St Thomas à Becket Catholic Secondary School

A Voluntary Academy


Contact Us

Please address correspondence to:

St Thomas à Becket Catholic Secondary School

Barnsley Road
West Yorkshire


 Headteacher: Cathy Baxendale

Chair of Academy Council (governing body): Catherine Cooper

SENCO: Kelly Hale


Our Academy sponsor is the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust in the Diocese of Leeds. The address for the Trust office is: The Zucchi Suite, Nostell Business Estate, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1AB and the phone number is 01924 802285

The Trust website address is


For general enquiries please speak to our Receptionists Jo Wright or Claire McKinley

Telephone: (01924) 303545
Fax: (01924) 303548


PLEASE NOTE: This email address is for general information only. For confidential matters please telephone the school and ask to speak to the relevant person. Any correspondence or requests for information sent to school via hard copy or email during the school holidays can only be processed when the school re-opens.


Transport links

By Car

The college is situated on Barnsley Road (A61). From the South leave the M1 at Junction 39 and head towards Wakefield, follow signs for Sandal.

From the North leave the M1 at Junction 41, head towards the centre of Wakefield and then follow signs for Barnsley (A61). The visitor’s car park is situated at the back of the school with access from Agbrigg Road.

By Bus

The following bus services travel down Barnsley Road and call at Wakefield Bus Station:

  • 102 (Lupset – Wakefield – Eastmoor)
  • 195 (Wakefield – Walton – New Crofton – Ryhill – South Hiendley – Hemsworth)
  • 196 (Wakefield – Walton – New Crofton – Ryhill – Newstead – Hemsworth)
  • 485 (Wakefield – Agbrigg – Crofton – Nostell – Ackworth – Badsworth – Upton – South Elmsall)
  • 110 (Leeds – Lofthouse – Outwood – Wakefield – Kettlethorpe – Hall Green)
  • 117 (Leeds – Wakefield – Ossett)
  • 444 (Wakefield – Rothwell – Leeds)
  • 446 (Wakefield – Woodlesford – Leeds)

By Train

Sandal and Agbrigg station (Wakefield Line) is a 5 minute walk from the college where a regular service runs to the following stations: Leeds – Outwood – Wakefield Westgate – Sandal and Agbrigg – Fitzwilliam – South Elmsall – Adwick – Bentley – Doncaster / Moorthorpe – Rotherham – Meadowhall – Sheffield.

Further information on all Wakefield transport including times, maps and routes can be found on the Metro website.

METRO have produced college transport guides for students and parents and can be downloaded from their website.


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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.