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St Damian's R.C Science College

St Damian's RC Science College


As the Headteacher of St Damian’s I warmly welcome you to the St Damian's website which I hope you will find very useful and full of important information. It is both an honour and a privilege to be the Headteacher of such a proud Catholic school. I am truly blessed to have an amazing staff who work tirelessly for your children so that they are given every opportunity to fulfil their true potential. This is at the heart of our Mission. Our staff are supported by very able governors, led by Mrs L Dean, who has a long association with the school. The governors, like my great staff, work tirelessly behind the scenes to make St Damian’s the special place that it is.

There is a simple reason why I call St Damian’s ‘special’. That is down to the seamless relationships between the pupils and the staff. We pride ourselves on excellent relationships, where we work together to form a loving and caring Community, based on clear boundaries, accepted values and high expectations. Our parents overwhelmingly support the school and indeed we are very heavily over-subscribed, reflecting the confidence of the parents and the wider community.

By continuing to work together we will achieve our vision, which is simple:to become an

outstanding school in all we do. There is no limit to what we, as a community, can achieve.

I promise you that I will work relentlessly with staff,

governors and parents to ensure that your child gets a world-class education.

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Mr S. Logue,


BA (Hons), MEd., NPQH, NPQEL


It is with great pleasure that I share the outcomes of our recent Ofsted Inspection, which took place on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th June 2023, read the full report here.


Science Technician of the Year 2023

We are so proud to announce that Natalie Hartshorne, our Senior Science Laboratory Manager, has won the prestigious ‘Philip Harris Science Technician of the Year 2023 Award’. [supported by ASE, Association for Science Education]


An Outstanding Partnership

We have received a plaque from the University of Manchester ‘In recognition of the Excellent quality of its commitment, involvment and expertise as an Outstanding Established Partnership School for Initial Teacher Education’. Pictured are Mr Logue, Headteacher, Mrs Sutton, Professional Mentor and four members of staff who have been trainees at St Damian’s.


Inclusion Quality  Award

The Inclusion Quality Mark [IQM]  is an award to show the inclusivity of schools. It is a rigorous procedure by where evidence is collated over a period of time and submitted for appraisal by the IQM board.

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Award Winning Secondary School

We are absolutely delighted and honoured to announce that St Damian’s are winners of the Outstanding Progress in a Secondary School Award at this years Education Business Awards 2023.

This is such a splendid achievement as St Damian’s celebrate our 60th Anniversary this year. 


Mrs Elizabeth Jones MBE

Elizabeth Jones, Chair of Governors at St Damian’s Science College in Ashton, has been honoured in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Birthday Honours.


Governor of the Year

We are so very proud of all Betty’s achievements. She is an exceptional leader and our guiding light. Betty you are truly ‘one in a million’  

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Literacy Hub  Commended

The Elizabeth Jones MBE, Literacy Hub was COMMENDED in the ‘School Building Award’ category at the Education Business Awards, 2023.  This category judges the most technically advanced building constructed for the purpose of teaching present and future pupils.


Excellence in Pupil Development

We are proud to announce, that in July 2022, we achieved the ‘Excellence in Pupil Development’ award. This award recognises that our pupils personal development is at the heart of everything we do and under pins our pupils academic success.

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Mayoral Visit

On Wednesday 22nd January 2020 we were honoured to have a visit from Leigh Drennan the Civic Major of Tameside.


Exceptional School Business Leader

We are extremely proud and delighted to announce Angela Ogden has won School Business Leader of the Year at the inaugural National Schools Awards 2019 showcasing the exceptional contributions School Business Managers make in our schools.


M.E.N Headteacher of the Year!

Mr Logue has won the M.E.N Schools Award Headteacher of the Year in recognition of his transformational and vibrant leadership.

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Secondary School of the Year

St Damian’s are honoured to receive a Certificate of Excellence from Pearson National Teaching Awards for Secondary School of the Year. 

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The Spirit of Enterprise

Super excited and exceptionally proud that we are finalists in Educate Awards 'Spirit of Enterprise' category for developing entrepreneurship and enterprise across the curriculum and working closely with employers and businesses. Such a great honour. 


Award winning Mr Logue

Selected from thousands of nominations, Mr Logue is one of just 68 Silver Award winners across the country who celebrated on ‘Thank A Teacher Day’


Certificates of Excellence

Dr Mitchell is absolutely delighted with her Certificate of Excellence.

Also Mrs Marshall was overwhelmed to receive a Certificate of Excellence from Pearson National Teaching Awards for Lifetime Achievement and dedication to the Teaching Profession. 


Careers Excellence Award

Mr Logue and the St Damian’s community were delighted & exceptionally proud to welcome Mrs Henshaw with the Careers Excellence Award for ‘Most Progress from a School’  

Read on...
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Committed to Inclusion

St Damian’s RC Science College is an outstanding Catholic secondary school deeply committed to providing a fully inclusive ethos in accord with its mission as a Catholic school.


TES School Awards 2019 Finalist

Double recognition for Michelle as she receives a Pearson Teaching Award Certificate of Excellence and finalist in TES Classroom Support Assistant of the Year.



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