Overview

Welcome to Salesian! Like any successful organisation, we rely on recruiting, developing and retaining the very best people to ensure that all that we do continues to be recognised as first-class by the community we serve.

We are still actively recruiting for vacancies. During this period, please continue to address any enquiries regarding vacancies to Pippa Carr as detailed below. Whilst we are unable to follow our normal recruitment processes, we will be conducting interviews online and we would welcome the opportunity to have a preliminary discussion with any candidate who may be interested in joining the team at Salesian.

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About us

Salesian is first and foremost a school but beyond that, we are a multi-faceted organisation that delivers teacher training, professional development and school-to-school support. We are part of the Xavier Catholic Education Trust and lead a large network of schools through our Teaching School Alliance. In order to deliver on all these responsibilities, we are always looking to meet new people who may be interested in joining our team. 

The minimum requirement to work with us is to be energetic, enthusiastic, to have a “can-do” attitude and to be passionate about doing whatever it takes to ensure that the children we serve get the best possible education. Beyond that you will need to demonstrate the potential to be excellent at what you do and whilst you don’t have to be Catholic to work with us, you certainly have to be supportive of everything we stand for and aspire to.

If that sounds like you, please know that Salesian is a great place to work. Our staff are our greatest asset; everything we achieve is down to their hard work and dedication and we therefore ensure that they are very well looked after. It doesn’t matter what your role is in the organisation, if you work at Salesian you will be truly valued. Everything we do at Salesian is based on great working relationships and it is important to us that staff are happy in their work, this means that they are challenged but well-supported and rewarded and they are given plenty of opportunities for development and career progression.

If you are interested in any of the vacancies currently advertised or you want to find out more about possible career opportunities at Salesian that might suit you, please contact the Headteacher’s PA at pcarr@salesian.surrey.sch.uk or 01932 582522

Performance

We are committed to giving students a rounded, holistic education at Salesian, but there is no question that academic success plays a crucial role in young people's long term happiness. Qualifications open doors to further and higher education, and higher grades open up more opportunities. Year on year, we celebrate outstanding academic success with our students.

GCSE Grades 2015

  • The overall pass rate was 99.9%
  • A*-A grade passes totalled 37%
  • 5 A*-C grade passes including English and Maths totalled 85% 
  • 5 A*-C grade passes totalled 92%
  • 52 students achieve 8 or more A or A* grades
  • 87% 3 levels of progress in English; 88% in Maths
  • Read more in our news section.

A Level Grades 2015

  • The overall pass rate was 100%
  • A* - B grade passes totalled 68%
  • A* - C grade passes totalled 91% 
  • 118 students sat A levels or their equivalents, achieving an average QCA points score of 961 (230 per entry).
  • Read more in our news section.

You can read the complete published performance tables for the school on the DfE website.

Our History

Today's Salesian School is actually the product of a merger of two Salesian schools - one for boys, the other for girls - whose histories go back to the 1920s.

Salesian College, a school for boys, was founded in Highfield Road in 1921. Its sister school, which became St John Bosco's Convent Grammar School, was founded by the Salesian Sisters in 1951, when they bought the large private house at Sandgates on Guildford Road. The two schools combined in 1971 as a single comprehensive school, but retained their two single-sex sites.

In 1983, the two schools recombined as a co-educated comprehensive, with the majority of students educated on the new site at Guildford Road. Since 2008, all Key Stage 3 and 4 students have been taught at Guildford Road, while the Sixth Form has grown rapidly to fill the Highfield Road site.


Photographs

Alumni have provided a large collection of photographs from the 1950s onwards, showing all aspects of life at Salesian, with extra-curricular sports, classroom photos, and a number of whole-school groups. These can be accessed at https://www.flickr.com/photos/adamcreen/collections/72157625146289041/

Additions to this collection are always welcomed, and contact should be made with Adam Creen acreen@salesian.surrey.sch.uk

Living and Working in Surrey

Surrey is a county of contrasts. Only a short journey from London, it also offers a quick escape into peaceful countryside. This pleasant environment is combined with transport links that include the M3, M23 and M25 motorways, road and rail to London, and easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

In spite of a population of just over a million in a comparatively small area of 650 square miles, 80% of the county is farmland, woods, heath and open land. Although Surrey is a wealthy county, there are areas of relative poverty, particularly around some of the larger towns and a number of schools have pupils with a wide diversity of nationalities, cultures and languages.

Booming economy
There have recently been several major town centre redevelopments in Surrey. In the field of education and research, centres include Royal Holloway University (London) at Egham and Surrey University at Guildford. New research related technologies are also represented at Surrey University's research park and many multinational companies continue to relocate from London to Surrey.

Environmental issues
In Surrey there is a need to balance environmental conservation with the requirement for more homes, roads and commercial development.

For teachers in schools interested in green issues, Surrey County Council promotes environmental awareness with a wide range of initiatives to develop pupils' knowledge and experience.

Tourism and leisure
Surrey provides a wealth of contrasting leisure activities. Among the historic sites are Hampton Court Palace and Runnymede, as well as National Trust properties such as Clandon and Polesden Lacey. Other attractions include picturesque villages, gardens, such as Wisley, racecourses and river trips. Surrey also has seven major arts venues.

Sports centres are also plentiful, among them the Spectrum Centre in Guildford, probably the most exciting leisure complex in the UK. Other first-class facilities are available in Camberley, Egham, Lingfield and Oxted.

For cyclists and walkers there is an extensive network of footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes and Surrey also boasts high-quality shopping malls, particularly in Kingston, Guildford and Camberley.

The Visit Surrey tourism website gives comprehensive information about all these leisure activities.

 

Travel
Surrey has good road and rail links to London, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Xavier Catholic Education Trust

Salesian School, is part of the Xavier Catholic Education Trust

The aim of the Trust is to provide the children in our care with the best possible education within a caring and supportive Catholic ethos. The Trust has, at the centre of its mission and purpose, the belief that every child has a right to educational excellence through the provision of high quality teaching.

We will support the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development of each child, as well as maximising progress, achievement and attainment to ensure their intellectual growth and fulfil their potential. 

Being part of the family of schools and the multi academy trust will bring significant benefits for example:

  • We will work together to train, develop and retain teachers, support staff and leaders;
  • We will have the ability to achieve economies of scale by being part of a larger buying group;
  • There will be opportunities for staff in all our schools to undertake joint training and share their expertise across schools;
  • We will be able to streamline services and provide them centrally and more cost effectively;
  • We will have the flexibility to buy in services from our own chosen providers;
  • We will be able to share resources across all our schools;
  • We will work together closely and support each other to strengthen our Catholic school.