Coloma Convent Girls' School

Coloma C.G.S.

A Voluntary Aided Catholic School for Girls aged 11-18

School Policies and Mission statement

Welcome to the School Policies Page

We recognise that it is vitally important to have a range of well developed policies which we use to inform and shape our approach to all that we do. In our Forms and Downloads section, you will find copies of all policies which we are required by statutory guidance to make available on our web site.

If you have any questions in relation to our policies or wish to have details of our approach in areas not covered on our site, we will be pleased to assist. Please contact the school via reception.

School Vision

Coloma strives to provide a Christian environment for growth in knowledge and growth in Christ.

School Motto

Laborare est orare

To work is to pray

Mission Statement

The congregation of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph was founded in Belgium in 1817 by the Very Reverend Canon Van Crombugghe, one of the great Belgian educationalists of his time.

In 1869, the Daughters of Mary and Joseph opened Coloma Convent Girls’ School in Tavistock Road, Croydon, In 1965, the school moved to its present site at Shirley.

Through the late 19th and 20th centuries, Coloma experienced many changes, which reflected developments in the education of girls and young women. Throughout this time, the school has maintained its vision that growth in knowledge, and in Christ are one.

Coloma strives to provide a Christian environment for this growth, both in the context of Gospel values and the wider world.

Coloma is a community of staff, pupils, parents and governors where each is recognised as a highly valued individual. The school aims to foster a deepening awareness of Christian faith and service alongside an understanding and tolerance of other creeds and cultures.

Coloma, though its’ teaching and organisation, endeavours to give every girl opportunities for growth and development. The school seeks, in particular to:

Through Coloma’s distinctive Catholic ethos, it is hoped that each girl will reach her full personal, social and academic potential, achieve confidence in herself and aquire a breadth of vision for adult life.

School Aims