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Philomenian Issue 3 Spring 2014
St Philomena's is in the Top 100 Schools
We recently received a letter from the Rt Hon David Laws MP congratulating St Philomena's as 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
Section 48 - Outstanding Judgement Awarded
For the full Section 48 report and a letter from the headteacher please click on the links below. Thank you.
Section 48 Announcement Letter from Headteacher
St Philomena's Section 48 Report Sept 2013
Welcome to St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls’ new 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
Since September 2013, SPA have arranged events such as the Car Boot Sales, Firework Display and the Christmas Craft Fayre. The first of this years Boot Sales was in March and with this combined effort, SPA has managed to raise the amazing total of just over £15,000 towards our mini bus fund for our school. On behalf of St Philomena's, the Governors and staff would like to thank everyone involved in the fundraising efforts and 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.”
Results 2013: A Level & GSCE
St Philomena's are very proud of our awards which rank the school in the top 20% of schools nationally
Awarded for Key Stage 4 Value Added Scores
Awarded for GCSE Average Point Scores
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
At the end of March, the St Philomena's Year 7 Gymnastics Squad entered the Borough Championships held at Glenthorne.Each student executed their routine perfectly which comprised a floor piece, tumble...Read more
In February, St Philomena and John Fisher students, along with five teachers, headed off on the annual ski trip to New Hampshire, USA. We had a late flight and arrived...Read more
The second ever World Tennis Day took place on Monday 3rd March at Earls Court, London. This event aims to promote tennis and increase participation among players around the world. Every...Read more
St Philomena's School hosted the annual Sutton Schools' Netball Tournament on Saturday 8th March 2014. It was one of the biggest tournaments to date with twenty six teams taking part...Read more
On Friday 21st March 2014 two under 13 teams entered a six-a-side football tournament hosted by Crystal Palace FC at Goals in North Cheam. It was a fantastic day with...Read more
On Friday 7th March, eighteen Year 10 students went to Wembley Arena to take part in the first UK WE day. WE Day is part of a family of organisations...Read more
On Monday 17th March, parents, students, staff and Governors welcomed Bishop Paul Hendricks to our school to celebrate the commissioning of thirteen Year 12 students as Extraordinary Ministers of the...Read more
Since the beginning of term, the LRC prepared for the World Book Day event at the start of March. They held a Scholastic Book Fair which was enjoyed by all...Read more