Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology College was opened in 1957 to serve the Catholic children of the parish. It is thriving and successful school which is oversubscribed. Our Catholic ethos is central to our way of learning and working. There are approximately 1300 pupils on roll which includes a Sixth Form of nearly 200. The school is truly comprehensive. The most recent Ofsted report September 2009 described the school as good with many outstanding features. The school is fully committed to the safeguarding all all its students. We became a technology college in 1999, and this has had a significant impact upon us.We are proud to be part of Birmingham Catholic Partnership.Archbishop Ilsley has nearly 100 teaching staff and a further 50 support staff of all types. We have a good reputation among the local community. There are good transport links into Birmingham and we are just 5 minutes drive from Solihull town centre. There are lots of good local schools including ourselves, in Birmingham and Solihull. We have many international links students each year travel to a partner school in Arizona USA, and have also had students in China and many parts of Europe on school exchange programmes. In addition to this there are numerous enrichment activites at school and further afield. We have a good reputation for developing staff and are in partnerhip with 9 teacher training colleges, as well as offering GTP programmes. Each year NQTs join us and there is a clear programme of support, we believe in investing in all our staff as a most important The school is based on one site, and although the site is small every space is used. The school has its own swimming pool, astro pitch, sports hall, gym and fitness centre. Each subject has its own ICT facility as well as their being 5 specific ICT rooms. Every room has access to a digital projector and most rooms have an interactive whiteboard (SMART). The school has its own radio station and its VLE is under development. We have a Behaviour Support Unit on site.
Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology College
Phase: Secondary Schools
No. of Pupils: 1283
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