St Catherine's School
Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom
About St Catherine's School
St Catherine’s School is an independent, Catholic girls’ day school, situated in Twickenham, Middlesex. It is an all-through school accepting girls aged 3-18. It currently has 430 pupils. The school also offers a scholarship scheme across a range of subjects.
St Catherine’s was established in 1914 by the Sisters of Mercy at the request of Canon English. The premises were moved to Pope's Villa in 1919, since when there have been a number of updates and extensions. In recent years the school has benefited from an extension to the prep department, as well as a new sixth-form building and new dining facilities. More developments are planned in the near future to improve science and sports facilities.
Sister Paula Thomas
Values and vision
The school’s motto is "Non verba sed facta" (Not words but deeds). At St Catherine’s, emphasis is placed on not just saying but doing, and the school encourages pupils to get involved wholeheartedly with everything. In 2016, 100 per cent of pupils achieved five A*-C grades at GCSE including English and maths.
“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent. Pupils are highly articulate, they listen, read and write well and acquire strong number skills. They use these confidently in many contexts and become competent users of information and communication technology (ICT). Pupils have excellent study skills; they are able to reflect, analyse and question. Pupils have excelled in many areas, including the national mathematics challenges at all levels.”