St Thomas More RC College
Tameside, United Kingdom
About St Thomas More RC College
About STM College
St Thomas More RC College is a Roman Catholic co-educational voluntary aided comprehensive college for students between the ages of 11 and 16. The school was opened in 1964 and gained Specialist College status in Mathematics and Computing in 2004.
The college campus is made up of the following buildings:
The Chancellor Building is a large two floor general classroom block which has been recently expanded and now houses the Main Hall, Learning Resource Centre and Library/Community Resource Centre, 2 ICT suites, English and Drama Departments, Special Educational Needs Department, CLASS Base (Communication Language and Autistic Spectrum Support), Inclusion Department, Reprographics, Management and Administration Centre, Cafeteria and Kitchen, Physical Education Department, Sports Hall and Music Room.
The Roper Building is a two floor general classroom block which has been recently refurbished and enlarged and houses 2 ICT suites and the Mathematics, Humanities and Religious Education Departments.
The Tower Building is home to five Science laboratories and the Modern Foreign Languages Department.
The Charterhouse Building is the college's Design and Technology and Expressive Arts Block containing Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Design and Technology and Art classrooms and also has an ICT suite.
The names of the buildings reflect the life and death of the college's patron, St Thomas More. The college is surrounded by extensive playing fields and grassed areas, and our Badge represents the commitment of Saint Thomas More to his Catholic faith and principles as expressed before his execution in 1535: "...Bonus Dei Servitor Prius..." "...the King's good servant but God's first..." Saint Thomas More was filled with the courage of the Holy Spirit and gave his life for his faith. In our college we strive to live out our Christian ideals and faith because only by doing that will we grow as a Christian community.
Aims Of The School
There is a friendly and experienced teaching staff in the college that work together to support our Christian Ethos and ensure that each student is enabled to achieve their full potential. Our last OFSTED Report underlined the consistency of good teaching as strength of the college and stated that pupils had good attitudes to learning and work and mature attitudes to education. We are listed in the Good Schools Guide. The curriculum management structure in the school supports National Curriculum subject areas, Religious Education and Whole School Development. All staff are supported by a Senior Management team. There is a strong team of support staff including teaching support staff, secretaries, librarian/reprographics assistant, ICT, ADT and Science technicians, caretakers, lunchtime assistants, cleaners and kitchen staff. The collective strength of our staff ensures that the ethos and values in our Mission Statement provide all our pupils with high quality teaching and learning within a supportive environment.
Our Mission Statement is :
St Thomas More RC College is a group of believers, united heart and soul in a Community which recognises the worth and dignity of all people. St Thomas More RC College is committed to developing fully the talents of all its members, in Communication of the Gospel values of peace, love, truth and justice; in Communion with Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.