine
- "Alfred Hitchcock - Director - Films as Director:, Other Films:, Publications". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
- "Bryan Marshall". IMDb.com. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
- "The Regional Vicar". Opus Dei. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
- "British business people: The top 1,000: Public sector 20 to 1". Telegraph. 19 February 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
- "Business Markets : United States". Business.timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 25 November 2015. (subscription required)
- "Catherine Tate Biography •Biography Online". Biographyonline.net. 12 May 1968. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
-  Archived 30 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- "Patrick Wilde". IMDb.com. Retrieved 25 November 2015.