Our school has a very long history and owes its initial development to the Amherst family who set up the first school in a room in their house, just across the road from the current school.
In 1893, they provided the funding to build a school on Beehive Hill to provide for the Catholic education of children in Kenilworth aged 4 to 15 years. In 1976, due to changes in the Education system, the school was changed to a First school only and numbers fell to 59 as children aged 9 and over were transported to St. Mary's School in Warwick.
In 1988, after much support from parents and the school taking an enormous leap in popularity, it was agreed that the school was to become a "Combined" school, taking children aged 4-12 years old and that it was also to be housed in a completely new building.
The new school opened in September 1991 with 215 children in 8 classes and is now a single form entry through Primary School, educating children aged 4-11 in a very bright, stimulating and child friendly environment.
Today, we have the capacity for 210 children, with a possible 30 in each year group. If you are interested in your child joining our welcoming and caring school, please ring the school for details.
At St. Augustine's Catholic School, we welcome everyone into our community where ...
"We live, love and learn together in the light of the life of Christ"
As a Catholic school, the gospel is central to all our learning and religious education is integrated across the whole curriculum. Prayer, worship and liturgy are real experiences for us all.
Within this Catholic framework, we encourage every member of our school community to take responsibility for their own learning in order to develop spiritually, socially, physically, creatively and academically. Each person is nurtured as a special child of God to strive for excellence in all that they do. We welcome families from all faiths and all backgrounds who support our ethos.
We are committed to offering each member of our school a welcoming, caring and loving environment in which they can develop as a whole person. We work with parents, parish and the wider community and invite them to work with us in our mission to know, love and serve God.