Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to Costello, a superb school with a longstanding pedigree and reputation for high standards. Our character virtues, (honesty, courage, respect, justice, self-discipline, empathy, community) are at the heart of our ethos and vision for: ‘students to achieve the best qualifications and leave wiser, more fulfilled and with greater opportunities and choices than previous generations’.

Founded in 1908, we have a strong track-record and continue to raise standards in all subject areas. We are committed to very good pastoral care and place great emphasis on a healthy balance between academic work and the all-round development of students.

We invite you to visit Costello to see and feel for yourself the warmth, ambition and vibrancy of our learning community. I am very confident that a visit to The Costello School will justify your interest in the school as we continue to develop as a centre of excellence in Basingstoke and beyond.

Philip Avery
Acting Headteacher