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School Address

Oaklands Catholic Secondary School, Stakes Hill Road, WATERLOOVILLE, Hampshire, PO7 7BW

Coronavirus: School Arrangements

Many Catholic Schools are currently closed due to the Coronavirus. Even if a school is open it may not be accepting visitors. Please contact Oaklands Catholic Secondary School Catholic School to find out their arrangements to deal with Coronavirus. We will get through this and things will return to normal!

Catholic Priest and People involved:

Mr Chris Whitfield - Head Teacher
Mr/Mrs Martin/Maggie Lewis/Childs - Deputy Head Teacher
Mrs Julie Oldroyd - Head of RE
Captain Paul Quinn - Chair of Governors
Mr Brookes - Governor
Mr Philip Wade - Governor
Mrs Maureen Barratt - Governor
Dr Christopher Jones - Governor
Reverend1 Raymond Burnish - Vice Chair of Governors
Captain David Dickens - Vice Chair of Governors
Mrs Karen Hulme - Governor
Rev Richard Hind - Governor
Mr Chris Whitfield - Governor
Mr Mr Ferguson - Vice Chair of Governors
Mrs Jane Marshall - Governor
Mr Joseph McElhinney - Governor
Mr Terry Stevens - Governor
Mrs Cynthia Parker - Governor
Professor Anthony McGrew - Governor
Mrs Alice Stubbs - Governor
Rev Kevin Bidgood - Governor
Mrs Julie Kendrick - Clerk
Mrs Maureen Graham - School Chaplain
Sister Ruth Brown - Governor
Mrs Lucia Durbin - Governor


Phone 02392 259214
Fax 023 9223 0317
Click here to email Oaklands Catholic Secondary School Catholic School

Nearest Catholic Schools

St Peter`s Catholic Primary School, WATERLOOVILLE (0.1 miles)
St Thomas More`s Catholic Primary School, HAVANT (1.2 miles)
St Paul`s Catholic Primary School, PORTSMOUTH (3.5 miles)
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Portsmouth (4.4 miles)
St John`s Cathedral Catholic Primary School, PORTSMOUTH (5.5 miles)

Nearest Catholic Parishes/Churches

The Sacred Heart, WATERLOOVILLE (1 miles)
St Michael and All Angels, HAVANT (1.4 miles)
St Joseph, HAVANT (1.7 miles)
St Colman with St Paul, PORTSMOUTH (2.3 miles)
St Edmund, Horndean (3.1 miles)

Nearest Schools and Churches are calculated `as the crow flies` and may not be the closest or easiest when travelling.

About Us

A Catholic Secondary school in the Portsmouth Diocese.

Part of the Catholic Church - you can find other Catholic Churches, Catholic Schools or Religious Orders/Houses and Chaplaincies nearby above. Or you can use the Find a Church Near Me box above to search for a Church, School etc.

Useful Definitions of the Structures in the Catholic Church

Bishops' Conference

An episcopal conference, sometimes called a conference of bishops, is an official assembly of the bishops of the Catholic Church in a given territory. ... Individual bishops do not relinquish their immediate authority for the governance of their respective dioceses to the conference (Wikipedia).


Dioceses ruled by an archbishop are commonly referred to as archdioceses; most are metropolitan sees, being placed at the head of an ecclesiastical province. A few are suffragans of a metropolitan see or are directly subject to the Holy See.

The term 'archdiocese' is not found in Canon Law, with the terms "diocese" and "episcopal see" being applicable to the area under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of any bishop.[8] If the title of archbishop is granted on personal grounds to a diocesan bishop, his diocese does not thereby become an archdiocese (Wikipedia).


The group of churches that a bishop supervises is known as a diocese. Typically, a diocese is divided into parishes that are each overseen by a priest.

The original dioceses, in ancient Rome, were political rather than religious. Rome was divided into dioceses, each of which was made up of many provinces. After Christianity became the Roman Empire's official religion in the 4th century, the term gradually came to refer to religious districts. The Catholic Church has almost 3,000 dioceses. The Greek root of diocese is dioikesis, "government, administration, or province." (

As of April 2020, in the Catholic Church there are 2,898 regular dioceses: 1 papal see, 649 archdioceses (including 9 patriarchates, 4 major archdioceses, 560 metropolitan archdioceses, 76 single archdioceses) (Wikipedia).


A subdivision of a diocese, consisting of a number parishes, over which presides a dean appointed by a bishop. The duty of the dean is to watch over the clergy of the deanery, to see that they fulfill the orders of the bishop, and observe the liturgical and canon laws. He summons the conference of the deanery and presides at it. Periodically he makes a report to the bishop on conditions in the


In the Roman Catholic Church, a parish (Latin: parochia) is a stable community of the faithful within a particular church, whose pastoral care has been entrusted to a parish priest (Latin: parochus), under the authority of the diocesan bishop. It is the lowest ecclesiastical subdivision in the Catholic episcopal polity, and the primary constituent unit of a diocese. In the 1983 Code of Canon Law, parishes are constituted under cc. 515552, entitled "Parishes, Pastors, and Parochial Vicars." Wikipedia