We are Passionate about Learning

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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

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

School Announcements

  • Football Academy News
    Created on Friday, 22 September 2017 16:23

    Delighted for my new 1st year CPFC foundation scholars, very little time together and they put in another very good performance to beat Northampton Town yesterday 4-1 against an older, more physical team. A long way to go but this group will get better I'm sure of that #progression #cpfcfoundatio...

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  • Open Evening - Invitation
    Created on Friday, 22 September 2017 08:22

    We would like to invite all prospective parents of students starting secondary school in September 2018 to our Open Evening on Thursday 28th September 2017 6.00pm to 8.00pm. There will be refreshments and a crèche available. We look forward to welcoming you.

    Ciran Stapleton - Head...

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  • Year 13 - UCAS Information Evening
    Created on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:27

    We would like to invite you to a UCAS Information Evening for parents and carers of year 13 and 14 students.

    The presentation will take place in the Post 16 Study Centre on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 from 6.00pm to 7.00pm

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  • Year 12 Welcome & Information Evening
    Created on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:32

    Did you miss the Year 12 Welcome Evening? If you have any queries relating to the 6th Form please liaise with Mrs Harrison or Mrs Donovan.  Further information is available (click Read More) in the presentation of the evening, or contact us. Many thanks.

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  • Every Thomas Becket pupil gets a University place...
    Created on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:43

    The new head at Thomas Becket Catholic School said he was thrilled at the school's A -level results after 99 per cent received a pass grade.

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  • GCSE RESULTS: Pass rate just keeps improving at...
    Created on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:43

    The number of students passing their GCSEs at Thomas Becket Catholic School increased by eight per cent on 2015's figures, despite tougher tests. Read more

  • TBCS celebrate a “milestone” set of results!
    Created on Friday, 25 August 2017 11:24

    Students from Thomas Becket Catholic School were celebrating this morning as they discovered they had achieved the school’s best set of results in recent years.

    A total of 51% achieved a standard pass or above in English and maths. While comparisons are difficult due to changes in how GCS...

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  • Canteen Mural
    Created on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 23:59

    With thanks to Miss Powell and our students for creating our canteen mural.  Very well done, it is looking splendid!

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  • Crystal Palace Foundation Football Academy CPFC Foundation...
    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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  • Attendance Notice Update
    Created on Friday, 11 September 2015 10:12

    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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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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Partners in the Trust

St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Academies Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales under company registration number 09980467 at registered address c/o NORES, 33 Westbourne Road, Luton, United Kingdom, LU4 8JD. Thomas Becket Catholic School is a business name of St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Academies Trust