Our Faith and Mission

"Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others."
St Augustine

Our faith as a distinctly Catholic community is our foundation - It is why we do things the way we do.  Our mission is to ensure that each girl achieves their personal best and has equal access to the curriculum.

St. Augustine’s Priory is, first and foremost, a faith community and we pride ourselves in being Catholic in its truest sense – we are all inclusive.  Our pupil and teaching bodies reflect the ethnic and religious diversity you would expect from a school in West London.
Our aim is to assist in the spiritual growth and development of all our pupils.  We hope to provide the setting for young adults to question concepts and to grow in knowledge and faith.  We accept that everyone is at a different stage on their faith journey (or not!) and our Religious Education programme is presented in a spirit of tolerance, allowing individuals to grow and develop at their own pace.

St Augustine’s Priory seeks to ensure the development of all pupils’ spiritual, moral and academic potential, based on its commitment to the Gospel values of truth, justice, compassion and reconciliation. As a community, we are committed to the common good and this approach is based on the principle of personal dignity and worth where each person’s rights and responsibilities are recognised and respected, and their individual talents are nurtured; these talents include the search for academic excellence within a secure learning environment, where the needs and potential of all pupils are addressed and where achievement, both individual and collective, is celebrated.
The girls’ spiritual and moral development is seen as the school’s leading priority.  Our success in achieving this was identified as being outstanding in the last ISI and Diocesan Inspections (2010).   We expect the girls to be religiously literate, enabling them to articulate their faith and listen to others, and to develop a moral compass to take with them when they leave Saint Augustine’s Priory so that they can influence society for the greater good.