Welcome to St Thomas the Apostle we are an 11-18 boys Catholic school with a co-educational sixth form. We are currently ranked (according to the Department for Education performance tables) as the 11th highest performing school in the country in terms of the progress our students make (+0.91 progress 8).
Achievements such as these are born out of a culture of hard work and success. Our most recent Ofsted inspection (November 2014) has categorised our school as “outstanding” in all categories. The boys take tremendous pride in their school community and their learning. One student told the Ofsted Inspectors: “we enter as boys but we leave as young men.”
St Thomas the Apostle is a school where success is achieved within a nurturing Christian community. This is reflected in our motto “Achieving Excellence with Care”. The school provides structure, support, celebrates success and recognises the unique talents of young people as individuals. Students in our school receive the very highest quality education, personalised to meet their individual needs, strengths and interests, so that they leave with the foundations for a successful life.
We insist on the highest standards of behaviour, uniform, attitude to learning and respect for one another and the environment. By providing a traditional, yet broad and balanced curriculum for all our students, we are able to recognise and develop individual talents and interests.
Building on our growing reputation for excellence, we opened our new Sixth Form in September 2015. Our students benefit from the close links with the best universities in the country and a high proportion leave us to attend Russell Group universities.
I have always been guided by the proverb that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and I know that together with the teaching team, parents and wider community, we can continue to grow as a school that we are truly proud of.