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Welcome to Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School - a Science College

The foundation stone of Cardinal Griffin School was laid on the 22nd October, 1960, by Dom. Basil Griffin, the twin brother of the Cardinal whose name we honor. It was built to serve the four Catholic Parishes of the Chase and has always welcomed the children of parents seeking a distinctly Christian-based education. The school has developed into a thriving community of around 900 pupils with a Sixth Form of around 140 students.


About us

We aim to offer a broad and balanced education with an emphasis on respect for others. We provide a traditional environment in terms of care and welfare of children and young adults. In essence, we seek to develop all pupils to their full potential and to enable them to find their place in the modern world. As a community we have developed a policy of openness to the parents of our pupils, we encourage them to visit us regularly. We extend an invitation to all prospective parents to come and see our facilities as well as our greatest assets: the staff and pupils.

Facilities available

The school offers excellent facilities, standing in 20 acres of grounds.  There is accommodation for 1000 pupils, with the following specialist facilities:

Art Rooms ~ Music and Practice Rooms  

Modern Language Technology Suite ~ Language Laboratory

Computer Aided Design Studio ~ Computer Network

Design Technology Suite  ~ Five Computer Rooms ~ Six Science Laboratories  

Sports Hall  Gymnasium ~ New Generation ATP

Resource Centre ~ Medical Room

Sixth Form Centre ~ Cafe Area ~ Sixth Form Study Rooms ~ WIFI

Large Hall ~ Stage with lighting & sound ~ School Chapel

Additional support

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Provision at Cardinal Griffin is an integral part of the

school’s ethos. Cardinal Griffin endorses the approaches outlined in the SEN Code of

practice (2001) as an appropriate framework within which provision for SEN can be

delivered. Around seventeen per cent of pupils in Secondary Schools have SEN. Some

of these pupils will have a Statement of SEN.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School - a Science College directly.

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