INSET Day: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
There is an INSET Day on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. The school is closed to students.
The first day of the Spring A term for all students is Wednesday 4th January 2017. Thank you.
Headteacher's End of Term Letter
Please click the link below to view. Thank you.
Letter to Parents End of Term December 2016
Snow Plan 2016-2017
Please click the link below to view the procedures in the event of poor weather due to snow. Thank you.
Snow Plan 2016 - 2017
St Philomena's is in the Top 5% of Schools Nationally
Please click on the link below for full details. Thank you.
Progress 8 2016
Parental Engagement Workshops
The dates for the Parental Engagement Workshops are detailed below:
|Careers||Wednesday 18th January 2017|
|E-safety & PREVENT||Tuesday 24th January 2017|
|Drug Awareness||Tuesday 21st March 2017|
All information from the above evenings will be available after each event by clicking here
The Emotional Well-being Workshop planned for 16th November 2016 has been postponed for reasons beyond our control. This is an important workshop that is being rescheduled for the Spring A term. As soon as a confirmed date is agreed it will be communicated to you. Thank you.
Parent Consultation Evenings
The dates for the Parent Consultation Evenings are available by clicking here.
Sixth Form Entry September 2017
All information from our Open Evening and Opening Morning can be found by clicking the link below.
The closing date for applications has now closed. However should you wish to apply please email Mrs Crisp: email@example.com
Philomenian Issue 17 October 2016
The new issue of Philomenian is available to view by clicking the link below. Thank you.
Philomenian Issue 17 October 2016
GCSE Results 2016
Please click here for the GCSE results summary
A Level Results 2016
Please click here for the A Level results summary
St Philomena's is ranked in the Top 100 Schools in England for 5th consecutive year:
Please click here to view the letter from Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools
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.
Ms Noone BSc (Hons) MBA
For 2016-2017, 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 permanent 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 Miss Noone (Headteacher), Miss Aquino, Mr Balachandran, Mr Arthur, Miss Clark, Miss Gray, Mrs Hussain, Miss Izzard, Miss King, Mrs Snowden, Mrs Town, Miss Wheeler
The Safeguarding & Child Protection Policyis 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
- Value Added - 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.
- St Philomena's is in the Top 100 Schools
Read the full text of the letter from Rt Hon David Laws MP
3. Additional Information:
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
Student Leadership Elections The students recently held the elections for the new Student Leadership Team who will replace are current team from April 2016. Congratulations to the new Head Girl Carmen...Read more
Breathe Week During Lent, the RE Department together with the Chaplaincy hosted ‘Breathe Week’ in the Chapel (Monday 29th February – Friday 4th March). This was a chance for all students...Read more
Commissioning Mass Bishop Paul Hendricks celebrated the Commissioning Mass on Monday 21st March where eighteenYear 12 students were commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. The Commissioned students lead Eucharistic...Read more
British Science Weekis a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. At...Read more
Fifty Year 10 students took part in the Jack Petchey ‘Speak Out’ Scheme designed to help students develop their speaking skills. Students learnt how to introduce themselves to a group...Read more
Sutton Schools Netball Tournament at St Philomena’s School The annual Sutton Schools Netball Tournament was held at St Philomena’s School on Saturday 14th March. The event, attended by local schools, was...Read more
Indoor Athletics The Year 7 and 8 Borough Indoor Athletics event was held on Monday 11th January at Nonsuch High School. All of the students performed very well with the Year...Read more
The Sutton Supremos Leadership Academy The Year 9 Sutton Supremos Sports Leaders have had a busy year! They have achieved two National Governing Body Awards in officiating and they have used these...Read more
During February half term a group of Year 12 students from St Philomena’s travelled alongside John Fisher School to Boston, USA for our annual school ski trip. This was a...Read more
Walk to School Week: 16th - 20th May 2016 St Philomena’s is embracing the Living Streets’ Free Your Feet Challenge. This is a week-long activity from Monday 16th to Friday 20th May....Read more
Easter Egg Hunts: Sixth Form The Sixth Form Easter Egg Hunt took place on Friday 18th March. There were many coloured sticks located around the school for the Sixth Form to...Read more