Catholic Life of St Thomas More


"Dear young people, please, don’t be observers of life, but get involved. Jesus did not remain an observer, but he immersed himself. Don’t be observers, but immerse yourself in the reality of life, as Jesus did." - Pope Francis

Mission Statement
The purpose of St Thomas More School is the all-inclusive development of each induvidual within a loving community which is welcoming, safe, forgiving, positive; challenging each to follow Christ in serving others.

How does the Gospel and scripture inspire our mission statement?
“I give you a new commandment: love one another; just as I have loved you, you also must love one another.” (John 13:34)
“For I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome.” (Matthew 25:35)
“My refuge, my fortress, my God to whom I trust!” (Psalms 91:2)
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged yourselves; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned yourselves; grant pardon, and you will be pardoned.” (Luke 6:37)
Following Christ
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. (Matthew 16:24)
Serving others
“For the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’” (Mark 10:45)


Charism of St Thomas More School

Embracing service, igniting faith, shaping tomorrow
Service, faith, future

The charism of St Thomas More School is to embrace service and ignite faith ‘Service, faith, future’.  It encompasses a commitment to promoting a culture of service, where students actively engage in acts of kindness, compassion, and selflessness. Additionally, the charism focuses on nurturing and deepening the students' faith, inspiring them to live out their beliefs and values in their daily lives.

Gospel Values
To be a Gospel-inspired school, students must not just know the Gospels, but allow them to ignite the flame of action within, so that they can ‘challenging each to follow Christ in serving others’ as described in our school mission statement. The Gospel values, including...

  • Compassion
  • Gentleness
  • Justice
  • Integrity
  • Simplicity
  • Humility
  • Preferential option for the poor
  • Love
  • Forgiveness
  • Hope

...are explored and developed in a variety of ways, including assembly, Form-based collective worship, Chapel visits, the school curriculum, Form-time activities, Student Leadership and many more.  We are developing a virtues education programme for next year.

Our school values
  • Resilience: We will live this out through having the courage to overcome challenges, to celebrate our success, to have a positive attitude and to take appropriate risks.

  • Faith: We will live this out through following the teachings of Christ - love, kindness, compassion, and forgiveness.

  • Inclusion: We will live this out byfollowing the words of Christ ‘Love one another as I have loved you’, acknowledging that ‘We are all made in the image and likeness of God,’ thus enabling us to radiate Christ in our actions and in our attitudes to all people.

  • Aspiration: We will live this out by striving to always do our best and by challenging ourselves, in all aspects of life.

  • Respect: We will live this out by treating everyone as we would like to be treated and walking through the journey of life together.


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