School Patron

Statue of Sir Cardinal James Freeman

Our college Patron is the late Cardinal Sir James Freeman. In the latter years of his life he was a regular visitor to the College and enjoyed spending time with students and teachers. He was a man of humble beginnings who was born in Annandale. His father was a tramway driver and his mother a housewife. As a young schoolboy he was a good student and enjoyed literature, music and sport.

Sir James is a great model for all of us at Freeman. Those who met him said that he was warm, friendly and caring. He was a positive person who enjoyed life and encouraged those around him. It is said of him that he touched the lives of all those he met because he was patient, kind, forgiving and understanding of others.