St Albans independent St Columba’s welcomed its first cohort of girls in January, with a phased transition taking place across the school to make it fully co-ed

St Columba’s College in St Albans welcomed its first girls in January as the school officially goes fully co-educational. The first girls started in Reception – initially this was remote learning. There will be mixed classes joining in Year 1, Year 2 and the Lower Sixth Form from September 2021, as the school begins its phased transition to full co-education.

Girls welcomed at St Columba's College
St Columba’s welcomed its first girls in January – and remote learning didn’t dampen their enthusiasm for school

The College, which was founded in the Hertfordshire cathedral city in 1939 and became part of the worldwide Columban Community in the 1950s, now offers Catholic education to some 800 pupils aged from 4 to 18, with pupils drawn from across the Home Counties and north London.

The school is hosting its next series of virtual open days and taster days in April and May.