All Saints Catholic College, although a new establishment, holds a wealth of history within its walls.
Dating back to before the Second World War, the buildings we now know as belonging to All Saints had been so badly damaged during the 'Blitz' the Archdiocese of Westminster took over the buildings in 1946 for redevelopment. St Charles Primary opened in 1954, followed by secondary moderns Cardinal Manning Boys School in 1955 and Cardinal Manning Girls School in 1958.
During the 1960s, Cardinal Manning Girls merged with a convent school founded by the Sisters of Sion at Chepstow Villas, Bayswater to form our previous school, Sion-Manning Catholic Girls' School.
Now in 2018, All Saints Catholic College is at the very beginning of its life. Whilst holding our history close to our heart, we look forward to creating our own along with our students, staff and this fantastic community. As this building and its history are a fundamental pillar of the local area and its culture, we do not intend for that to change. We hope that All Saints Catholic College will be an integral part of this warm, close-knit community. Sion-Manning, as well as its predecessors, will never be forgotten.
In honour of our rich history, this year has seen the launch of The Manning Award for Excellence. This new programme spans the entire academic year and is designed to challenge and develop skills required for sixth-form, university and beyond. In order to obtain this prestigious award, students must complete a dissertation-style project on a subject area of their choosing, conducting research to explore a question pertaining to their chosen topic. We believe that it is vital that we prepare our students to withstand their ever-expanding academic careers. We feel that projects such as The Manning Award for Excellence, bridge the gap between school, sixth-form and university, providing pupils with a head start in addition to a clear introduction to tasks such as these. The introduction of this programme has been extremely successful, to witness the development of this project and ultimately our students has been incredibly heart-warming. With the vast array of topics and interests we have seen put forward, is truly illustrative of the uniqueness of our students and we are very excited to see what the future holds for The Manning Award for Excellence.