St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
Glasgow City, United Kingdom
About St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School is a mixed, non-selective, Roman Catholic school, situated in the Jordanhill area in the West End of Glasgow. The school is a state comprehensive under the authority of Glasgow City Council. Smaller than the average school, the school will provide 950 places for secondary and sixth form students between the ages of 13-16, when fully subscribed.
The original school was established in 1958. The end of the 2001-2002 school year saw the original building demolished, but a new school building was completed in 2003 and opened to students in December 2004. The current headteacher took his post at the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year.
Values and Vision
St Thomas Aquinas is a school that is strongly influenced by its Catholic faith, with core aims of love, wisdom, integrity, justice and compassion. It aims to develop as a community, providing the highest possible level of academic achievement at the same time as upholding the Christian values that form a central part of the school’s beliefs.
“[There is a] high quality of teaching and pupils’ experiences in several departments [and there has been strong] action taken by staff to improve the quality of learning and teaching. The overall quality of teaching for effective learning was good. Most classrooms provided a stimulating, positive and purposeful learning environment. Across the school, most teachers planned lessons well, shared the aims of lessons with pupils appropriately and gave clear instructions and helpful explanations.”