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Fostering Excellence Beyond the Classroom
At St. Thomas More Catholic High School, we believe that education is not confined to the four walls of a classroom. We are proud to offer a rich tapestry of extra-curricular and wider enrichment opportunities that are accessible to all students, including those who are disadvantaged or have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Our commitment to holistic development is at the core of everything we do.
Inclusivity for All
“Every student, regardless of their background or abilities, deserves a chance to shine.”
At St. Thomas More, we champion inclusivity, and that extends to our extra-curricular activities and enrichment programmes. We firmly believe that every student has unique talents and potential waiting to be discovered. Our dedicated staff work tirelessly to ensure that these opportunities are not just available, but also accessible to all. We take pride in fostering a sense of belonging and community where every student feels valued and supported.
Benefits of Holistic Development
“Education is not just about what we learn; it’s about who we become.”
Our focus on holistic development goes beyond academic excellence. Here’s why it matters:
- Confidence and Character Building: Through participation in a wide range of activities, students develop confidence, resilience, and a strong sense of self. They learn to embrace challenges, take risks, and grow from their experiences.
- Social Skills and Teamwork: Extra-curricular activities provide a platform for students to collaborate, communicate, and build meaningful relationships. These skills are essential for success in school, future careers, and life in general.
- Diverse Perspectives: By engaging in diverse enrichment opportunities, students gain exposure to new ideas, cultures, and experiences. This broadens their horizons and encourages them to become open-minded global citizens.
- Personalised Growth: We recognise that every student is unique. Our enrichment programme allows them to explore their passions and interests, helping them discover their strengths and potential career paths.
Support for Disadvantaged and SEND Students
“Empowering every student to thrive, regardless of challenges.”
Our commitment to inclusivity extends to our most disadvantaged and SEND students. We provide tailored support and accommodations to ensure that every child can participate fully in our extra-curricular and enrichment activities. This support includes:
- Accessible Facilities: Our school site is designed to be fully accessible, and we have dedicated spaces for students with SEND.
- Specialised Staff: Our experienced staff includes Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) who work closely with students, parents, and teachers to create individualised plans.
- Mentoring and Guidance: We offer mentoring and support services to help disadvantaged students overcome barriers and make the most of their talents.
At St. Thomas More Catholic High School, our commitment is to ensure that every student, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and those facing disadvantages, actively participates in a diverse range of school wide enrichment activities. These include:
- Experiencing a spiritual retreat, thoughtfully organised as a residential.
- Embracing spiritual development opportunities such as participation in liturgical events, commemorations of Remembrance Day, and activities focused on Holocaust Memorial.
- Showcasing their athletic prowess and sportsmanship through involvement in various sporting events and competitions.
- Expanding their horizons by attending a variety of internal and external talks, covering a wide spectrum of topics aligned with our Personal Development Programme.
Join Us in Nurturing Well-Rounded Individuals
At St. Thomas More, we are dedicated to nurturing well-rounded individuals who are academically capable, socially confident, and morally grounded. Our extra-curricular and wider enrichment opportunities play a pivotal role in achieving this goal.
Join us in this journey of holistic development, where every student is encouraged to explore their passions, embrace diversity, and realise their full potential. Together, we are creating future leaders who will make a positive impact on the world.
We look forward to welcoming your child into our vibrant and inclusive Catholic community.