Nicholas Breakspear School

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Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School
Mottoes "Per Tuas Semitas"
Established 1963
Type Academy
Religion Roman Catholic
Executive Headteacher Mr Clive Mathew
Headteacher Mr D Linnane[1]
Chair of governors Mrs L Graham[1]
Location Colney Heath Lane
St Albans
England, UK
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DfE URN 117584 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 124
Students 588[1]
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Don Bosco

Thérèsa Lisieux

Maximilian Kolbe
Colours Navy blue and yellow

Nicholas Breakspear School is a secondary school with academy status situated on the rural fringe of St Albans, an old Roman city in Hertfordshire, England.

The school takes its name from the 12th Century priest Nicholas Breakspeare, who, as Pope Adrian IV, is the only Englishman ever to have occupied the papal chair.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ofsted 2009 Inspection Report