Priory Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 2QB
10 reasons to choose St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School, Colchester
St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School, Colchester has a Schoolsmith Score® of 71. It is one of the best state primary schools in Colchester and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 1.5 miles.
St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School, Colchester is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic academy converter faith school. The school is one of the 7 members of The Rosary Trust. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2008) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School, Colchester 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 More’s Catholic Primary School, Colchester ranks in the top 3% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 11% of schools.
The St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School, Colchester curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, French. Most subjects are taught separately, but humanities, art and DT are taught as termly cross-curricular topics. Enquiry skills are usually developed in the topics. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
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 music.
Sport at St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School, Colchester
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School, Colchester
There is provision for music, art, DT, drama, and dance, though usually as part of an integrated topic or another subject. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 8.40am to 3.10/3.15pm though after school clubs may extend the day to 4.15pm.
Find another school near St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School, Colchester
Colchester Prep & High School, Senior (1.1 miles); St Mary’s School for Girls, Colchester (1.5 miles); Royal Hospital School (14 miles).
Colchester Royal Grammar School (1 mile); St Benedict’s Catholic College (1.6 miles); Colchester County High School for Girls (1.6 miles).