These are exciting times for St Andrew the Apostle School as their new building nears completion and Ofsted inspectors praise the school for its strong exam performance, exceptional standards of behaviour and strong Christian ethos.

Head Teacher Dr Philip Hills said that he was delighted that the inspectorate recognised that, “pupils do very well in examinations…and the school has very high standards of behaviour in and out of the classroom”. Most pleasingly, inspectors wrote, “Pupils are happy members of this school community and … it feels like a family.” Dr Hills continued, “With our ‘ambitious’ curriculum and results in the top 20% of the country (and the top 10% for some subjects), we were confident that the academic side of the school would come out well. But I am also exceptionally proud of our students, whose exemplary behaviour was repeatedly praised by the inspectors. I am delighted, but not surprised, that our dedicated team of teachers were described in the report as ‘confident subject experts’”.

Chair of Governors Mary Karaolis OBE, commented: “I am delighted that inspectors recognised so much of what makes St Andrew a wonderful school to attend and to work in. It has been gratifying to hear and read inspectors enthusing about not only the school’s high academic standards but above all the happiness of our pupils, their excellent behaviour and the respectful relationships between them and our staff.”

St Andrew the Apostle is a Christian school which is one of five high-performing secondary schools in the Russell Education Trust. The school is founded on the Christian principles of the Greek Orthodox Church: respect, responsibility, caring, fairness, forgiveness and trustworthiness. The school welcomes students of all Christian and other faiths and of none. It will be moving into state-of-the-art new buildings on Brunswick Park Road, in September 2025.