St Damian’s Roman Catholic Science College
is a proud Catholic school situated in Ashton. It
currently has 770 pupils on role. It was placed
in ‘Special Measures’ in December 2010 and
was removed from this category in February
2012 after the third monitoring visit by HMI.
Over the past two years, the College has
undergone substantial change, including a new
purpose-built premise, and is on a journey to
There were many factors that enabled St
Damian’s to be removed from the category.
These are not mutually exclusive but rather
complemented each other. Indeed these factors
continue to be the basis for our ongoing