Each day throughout Lent we will post below a daily prayer to help guide us through our Lenten journey. The prayers are taken from Cardinal Vincent Nichols Lenten "Walk with Me" journey of prayer. Please see the Chaplaincy page of our website for the complete list of daily prayers throughout Lent.
Wednesday 12th March
'Lord, I repent of a lukewarm understanding of the gospel message. By the fire of the Holy Spirit enflame my heart and make it burn with love of you and for my neighbour.'
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
The next issue of Philomenian is now available. Please click on the link below. Thank you.
Philomenian February 2014 Issue 2
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. With this effort, SPA has managed to raise the amazing total of £10,317 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
Determined Admission Arrangements for Entry September 2014
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
News & Events
Year 13 student, Laura D’Silva, who is the student leader for Sports at St Philomena’s, has just been given a place on the prestigious British Tennis Youth Group which is...Read more
International Day of the Girl On Friday 11th October, nine of our students from Year 7 to 12, Miss Law and Mrs Wright took part in the second International Day of...Read more
Thursday 24th October was the Year 7 Fun Run and the students certainly embraced the whole event by dressing up brilliantly. Students did a sponsored run of our school grounds and...Read more
We are proud to present our excitring range of clubs, societies and activities for all students for this academic year. The full list of clubs is published under St Phils...Read more
On 11th September, we celebrated our annual Founders Day, marking 150 years since the Daughters of the Cross first arrived in the UK, an event that led directly to the...Read more
Please click on the link to enjoy some of the work that our St Philomena's students have produced. We are sure you will be as delighted as we are at...Read more