Hadfield Street, Higher Broughton, Salford M7 4XG
10 reasons to choose St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 71. It is one of the best state primary schools in Salford and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 1 mile.
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic voluntary aided faith school. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2010) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School usually has two classes per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School ranks in the top 6% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 6% of schools.
The St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, French. It is subject based, organised by topics, and with some cross-curricular projects. 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, Forest School for Nursery and Reception and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 8.00am to 5.55pm.
Find another school near St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School
King David Primary School (0.7 miles); St Philip’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Salford (1 mile); Church of England School of the Resurrection (2.8 miles).
Chetham’s School of Music (1.7 miles); Abbey College Manchester (2 miles); Manchester High School for Girls (4.6 miles).
The King David High School (1.1 miles); St Monica’s RC High School and Sixth Form Centre (2 miles); Manchester Mesivta School (2 miles).