Salesian
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Salesian School

Enlightening minds, uplifting hearts

Welcome to Salesian, our happy and thriving Catholic school and college community, a place where young people are nurtured to go out into the world and achieve great things!

Central to our mission is the belief that every child and student has God-given potential to make our world a better place and that the education and experiences they receive at Salesian, helps to provide the key to unlocking that potential.

Our mission here is characterised by the philosophy of the Salesian founder, St John Bosco. He stressed high educational standards but insisted on a friendly atmosphere in his schools where the idea of community could be fostered. Good relationships between all members of our community are key to everything we do. Our motto – ‘Enlightening minds, uplifting hearts’ – is taken from the writings of Don Bosco. We strive to ensure that every student feels genuinely loved at Salesian, in order that they develop into confident, capable young people who are determined to go out and make our world a better place; we call this “Building the Kingdom”.

We achieve these aspirations through strong pastoral support, excellent teaching and an extensive range of sporting, cultural, physical and social co-curricular activities. All this is delivered by an exceptional group of teachers and support staff who are totally committed to doing everything we can to ensure every child receives the best possible education.

Salesian has built a reputation for excellence that has been established since we were founded here in Chertsey over 100 years ago. Today, we are a mixed, comprehensive school meeting the needs of children of all abilities from 11-18 years. We provide for over 1800 students, including around 400 in our Sixth Form College, which is on its own specialised site. We are an academy and part of the Xavier Catholic Education Trust.

Our aspiration is to improve education for all and as part of the Xavier Teaching School Hub, we are dedicated to first class learning and teaching, professional development and supporting schools in difficulty. We also, through Xavier, play a key role in Teach SouthEast, the leading centre for initial teacher training in the region.

If you are interested in finding out more about learning, working, or training to teach at Salesian then please get in touch; we look forward to meeting you.

God bless,

James Kibble

Executive Headteacher

Mr James Kibble Executive Headteacher
Mr Paul Gower Head of School / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

"It is not enough to love the young, they must know that they are loved"

Don Bosco was a priest in 19th century Turin who, inspired by the work of St Francis de Sales, founded the Salesians to care for the young; today there are hundreds of Salesian orphanages, care homes and schools around the world. Don Bosco famously said “It is not enough for children to be loved; they must know that they are loved. At Salesian School in Chertsey, we strive to live up to his ideal every day.

Don Bosco’s ethos was centred in love, relationships and high expectations of the young people in his care. The success of Salesian school is built on these foundations. A deep love and care for the students, a focus on the quality of the relationships and a strict approach to standards and behaviour.

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NEWS

The latest news from our Salesian community.

Please join us in supporting Deborah’s incredible fundraising efforts by contributing to her Bowelbabe Fund and please remember Deborah, her family and all who are battling cancer, in your prayers.

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SALESIAN SUMMER MUSICAL 2022
This year our drama department have chosen to recreate the incredibly fun and energetic High School Musical.

It will be running on the 5th, 6th and 7th of July at 7pm. You will not want to miss this so make sure you get your tickets in advance via Tucasi. We look forward to seeing you there!

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SALESIAN SUMMER MUSICAL 2022
This year our drama department have chosen to recreate the incredibly fun and energetic High School Musical.

It will be running on the 5th, 6th and 7th of July at 7pm. You will not want to miss this so make sure you get your tickets in advance via Tucasi. We look forward to seeing you there! 

#oursalesiancommunity #highschoolmusical

A big thank you to all of our 2021-22 Duke of Edinburgh participants who managed to rack up a whopping 2600 hours of volunteering!

Another thank you to our D of E leaders for providing quality support and helping our students to be a positive influence in so many different communities.

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A big thank you to all of our 2021-22 Duke of Edinburgh participants who managed to rack up a whopping 2600 hours of volunteering!

Another thank you to our D of E leaders for providing quality support and helping our students to be a positive influence in so many different communities.

#oursalesiancommunity

Sending our love and prayers to Dame Deborah James - what a wonderful human being!

Please see the attached and visit the link below to the Bowel Babe Fund:
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Sending our love and prayers to Dame Deborah James - what a wonderful human being!

Please see the attached and visit the link below to the Bowel Babe Fund:
https://justgiving.com/campaign/BowelbabeFund

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A remarkable, inspirational human being indeed 🥰 Thanks for sharing- I did not know about Dame Deborah’s Salesian connection- all the more inspiring! We are all behind you Dame Deborah 🥰

What a legend and Salesian great

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Salesian School has it’s very own newspaper and it’s completely written and edited by students! Currently on their 7th edition, it covers a broad variety from sport and F1 cars to exams and Parliament. There is even a Poet’s Corner. Please have a read and enjoy: salesian.surrey.sch.uk/bosco-bugle/

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Salesian School has it’s very own newspaper and it’s completely written and edited by students! Currently on their 7th edition, it covers a broad variety from sport and F1 cars to exams and Parliament. There is even a Poet’s Corner. Please have a read and enjoy: https://salesian.surrey.sch.uk/bosco-bugle/

#oursalesiancommunity

For Mental Health Awareness Week, we will be running some games at Wednesday lunch time such as giant snakes and ladders and a keepy-uppy competition. There will also be a chance to decorate your own cupcakes and to buy goodies from the tuck shop!

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For Mental Health Awareness Week, we will be running some games at Wednesday lunch time such as giant snakes and ladders and a keepy-uppy competition. There will also be a chance to decorate your own cupcakes and to buy goodies from the tuck shop!

#oursalesiancommunity #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters

Salesian School
Guildford Road
Chertsey
Surrey
KT16 9LU

Safeguarding +44 (0)7979 181798

Salesian College
Highfield Road
Chertsey
Surrey
KT16 8BX

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Xavier Catholic Education Trust