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St Thomas More High School

St Thomas More High School

Established in 1960, St. Thomas More High School is a bilateral academy catering to boys in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, spanning ages 11 to 18. Dedicated to its patron saint, St. Thomas More, the school annually celebrates St. Thomas More Day.

The curriculum at St. Thomas More High School is deeply rooted in Christian values, fostering holistic student development. This well-crafted syllabus is seamlessly integrated throughout the educational journey, instilling intellectual curiosity and a commitment to academic excellence. Core subjects such as mathematics, science, and the English language play a pivotal role in shaping students' skills and abilities.

Beyond the classroom, the school is committed to helping pupils expand their skills, offering a diverse range of extracurricular activities, including robotics, art club, theatre, chess, and board games.

The school's ethos places a strong emphasis on faith and adherence to Christian values. Students are not only expected to pursue academic excellence but are also encouraged to actively cultivate their connection with God.

St. Thomas More High School has earned a reputable status, evident in its students' consistently high exam scores and successful placements at prestigious universities. With an "Good" rating from Ofsted, the school demonstrates its commitment to providing a quality education and fostering student achievement.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

The catchment area for St. Thomas More High School prioritizes admission based on location and proximity to the school, encompassing the following postcode areas: SS0, SS1, SS2, SS3, SS4, SS5, SS6, SS7, SS8, and SS9.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
6 applicants for every place
49 Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0BN, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Paper 1 : English
Paper 2 : Maths

St. Thomas More High School adheres to the identical 11 Plus exam format as all CSSE member schools. A single selection test is implemented to streamline the process, eliminating the need for students to undertake separate exams for each school they have applied to.

The St. Thomas More High School 11+ assessment comprises two tests:

1. English, encompassing comprehension, applied reasoning, and creative writing.

2. Mathematics, with a focus on topics derived from the KS2 National Curriculum.

To maintain fairness, the test scores undergo age standardization, preventing older pupils from gaining an unfair advantage.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
21st September 2024
24th April 2024
21st June 2024 at 4pm

All candidates will receive their test results through first-class postal mail.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the CSSE (English & Mathematics). The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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