St Simon Stock Catholic School
Kent, United Kingdom
About St Simon Stock Catholic School
St. Simon Stock Catholic School Founded in 1967 as a school of the Archdiocese of Southwark, the School recently celebrated 50 years of Catholic education serving Maidstone and the west of Kent. As a Catholic Comprehensive school of all abilities within a selective area, the School is known for its high standards of academic, vocational, sporting and pastoral achievements. Famous formed students include Shaun Williamson [actor], Harry Arter [Premier League footballer], David Ryan [Oxford University Golf Captain],etc.
We are an excellent school in all areas of Teaching and Learning. Our outcomes as a non selective School in a selective County [Kent] are outstanding with well above average ratings for the past three years since we have surpassed +0.5 for progress.
Executive Principal - Brendan J. Wall
Location - Maidstone is 40 minutes from London by high speed train. Gatwick airport is less than an hour away from the School. Local attractions include Maidstone United Football Club [National League], Kent County Cricket, Leeds Castle, several National Trust and English Heritage places of interest are located in this part of Kent. The School has a Sports Hall and Designated 6th Form Centre, specialist Science labs [the School has a Science specialism], Technology workshops, Muga sports facility.
CPD - involves a series of twilight sessions on areas identified by staff through appraisal; electives are created from courses attended by staff to feedback to colleagues; training for new areas e.g. LGBTQ,SEN, Pupil Premium, etc. A Senior Member of Staff has the encouragement of career progression as part of their role in addition to Performance Management and CPD in order to gain a holistic overview of training.
OFSTED - Section 5-Good; Section 48-Outstanding in all categories.
Benefits - The School is part of Kent Catholic Schools Partnership, a multi academy trust of 25 schools Primary and Secondary to further Catholic education in Kent. It provides opportunities for promotion across the schools, secondments, shared expertise in curriculum and staffing, purchasing power concerning facilities.
The school makes us feel special and we are proud that we belong to St Simon Stock School.- Year Eight Student
Our teachers really care about how well we do.- Year Nine Student
I would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils for the high levels of progress your pupils are making.- Letter from the Minister of State for School Standards