St Thomas the Apostle College
Southwark, United Kingdom
About St Thomas the Apostle College
St Thomas the Apostle College is a secondary school for boys located in Nunhead, south-east London, catering for around 700 students aged 11-18.
A voluntary-aided school in the Catholic tradition, St Thomas the Apostle College was founded in 1965 and welcomes students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Its sixth form opened in 2015.
Mr Eamon Connolly
Values and vision
The Catholic tradition plays a huge part in the day-to-day life of St Thomas the Apostle College, with the values of mutual respect and courtesy being expected of students at all levels. Boys attend weekly mass, which is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible in the school day.
The secondary school is dedicated to producing a broad and diverse curriculum, giving its pupils the chance to try a range of different subjects. Students are encouraged to be curious and inquisitive about their learning, with the expectation that they will work hard and become independent learners ready to enter the world of work.
“Teachers’ enthusiasm for their subjects, expert subject knowledge, high expectations and skilful selection of stimulating resources all combine to generate outstanding learning. The cumulative impact of three years of outstanding learning is that fewer interventions are needed in Year 11 as these students have already made so much progress.”