St Thomas More Catholic High School
North Tyneside, United Kingdom
About St Thomas More Catholic High School
St Thomas More Catholic High School is a mixed, mainstream, Catholic secondary school located in North Shields, Tyne and Wear. The school educates students within the 11-18 age range. Currently, there are 1608 pupils (281 in Sixth Form).
St Thomas More Catholic High School was known as St Anselm’s before 1988 and is a specialist maths and computing school. The academy achieves high GCSE results, ranking in the top five schools in the North East, as well as good A-level results, ranking in the top 20 North East schools.
Mr D Watson
Values and vision
St Thomas More Catholic High School has an ethos based on Christian values, notably love, justice, peace, truth and tolerance. The secondary school is committed to creating an environment where students can develop their full potential, growing into confident and resourceful people with a sense of service and responsibility.
The school also promotes British values, believing that they have their origin in the Christian values of the United Kingdom and are therefore central to Catholic education.
“The school’s specialism of mathematics and computing supports students’ learning and contributes well to their confidence and skills.The sixth form is good and most students make good progress from their starting points. Leaders in the sixth form are aware of what still needs to be done to enhance further the provision and students’ achievement. There is a wide range of programmes on offer to students at all levels enabling them to support their learning outside normal school hours. These include sports, revision and international links. All of these contribute well to students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”
“The Catholic Life of St Thomas More Catholic Academy is outstanding in the way it lives out its mission to the school and wider community. Religious Education is outstanding”.- Diocese December 2014
“Pupils make good progress because of their positive attitudes to learning, and the strong relationships they have with staff… The values of respect, tolerance and humility permeate the school and leaders’ active promotion of pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is tangible and exceptional… There is a philosophy of continuous improvement in the school.”- Ofsted November 2017