St Thomas à Becket Catholic Secondary School

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    11th Jun 2017

    Pupils at Beckets went to the Polls on Thursday, reflecting the national election process.

    Each pupil received their polling card earlier in the week and across the curriculum, time was spent thinking about the process, issues, policies and parties involved…

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  • GCSE Exam Revision

    15th May 2017

    The 15th May marks the start of the Year 11 GCSE examinations.  The document below is a timetable outlining the 'Revise' sessions in school during this time.

    Between 15th May and Friday 9th June school expects pupils to be in their…

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  • Year 11 'The Forty Hour Challenge'

    4th Apr 2017


    With only a few short weeks until the GCSE Examinations, we are challenging Year 11 to maximize the gift of a two week break from lessons over Easter and to prepare themselves…

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  • Mr Rooney to leave at the end of the year.

    14th Mar 2017

    Our Headteacher, Mr Rooney, is to leave St Thomas a Becket after seven years of service.  A copy of his letter to parents and students is below.  He says it has been a privilege to have worked at this wonderful…

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    Mr John Rooney
  • reLENT

    28th Feb 2017

    Our programme of LENTEN observance this year is called "reLENT and return".

    Our world is reLENTless - we need time to reflect, reLENT and return.

    We are asking our pupils to retreat from the relentless pace of the world they…

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    Lent 2017
  • Mock Exam Timetable February 2017

    7th Feb 2017

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  • Pope Francis on Child Migrants

    15th Jan 2017

    Over the last year, we have worked as a school community to do at least something to support the most vulnerable in our troubled world as well as supporting members of our local community who are in need. We have…

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    Pope Francis
  • Year 11 Focus Day

    9th Jan 2017

    To start their final new year with us with a real sense of focus, confidence and direction, we gave Monday 9th January over to a special "Focus Day" for Year 11.

    The year group had completed a questionnaire in December,…

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  • Celebrate

    15th Dec 2016

    The first term and the calendar year draws to a close. It has been a very busy term.

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    15th Nov 2016

    For Years 7-10, the first set of reports for this school year are being completed and will be published and sent home shortly.
    For all year groups, Behaviour for…

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    6th Nov 2016

    There has been much talk in the media about the "epidemic of mental and emotional health issues" faced by young people in the UK in recent years.

    Self esteem, body image and resilience are frequently cited as real issues, as…

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    18th Oct 2016



    Mr Rooney attended Bishop David Konstant's Requiem Mass today. Bishop Konstant was not only patron of our multi-academy trust, but also a long standing, knowledgeable and trusted supporter of Catholic education.


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    14th Oct 2016

    This week as we break up for half term, plans to break up the Calais refugee camp will start.

    10,200 people will be forced to leave.

    Tear gas, rubber bullets & bulldozers will possibly be used again…

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    4th Oct 2016

    At St Thomas a Becket Catholic School extra-curricular and enrichment activities play an essential part in enhancing the educational experience of all our students. We are committed to developing the whole child as part of our school ethos. ‘Esse quam videri’ the…

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  • Lipdub

    1st Sep 2016

    On Thursday 25th June, the school came together in a unique project – to create a "lipdub" film. Everyone was involved and the results are here!  The film hopefully gives a real flavour of the wonderful community spirit we enjoy…

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    19th Jul 2016

    Friday 15th July will live long in the memory. Bishop Marcus, along with Father Simon Lodge and Father Simon Bradbury, celebrated Mass in honour of our Patron - St Thomas a Becket. 

    Preparation for Mass started several weeks ago, with…

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  • Letter to parents from the Year 9 Somme Commemoration Group

    8th Jun 2016

    Dear Parents


    On Friday 1st July 2016, we will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of The Somme.

    Our Year 9 Historians have voluntarily come together to plan the day.


    The school’s regular…

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    21st May 2016

    The 1st July 2016 will see the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, a 4 month campaign which cost upwards of 1.2 million precious lives to gain a sum total of 12km. The…

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    Somme100 years

    17th May 2016

    School Gateway is an effective communication and single point of contact for managing and viewing all aspects of your childs school life.  We think this will revolutionise the information available to you and be the main means of accessing payments…

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  • Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me...

    5th May 2016

    Just before Christmas, we were contacted by a local group "We Are Wakefield" and asked if we could help to support the refugees living in dreadful condititions in Calais and Dunkirk and especially in the camp known as…

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A voluntary academy. A member of the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust.

The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education. It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, company number 8253770, whose registered office is at The Zucchi Suite, Nostell Business Estate, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1AB.