St Philomena's Parent Association (SPA) Meeting 6th July 2015
The next meeting of SPA is on Monday 6th July 2015 at 6.30pm. Please sign in at Reception and make your way to the Oak Room.
All parents / carers are welcome. Thank you.
Mrs Adams, Lollipop Lady
Please click on the link for details of Mrs Adams funeral. Thank you.
Mrs Adams Lollipop Lady
Sports Day Friday 10th July 2015
For information regarding Sports Day 2015, please click on the link below. Thank you.
Sports Day 2015
Enrichment Activities Week 2015
The schedule for Enrichment Activities Week is now available.
Open Day 30th June 2015
Information from our 2015 Open Day can be found by clicking the link below. Thank you.
Year 6 Induction Day for students starting Year 7 September 2015
Thursday 2nd July students are to attend in their primary school uniform by 8.15am. All students will meet at the School Chapel. Lunch will be provided for students on Induction Day or they can bring a packed lunch.
Induction Day is followed by a BBQ for parents and students from 3.30-4.30pm. During the BBQ there will be the opportunity for parents to purchase Nearly New Uniform.
End of Term Events and Activities
Please click on the link below for details of all events and activities arranged for the end of term including Academic Review Day, Sports Day and Enrichment Activities Week. Thank you.
Letter from Headteacher - End of Term
Results Days: 13th & 20th August 2015
Full details relating to public examination results collection can be found by clicking on the link below.
Results Days 2015 Information
Nearly New Uniform Sale
For details of the Nearly New Uniform sale please click on the link below. Thank you.
Nearly New Uniform Sale 2015
Philomenian Summer Edition
The latest edition of the Philomenian is now available, please click on the link to view. Thank you.
Philomenian Summer Edition Issue 9 May 2015
Year 7 iPad Evening
The presentation from the Year 7 iPad evening is available on the Anywhere Anytime Learning page
The Write Stuff Short Story Competition
The Write Stuff Short Story Competition is aimed at girls aged 11-18 years who live in the UK. Closing date for entries is Friday 3rd July.
For details on how to enter please click on the link below. Good Luck.
The Write Stuff Writing Competition 2015
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, we have decided to raise money to refurbish two of our science laboratories, as we would like to modernise the facilities.
Since September 2014, St Philomena's Parent Association (SPA) have raised just over £12,000 which is a fantastic effort by all concerned.
We shall keep you regularly updated of progress through out the year.
On behalf of the Governors, Staff and Students we would like to thank you for your continued support.
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.”
1. Revision and Interventions Summer 2015
- Sixth Form Intervention Programme
Sixth Form Intervention Programme 2015
- Revision Guides by Year Group
Revision Guides by Year Group 2015
- Revision Sessions 2015
Revision Sessions GCSE Science Spring 2015
2. Awards and Results
- 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.
- A Level, AS Level & GCSE Results 2014
- 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
50 Years serving our School Communities It was February 1965 that Mrs Adams first held the lollipop aloft and helped children from St Mary’s and St Philomena’s cross the busy roads...Read more
Balloon Release Remembrance Day27th February Mufti Day in February had a theme. The theme was for every student to wear an item of blue clothing. The reason Mufti Day had a...Read more
House Competition Maths challenge The second House Competition was held during a Friday lunchtime, in the guise of Countdown. Students represented each Year Group and House Colour and were asked to...Read more
House Competition: Easter Egg Hunt The House Easter Egg Hunt took place a couple of week before the end of term and what great fun it was. Seven House teams raced...Read more
Sixth Form Question Time Sixth Form students hosted a Question Time-style debate for all the prospective parliamentary candidates for Carshalton and Wallington last week. The General Election is now less than...Read more
AS Trip to Parliament The trip to parliament was a day full of fun, intrigue, and excitement. We started off our day meeting outside Parliament, and I couldn’t resist taking a...Read more
SATRO Problem Solving Challenge – 2015 The well established Surrey Schools Problem Solving Challenge is a competition for teams of six students in Key Stage groups 3-5 (Years 7-13) and is...Read more
House Games Last week, we celebrated House Games for all Key Stage 3 Students. All students were involved with either Netball or Football. They could contribute in a variety of ways...Read more
U13 Sutton Schools Cup The U.13 Football Team faced tough opposition in the U.13 Sutton Schools Cup Final when they played against Stanley Park on Wednesday 11th March. The first half...Read more
School Production: Annie During the last week of school before the February half term , St Philomena’s was enveloped in excitement and anticipation of the annual school production. It was “show...Read more
Easter Concert We are very proud of our music students at St Philomena’s. Each one who performed at our Easter Concert this month was a joy to behold. Congratulations and well...Read more
Holocaust Memorial Day Poem On Tuesday 27th January, the London Borough of Sutton hosted the Holocaust Memorial Day; this year being particularly poignant as it is the 70th Anniversary of...Read more
Sixth Form students visit Auschwitz In January, a group of Year 12 students and two teachers from St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls in Carshalton, Surrey embarked on a journey...Read more
Global Living Rosary On Thursday 19th March 2015 we were visited by Father Jim Kelleher, Sister Mediatrix, Dana and her brother and husband. They came pray the Global Living Rosary with...Read more