A warm welcome to our school.
In our small, Catholic school we recognise that our pupils are made in God’s image and we celebrate the uniqueness of everyone, encouraging all members of our community to ‘live fully and act justly.’
St Thomas More School is part of the Federation of St Thomas More and St Joseph’s RCVA Primary Schools. The school is situated close to Durham City and serves families from a rich variety of backgrounds. We provide a welcoming, nurturing and safe learning environment in which the talents of all pupils and staff are recognised and developed to the full. Our school is happy and vibrant and our children enjoy the learning process. They are guided by caring, enthusiastic, highly motivated and aspirational staff.
‘Pupils at St Thomas More are friendly, polite and respectful. They behave well and welcome visitors to the school’
‘The Catholic life of the school shines through all that pupils do.’
(OFSTED October 2019)
As a school community we provide an excellent education for all our pupils within a caring, stimulating and motivational learning environment. The school is calm and ordered and there is a culture of mutual respect.
The staff, governors and parents work in close partnership with support from the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and the local church of St. Joseph’s in the Parish of the Durham Martyrs. As a Roman Catholic school, our ethos is built upon in Christian values and the teachings of Christ, which underpin all areas of school life.
Success and community are celebrated through a calendar of shared events which include Masses and liturgies, information evenings, performances and sporting events, and more. Pupils are supported to develop confidence and are thrilled to share their accomplishments with their family and the wider community.
We warmly welcome visits to the school; please do not hesitate to contact the school office for further information or to make an appointment.
Mrs Barbara Reilly-O’Donnell
Interim Executive Headteacher