St Columba’s Catholic Boys’ School was opened on 7th May 1973 by the prime Minister the Rt Hon. Edward Heath MBE MP. The School was blessed on 21st June 1973 by the Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark Right Reverend Monsignor C J Henderson.
The Lower and Upper Schools were amalgamated on the present site in June 1990.The extended building were opened and blessed by the Most Reverend Michael Bowen Archbishop of Southwark on 23rd April 1991.
In 2005 the Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark Right Reverend Monsignor C J Henderson came back to bless the £5 million new build which included the new John Paul II teaching block, the new Sports Hall, and the refurbishment of the Iona Theatre.