Headteacher's Welcome

Students explore their faith by becoming young women of action who use their gifts and talents to benefit others..

Our staff go above and beyond in providing the best possible pastoral care, guidance, and support for all our students to ensure all achieve success."

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to the Ursuline High School. I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Headteacher of this wonderful school with a proud tradition of delivering an outstanding all-girls Catholic education to our community for 131 years.

Whilst we are a Catholic school, we are a welcoming and enriching environment for students of other Faiths and those of no Faith. All students are committed to their faith and our core value of Serviam, ‘I Will Serve’.

Students will be part of a national and global network of Ursuline schools sharing the common goals of delivering academic excellence, service in the spirit of St Angela Merici and outstanding pastoral care in developing young women as leaders. Students explore their faith by becoming young women of action who use their gifts and talents to benefit others. Through this formation, our students can make a difference in the school and wider society and are kind, forgiving, generous of spirit and persevering.

The Ursuline enjoys a reputation for high standards of academic achievement based on a consistent record of excellent examination results. We are proud of all students’ exceptional progress, and we are committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning throughout the curriculum. The magnificent progress and results recorded each year speak for themselves and keep the Ursuline High School as one of the highest performing comprehensive schools in the country.

Our students work hard, are proud of their uniform, and show respect and courtesy for others. To support these high standards, we nurture our students in an inclusive and progressive environment to feel safe and secure in their learning. We offer a wide-ranging sports, arts, languages, and cultural enrichment programme. Our offer includes extensive careers and Student Leadership programmes, preparing the students for the opportunities of life beyond school. Our staff go above and beyond in providing the best possible pastoral care, guidance, and support for all our students to ensure all achieve success. The continuing success of the Ursuline High School is based on strong partnerships, most significantly in our shared values with our parents and the wider community. Together, we ensure the highest standards of achievement and personal development.

I am proud to lead this all-girls school. As an all-girls' school, in addition to better exam results, in comparison to their co-educated peers, studies show that young women who attend girls- schools do better across many areas. Read more about the available research and data here.

I know that choosing a secondary school for your daughter is an important and challenging decision. Should you entrust us, I am my colleagues look forward to welcoming her and will do everything we can to ensure she is happy, thriving and reaching her potential at the Ursuline. We very much look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Best wishes

Eoin Kelly

Headteacher

 

Thought for the Week
God will give you the necessary strength, provided you do what you can.
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