St Peter and St Paul's Catholic Voluntary Academy
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St Peter and St Paul's Catholic Voluntary Academy (formerly St Peter and St Paul's Catholic High School) is a coeducational Roman Catholic secondary school and sixth form with academy status, situated in Lincoln, England. It is one of only two Catholic high schools in Lincolnshire, and the smallest secondary school in Lincoln.
|St Peter and St Paul's Catholic Voluntary Academy|
|Motto||Pro Petro Paulo Patria|
For the homeland of Peter and Paul
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Department for Education URN||139623 Tables|
|Head teacher||Mr Matt Turton|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Houses||Bernadette, Francis and Hugh|
|Colour(s)||Maroon and Gold|
The school was built in the late 1950s. When the school opened in 1959 it was very small and could only hold a limited number of pupils. Over time the school added additional buildings, and a number of different subjects were included in the curriculum, such as Woodwork and Metalwork, but these were dropped through curriculum change.
On 1 May 2013, the school announced its conversion to academy status, becoming part of the St Gilbert of Sempringham Catholic Academy Trust and being renamed as St Peter and St Paul's Catholic Voluntary Academy.
The school opened within one building. Buildings were added, the first being a set of typing huts, but these were replaced with an ICT and Maths building called The Annex Block. Other buildings included a Science building, Sports Hall and, most recently, an English and Performing Arts centre. There were temporary units such as The Magdalene Centre, chiefly used for special needs and general education; it was demolished in 2008. The T Blocks, used for extra classrooms, remained after other units were demolished, but these were removed in 2011. Three years after The Magdalene Centre was demolished and a new learning support centre, 'The Newman Centre', was built, however this later was used as a staff building and the learning support centre moved to the Gavin Hinds centre.
Originally there were four houses. Each was named after a saint: Bernadette, Teresa, Hugh and Francis. Teresa House was discontinued in 2010 however due to lack of pupils. In addition to being named after various saints, each house has been assigned a colour, with Bernadette assigned the colour yellow, Hugh red, and Francis blue. The Teresa house was originally assigned the colour green before its discontinuation in 2010, and this is widely believed to have been a play on words (Teresa green - trees are green).