is a Roman Catholic
, Voluntary Aided
school for boys aged 11 to 16. It was founded in 1895
by the religious order of the Salesians of Don Bosco
, who arrived in Battersea in 1887
as part of Don Bosco's dream to establish a Salesian presence in Britain and thence the British Empire (hoping to piggyback on the British Empire in the way that Christianity itself had piggybacked on the Roman Empire).
Salesian College was founded in 1895 to provide an education based - somewhat loosely - on the principles
of St John Bosco
, founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco
. The programme of religious education is firmly based on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The college curriculum covers the following subjects: religious education, English, mathematics, science, Spanish or French, geography, history, design technology, art, music, information technology, physical education. It has a wide range of sporting activities including football, athletics, cross-country, cricket, hockey, rugby, softball, basketball.
The uniform consists of plain black shoes, grey socks, black trousers, grey v-neck pullover with maroon and gold stripe, and white shirt. Blazer, tie, pullover and games kit must all be obtained at the school outfitters.
The school recognises that a strong special educational needs department and good practice throughout curriculum areas are the best ways to maximise all pupils'... Read More