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Bishop Challoner School is an independent coeducational Catholic-Christian day school in Shortlandsmarker, south east Londonmarker, for children aged two and a half to eighteen years.

Main School Building
school was previously called Shortlands House School. Shortlands House is claimed to have been built in 1702. Its current head mistress is Ms Karen Barry who took over from Mr J. A. de Waal who retired in July 2008. The Director of Studies is Mrs. G. Malcolm and the Director of Pastoral Care is Mr. B. Wates. The KS3 Head is Mrs. Karen Dwyer-Burchill and the KS4 head is Mr.Steve Derbyshire. The school welcomes all and respects all faiths.The school's Year Eleven class is taking part in Young Enterprise. The school has a variety of sports played, e.g. football, fencing and rugby as well as excelling in Chess.

Access: train (Shortlands Station) and/or by the 358 and 227 bus or 354 (Foxgrove Road)

History

Father Patrick Byrne, Parish Priest of Beckenham, founded the school on 4 May 1950. It is accommodated in the historic building known as Shortlands House – the oldest building in Shortlands. The school takes its name from Bishop Richard Challoner (1691–1781), Vicar Apostolic of the London District, who was the leading figure in the Roman Catholic Church in England during the 18th century.
Playground
The school started as a junior school but quickly grew. In 1956 a senior wing was added. More classrooms and an assembly hall/gymnasium followed in 1963. The Art block was opened in 1968 and another block – now the Junior Block – was opened in 1980. Challoner became co-educational in the Junior School in 1992, later extending into the Senior School. At the same time a Nursery was opened.

The Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark, a registered charity, own the school. The Archbishop is the principal Trustee and President of the school. The Trustees appoint a Board of Governors who are responsible for the running of the school.

Uniform

Junior School Uniform
Senior School
  • Boys - Navy Blazer with light blue shirt, navy striped tied and black trousers.
  • Girls - Blue blouse and navy blue skirt.


Junior School
  • Boys - Maroon Blazer with grey shirt, maroon tie and grey trousers
  • Girls - Grey pinafore dress


Notable Former Pupils

Stacy Long - Professional Footballer

References

Entries from former pupils keenly awaited

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