AS Geography Trip
To confirm, the AS Geography trip has arrived safely.
Gala Performance: Thursday 26th November 2015: SOLD OUT
Thank you to all who have bought tickets for the Gala Performance, we have now sold out.
For your information, the Gala Performance starts at 6.30pm and will conclude at 8pm. Parking is available on site and seats must be taken by 6.25pm at the latest.
Ice skating tickets for our Christmas Market and Ice Rink event on Saturday 5th December will be on sale during the interval of the Gala Performance. Thank you.
Christmas Market and Ice Rink 2015
Full details of St Philomena's Parent Association Christmas Market and Ice Rink 2015 can be found by clicking on the link below. To book your ice skating tickets please call 07583 444 368 or email: email@example.com. For your convenience, a stall will be located by the Shorts Road entrance of St Philomena's selling ice skating tickets every Friday afternoon from 3pm-4.30pm. Click here for details.
Parental Engagement Workshops 2015 - 2016
A list of the forthcoming Parental Engagement Workshops for 2015-2016 can be found below:
E-Safety & PREVENT:
Tuesday 12th January 2016 - Red Room at 6.30pm
Year 9 Options & Careers:
Tuesday 19th January 2016 - Marie Therese Hall at 6.30pm
Tuesday 22nd March 2016 - Red Room at 6.30pm
A list of all workshops and presentations please click here. Thank you.
Philomenian October 2015
Please click here to view the latest edition of Philomenian October 2015.
St Philomena's School Compulsory Uniform
Please click below for further information.
Compulsory Uniform 2015-2016
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, the 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.
- 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
Week commencing Monday 16th November 2015 was National Anti Bullying Week. St Philomena's takes all kinds of bullying very seriously; not only is bullying on any level unacceptable, it is...Read more
Politics Students visit Washington and New York On the 11th of July this year, twenty three Politics, History, and Economics students and three teachers embarked on a week to the United...Read more
World Challenge Trip to Borneo In July 2015, thirty six St Philomena students and four members of staff embarked on a four-week expedition to Borneo. Students had spent two years baking,...Read more
Founders Day at St Philomena’s is a wonderful event in which the whole school participates in giving thanks to the inspirational women of the Daughters of the Cross who founded...Read more
STEM Conference On Friday 25th September four students in Year 12 and I visited a Scientific Innovation Conference presented by Mulberry School for Girls. This conference included very successful women who...Read more
Black & Ethnic History Month In October, we celebrated Black and Ethnic History Month throughout the school. Staff selected their favourite books about Black and Ethnic topics and posters were then...Read more
Weightlifting Silver Medal at the Commonwealth Championships for our Sixth Form Student I first got into weightlifting through diving, I needed to become stronger. To help me, my coach thought I...Read more
iPad Week iPad week took place the week beginning 19th October. It is planned each half term in which the emphasis on learning for Years 8-10 will focus on ways of...Read more
House Competition: Great British Bake Off The first of this academic year’s House Competition was held in October in the Marie Therese Hall. The theme was the Great British Bake Off and the...Read more
McMillan Cake Sale The MacMillan Cake Sale raised over £750. The cakes on sale were delicious especially the home made variety and the whole school raced to the Marie Therese Hall...Read more
Women in Engineering Leadership Conference On the 8th October we attended BAE systems conference where all girls’ state schools came together and discussed careers in Engineering. This made me realise that...Read more
WOW Conference –WOMEN OF THE WORLD 9TH October 2015 The most Empowering school trip ever!As soon as we arrived there was no wasting time, we went straight through the doors of...Read more