99 Military Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1NE
10 reasons to choose St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, Canterbury
St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School, Canterbury has a Schoolsmith Score® of 67. It is one of the best state primary schools in Canterbury and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 2 miles.
St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School, Canterbury is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 5 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic voluntary aided faith school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection. It is one of the 20 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Kent LEA.
Average class size
St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School, Canterbury has one class per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School, Canterbury ranks in the top 28% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 40% of schools.
The St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, Canterbury curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, French. Subjects are taught separately and co-ordinated by topic, with cross-curricular linking when appropriate. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for languages.
Sport at St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, Canterbury
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3. School Games Mark Gold Award.
The Arts at St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, Canterbury
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There may be some occasional extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 8.45am to 3.00pm. Breakfast club from 8.00am and after school clubs may extend the day to 4.15pm.
Find another school near St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, Canterbury
Blean Primary School (2.3 miles); Bridge and Patrixbourne Church of England Primary School (3.5 miles); Hernhill Church of England Primary School (5.8 miles).
The King’s School Canterbury (0.1 miles); St Edmund’s School, Canterbury (1.6 miles); Kent College Canterbury (1.8 miles).
Barton Court Grammar School (0.7 miles); The Archbishop’s School (1.1 miles); Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School (1.4 miles).