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

Prospectuses

Our Year 7 and Sixth Form prospectuses.

    Recent notices from the headteacher

    End of Year Letter – 18 July 2019 - Dear Parent/Carer, As a school community, this year has again been engaging, interesting and productive for our school. Our academic year began when we gathered as a staff body to commence our new year together by offering mass for our communal intentions. Our students did Continue reading ...
    Headteacher’s notice – 18 July 2019 - Hello, I would like to start this final edition of More News by thanking you as Parents/Carers for your continued support and encouragement. Any job undertaken is always easiest achieved and completed when there is team work. This is certainly the case when we consider the care, support, time and effort communally given by us all to the well being of our children. We have had a truly exciting and enjoyable end of school year here. I hope that as many of you as our school would fit were able to attend this year’s whole school production of the Wizard of OZ. A truly exceptional performance on each of the three nights - we were well and truly transported to Oz along the yellow brick road and were more than happy to do so - particularly when led by our two adorable Totos - Bella the main star and Ella her understudy. Continue reading ...
    Headteacher’s notice – 28 June 2019 - Hello, I hope you are all well and enjoying the glorious sunshine - a welcome change after all that rain. In true biblical fashion, I pondered the need to build an ark and transferring our students from this building to it! As is always the case in any school we have had a busy time since the last edition. I was lucky enough to be asked to attend Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School which was celebrated by His Grace, Archbishop Bernard. I was so pleased to be able to do so and thoroughly enjoyed my time with staff, parents/carers, governors and most importantly of all the students from Holy Trinity. Continue reading ...