New School Gates: Monday 28th - Tuesday 12th August
Electronic gates are to be fitted at the school entrance near the junction of Shorts Road and Alma Road. Whilst the work is taking place the Shorts Road entrance will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Please use the Dairy Gate entrance, which is at the top of Shorts Road near the junction with Carshalton Road, whilst the work is in progress. Thank you.
Philomenian Issue 5
Please view the link below for the Summer Edition of Philomenian.
Philomenian Issue 5 July 2014
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Results Days: Information for collecting Public Examination Results 2014
Summer Reading Lists 2014
Summer Reading lists are available under Curriculum. Please click on the link below to view recommendations for Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.
Summer Reading Lists 2014
New Year 7 September 2014
Please click on the link below for all information for the New Year 7 students starting in September 2014 including the Summer Reading List and Key Dates.
New Year 7 September 2014
Open Week for prospective Year 7 entrants September 2015
Our Open Week will be held Monday 22nd - Friday 26th September. It is for Year 6 students only who did not attend the Open Evening in July. To arrange an an appointment please contact the Admissions Officer. All information from the Open Evening is available for you to download by clicking on the link below. Thank you.
Admissions 2015 Open Evening Information
St Philomena's is in the Top 100 Schools
We have received a letter from the Rt Hon David Laws MP congratulating St Philomena's for being one of the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in the country for GCSE results in the year 2012-13. St Philomena's is also one of the top 100 schools showing sustained improvement between 2011 and 2013. Read the full text of the letter from Rt Hon David Laws MP
Section 48 - Outstanding Judgement Awarded
For the full Section 48 report and a letter from the headteacher please click on the links below. Thank you.
Section 48 Announcement Letter from Headteacher
St Philomena's Section 48 Report Sept 2013
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 website.
Miss Noone BSc (Hons) MBA
It is with great pleasure we can inform you that we have reached our fundraising total of £25,000. Due to the tireless efforts of SPA and their continuing hard work, we are now in a position to purchase the new mini bus for the school.
From September last year, the amount raised has increased with every fundraising event held, having reached our total with the proceeds from the July Car Boot Sale.
Once again, on behalf of all the Governors, Staff and Students we would like to thank everyone involved.
Their support is greatly appreciated.
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.”
Results 2013: A Level & GSCE
St Philomena's are very proud of our awards which rank the school in the top 20% of schools nationally for 2014
Admission Arrangements for Entry September 2015
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 Ball Girls at Queens. Forty eight students from St. Philomena's were ball girls at the Aegon Tennis Championships at the Queens Club in June. They trained every Friday night since...Read more
At the end of March, the St Philomena's Year 7 Gymnastics Squad entered the Borough Championships held at Glenthorne.Each student executed their routine perfectly which comprised a floor piece, tumble...Read more
Daughters of the Cross 150 Year Celebration Mass Sunday 22nd June 2014Read more
In February, St Philomena and John Fisher students, along with five teachers, headed off on the annual ski trip to New Hampshire, USA. We had a late flight and arrived...Read more
The second ever World Tennis Day took place on Monday 3rd March at Earls Court, London. This event aims to promote tennis and increase participation among players around the world. Every...Read more
St Philomena's School hosted the annual Sutton Schools' Netball Tournament on Saturday 8th March 2014. It was one of the biggest tournaments to date with twenty six teams taking part...Read more
On Friday 21st March 2014 two under 13 teams entered a six-a-side football tournament hosted by Crystal Palace FC at Goals in North Cheam. It was a fantastic day with...Read more
On Friday 7th March, eighteen Year 10 students went to Wembley Arena to take part in the first UK WE day. WE Day is part of a family of organisations...Read more
On Monday 17th March, parents, students, staff and Governors welcomed Bishop Paul Hendricks to our school to celebrate the commissioning of thirteen Year 12 students as Extraordinary Ministers of the...Read more