The school is named after Cardinal William Allen, a Lancashire man, who was born in 1532 and is known to have lived as a young boy at Rossall near to the site of the school. His determination not to abandon his Catholic faith during the reign of Elizabeth I caused William to flee to the continent where he founded the English Seminary at Douai and the Venerable English College in Rome in order t...

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Recent News

  • Newsletter

    Posted on: July 16, 2018

    It's our July 2018 Newsletter and final publication for the 2017-18 School Year.  This is a feature pa...

  • Year 6 Induction 2018

    Posted on: July 04, 2018

    On Friday the 6th July its the Year 6 induction day.  The itinerary for the event can be found below a...

  • The Melbourne Mail

    Posted on: July 04, 2018

    Introducing the Melbourne MailCardinal Allen's Student MagazineHello and welcome to the first ever issue of the ...

  • Happy Retirement John

    Posted on: March 28, 2018

    After sixteen years as Site Supervisor, John Easton is retiring from Cardinal Allen. John took up his role on 22...

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Andrew Cafferkey Headteacher


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