Please click here for the presentations from the Information Evenings for Year 7-13
Please click here for the first publication of The Philomenian of the 2017/18 academic year
Sixth Form Open Evening
Information: Prepared for Learning
Please click on the link below for Prepared for Learning information:
Prepared for Learning
St Philomena's is in the Top 5% of Schools Nationally for sixth consecutive year
Please click on the links below to view the Headteacher's letter, the letter from Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools and details of our Progress 8 Commendation:
Car Boot Sale Information
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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 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
- 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
I have had the privilege of being a ballgirl at Queens Club for the past three years. This year I finished my final year of ballgirling and although nostalgic, I...Read more
Junior Choir Trip to Disneyland Paris Dear Diary: Tuesday 13th June Although most of us had an early start, we all managed to arrive promptly at school and board our coaches at...Read more
French Farm Trip June 2017 The French Farm trip was an amazing experience filled with wonderful opportunities and a chance to make new friends. One of the many activities we took...Read more
Enrichment Activities Week: Activities: World Para Athletics Championships On Wednesday 19th July 2017, the PE team took a group of Sixth Form and Year 7 students to the Olympic Stadium...Read more
The Duke of Edinburgh Award (D of E) is a youth awards programme founded by Prince Phillip in 1956. It comprises young adults completing a series of self improvement tasks....Read more
Enrichment Activities Week: Multi Cultural Day Celebrating Multi Cultural Day with students wearing their cultural dress, Ms Jabeen painting henna and in the Language Lab, Mrs Panayi arranged a quiz to...Read more
Religious Education: Anne Howard, Teacher of Religious Education This year, the Catholic Church celebrates the 100th anniversary of Our Lady (Mary) appearing to shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. In 1917,...Read more
School Art Exhibition We celebrated the creativity of our students by presenting the best of their work in our new Art Studios in the Veritas Centre at St Philomena’s for three days...Read more
The All Sorts Summer concert is the second half of the musical performance arranged by the Music Department. At Easter we celebrated with the Mixed Blessing concert which showcased half...Read more
On Friday 30th June 2017, Mrs Cretney and Year 12 students visited Canary Wharf to attend The Open Doors Sixth Form Interbank Event at Barclays Head Office. The event was...Read more
During May half term, thirty students in Year 7, 8 and 9 visited Rome. It was a wonderful week of historical sight seeing with the pinnacle being the visit to...Read more
Jack Petchey ‘Speak Out’ Scheme designed to help students develop their speaking skills. Students learnt how to introduce themselves to a group in an interesting way and later developed their...Read more