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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

  • VI Form Exam Timetable - Nov 2017
    Created on Friday, 10 November 2017 18:35

    We have now published the Year VI November Exam Timetable. Click here for details.

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  • Mock Exam Preparation & 6th Form Options Evening...
    Created on Monday, 06 November 2017 12:55

    Many thanks to all the Year 11 students and their parents and carers who attended the Mock Exam Preparation & 6th Form Options Evening last night. I hope that you found the evening informative and that it provided food for thought regarding options in Thomas Becket 6th Form next year.

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  • England RFU Project at TBCS
    Created on Thursday, 02 November 2017 09:31

    We were overwhelmed by the visit of the England U20 Rugby team that spent 2 days us working to make a mosaic and video around our core values of Faith, Compassion, Respect, Truth and Justice as well as redecorating the Sixth Form Common Room area. The official release of the visit will...

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  • Values at the heart of change at Thomas...
    Created on Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:43

    Chronicle & Echo Report: "A new leader has brought a new approach to students at Thomas Becket Catholic School. Ciran Stapleton joined the school as their new Headteacher just before the Summer break from St Joseph’s Catholic High School."

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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