Headteachers Welcome

Bienvenidos a nuestra colegio!!

Welcome to St. Austin’s School Website.

I am honoured and privileged to be the Headteacher of a happy, exciting and unique school where dedicated staff work with commitment and passion for all children, and more importantly in partnership with parents/carers. We welcome this partnership in guiding, educating and supporting our children in becoming part of the St Austin’s family.

The first school in St. Austin’s Parish was set up in the crypt of St Austin’s church as long ago as 1838. There have been many changes in education since then but we remain a Catholic school serving Catholic families mainly, but not exclusively, in the former Canonical Parishes of St Austin’s and St. Bernadette, part of the recently formed Canonical parish of St. Wilfrid’s.

Your child will be happy at school when he/she feels confident and relaxed in the knowledge that staff and parents are supportive and working together for his/her benefit. The key is relationships.

It is this relationship based on mutual understanding and trust driven by our belief in fulfilling our mission statement that our school is fully inclusive – we are all valued in the eyes of God and each other.If this isn’t happening at any time, we want you the parent or carer, your child, our staff, our Governors and the wider community to let us know!

We are extremely proud of all our children and thank you all for putting your trust in us to help them on their journey to achieve their full potential at St Austin’s.

Colette Hickey




We are a Catholic school whose mission statement drives all aspect of school life. It is firmly embedded. Our pupils are very happy. We are a good school (Ofsted May 2018).