Saint Thomas More Language College

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-16
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Cadogan Street
London
SW3 2QS
Phone 02075899734
Reference Number 100502

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St Thomas More Language College, located in the heart of Chelsea at the address SW3 2QS, is a mixed Catholic comprehensive school for students aged 11-16 who hail from London and beyond. Founded in 1885, this school was named in honor of Thomas More, an English saint known for his service to the Catholic faith. The school is committed to the ideal that each student embodies the image and likeness of God, aiming to help them achieve their full potential while remaining grounded in Catholic values.

The school is affiliated with the Sisters of Mercy and includes a long history of education for both boys and girls, dating back to 1845, initially accommodating 200 pupils and evolving over time to accommodate 249 students when it transitioned from its original building. The curriculum offers a broad and balanced education, including Religious Education based on Catholic doctrine, and provides students with expertise in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL). The school currently offers courses in 37 different language backgrounds, with Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, and Eritrean languages being the largest contingents.

In addition to academic pursuits, the school encourages students to participate in extracurricular music and language activities. The Music Department offers ensembles and instrumental and vocal tuition in a range of instruments, including flute, saxophone, clarinet, strings, piano, guitar, drums, and voice. High-quality, extra-curricular music is a tradition at St Thomas More, as demonstrated by the involvement of students in choirs, ensembles, and performances. The Modern Foreign Languages Department runs a diverse range of clubs and activities that include collaborative and cross-curricular enrichment days for Key Stage 3 students.

St Thomas More Language College also creates an environment for students to lead healthy lifestyles by supporting physical education and sports, including participation in the RBKC School Games Festival and competitions. The campus itself is surrounded by a variety of galleries and museums, and facilities have been modernized to cater to the needs of a mixed, comprehensive school.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 637
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 56.98%
Girls: 43.02%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 102
8 115
9 131
10 127
11 134

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2022-09-21
Date Description Report
2022-05-24 School inspection: School inspection:
2013-10-10 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-01-09 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2010-03-24 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2009-02-25 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2008-01-23 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2006-05-24 Full inspection: Full inspection:
1999-12-06 Full inspection Full inspection

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 subjects from qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), like sciences, language and history
  • 3 more GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from a list approved by the Department for Education
Each grade a pupil gets is assigned a point score from 9 (the highest) to 1 (the lowest). These scores are added up, with English and maths counted twice.

School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
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GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 59% Unlock Unlock
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 66% Unlock Unlock

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

School Score Percentile (loc) Percentile (nationwide)
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Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

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GCSE Results

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Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

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2024 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
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Second Preference 75 17
Third Preference 88 19
From another Local Authority 291 89

Previous Years

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Name Distance
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Cadogan Street, London, SW3 2QT
0.03 miles
Marlborough Primary School
Draycott Avenue, London, SW3 3AP
0.19 miles
Eaton House School
3-5 Eaton Gate, London, London, SW1W 9BA
0.3 miles
Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School
Bury Walk, Cale Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 6QH
0.4 miles
St Barnabas' CofE Primary School
St Barnabas Street, Pimlico, London, SW1W 8PF
0.44 miles
Christ Church CofE Primary School
1 Robinson Street, London, SW3 4AA
0.54 miles
St Peter's Eaton Square CofE Primary School
Lower Belgrave Street, London, SW1W 0NL
0.68 miles
Our Lady of Victories RC Primary School
Clareville Street, Kensington and Chelsea, Our Lady of Victories Primary School, London, SW7 5AQ
0.77 miles
Park Walk Primary School
Park Walk, King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0AY
0.94 miles
St Vincent De Paul Catholic Primary School
Morpeth Terrace, London, SW1P 1EP
0.95 miles
Churchill Gardens Primary Academy
Ranelagh Road, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3EU
1.02 miles
Wetherby Kensington
4 Wetherby Gardens, London, SW5 0JN
1.06 miles
Ashburnham Community School
17 Blantyre Street, London, SW10 0DT
1.08 miles
Bousfield Primary School
South Bolton Gardens, London, SW5 0DJ
1.09 miles
Pimlico Primary
Lupus Street, Westminster, London, SW1V 3AT
1.11 miles
Servite RC Primary School
252 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NA
1.11 miles
Westbridge Academy
Bolingbroke Walk, Westbridge Road, London, SW11 3NE
1.15 miles
Burdett-Coutts and Townshend Foundation CofE Primary School
Rochester Street, London, SW1P 2QQ
1.16 miles
St George's Hanover Square CofE Primary School
South Street, London, W1K 2XH
1.21 miles
Thomas's Kensington
17-19 Cottesmore Gardens, London, W8 5PR
1.21 miles
Name Distance
Hill House School
Hans Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 0EP
0.11 miles
Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle
35 Cromwell Road, London, Sw7 2Dg, London, SW7 2DG
0.66 miles
Brighton College Prep Kensington
10-13 Princes Gardens, SW7 1ND
0.71 miles
St Philip's School
6 Wetherby Place, London, SW7 4NE
0.91 miles
Westminster City School
55 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HJ
1.04 miles
Eaton Square Senior School
106 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NL
1.07 miles
Pimlico Academy
Lupus Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3AT
1.11 miles
Collingham
23 Collingham Gardens, London, SW5 0HL
1.16 miles
The Grey Coat Hospital
Greycoat Place, London, SW1P 2DY
1.2 miles
Saint John Bosco College
Parkham Street, Battersea, London, SW11 3DQ
1.32 miles
Harris Academy Battersea
401 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 5AP
1.35 miles
Chelsea Academy
Lots Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0AB
1.36 miles
Thomas's Battersea
28-40 Battersea High Street, London, SW11 3JB
1.4 miles
Ashbourne College
17 Old Court Place, Kensington, London, W8 4PL
1.4 miles
Snowflake School
10-14 CRown Street, Acton, London, W3 8SB
1.56 miles
Halcyon London International School
33 Seymour Place, London, W1H 5AU
1.56 miles
The London Oratory School
Seagrave Road, London, SW6 1RX
1.59 miles
Wetherby Preparatory School
48 Bryanston Square, London, W1H 2EA
1.65 miles
Kensington Park School
40-44 Bark Place, Bayswater, London, W2 4AT
1.76 miles
Octavia House Schools, London
214b Kennington Road, London, SE11 6AU
1.77 miles
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Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)

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