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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

  • Back to School Information
    Created on Thursday, 27 July 2017 09:17

    TUESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER:  Year 12 and Year 13 will be on a Team Building Day

    WEDNESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER:   Year 7’s start, Year 12 and 13 normal lessons

    THURSDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER:  All students in School

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  • Start of new Term Arrangements
    Created on Friday, 21 July 2017 13:47

    Staff will return for training days on Monday 4th and 5th September, students should not be in school on these days unless they are Year 12 and 13 students who will return on Tuesday 5th September.

    Year 7 students will start on Wednesday 6th September and the rest of the school will retur...

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  • Canteen Mural
    Created on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 22:59

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

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    Created on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 17:01

    Our school Governing Body is made up of Community, Parent, Partnership, and Staff. Our Governors may come to us through a variety of routes and with a range of different backgrounds, skills and experiences, but they are all volunteers who work together for the benefit of the School and are the li...

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  • Leaver’s Hoodies
    Created on Thursday, 27 April 2017 17:28

    Our Year 11 students have decided that they would like the opportunity to purchase Leaver’s Hoodies to mark the end of their time at Thomas Becket School.

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  • TBCS School Committee Membership
    Created on Thursday, 03 November 2016 14:59

    Thomas Becket Catholic School achieved its best ever results in the Summer 2016 examination season with outstanding grades being reached by a large number of students, both at GCSE and A level. This is testament to the hard work of students and staff alike, supported of course by parents and care...

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  • Big Breakfast!
    Created on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 11:43

    We now serve "Big Breakfast" every Friday between 8:20am and 8:50am.

    Prices: £2.00 per student with 30p per extra item!

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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 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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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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