St Columba's College is an independent Catholic day school for boys, ages 4 to 18, that provides a high quality education to students of all faiths and none in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
We provide and education of both the ‘Head and Heart’, where each student can achieve their own best standard. For a Columban, being the best that he can be means not only achieving academically but also becoming a confident, resilient and compassionate young man who is prepared to make his way in the world.
At each phase of education, Prep and Senior, we nurture the key Columban qualities of courage, courtesy and compassion. We strive for academic excellence whilst realising that it is a well-rounded education that best prepares boys for the world and workplace of tomorrow. As a school established by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, we recognise that moral qualities are equally important in that roundness of character.
Our community is a vibrant place and our students are the best evidence of what a Columban education can produce. If you would like to find out more about us, we would be delighted to welcome you for a visit.
- Total Pupils: 580 (118 in Sixth Form)
- Day Fees: £5442/term
Scholarships and Bursaries
A number of scholarships are available to boys entering the Senior School.
Academic scholarships are available at 11+ and 13+. The scholarships are dependent on the results of the entrance examination, will be reviewed annually, and application forms are not required.
Music scholarships are available at 11+ and 13+. Candidates should be established performers on one or more instruments, are likely to have reached Grade 4 or above, and will have good musical skills. Applicants are required to complete an application form and take part in an audition in late January.
Coindre Bursaries, given in memory of the founder of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, are awarded to Roman Catholic boys who will, usually but not exclusively, enter Form 1 in September.
Please visit our website or contact the Admissions Registrar, Mrs H Causer, at email@example.com for more information.
Boys are generally admitted at 4+, 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+.
Those applying to the Senior School sit entrance tests in English, Maths and Reasoning, followed by an informal interview. Background information is also sought from feeder schools. Most candidates are tested and selected in January, but selection can take place at other times by arrangement with the Admissions Officer.
A limited number of students enter at 13+, some deferring places from the 11+ stage, and external enquiries at 16+ are welcomed. In addition, selected ‘occasional entrants’ can be admitted during the school year if a place becomes available.
Please contact the Admissions Registrar, Mrs Hilary Causer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01727 892040.