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St Thomas More Catholic School

A Catholic Voluntary Academy and Member of The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust
Oscar Romero: “Aspire not to have more but to be more
Living and Learning in the Love of Christ

Video Message from the staff of St Thomas More



Click Here for Advice for parents regarding COVID 19

Click to take a virtual tour of the school - created in 2011

Please click here for a copy of our Online Safety Policy
If you are concerned about child safety, please contact school on 01298 23167 to speak with one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (Mrs Galletly, Mr Hickey or Mrs Duncan) alternatively, email us on
or in an emergency, contact Starting Point on 01629 533190 

Year 10 Survey Regarding the Re-opening of the School

Letter from St Ralph Sherwin Multi-Academy Trust CEO - 1st June 2020

Year 11 information on Hoodies - click here

End of Half-term Letter from Mr Hickey - 22nd May 2020

The Sadie Massey Portico Library Key Stage 3 Winning Short Story 2020 by Lia Martland - Read by Lia Martland



New Timetable from Monday 4th May


Year 10 - Normal timetable - 30 minute sessions with plenty of breaks

Year 11 - Information sent via personal letters


Click here for a copy of the appendix to the safeguarding policy which refers to the current COVID-19 situation

Click here for a copy of the addendum to the SEND Information Report 2019 -2020

Click HERE for a copy of the letter to Year 11 students from Ofqual regarding the allocation of grades this summer
Click HERE for guidance from Ofqual to teachers, students and parents on the awarding of GCSE Grades this summer

Please click here for student instructions on how to access their email address 

Showmyhomework Link

St Thomas More is a wonderfully friendly, hardworking and successful school in the beautiful spa town of Buxton.

There are just over 400 pupils on roll in this popular and successful 11 to 16 comprehensive school. The school serves all areas of the High Peak. Children also travel from across the borders of Staffordshire and Cheshire to be part of our school community. Approximately 45% of our pupils are Catholic, but whether of the Christian faith, other faiths or no faith, the children are very proud of their school. We are a member of Peak 11.

St Thomas More Catholic School was visited by Ofsted in 2013 and was judged to be a 'Good School' with 'Outstanding Behaviour and Safety' and 'Outstanding Spiritual, Moral, Cultural and Social Education'. The school was visited again in March 2017 for a 'short inspection' stating that the school still remained 'good'. The school was rated 6th in Derbyshire by The Times newspaper (25th January 2019) based on attainment and in the top 14 schools in Derbyshire by The Derbyshire Times (28th January 2019) based on progress.

St Thomas More Catholic School has been a voluntary aided school, under the control of The Bishop of the Diocese of Nottingham. In 2016, the decision was made by the Bishop to convert all 87 schools within the Diocese into Academies (15 Secondary, 69 Primary). Rules surrounding the academisation of schools changed in 2016 which meant that schools were only able to convert if they became part of a Multi-Academy Trust (except in exceptional circumstances or unless forced to convert following a poor Ofsted rating). The Diocese of Nottingham set up 4 Catholic Multi-Academy Trusts (CMATs) - The St Thomas Aquinas CMAT, covering Leicestershire Schools; The St Therese of Lisieux CMAT, covering the schools of Lincolnshire; The Our Lady of Lourdes CMAT, covering Nottingham and Nottinghamshire schools; The St Ralph Sherwin CMAT, covering schools in Derbyshire, Derby City, Staffordshire and Stockport. From September 2018, we will therefore be part of The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust along with 4 other secondary schools and 20 primary schools. In the main, it is anticipated that parents and pupils will see very little change through this conversion but it is hoped that this move will be able to offer the school greater financial security, as well as enable us to offer effective support for other schools within the trust.

The school remains a very popular and successful school with results in August 2019 showing the best student progress in the school's history. I hope you enjoy exploring our website and that you find it useful.

B Hickey

Safeguarding At St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy

(Click here for more information)




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