The Diocese & Our Parish
We are very lucky to be so close to our Parish Church, St Thomas of Canterbury.
Father Dennis and Father Emmanuel both take an active role in the life of our school, visiting weekly for assemblies and for visits to each class. We have a weekly rota for classes to join the Parish at morning Mass on a Wednesday and the children also lead our own liturgies and Masses in the church alongside our priests.
St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School is in the Diocese of Westminster.
We take part in many Diocese events during the year, such as the Good Shepherd Mass at the Cathedral, the Westminster Chorister Outreach programme and other special events, particular to the year. Our staff take part in many of the CPD opportunities within the diocese for training and we support our staff in funding the programme for the Catholic Certificate of Religious Education (CCRS).
We also work closely with our other Catholic Schools in our Deanery. The Headteachers’ and deputy Heads from the Deanery schools, meet twice termly to plan and discuss joint issues. We share INSET together at least once a year with all our staff and together as a group of schools, we provide training for our Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs). We regularly moderate samples of work across the schools as well as sharing good practice with one another.