In July 2015, following a period of fact finding and consultation with parents, staff, the Diocese, the local authority and other stakeholders in the community, Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s formalised the existing successful collaboration and became a hard federation: The Federation of Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s Catholic schools, Battersea.

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A single governing body jointly led by Co-Chairs Mr John Hallmark and Mr Andrew Cooper was created to oversee the working of both schools and the existing temporary Executive Headteacher became a permanent appointment: Mr. Jared Brading. The schools are led by Heads of School: Mrs. Nicola Byrne at Sacred Heart and Mrs. Claire Mitchell at St. Mary’s.

These two Catholic primary schools, within a mile of each other are committed to ensuring the highest possible standards are met for children at both schools and that they work together, united in their Catholic mission to develop an education centred in the Gospel and on God’s love for all.


While each school retains its own historic identity, uniform and its own admissions policy, parents can be confident that regardless of which school their child attends, they will enjoy the same strong leadership, the same enriched, broad, balanced curriculum and the same inclusive caring ethos.

Together our two schools will continue to be actively involved in the mission of the Church, to make Christ known to all people, to work in partnership with parents who are the (primary) first teachers of their children in the practice of their faith, to work with the local parishes in creating and maintaining that Home- School- Parish link, and to be aware of our place in the wider community in seeking to promote the common good of our society.

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