Year 11 students can now sign up for half-term revision sessions.
For details, see the Announcements section.
If you have any queries or comments about our new website, please email Philippa Butcher email@example.com
Welcome to St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls’ new 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 new website.
Miss Noone BSc (Hons) MBA
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.”
Half Term Arrangements
The first half of the Summer term ends on Friday 24th May at the usual time of 3.15pm.
There is a staff Inset Day on Monday 3rd June therefore the final half of the Summer term begins on Tuesday 4th June for Years 7-10.
Year 12 are due back to begin A2 courses on Thursday 6th June.
All public examinations will take place as scheduled on Monday 3rd June; the exams taking place are as follows:
St Philomena's Parent Association
Help Needed - please click on the link below
Letter to Parents
Spring Newsletter from the Headteacher
To view the Spring Newsletter from the Headteacher, Miss Noone, please click on the link below.
Year 11 May Half Term Revision Programme
To access the Year 11 Revision Programme for the May Half Term, please click on the link below
Revision Guides are available for Years 7, 8 and 9.
Parents can access these guides by simply clicking on the "Information" tab above and scrolling down the menu to "Parents" where a sub menu is available for "Revision Guides".
Year 6 Parents Evening - Feedback
Please click on the link below to give us your feedback from the Year 6 Parents Evening.
It is an online survey and we would be grateful if you would complete and send your feedback to us by 24th May 2013. Thank you.
Excellent GCSE Results
We have received a letter of congratulations on our excellent GCSE performance in 2012 from the Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools. Please click the link below to view the full letter.
Letter of congratulations from David Laws MP
St Philomena's Car Boot Sale
The next Car Boot Sale will be Sunday 19th May.
Determined Admission Arrangements for Entry September 2014
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
Appeals Schedule relating to Transfer from Primary School 2013 to St Philomena's School
Thursday 28th March 2013: Deadline for parents to inform school of their intention to appeal
Friday 3 May 2013: Deadline for parents to submit their written appeal
Appeals will be heard by the end of June 2013.
To make an appeal for St Philomena's School you must request an Application to Appeal form in writing, either by letter or email. Please contact Mrs A Flannery, Tel: 020 8642 2025, Ext. 266.Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultation on Admission Arrangements for entry to the school in September 2014. Proposed increase in Published Admission Number to 204 for Year 7 in September 2014. Read more
Intermediate Maths Challenge Awards
Well done to the year 11 girls who were awarded the intermediate math challenge silver and bronze award, and a special congratulations to Andrea Lee who won not only best in year but also best in school award.
St. Philomena's Student has book published
Hannah Rogers who is in Yr 12 has a book selling on Amazon – please see link for details
News & Events
On Friday 19th April we welcomed Councillor Sean Brennan, Mayor of Sutton to St Philomena's School for an official visit. During his visit he met with Miss Noone, Dr Howard (our Chair...Read more
A big thank you to all those who have donated to our fund raising for the Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton. As of this week, the grand total reached so far...Read more
It is with great pride that we can announce that one of our Year 12 students, Theresita Joseph, was accepted as a Grand Finalist for the Royal College Science Challenge Essay...Read more
ECITB Engineering Experience Course From 2nd to 5th April, Lauran Dixie and Francesca Kingston, benefitted from a unique learning experience at Harper Adams University College in Shropshire. Sponsored by the Engineering Construction...Read more