St Thomas More is a multi-cultural community working through prayer, celebration and learning to achieve excellence.
We value and respect all the languages and faiths within our community.
We see each child as an individual and aim to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment in which they can flourish and realise their potential.
In our school every child matters.
We have approximately 420 children on roll in 14 classes. The school comprises of a Foundation Stage Unit, 4 classes in KS1 and 8 classes in KS2 arranged into 2 classes per year group.
Each class has children of mixed abilities who are supported by their class teachers, Nursery Nurses, Higher Level Teaching Assistants, Teaching Assistants and Bi-lingual Teaching Assistants.
At St Thomas More we have a vibrant and hands-on approach to learning and use a range of new and exciting technologies to support and enhance our children’s learning. Feel the buzz as you step into any of our classrooms as children are engaged in and excited by their learning.
School starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.15pm
Staff are on duty on each playground from 8.30am
The school is a caring community, whose values are built on Christian values of mutual trust and respect for all.
The school has 5 school rules.
Care for everybody and everything
Be ready to learn and do your best
Do as you are asked first time
Put your hand up if you wish to speak
Move around the school quietly
These rules are displayed in every classroom around the interactive board and be referred to regularly.
These rules are in place to promote individual responsibility and independence. They help to establish good relationships within the school.
The school expects every member of the school community to behave in a considerate way towards others and apply the school rules consistently.
The school works collaboratively with parents/carers, so children receive consistent messages about how to behave at home and at school.
Parents/carers are expected to support their child’s learning, and to co-operate with the school, as set out in the Home–School agreement. The school tries to build a supportive dialogue between the home and the school, and parents/carers are informed immediately of any concerns about their child’s welfare or behaviour after consulting the Headteacher.
If the school has to use reasonable sanctions to punish a child, parents should support the actions of the school. If parents have any concern about the way that their child has been treated, they should initially contact the class teacher or the Headteacher. If the concern remains, they should contact the school governors.
If these discussions cannot resolve the problem, a formal grievance or appeal process can be implemented.