Daily Prayer for Advent
The Daily Prayer is taken from the booklet "Walk with Me" which is a journey of prayer for Advent and Christmastide 2014, compiled by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster. To view the prayers for the whole of Advent, please click on the link below. Thank you.
Daily Prayers for Advent
Christmas Edition of Philomenian now available
The latest issue of Philomenian is now available. Please click on the link below. Thank you.
Philomenian Issue 7
Parent Governor Nominations
Please click on the link below to view all relevant information concerning the Parent Governor nominations. Closing date for nominations is Friday 9th January 2015 at 3.00pm.
Parent Governor Nominations
Ski Trip USA February 2015
Please click on the link below for the latest Ski Trip updates and information. Thank you.
Ski Trip 2015: Information Update
January 2015: BTEC Examinations
Thursday 8th January: Year 10: BTEC health & Social Care - Human Lifespan Development: 08.45am start
Friday 9th January: Year 11: BTEC Business - Principles of Marketing: 08.45am start
Monday 12th January: Year 10 & 11: BTEC Health & Social Care - Healthy Living: 1.45pm start
Snow Plan 2014 - 2015
Please click on the link below for the current Snow Plan 2014- 2015.
Policies and Procedures
We are providing extra security by the school gate located opposite St Mary's Infant School and the alleyway. This area will be supervised from 4.30pm - 5pm Monday to Friday during the dark evenings. This is to ensure students who have attended extra curricular clubs and leave the school via St Mary's gate and the alleyway, may do so safely and without worry.
New: Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club is open from Monday-Friday, term time only. The Club is in the Dining Hall and is open from 7.30am each morning. Students are offered a choice of menu for both hot or cold healthy breakfasts which includes cereal, toast, fruit and hot chocolate. Please check the menu in the Dining Hall for prices.
Extra Curricular Clubs
Please click on the link below for full details of all clubs. Thank you.
Extra Curricular List
Sixth Form Applications for Entry 2015
Applications for the Sixth Form are open. All information and application forms are available for download by clicking the link below. This will take you to our new, dedicated Sixth Form website. Thank you.
Welcome to St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls’ website. We really hope you like what you see here because choosing a secondary school for your daughter will probably be one of the most important decisions you make as a parent.
Founded by the Daughters of the Cross in 1893 and set in 25 acres of parkland, St Philomena's offers exceptional education to girls and young women aged 11 to 18 years (Ofsted 2008).
At St Philomena's we have a clear, distinctive Catholic ethos that helps our students to feel completely secure and this brings with it a sense of shared ownership in the school. Our students are inquisitive, open to new ideas, hungry to learn and aware of their responsibilities to others and to the world in which they live.
We are rightly very proud of our academic record, the students and their achievements. We actively encourage our students to take a lead role in their education, develop their learning whilst maturing into confident, resilient, resourceful young women able to face any challenge.
Our commitment to you is that your daughter will be welcomed to St Philomena's as a child and will leave as a young woman, with a broad and balanced breadth of knowledge and experience, enriched by her education and ready to embrace the challenges presented by the wider world.
We hope you will enjoy exploring our website.
Miss Noone BSc (Hons) MBA
We had a fantastic fund raising effort for the last academic year, raising just over £25,000 for our new mini bus that we will take possession of by the end of this term.
For 2014-2015, we have decided to raise money to refurbish two of our science laboratories, as we would like to modernise the facilities.
We shall keep you informed of progress through out the year.
Thank you for your continued support.
At St Philomena’s
- The principle of equal value of each student operates in all that we do.
- We promote the highest achievement in all students.
- We support spiritual, moral, cultural, emotional and physical development.
- We enable students to make informed decisions based on sound judgement.
- We create a well ordered, stimulating and supportive learning environment
St Philomena’s is an exceptional school. It is successful, very popular and has a deservedly good reputation. The Catholic ethos underpins the friendly, purposeful environment and reflects the school’s core mission of ‘Learning through rigour and care’. It is highly effective in providing an inclusive and challenging education where every child is supported and encouraged to do as well as they can.”
St Philomena's is in the Top 100 Schools
We have received a letter from the Rt Hon David Laws MP congratulating St Philomena's for being one of the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in the country for GCSE results in the year 2012-13. St Philomena's is also one of the top 100 schools showing sustained improvement between 2011 and 2013.
Read the full text of the letter from Rt Hon David Laws MP
Admission Arrangements for Entry September 2015
Following the recent Consultation on Admissions the Governors have determined the Admission Arrangements for St Philomena's School. Please click on the links below to view the Admissions Policy and Supplementary Information for entry September 2015
Admissions Policy 2015
Supplementary Information 2015
Priests' Reference Form 2015
News & Events
The MacMillian Cake Sale,held in October,raised over £535. The cakes on sale were delicious especially the home made variety and the whole school raced to the Marie Therese Hall to...Read more
St Philomena's Parent Association are hosting the Christmas Fair on Sunday 30th November 2014. As this is the First Sunday of Advent, Mass will be celebrated in the School Chapel at...Read more
WOW International Day of the GirlOn Friday 10th October five students from year’s seven to eleven took part in the third International Day of the Girl Child. The day started off...Read more
Antoinette Smith: speaker at the World Teacher Day ConferenceThe World Teacher Day Conference was held on Sunday 5th October. The debate topic was “Can we teach through online learning only”?...Read more
Under 18 British Weightlifting Champion Amber Sheppard, a Sixth Form student in Year 12, has just become the Under 18’s British Weightlifting Champion . Amber has been training very hard with...Read more
BTEC Art Mural for St Cecilia’s School Seven Students from St Philomena’s School have completed a very large Mural to celebrate St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School’s 75th Anniversary. They were...Read more
Sleepover Friday 10th – Saturday 11th October On Friday 10th October 2014 One hundred and twenty six students took part in St Philomena’s School first Sleep-Out/Sleep-in Event to support DePaul UK’s...Read more
St Philomena's Ball Girls at Queens. Forty eight students from St. Philomena's were ball girls at the Aegon Tennis Championships at the Queens Club in June. They trained every Friday night since...Read more