St Thomas More RC Language College
St Thomas More Language College is a Roman Catholic secondary school in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is named after Thomas More who was beheaded by King Henry VIII when Lord Chancellor. Saint Thomas More lived in the Chelsea borough which is where the school is now located. The school was also built on a burial ground
Education for boys and girls has been provided at the school since 1845. The first foundation in 1885 was for 200 pupils and the school has been in existence since that time. The Sisters of Mercy, who ran a boarding school, decided to move from the site in 1954 so that the school could be modernised to accommodate 249 pupils. The school is situated in the middle of Chelsea, a short walk from Sloane Square, and is surrounded by a wide variety of galleries and museums. Many of the buildings have now been supplemented by modern buildings which house all the facilities for a mixed, comprehensive school. The school gained Language College specialist status in September 2004.
Almighty God, we thank you for our school and our education; for our families and friends.
Guide us to work together to build a strong community where we can all serve you and strive for excellence.
We thank you for the gifts of knowledge, understanding and friendship.
Help us to grow in your wisdom and love, inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ our Lord.
School Mission Statement
• Be responsible citizens upholding Gospel values in our society
• Contribute to providing the best possible education for all
• Work together, valuing and nurturing all relationships
• Maintain an environment that allows all individuals to flourish and enjoy their education
• Honour the aims and purposes of the College
Language College Status
ST THOMAS MORE RC School achieved Specialist status as a Language College in 2004. The college has always had an excellent tradition of multiculturalism since there are 37 different language backgrounds in our college. These languages range across Europe, South America and Africa. The largest contingents are Portuguese, Spanish and Filipino.
In 1977 the school choir provided the backing vocals for the hit song If I Had Words performed by Scott Fitzgerald.
St Thomas More have won the best football team all over London form ages 12–16 competing with 30 other secondary schools.