St Thomas à Becket Catholic Secondary School

A Voluntary Academy


Visions & Values

The vision we have for Catholic education offers young people the chance to grow, thrive and flourish; to be fully human and fully alive to the possibilities of living a fulfilled life through realising the Glory of God in everything they do.

Our school aims to do this by insisting upon excellence from all members of our community and the search for and development of Faith. By becoming an Academy, and as part of a wider family of Catholic schools, we now have greater resources and freedom to support this.

We are very proud of our excellent reputation, which is built on outstanding pastoral care, rich wider opportunities and excellent exam results. The size of the school as well as the way we structure learning allows us to know each child as an individual, enabling them to realise their God-given potential.

We place significant value on preparing our students for a rapidly changing world. They are our future; we must give them the all round skills and values to contribute to that world. The teaching of the Catholic Church provides the basis for this preparation.

The pages in this website will tell you more about our school and the unique way we aim to offer a distinctive Catholic educational experience. I hope you find it both informative and interesting and that it helps you to make the right choice for your child’s future.

Catholic schools are unique and distinctive. Becket’s is, I believe, unique and distinctive amongst other Catholic schools but, of course, the best way to find out what we’re really like is to visit us.

Mrs Cathy Baxendale







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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.