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Parent Consultation Evenings

Parent Consultation Dates for each year group.  

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Insight

Parent Portal.  

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Parental Engagement Workshops

Parental Engagement Workshops for Parents.  

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Parents Information Evenings

Information Evenings & Learning Guides 2017.  

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Letters for Parents

Trips, Textbooks, Revision Guides.  

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Anywhere Anytime Learning

iPad, Chrome Book, Signup, Make a Claim.  

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Support for Parents

Emotional well-being, eSafety, SEND, School Nurse, Attendance.  

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Keeping Healthy

Menus, Allergens, Food Standards Agency, Free School Meals.  

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Information for Examinations

Exams Timetables, Instructions for Public Examinations.  

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Dear Parents / Carers,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our school.

St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls is a vibrant learning community. We seek to provide opportunities for all our students to achieve their very best, to grow in confidence and become independent young women.

Our students are encouraged to be ambitious and to have high aspirations. We actively encourage them to take a lead role in their education and develop their learning whilst maturing into confident, resilient, resourceful young women able to face any challenge.

Our school motto is from Psalm 127, ‘Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain who build it’. Christ is at the heart of all we do; the rich liturgical life of the school is celebrated in a variety of ways.

Our curriculum is designed to ensure it meets the needs of all our students with an excellent range of subjects and pathways both at GCSE and A Level. We encourage students to be inquisitive, open to new ideas and to never cease in their thirst for knowledge. Students at St Philomena’s succeed regardless of their ability. We know our students well and we know how they learn best. Our success is due to our collaborative partnership with home. We value parents’ contributions and aim to ensure they are fully involved in helping their daughters to make progress and take decisions about their future.

Our students are our greatest ambassadors; the vast majority progress to our Sixth Form and thereafter to university or further education. We have a very active alumni network. When you visit, please do speak to our students; we are very proud of their achievements and the values they share make our community special. 

We hope you will enjoy exploring our website.

Yours faithfully

Ms Noone BSc (Hons) MBA

Headteacher

 

Safeguarding Statement 

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), Mrs O'Connor, Mr Balachandran, Miss Lawson, Miss Qureshi, Miss Hudspith, Miss Neary, Miss King, Miss Ellis, Mrs Snowden, Mrs Town, Miss Wheeler, Ms Salamonczyk, Mr Stavrou, Ms Slark, Ms Cox.

The Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy is available here.

Please click here for the latest document from the Department for Education - Keeping children safe in education.

  

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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.

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News Update

GCSE Results Day and Enrolment to Key Stage 5

Thursday - 23 August 2018

 

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Philomenian - Issue 28 - July 2018

Wednesday - 18 July 2018

 

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Eden Project Video - Geography Class Winners

Monday - 16 July 2018

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Summer Reading List's

Monday - 09 July 2018

   

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Open Evening - Presentation

Tuesday - 03 July 2018

 

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Hot Weather Arrangements

Monday - 25 June 2018

 

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St Philomena’s 125th Celebration Concert

Friday - 27 April 2018

 

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New Intake Parents' Meeting - Presentation

Thursday - 26 April 2018

   

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St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls

Pound Street

Carshalton Surrey

SM5 3PS

T: 020 8642 2025

 

For general enquiries please mail:

enquiries@stphils.org.uk

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