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Welcome to
St Thomas More Catholic School

A Catholic Voluntary Academy & Member of
The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust

 “Aspire not to have more but to be more

Video Message from the staff of St Thomas More


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Click Here for Advice for parents regarding COVID 19

Click here for information on the wider opening of our school for year 10s - June 15th 
  • Click here for government tips for parents on home education
  • 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 

  • Click here for  safeguarding policy COVID-19 appendix
  • Click here for addendum to the SEND Information Report 2019 -2020
  • Click here for the further addendum to safeguarding related to wider opening of schools June 2020
  • Click here for an update to GDPR with regards to Government COVID 19 Track and Trace


10th July 2020 - Final End of Year Letter from Mr Hickey

10th July Letter to Year 9 from Mrs Clifford regarding English next year
6th July - Letter regarding IT access at home survey
Please click here to complete the IT access at home survey
25th June 2020 Letter From Mr Hickey re Network Issues

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Access to our Virtual Sports Day 2020

Safetonet is a website designed to support parents of children online

Ownit is a BBC App to help protect pupils working online and comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support

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


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Key Stage 3 Timetables from 8th June 2020

Year 7 Timetable from 8th June

Year 8 Timetable from 8th June

Year 9 Timetable from 8th June

Option Blocks for Year 9

Please see wider opening of school - Year 10 for details of year 10 timetable

GCSE Grading Information has Moved to GCSE Results

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  • Click here for a PDF version of the St Thomas More Character Curve


The Beast of Buckingham Palace by David Walliams
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapters 7 and 8 
Chapters 9 and 10
Chapters 11 and 12
Chapters 13, 14 and 15
Chapters 16 and 17
Chapters 18 and 19
Chapters 20 and 21
Chapters 22 and 23

Chapters 24 and 25
Chapter 26
Chapters 27 and 28
Chapters 29 and 30
Chapters 31 and 32
Chapter 33
Chapters 34 and 35

The Wizard of Oz

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter  10
Chapter 11 (Part 1)
Chapter 11 (Part 2)
Chapter 12 (Part 1)
Chapter 12 (Part 2) and 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapters 16 ad 17
Chapters 18 and 19
Chapter 20
Chapters 21 and 22
Chapters 23 and 24 (Finale)

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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

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