Philomenian Spring Issue
The latest edition of the Philomenian is now available. Please click on the link below to view. Thank you.
Philomenian Issue 8 Spring 2015
Revision Guides 2015
Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 each have a Revision Guide to help with the end of year exams. Please click on the link to view. Thank you.
Revision Guides 2015
Easter Revision Timetable
The timetable of revision sessions during the Easter break is now available. Please click on the link below to view.
Easter Revision 2015
St Philomena's in the Top 100 schools in England for Baccalaureate (core academic subjects)
Please click on the link below to view the full letter from Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Reform.
Congratulations Letter from Nick Gibb MP
St Philomena's in the Top 100 Schools for 4th consecutive year
Please click on the link to view the letter from the Rt Hon David Laws MP
Letter from Rt Hon David Laws MP 2015
Parental Engagement Evening: Sixth Form Student Finance
Please click on the link below for information presented at the Parental Engagement Evening on Monday 9th March 2015. Thank you.
Sixth Form: Student Finance
Parental Engagement Evening: Study Skills
Please click on the link below for information presented at the Parental Engagement Evening on Thursday 26th February 2015. Thank you.
Parental Engagement Workshops: Study Skills
Sixth Form Intervention Programme
Please click on the link below to view the full Intervention programme for the Sixth Form. Thank you.
Sixth Form Intervention Programme
Year 9 into Year 10 Option Pathways Evening
On Tuesday 27th January 2015 we held the Option Pathways Evening which covers the Year 9 into Year 10 transition. All the information from the evening is available to view and download by clicking on the link below. Thank you.
Year 9 into Year 10 Options Pathway
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
For 2014-2015, we have decided to raise money to refurbish two of our science laboratories, as we would like to modernise the facilities.
Since September 2014, St Philomena's Parent Association (SPA) have raised just over £12,000 which is a fantastic effort by all concerned.
We shall keep you regularly updated of progress through out the year.
On behalf of the Governors, Staff and Students we would like to 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.”
Revision Sessions 2015
GCSE Science: Revision Sessions Spring 2015
Please click on the link to view the full revision session timetable for Science.
Revision Sessions GCSE Science Spring 2015
Important: Changes to Attendance and Punctuality
Changes to the Attendance and Punctuality tracking process will take effect from Monday 19th January 2015. Please click on the link for information. Thank you.
Attendance and Punctuality Changes to Policy January 2015
GCSE Results 2013 - 14
Value Added measures are used to show how much progress students make in the school from the end of primary school (end of Key Stage 2) up to when they take their GCSE exams (end of Year 11).
Value Added for St Philomena's 2013 - 14 was 'Outstanding'.
The highlights are St Philomena's was placed in:
- Top 2% of schools nationally for overall Value Added. (This was based on First Entry results. Students sat their Maths GCSE early in November 2013).
- Top 3% of schools nationally for English
- Top 4% of schools nationally for Science
The Sunday Times produces a guide to schools for parents and St Philomena's was ranked 38th best of all comprehensive / partially selective schools in the country.
This is a wonderful achievement.
A Level, AS Level & GCSE Results 2014
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
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.
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 much anticipated Staff vs Sixth Form Netball Match took place recently. Time was of the essence as this was played out during a cold but sunny lunchtime in December....Read more
On 25th November, at lunchtime in the Hall, the school community came together to support their Houses in the school’s first ever House Singing Competition! Each House had to get...Read more
Parents and staff of Year 10 were offered the chance to compete in a 10k race for charity on Sunday 30th November 2014. Although only a few took up the...Read more
On Wednesday 3rd of December, eight Year 9 students attended a school trip to the Salvation Army Centre in Sutton for the Overseas Disaster Challenge. The day consisted of four...Read more
Sitting cross-legged on the floor at the Southbank Centre for the special youth rally: Our Future, Our Rights proved to be a challenge in itself… The St Philomenian Sixth Form...Read more
On Friday 28th November, Miriam and I visited the House of Lords for a public debate on Digital Democracy. Visiting Parliament would be an exciting opportunity for any A Level...Read more
On the 9th and 10th of December Grace, Jackie, Mollie and I took part in the Model United Nations conference at the International Maritime Organisation in Vauxhall. It was run...Read more
KPMG have offered one of their much sort after places on their school leavers programme to Charlotte Dalchow, a Year 13 student. From literally thousands of applications from oversees and the...Read more
The Salters’ Institute Annual Awards Ceremony is a prestigious annual event that celebrates high levels of excellence within the Science education sector. .A two hundred guest Reception and Prizegiving Ceremony was...Read more
On Monday 17th November 2014, Year 7 students met in the school Gym and prepared to ‘Run for Fun’.The Year 7 Fun Run is an annual event held in order...Read more
On the last Thursday of term, St Philomena’s hosted the Christmas Carol Service in the Chapel. As always it was a wondrous and moving evening with both the Junior and...Read more
Year 7 Musical Extravaganza In early December Year 7 hosted their wonderful Christmas Music Concert. It really was an auspicious evening with Year 7 musicians playing to a very high standard....Read more
For our Big Draw event this year students in Years 7-10 and 12 drew poppies in a range of media. They created, paintings, collages, pencil and pastel drawings. In response...Read more
We have modified the Art Studios at the school to launch our A Level Photography course. Additional power points have been installed. We have created a mini Photo Studio space....Read more
Catherine Hawes from the University for the Arts London visited at the end of November and gave a presentation and portfolio tutorial session for twenty five A level Art students....Read more
On Friday 5th December 2014, St Philomena’s joined schools all over the country to support the NSPCC by taking part in Number Day. The aim of Number Day is to: Make...Read more
During mid-November, we took thirty one Year 12 students to Devon on a four day fieldtrip. The students gave fantastic feedback on the trip and had both an educational but...Read more