A Level & GCSE Results August 2015
Please click on the link below to view a summary of the results. Thank you.
A Level and GCSE Summary of Results August 2015
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.
Philomenian Summer Edition
The next edition of the Philomenian is now available, please click on the link below to view. Thank you.
Philomenian Issue 10 July 2015
Open Mornngs September 2015
We are hosting a week of Open Mornings for entry September 2016 on Monday 21st - Friday 25th September 2015. These are by appointment and are for Year 6 students only. There will be one session per day from 9:00am - 10:45am. For more details about the Open Mornings and all related information from our Open Day, please click on the link below. Thank you.
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 2014-2015, St Philomena's Parent Association raised a total of £24,000 towards the science block refurbishment programme.
On behalf of the whole school community we would like to thank SPA for their never ending enthusiasm and fundraising determination.
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.
- Important changes to Attendance and Punctuality tracking
Changes to the Attendance and Punctuality tracking process will take effect from Monday 19th January 2015.
Attendance and Punctuality Changes to Policy January 2015
- Admission Arrangements for September 2015 entry
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 for entry September 2015
Admissions Policy 2015
Supplementary Information 2015
Priests' Reference Form 2015
News & Events
St Philomena's awarded the "High Aspiration" Award On Wednesday 25th March we attended an Awards Ceremony with the Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, for our achievement with students from...Read more
Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome During the May Half Term, Key Stage 3 students embarked on an annual pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi. It gave the students from Year’s 7, 8...Read more