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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

  • ‘Waiting in joyful hope’
    Created on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 09:11

    ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY CATHOLIC ACADEMY SCHOOLS
    ‘Waiting in joyful hope’.
    Warmly invite you to our
    Advent Carol Service
    on
    December 6th 2016
    @
    6:30pm
    at
    The Cathedral of
    Our Lady and St Thomas

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  • CPFC Beat Liverpool FC!
    Created on Monday, 28 November 2016 09:00

    Wednesday 23rd November saw our CPFC A team entertain the current league and cup double winners from 2015/16 Liverpool FC here at Thomas Becket Catholic School.

    The champions, Liverpool, came into the game 2nd in the table, having lost only once in the previous two years but came up again...

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  • Festival of Carols & Lessons
    Created on Saturday, 19 November 2016 11:17

    Thomas Becket Catholic School cordially invites you to our Festival of Carols & Lessons

    Wednesday 14th December at 12.00pm & 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium

    Becket Way, Kettering Rd North, Northampton NN3 6HT, 01604 493211 - Parking is available.

    Limit...

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  • Year 8 Class Size Reductions
    Created on Thursday, 10 November 2016 09:29

    Due to the rapidly improving popularity of our school, since September we have accepted a significant number of new students into Thomas Becket.

    These students are from families new to the town and from families who have wanted to move their children to us from other local schools. With 2...

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  • Operation Christmas Child
    Created on Friday, 04 November 2016 12:03

    We are having issues with sourcing shoeboxes, as the shoe shop we used last year is not giving away boxes this year. If you have any shoe boxes at home please bring them into school and give them to me, or send them down to Phoenix 3.

    If you would personally like to fill a shoe box: Pleas...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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