Click here to view the Presentation from the Pupil Premium engagement evening that took place on Tuesday 7th November 2017 6.30pm - 7:45pm.
Year 11 Parental Engagement Support Evening for Science
This event will be held in the Marie Therese Hall on Tuesday 21st November 2017 from 7pm to 8pm. The purpose of this event is to provide parents and carers with information and advice about how to support students as they prepare for GCSEs in the sciences (both double award and triple award).
Tickets are now SOLD OUT and no longer available to purchase for the annual Gala Concert.
For those that have purchased a ticket, the Gala Concert is taking place on Tuesday 28th November 2017 from 6:30pm in the Marie Therese Hall.
The First Mass of Advent will be celebrated in the school Chapel at 5pm
Please click here for the presentations from the Information Evenings for Year 7-13
Sixth Form Open Evening
Please click here to access information from Mrs Snowden, the Head of Sixth Form
St Philomena's has been commended for being in the Top 12% of Schools in England
Please click on the link below to view details of our Progress 8 Commendation:
Please click here for the first publication of The Philomenian of the 2017/18 academic year
Car Boot Sale Information
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Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome to our wonderful school, a real community made up of strong young women, experiencing new challenges in the world in which they live and knowing that each day is lived in service with Christ. I was appointed Headteacher in 2011. Since then the school has journeyed and recognises it stands on the shoulders of those who have gone before. In the academic year 2018 / 2019 we celebrate 125 years since St Philomena’s was founded in 1893. I believe its strong foundation, rich in tradition and diverse heritage makes it the school it is today. Coupled with strong leadership and clarity of vision with a commitment to improving the lives of young women, St Philomena’s is a unique and special place. Our website is only one area in which you will glean information to answer the single most important question – Is this the right school, with the right values, ethos and educational outcomes to journey with your daughter through these formative years of her life? This is the question I would want answered if I were embarking on this journey. We have a past record of proven and sustained success. We believe to stand still is to go backwards, so I invite you to explore and learn more about our school and I look forward to one day getting to know you and your daughter.
Ms M Noone BSc (Hons) MBA
For 2017-2018, St Philomena's Parent Association (SPA) are to raise funds towards a covered eating area for students.
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
At St Philomena’s the health, safety and well-being of every student is of paramount importance. We expect all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment to safeguarding the young people in our care.
We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection and students are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
The procedures which we follow have been laid down in ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (March 2016) and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (Sept 2016) and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. Where possible we will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss O’Reilly (Assistant Headteacher)
The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Ms Noone (Headteacher), Mr Balachandran, Miss Gray, Mrs Hussain, Miss King, Mrs Snowden, Mrs Town, Miss Wheeler
The Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy is available here.
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.”
- Pupil Premium Award 2015
Congratulations Letter from Rt Hon David Laws MP 2015
- St Philomena's is in the Top 100 Schools in England for Baccalaureate (core academic subjects)
Congratulations Letter from Nick Gibb MP
- St Philomena's is in the Top 100 Schools for 4th consecutive year
Letter from Rt Hon David Laws MP 2015
- St Philomena's is in the Top 100 Schools
Read the full text of the letter from Rt Hon David Laws MP
The photographs of the Gala Concert are now available in the Gallery. Please click below to view. Thank you.
Gala Concert 2016
- School Shop
The School Shop is open twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1.00pm - 1.30pm and is located in the Red Room Foyer. The shop is for student stationery and will sell branded pens and Oyster Card wallets as well as general stationery supplies.
News & Events
Year 12 spent their First Day of Sixth Form entering the Wide World of University.As part of our first day as new Year 12 students, we were given the opportunity...Read more
Dark Matter Lecture On Wednesday the 20th September, Physics A Level students, as well as GCSE students interested in pursuing a career within physics were invited to attend a lecture at...Read more
125th Anniversary - Founders Day, 13th September 2017 Founders Day at St Philomena’s School is a wonderful event in which the whole school participates in givingthanks to the inspirational women of...Read more
A Celebration of GCSE Results 2017 On the 24th August 2017, our Year 11 students had much to celebrate as they collected their GCSEresults. Their strong perference across all subjects refected...Read more
St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls has once again celebrated excellent A level results improving slightly on the previous year despite students sitting the new, more challenging content linear A Levels. Students...Read more
Year 12 and 13 Art students have been working alongside each other on a twelve week Life and Figure Drawing course at Sutton College. The course is run by, Brendan Murphy...Read more
Forty nine Year 11 GCSE Art students completed a full day study visit to Tate Modern and Tate Britain to research for their Art Controlled Assessment and Pre Public Exam. At...Read more
It was a great Fun Run this year with so many amazing costumes. As you can see in the photos below. In the end of term assemblies, prizes will be awarded...Read more
The Freshers Fair was a great success, and a brilliant way to showcase all the extra curricular clubs that the school has to offer, plus local clubs and activities within our...Read more