A warm welcome to St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, an Academy within The Lumen Christi Catholic Multi Academy Company (MAC).
I have the great honour and privilege of being appointed Principal of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School since 1st September 2018.
We hope that this website will give you some insight into what we offer but more importantly communicates how we work and what we are about.
Our mission statement "Christ is at the centre of our school community where we live, love and learn together" is at the heart of all that we do.
We believe all people are imprinted with God’s image. The dignity and value of our students and staff comes not just from the work they do, but from the persons they are. Diversity and difference is not just tolerated but respected, celebrated and loved. As a result, visitors to our school will be greeted with smiles, find warm relationships between staff and students and often hear laughter in our corridors, offices and classrooms.
We also believe a good education is a wonderful gift. Each of our children only get this precious gift once. As a result, we continuously emphasise excellent behaviour, high standards of uniform and require students to commit to their learning. In return, we will provide all children, regardless of ability and background, with an ambitious and challenging curriculum. We do this so our children leave with the necessary skills and qualifications but also a rich and varied education where they can truly appreciate art, literature, music and so on.
Our highly professional staff will work selflessly and tirelessly to ensure our children’s ambitions and God-given talents are realised. We want them to leave us knowing they are loved unconditionally and as a committed learner and exceptional person. A bold ambition but one we can all achieve in prayer and by working together.
I look forward to working closely with you over the next few years and I would like to ask for your prayers as we begin our work afresh.
May God continue to bless this very special school.
Mr Chris Martin, Principal
BSci (Hons) PGCE MA