Governors Information

A Message From Charles Marchetti, Chair of Governors

Dear Parents,

We have an exciting and busy year ahead not only to maintain the momentum of our growing success but also to build for the future.
With a record admissions intake for September 2018 of over 200 students into Year 7, we will have c. 860 students on roll for this coming year.

The Department for Education and Southampton City Council have now agreed the £5m replacement of our ailing Science Block and we expect work to begin during this year, with contingency plans in place to minimise any possible disruption.

We were very pleased to have been graded Outstanding for the second successive year by the Local Authority Education Department following their annual Inspection and our GCSE results bear witness to the exceptional dedication of our leadership, staff and pupils who have excelled beyond any previous achievements.

Our recent press statement issued by Head of School James Habberley really sums up the magnitude of this success:


St George Catholic College is celebrating its best ever GCSE results – with 78% of students achieving the new grades of 4-9 (including English and Maths), and 61% getting 5-9.

In its first year of a mixed cohort, the outstanding results see St George predicted to be in the top 5% nationally for the progress made by its students and reflects the College’s upward trend of the past five years.

There are many individual successes: one student achieved an extraordinary 10 grade 9s, another attained seven grade 9s and two grade 8s and there are more with exceptionally high results. The grade 9 was introduced to recognise the very highest performing students nationally."

I am particularly delighted at such outstanding results during a year which saw the first cohort of girls complete their senior year of school. In addition, however, it was also a year of leadership transition and this proved to be a key factor in our achievement. Head of School, James Habberley, has been committed in his determination for the success of our students and must take full credit for this Herculean outcome. Our partnership-alliance with St Anne’s has been another aspect of this positive outcome under the strategic leadership of Lyn Bourne, our Executive Headteacher.

Please join me in wishing our leadership team, staff and students every blessing in their determination for the challenges to come this year.  

I always welcome comments and questions and look forward to hearing from parents, staff and students. Please contact me at or through the College office.  

Charles Marchetti
Chair of Governors

Charles Marchetti Chair of Governors
Anna McCormack Vice-Chair and Chair to the Curriculum Committee
Roger Peplow Vice-Chair and Chair to the Finance & Resources Committee
Jeanine Bonavia Clerk to the Governing Body
Foundation Governors Other Governors

Rachel Brady                                         

Sarah Alden (Associate Member)
Nick Guyer Lyn Bourne (Executive Headteacher)
Monsignor Vincent Harvey Sarah Davis (Parent)
Charles Marchetti James Habberley (Headteacher)
Anna McCormack Minnie Moore (Parent)
Ramiro Pereda Merello Roger Peplow (LA)
  James Preston (Staff)