St Thomas More Catholic Academy & Sixth Form College

With grace and humility,
glorify the Lord by your life

Home/School Communication

The partnership between you, as parents/carers, and our school is greatly valued and strong lines of communication are key to a successful partnership.

How you can communicate with us:

  • By telephone or email to the school office
  • The Principal, Mrs Thomas, and members of the Senior Leadership team are normally available to speak to before school starts and at the end of the day. If a longer meeting is needed, it would be best to make an appointment in advance by calling the school reception.
  • Your child’s form tutor is the first point of contact should you have any concerns.

Alternatively, your child’s head of year is available for you to meet with him or her should you need an appointment if there is a pastoral related concern. Heads of faculty and subject teachers are happy to communicate with parents and carers regarding your child’s academic progress and any concerns you may have.

  • If your child is in year 11, with your child’s mentor


How we will communicate with you:

  • Newsletters informing you of school/Parish events are sent home through Parentmail each week. They are also available on the school website.
  • Text messages will be sent through Parentmail for important reminders, to share good news and as part of our Behaviour Policy.
  • Telephone calls where appropriate.
  • Two school progress reports a year informing you of your child’s progress in all aspects of the school’s curriculum. This includes information about your child’s attendance, behaviour, effort, organisation and attitude to learning and home learning.
  • Through our website which contains all important information regarding the school.
  • Parents evenings with your child’s subject teachers once per year
  • Through social media accounts - our Facebook and Twitter pages are used to promote and celebrate key events in the life of the school.


You are invited to our school for:

  • Induction meetings for Year 6/7 transition and transition to the sixth form
  • Mentor meetings if your child is in Year 11
  • Celebration assemblies
  • School Masses
  • Special Liturgies- for example Remembrance Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Stations of the Cross, Born for This
  • Parents’ Evenings (once a year) - appointments are booked through Parentmail.
  • Concerts
  • School productions
  • Special Events – for example Macmillan Coffee mornings, Summer Fayre
  • Curriculum information meetings - these offer a chance for you to find out more about an aspect of work which your child may be undertaking in school.