Welcome to our school

Welcome to our school, St Thomas More Catholic School, Willenhall. Our community ethos is based on love of God and love of neighbour, we respect and help each other to be the very best we can. Visitors to our school always remark on how well our students behave and how polite they are. Our teachers work passionately to do their very best for our students academically and pastorally, we are always seeking to further improve. Exams are important but we also seek to provide enrichment opportunities including trips, arts, sporting activities within a framework of continuous spiritual growth.

In 2015 our hard working pupils produced their best ever GCSE and A-level results this year as the school’s insistence on diligence and excellence reaped rewards. At GCSE, results have increased; 71.6% gained A* to C in English and 62% in mathematics. Over 70% of students gained A* to C in a wide range of subjects including history, geography, German, PE and computer science.

With a record 59% of all A-levels awarded A* to B grades, this has entitled many students to gain places at the best universities and entry to prestigious courses including medicine, dentistry and law.

These are the best public examination results in the school’s history and are testament to a relentless concentration on each individual student’s needs and, working closely with parents and carers, in meeting these needs and thereby ensuring success. We have continually examined how we might enable each pupil to realise their full potential. Success at both GCSE and A-level begins from the day each child enters the school at the age of 11 and not just from a focus on the examination. We are aiming to get better and better.

The philosophy is supported not only by inspirational staff, but also by superb facilities across an attractive campus in Bilston which opened in 2003.

It boasts a dedicated chapel, state-of-the-art learning resource centre, a large sports hall, enhanced ICT provision, several ICT suites, purpose built, designed and furnished classrooms, a drama area, a sixth from study centre, a 250-seat theatre and assembly hall, climbing wall and fitness suite.

The school has also just opened a bistro specifically aimed at Year 12 and 13 students. The bistro provides extra student facilities including Wi-Fi and access to wider general knowledge of world events and current affairs which is a necessity in today’s world. We were delighted that our AS and A2 results improved significantly in 2015, our results were externally judged as ‘Excellent’ in terms of student progress and teaching at AS. We were also delighted that some departments including further Maths and Drama produced outcomes that were in top 1% nationally for student progress. We hope that most of our students will stay with us for the full seven years of their education, there are a broad range of courses available and our successes have led to our sixth form recruiting 300 students, one of the largest school sixth forms in the region.

Our staff always work on the mantra that if it is good enough for our children it is good enough for our students, only the best will do.

Mrs S Bowen, Headteacher

Recent notices from the headteacher

Headteacher’s notice – 10 May 2019- I hope you are well. Can you believe we are halfway through May and are nearly upon May half term? Where has this year gone? As I mix with our students at break and lunch time and drop in and out of their lessons, I am particularly drawn to considering our Year 7 students and have been taken aback somewhat by the fact that this time last year they were about to commence their SATS and have now almost completed their first year with us. Continue reading ...
Headteacher’s notice – 12 April 2019- Hello, I hope you are ready for our Easter holidays and time to rest and spend quality time with your families. We have celebrated Easter as we usually do with our Easter services. These have been most creative and thought provoking and have allowed us all time to stop and reflect on what it truly means to give to others - especially to those that others may feel it is appropriate to forget or ignore. Continue reading ...
Headteacher’s notice – 29 March 2019- I hope you are enjoying the glorious weather of late? This is always a signal for us that exam season is on its way! To that end – students in Years 11, 12 and 13 are most busy preparing for these exams particularly as we are now in the final few weeks before they start. Please keep them in your prayers. Continue reading ...
Headteacher’s notice – 15 March 2019- Hello, I hope you are well and are undertaking your Lenten Promise with determination and gusto! Yet again I have tried to give up all the goodies of life - chocolate, sweets, crisps, biscuits and cakes. Continue reading ...
Headteacher’s notice – 1 March 2019- On Tuesday both in school, and no doubt in many of our homes, we will celebrate Pancake Day or as we refer to it in Christian circles, Shrove Tuesday. Continue reading ...
Headteacher’s notice – 8th February 2019- Since I last wrote to you we have had Parents’ Evenings and Year 8 Options Evening - all of which have been well supported by our parents and carers. Continue reading ...
Headteacher’s notice – 18th January 2019- Welcome back and Happy New Year. It does seem such a long time ago since we were surrounded by the trappings of the festive season and ringing in 2019. Continue reading ...
Headteacher’s notice – 14th December 2018- As we close for Christmas may I wish you and your families a most holy, peaceful and restful Christmas. In Ireland our traditional blessing at this time of year is ‘Nollaig Shona Dhiobh’ which means ‘Happy Christmas’. Continue reading ...

Prospectuses

Our Year 7 and Sixth Form prospectuses.