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To develop a thriving, exciting learning community that supports our students and staff in achieving their maximum learning potential.

Our vision is to create a thriving, exciting learning community that allows both staff and students to meet their full learning potential. We want our students to become independent, curious learners and to be equipped with the essential skills needed for life outside of the school community. We aim to deliver consistently high quality teaching and learning opportunities across the school to allow our students and staff to meet their full potential. In order to achieve this, we have five school priorities.

The Five Teaching and Learning priorities

1.    To consistently deliver good and outstanding lessons in all subjects
2.    To consistently provide good quality feedback to all students in all subjects
3.    To be consistent in the setting of homework in all subjects
4.    To further develop literacy across the school
5.    To further develop the use of TAs in the classroom in order to meet the needs of all students.

School Announcements

  • Open Mornings in October 2016
    Created on Friday, 09 September 2016 11:15

    THOMAS BECKET CATHOLIC SCHOOL THOMAS SCHOOL - OPEN MORNINGS

    Open mornings from 9.00am to 10.30am approx on the following dates:

    • Tuesday 11th October 2016
    • Thursday 13th October 2016
    • Friday 14th October 2016
    • Tuesday 18th October ...

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  • Best results ever at Thomas Becket Catholic School!...
    Created on Thursday, 25 August 2016 09:54

    The Headteacher is absolutely delighted with this year’s GCSE results. The proportion of students that achieved 5 A* - C including English and Maths rose to 50% for the first time ever.

    The proportion of students that achieved a C or abo...

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  • A Testament to the hard work of all...
    Created on Friday, 19 August 2016 09:54

    We are delighted with our A Level results and the improvements made are testament to the hard work of all of our students and the dedication of our staff. Our students on average achieved a grade higher than in the previous year and 94% of students gained 3 A levels (or equivalent ) which is a 20...

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  • NMPAT Announcement
    Created on Monday, 20 June 2016 12:12

    Available in September 2016 – Bassoon and Oboe Clubs

    Would you like to learn to play the oboe or bassoon?

    The Music and Performing Arts Trust offers Bassoon and Oboe clubs every Friday evening in Northampton from September 2016.  Students interested in starting to learn eithe...

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  • Visit the Phoenix Centre
    Created on Friday, 27 May 2016 11:39

    Click here to visit the Phoenix Centre which is a new, bespoke approach to learning that aims to accelerate student progress.

    The key aims of the Phoenix approach are:

    ...

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  • Post 16 Exit Questionnaire
    Created on Friday, 20 May 2016 10:43

    We have created a survey for Post-16 students to offer them the opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences at Thomas Becket Catholic School, specifically related to their course, their readiness for their next stages in education and other aspects which will help us reflect and enhance ...

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  • Governance Update
    Created on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 10:34

    The Governing Body of The Thomas of Canterbury Federation of Northampton Catholic Schools

    As from the 1st April 2016 St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, along with The Good Shepherd and St. Mary’s Primary Schools and Thomas Becket Secondary School is governed by St. Th...

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  • Updated Key Dates - Post 16
    Created on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 14:22

    Click "Read More" the see the UPDATED key dates associated with Post 16 student activities from May to September 2017.

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  • Our Football Academy
    Created on Monday, 14 March 2016 17:27

    Former Arsenal, Manchester City, Crystal Palace and Republic of Ireland international footballer, Eddie McGoldrick is Head Coach of the Football Academy at Thomas Becket, one of only a handful of school-based Football Academies in Northamptonshire.

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  • Year 10 PIXL Curve GCSE Exams
    Created on Friday, 29 January 2016 14:36

    Shortly, you will be receiving an email with key information about the forthcoming Year 10 Mock exams which are due to commence on Monday 20th of June.  For English and Maths only, the school have opted in to an exciting initiative whereby the students’ exam papers are moderated by an extern...

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  • Attendance Notice Update
    Created on Friday, 11 September 2015 09:12

    The Department for Education has announced that from September 2015, the Persistent Absence (PA) criteria will change from 15% to 10%. This means that any student who falls below 90% attendance will become a persistent absence pupil and therefore reported to National an...

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  • Term Dates Information
    Created on Monday, 07 September 2015 09:17

    Follow this link where you will note that Thomas Becket sets its Term Dates so that they are different to the Northants County Council dates. 

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Comparative Attendance Data

Chart showing the reduction in the number of Term Time holidays taken by Thomas Becket students over time.

 
*Figures to date

Attendance Rules - Did you know?

Children with poor attendance are less likely to gain 5 A*- C GCSEs.
82.1% attendance is the same as missing 34 days of school in one year.
Poor attendance will have a serious impact on education.

Attendance Indicators

  • 95% - 100% Attendance - Very Good
  • 90% - 94.9% Attendance - Below Expectations
  • Under 90% Attendance - See the Attendance Officers

From June 2016 penalty notices are now issued to each parent of each child for unauthorised holiday of 5 days (10 sessions) or more during a 6 weeks period

Penalty notices are currently £120, reduced to £60 if paid within 21 days. Failure to pay the penalty notice in full at the end of the 21 day period may result in prosecution.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the attendance office on 01604 493211 extension 337/338 or alternatively email attendance@thomasbecket.org.uk

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