A coat of arms or crest of an organisation, such as the College’s crest is a special symbol that is used as an emblem of our identity.
Our shield is surrounded by an Archbishop’s hat, reminding us that our name derives from Archbishop George Arthur Beck, a former Archbishop of Liverpool.
His motto was Adveniat regnum tuum, which translates to “Thy Kingdom Come”.
This Latin phrase was chosen by George Beck when he became Archbishop of Liverpool, as his personal motto on his coat of arms. We also have this phrase at the bottom of our shield. The phrase “thy kingdom come” is from the LORDS PRAYER – The Our Father. This is the official prayer of our College community and is often recited in class prayers and at all official College events.
On the crest you will see a quill, which symbolizes writing and learning. Also, an open book, a sign of knowledge, and written on the book is the prayer, the Our Father. This reminds us of our Christian values in the Catholic Tradition.
The College coat of Arms was designed by Miss Linda Caster, a former teacher at the college. The new crest came into being when the college was reorganised. We were formally known as St Bonaventure’s Catholic High School.
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Safeguarding is highly effective in the sixth form. Students say that they feel safe and are well prepared for adulthood.
Students value the specialist support provided by the school's pupil support service. The staff in this team pride themselves on seeing every pupil enter the school each day and are vigilant in ensuring that pupils are happy, safe and well cared for.
Pupils spoke positively about their school. They say that they are valued as individuals, are well supported by staff and would recommend the school to others.
Pupils say that bullying is rare at the school. If there is bullying, pupils know how to report it and are confident that it is dealt with by school staff quickly and effectively.
The school's use of the additional funding for disadvantaged pupils is more effective than was the case previously, because of strengthened leadership in this area.
School leaders work effectively with parents, carers and external agencies and act swiftly when required. Referrals are followed up in a robust manner and record-keeping is good.
School leaders have adopted an internet filtering system, which helps keep pupils secure. Pupils know who to report concerns to and how to do this.
Pupils say that they feel safe and are well looked after. Pupils have a clear understanding of the risks which might affect them and how to keep safe, including in e-safety.