Thomas More Catholic School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Russell Hill Road
Purley
Surrey
CR8 2XP
Phone 02086686251
Reference Number 101821

Description

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Thomas More Catholic School, situated in the Purley district of the London Borough of Croydon, delivers a Roman Catholic secondary education alongside a sixth form curriculum. Established in 1962, the school occupies buildings that once functioned as an orphanage and is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. It is a voluntary aided institution, which means it receives funding and support from the local Croydon London Borough Council in addition to the direction of the Catholic Church. Currently, the school boasts an enrollment of around 705 students as of January 2023.

The school serves a diverse community, offering a nurturing and inclusive environment for its students, promoting high aspirations, good exam results, and a wide extracurricular program. This environment fosters strong relationships, creating a school community based on knowing who they are and where they are going, emphasizing emotional and spiritual health.

Thomas More Catholic School provides GCSEs, BTECs, A Levels, and BTEC Nationals, preparing students for further education or the workplace upon successful completion of their studies. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all students, offering a secure learning environment where staff are trained to recognize the need for extra support. This longstanding dedication to academic and personal development aligns with the school's motto: knowing who we are and where we are going.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 652
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 59.2%
Girls: 40.8%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 116
8 116
9 104
10 124
11 112
12 22
13 58

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2019-06-03
Date Description Report
2019-04-30 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2017-07-06 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2016-12-13 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2015-03-05 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2014-11-11 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-03-21 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2011-03-01 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2008-12-03 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2005-04-18 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)
44.1 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 42% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 48% 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)
0.01 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 56 13
Third Preference 68 13
From another Local Authority 40 8

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