A SCHOOL WHICH BELIEVES THAT IF A CHILD IS TO SUCCEED ACADEMICALLY, IT IS ESSENTIAL THEY ARE SECURE, HAPPY AND VALUED AS A PERSON
Headteacher Siobhan Bowen explained: “I am exceptionally proud of the students in our school in every
“They never fail to amaze me and continuously give their best. Those who visit our school regularly remark how warm and welcoming our students are, and how polite and how well behaved they are. I am also extremely lucky not only to work among but also to head up such a dedicated, loyal and committed body of staff whose sole aim is to give their best, to provide the best possible care they can and to live out their God-given vocation in the most evident way possible.
“Equally as important for us as a dynamic school community, is the need to challenge ourselves. Not content to sit still, we embrace change and particularly so when it serves the needs of our students, their families and our local and global community.
“Our children regularly contribute to a wide range of charitable initiatives.
“Although our usual routines have been quite seriously interrupted over the last two years, we regularly welcome students from our Catholic feeder primary school to St Thomas More for events.
“Ever concerned with the holistic development of our students, we encourage and support a wide variety of artistic and creative endeavours. As a Catholic school, the pastoral care we provide for our students is not only a necessary element of our unique ethos, but is also the backbone of the successes we celebrate in other areas, e.g. academic pursuit. We firmly believe that if a child is to succeed academically it is essential that they are secure, happy and valued as a person.
“As a diverse school community, we are keenly aware of the need to ensure that our students are adequately equipped academically to pursue the career path of their dreams.
“In order to do so they must possess the best possible grades, be that at GCSE and/or A-level.
“We are tremendously proud of the number of our students who move onto university education or apprenticeships.
“We are proud to be a school that demonstrates ongoing improvements and a dedication to succeed.