Transfer of Trusteeship
Please click on the link below to view the letter from Sister Veronica regarding the transfer of Trusteeship to the Archdiocese of Southwark.
Letter from Sister Veronica January 2016
School Production: The Wizard of Oz
Tickets are now available for the school production of The Wizard of Oz.
Please click here for details.
SPA Annual Quiz Night: Friday 26th February 2016
For details and booking form, please click here
Philomenian Christmas Edition 2015
Philomenian December 2015
Child Bereavement Support
For a list of support documents, please click here.
Extreme Weather Plan
To view the extreme weather plan please click here
Parental Engagement Workshops 2015 - 2016
A list of the forthcoming Parental Engagement Workshops for 2015-2016 can be found below:
Tuesday 22nd March 2016 - Red Room at 6.30pm
A list of all workshops and presentations please click here. Thank you.
Mr & Mrs Bennett have created a Just Giving page in memory of Nancy to help raise money for Meningitis Research.
Please click on the link below and donate generously.
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
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 2015-2016, St Philomena's Parent Association (SPA) are to support resourcing additional libraries for Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 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
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:
- 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
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Amber - Year 134th Place in the Great Britain Irish Dance Championships in October 2015Congratulations to Amber who won 4th place in the Great Britain Irish Dance Championship in October...Read more
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MozFest 2015 On the weekend of 7th and 8th November twenty three of the Computing Students in Year 10 and 11 attended the annual festival of the Web – MozFest –...Read more
Climate Change Conference Secondary students debated Climate Warming at the House of Commons With the crucial COP21 climate talks in Paris, a group of young people from secondary schools in London and...Read more
The St Philomena’s Year 7 Fun Run - Written by Grace: Year 7 A tradition has been running in the school for years. The newest Philomenians are welcomed into the school...Read more
Year 12 Geography Fieldtrip to Slapton Ley, South Devon At the end of November a group of twenty five Year 12 students, accompanied by Miss Kyriacou, Dr Cabral and Mr...Read more