At St Thomas', we have a long and successful history of providing an enriching education, underpinned by high expectations that enable every pupil to thrive and achieve their potential.
Our team of dedicated and passionate staff contribute to the success of our high-achieving, respectful and ambitious pupils, as they challenge and support each of our learners to achieve their best possible outcomes.
As part of our ongoing commitment to developing the ‘whole child’, our offer extends beyond academic excellence. Our dynamic approach to the pupil experience encompasses a range of activities outside the classroom, creative teaching methods and a wide range of support tools to provide children with an in-depth education and a diverse enrichment programme, designed to enhance their learning experience.
We aim to inspire and cultivate our pupils’ passions, to enable the development of life-long skills and draw out every child’s potential.
As part of our enrichment offer, we have a number of clubs on offer to pupils, covering a range of interests:
- Cooking club
- Craft club
School trips form an integral element in our curriculum and pupil experience, providing rich learning experiences, rewards and an insight into the wider world alongside a number of added benefits such as developed independence and confidence, strengthening their social, personal and emotional attributes and applying their learning to real-life situations.
- Residential trip for Year 6
- Swimming Year 3-6
- Trips to trampoline park/ice skating
- Sporting competitions
- Religious outings.
As a close-knit, catholic community, we make every effort to celebrate each other’s successes and achievements, exciting learning days, cultures and beliefs within our school community.
- Other Faiths celebrations
- Sports Day
- Celebration assemblies
- Attendance Bear assemblies and rewards
- Charity days
- Book Week
- PTA events
- Weekly child-led liturgies
- Whole school Mass to mark the beginning and end of the academic year
- Leavers Mass and assembly and Barn Dance
- Nursery Nativities
- Reception to Year 2: Nativity
- Year 3: Holy Communion
- Year 4: Easter Passion Play
- Year 6: End of year production
Our broad and balanced curriculum offers suitable and appropriate learning challenges for all pupils in response to their individual learning needs.
At St Thomas’, every learner is provided with tailored support where necessary to ensure every pupil achieves their potential at a pace that is right for them.
A SEN coordinator and ELSA trained Teaching Assistants support classrooms and pupils who require additional support.