St Dominic's Sixth Form College


St Dominic's Sixth Form College

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name = St Dominic's Sixth Form College


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established = 1979
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type = State School
religion = Catholic
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head = Patrick Harty
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street = Mount Park Avenue
city = Harrow, London
county = Middlesex
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website = http://www.stdoms.ac.uk
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St Dominics Sixth Form College is a Roman Catholic Sixth Form College on Harrow-on-the-Hill. It was set up in 1979, named after St. Dominic, founder of the Dominicans. It is regularly rated among the top FE institutions in West London and has a very high percentage of students obtaining top university places. The college has aproximatley 900 students aged between 16 and 18 and nearly 200 members of staff. The college was opened and initiated by Cardinal Hume. There are over 50 courses to choose from including the traditional GCE 'A' Levels whilst students who get less than 5 GCSE A*-C can opt for more vocational BTEC Qualifications with GCSE resits. The college has been awarded many different accolades by both universities and examining bodies and has achieved Beacon Status. In its latest Ofsted inspection all departments were rated as 'Outstanding'.

Grounds

There are four main buildings on the school grounds, the Aquinas building, the Catherine building, the Hume building and the Chapel. Each of the buildings were named after notable figures in Christian theology. The Aquinas building contains the Open Access Computer suite, the Science department and the Music department. The Catherine building contains the library, the Mathematics department, the Languages department, the IT department and the Psychology department as well as the canteen and the Careers Office and Theatre suites. The Hume building contains the Reception, the Business studies department, the Art department, the Humanities department, an Examination hall, the admin department and various other staff rooms including the Principle's and Vice Principle's office.The chapel has services on Thursdays and Sundays with regular Public speakers visiting the college to give lectures to students. In 2006 large covered, outside seating areas were built as the Courtyard and canteen had become overcrowded. There is also a field towards the back of the site with Basketball and Tennis Courts which are informally used as a smoking area. The College operates on a complex room code system whereby rooms are given a four figure code in relation to there location. The colleges notable alumni includes Tom Fletcher and Kay Burley.


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