Year 5 Open Morning and Big Sing Event

We are delighted to be hosting an Open Morning for parents of Year 5 pupils, on Wednesday 25th April 2018.

The Open Morning will provide parents with the opportunity to see the school in action. This will consist of an introduction by key members of staff, and a tour of the school led by members of our Sixth Form. Parents who wish to attend should arrive at the Main Reception by 10am.

In conjunction with this event some Year 5 pupils from our feeder schools will be participating in our Big Sing event. This will culminate in a performance with our Junior Choir. All Year 5 parents are welcome to attend this performance as part of the Open Morning.

The Open Morning will begin at 10am and the Big Sing Performance will begin at 11.30am. Both events will end at 12.30pm. Year 5 pupils who are taking part in the Big Sing will be transported to and from the St Thomas More School by their current Primary School.

If you would like to attend the Year 5 Open Morning please email Stephanie Falkous at to book a place.

Further details can be found here.

NCS – Summer 2018

What is NCS?


National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don’t want to miss. If you’re 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. More than 275,000 young people have already said YES to NCS. Don’t. Miss. Out.

Ciara Sordy is an ex pupil who is currently at Newcastle Uni. She took part in NCS when she was 16 and this year applied for a leadership role which she was successful in gaining. It will be Ciara that is running the NCS course this year.

Summer 2018:


NCE will be working with us from 6th March to help year 11 access an unmissable experience in the summer holidays! To access this early and get a head start click the link to sign up and access more information!


Sign Up!


NCS came into school 06/03/2018 to speak to all year 11s. Students have been given a letter to take home to parents and guardians, please look out for this.


North East Teenage Book Awards

Last week year 10 took part in the North East Teenage Book Awards.

Students in year 10 took part in the North East Teenage Book Awards last Monday evening and had a terrific night. NETBA is a fabulous event that encourages and celebrates authors from all over the country and allows our students in year 10 the opportunity to meet authors and ask them a variety of questions. At the end of the evening, students from our school even managed to get their photo taken with the winning author of the year, Lisa Heathfield.

If any students in year 9 are interested in taking part next year, please see either Ms E McVeigh or Mr C Wilkie.


Bus Fare Changes


As from the 18th March 2018 there will be a fare increase that will affect 18 and under single fare users. This will rise from 80p to 90p for the single fare.


Many thanks

LS Homework Club Cancelled

Tuesday 27th February

Unfortunately due to heavy snowfall Learning Support homework club is cancelled tonight.  Students will finish at 15.35.

If there is a problem please contact 01914995064
Thank you

Expedition Worship – Monthly Worship Night

Our next monthly worship night is Wednesday the 28th of February. Local worship band Expedition will be leading worship. We would love you to join us as we praise God and pray for the school and local community.

Year 8 Retreat 2018 – What to bring?

  • 1 change of clothes (for the next day)

  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc)

  • Towel

  • Appropriate outdoor shoes (They will get muddy!)

  • Outdoor clothing (To keep you warm)

  • Any necessary medication clearly labeled with your full name (this should be handed to the member of staff staying in your cabin)

  • Money for tuck shop

Come to school in non-uniform on the day of your retreat. We’ll leave at the end of the day. Bring luggage to the chapel upon arrival and it will be locked in there until we leave. Come to the chapel immediately after last lesson to collect your bag.



Year 9 Options Evening 22nd February 2018

During this term students in Year 9  will have some very important decisions to make regarding which subjects they will study in Years 10 and 11. To enable them to make the best possible choices we have planned a series of talks and activities to give them as much relevant information as possible. To enable parents to be fully informed about the Key Stage 4 curriculum and the courses available, we have arranged an options information session for parents, on Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 6.30pm.

There is no need for students to attend this meeting as they will have already been provided with this information in school.

Year 9 Options Evening 2018


KS4 Options Booklet 2018