Our school was opened by the Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena, in April 1964. This particular group of Sisters was founded in South Africa, in 1896, by Mother Rose Niland and from the beginning, Education was their mission focus.
The Dominican Family draws its inspiration from St Dominic (who lived in the 12th and 13th centuries) and has spread all over the world, engaging in the mission of bringing the gospel message and good news of Christ. The constant search for Truth ("Veritas") is their driving force and Motto. Education must be based on an understanding and expression of truth, fully expressed in the person of Jesus Christ.
The Dominicans established several schools in Hertfordshire and Middlesex, including St Michael's Catholic High School. However, times change and due to the declining number of vocations and ageing Sisters, schools were handed over to the Diocese of Westminster.
St Catherine's is blessed with its rich tradition and puts Christ at the centre of all its work. Our Mission Statement is, "Live, love and learn joyfully together, through Jesus and His Church." We continue to maintain a strong Catholic ethos, embrace Dominican values, whilst striving for excellence in the education of our children, who have a solid foundation on which to build and achieve