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Catholic life

Our Parish

Sunday Mass at Saint Thomas More Church is at 9.00am. All masses are now also live streamed. For more information and details of the current restrictions and safety rules for attending our Church, please visit the parish website below: 

As a community of faith please can we all join together and celebrate mass  each Wednesday at 9am.
Please click here to view the live stream.

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Liturgy and Collective Worship

The school has close links with St Thomas More Parish and the Archdiocese of Birmingham and conducts liturgies and acts of collective worship are in line with guidance from the Archdiocese and the Catholic Education Service. Each week the school joins together in Collective Worship for a ‘Mission Assembly’ where pupils and staff reflect on the Gospel from the preceding Sunday and a ‘Giving Thanks – Wow!’ Assembly, where pupils’ achievements -academic and personal – are celebrated and thanks is given for the blessings God bestows on us. Parents are invited to share in our ‘Giving Thanks’ Assembly and celebrate the successes of the members of our school community. Prayer is a thread that weaves through our school day, with staff and pupils praying together.


Our school motto and mission is To Learn and Grow as God’s Holy People. This is something every member of our school community tries to do in every aspect of their life. We know that by working hard to learn, each of us can grow to become the best version of ourselves – the person that God calls us to be. We also know that to grow into the best we can be, we need to grow closer to God. We do this by listening to His Word, through prayer and through action: by loving others and by looking after the world we have been blessed to inherit. We know. that each one of us is one of God’s Holy People and that this is a special privilege that comes with important responsibilities.

Each year group has produced a display to show something important to them about their current step on the Journey of Faith.

Nursery Display              ‘God Created Me’

Reception Class

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 5

Year 6

Ethos and Values

Gospel values underpin everything we do at St Thomas More Primary School and our motto: “Learn and Grow as God’s Holy People” is central to our mission.

At St Thomas More Primary School our values and ethos are grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church as defined by the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Core values we promote at the school encourage children to be:

  • grateful;
  • generous;
  • attentive;
  • discerning;
  • compassionate;
  • loving;
  • faith-filled;
  • hopeful;
  • eloquent;
  • truthful;
  • learned;
  • wise;
  • curious;
  • active;
  • intentional;
  • prophetic;

Vision, Values & Aims

Each half-term we examine two of these core values in greater depth through our work in assemblies and across the curriculum.

In addition to this, our ethos is one of love and support where high expectations promoted by staff members encourage children to do their best at all times. We embrace new technology and aim to ensure our teaching practices are founded on evidence-based pedagogy; we encourage children to adopt a “growth mind set” and try new things that push them outside their comfort zone; we value the contributions of parents and carers as the first and most important educators of our children; and adults and children alike adopt a reflective approach to learning so that we all strive to be better each day.

Sacramental Preparation

More information to follow soon.

Parish Links

As a Catholic school, our links with the Parish are very important.

Many of our Catholic children are involved in the life of the Parish. Children from Year 4 upwards have the opportunity to be involved in the ministry of serving at the altar for weekday Mass and at weekends. They are trained to a very high standard by Mr Malcolm Pollard. Altar servers attend Mass on December 26th to celebrate their patron, Saint Stephen.