Mission Statement

At Saint Augustine’s we believe that every person is made and loved by God. This is why we respect one another. Within our school community our young people will learn to act justly, love tenderly and recognise God in their lives.

Our school helps families to educate their children in accordance with the principles and teachings of the Catholic Church in an environment which inspires, encourages and supports the development of our pupils through nurturing their gifts and talents.

Our school community will keep alive the memory of Jesus through the Eucharist and through the practice of our Faith. We want everyone at Saint Augustine’s to experience the joy of the Gospel in their journey through school and beyond.

Together we will work to make a difference in our community and in the wider world. We follow the example of Saint Augustine by stepping out in faith and celebrating our reasons for living and hoping.

Reviewed by our school community in 2015.

Welcome to our school. Saint Augustine’s is an oversubscribed mixed 11 - 16 Roman Catholic High School with over 1000 pupils on roll. From our original intake of 450 pupils in 1963 we have grown steadily in popularity and are now one of the largest Catholic 11- 16 high schools within Lancashire. Our location is enviable. Surrounded by fields, with Pendle Hill as a backdrop, we enjoy a surprisingly rural setting for a comprehensive school. Billington is a short walk from the ruined twelfth century Cistercian abbey of Whalley, which is one of the most attractive villages in the Ribble Valley.

The school is also a few minutes’ drive away from the market town of Clitheroe, dominated by its little castle, and the Pendle villages associated with the seventeenth century witchcraft trials. Saint Augustine’s has a large catchment area. We have ten partner primaries, four of which are small rural schools. Virtually every child in the Year 6 cohort of our partner primaries moves on up to us. The vast majority of our pupils are bussed in and out of Billington due to the geographical spread of our intake. We draw children from the villages of Dunsop Bridge, Hurst Green, Sabden, Langho, Osbaldeston, Rishton and Great Harwood. A large number travel from Clitheroe, from Padiham (near Burnley) and from the edges of Blackburn.

In November 2013 we had a superb OFSTED Inspection with all aspects of the school judged to be "Outstanding". This was followed by a Section 48 Inspection undertaken by Salford Diocese in May 2014 which also found all aspects of the school’s Catholic life to be "Outstanding".

The school has an excellent track record of strong academic results at GCSE level, with pupils of all abilities achieving outstanding grades and making excellent progress. The main reason we are oversubscribed is because of the high expectations we have of our young people, whatever their abilities. We want to raise these expectations even further.

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Our School Leadership Team

Acting Assistant Headteacher (Head of Year 11) Mrs Bury
Acting Assistant Headteacher (Head of Year 10) Mrs Lowe
Assistant Headteacher Mrs C Juriansz
Assistant Headteacher Mrs J Rutter
Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral) Mrs C Hughes-Gooding 
Deputy Headteacher (Curriculum) Mrs A Wilkinson
Headteacher Mr M Wright