The St Thomas the Apostle College

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Hollydale Road
Nunhead
London
SE15 2EB
Phone 02076390106
Reference Number 100857

Description

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St. Thomas the Apostle College is a Roman Catholic secondary school for boys in Nunhead, London, located at the address SE15 2EB. Established in 1965, the college transitioned from grant-maintained status to its current voluntary aided status. In September 2015, the school expanded its provision with the opening of a co-educational Sixth Form section.

The college features a building inaugurated in January 2013 and retains its original Catholic chapel, which remains a central feature in the religious and pastoral life of the students. The campus accommodates four houses named after English martyrs: Griffith, Gunstone, Saint John Jones, and Saint John Rigby.

The school's accomplished teachers provide a highly engaging learning environment, involving all students in lessons that support their pursuit of excellence. With a dedicated staff, St. Thomas the Apostle College has achieved an "Outstanding" rating in Ofsted reports and was awarded the UK TES Secondary School of the Year in 2017. The institution boasts outstanding A Level results, with a significant number of students gaining admission to first-choice universities or degree apprenticeships.

Some notable former pupils include footballers such as Ademola Lookman, Roy Kennedy, Nigel Quashie, Nyron Nosworthy, Romain Esse, Danny Haynes, Cody Drameh, Emmanuel Kwatchey, Emmanuel Onariase, and many others.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 1083
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 92.06%
Girls: 7.94%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 165
8 162
9 166
10 161
11 155
12 142
13 132

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2020-12-02
Date Description Report
2020-11-05 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2018-11-20 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2014-11-27 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2013-05-22 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2011-07-04 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2010-03-10 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2009-03-03 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2007-06-20 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2004-01-19 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)
63.6 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 78% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 89% Upgrade Upgrade

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)
1.24 Upgrade Upgrade

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:

GCSE Results

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.

2023 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 111 24
Third Preference 90 11
From another Local Authority 134 50

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Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)

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