St Thomas More Catholic Academy

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St Thomas More Catholic Academy
Longton Hall Road

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Coordinates52°59′16″N 2°08′52″W / 52.9879°N 2.14783°W / 52.9879; -2.14783Coordinates: 52°59′16″N 2°08′52″W / 52.9879°N 2.14783°W / 52.9879; -2.14783
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1980 (1980)
Local authorityStoke-on-Trent
Department for Education URN140304 Tables
HeadteacherMr Mark Rayner
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1,010 as of March 2016

St Thomas More Catholic Academy is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in the Longton area of Stoke-on-Trent in the English county of Staffordshire.[1] The school is named after Saint Thomas More, a sixteenth century elder statesman who was martyred for his refusal to accept King Henry VIII's claim to be the supreme head of the church.

First established in 1980 as a voluntary aided upper school for pupils aged 12 to 18, in 1983 St Thomas More became a secondary school for pupils aged 11 to 18. The school gained a specialism in Maths and Computing in 2004 and became a Training school in 2009. In 2013 the school relocated to a new building and converted to academy status, sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham.[2]

St Thomas More Catholic Academy offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A-levels and further BTECs. The sixth form provision is offered as the Trinity Sixth Form, a collaboration between St Thomas More Catholic Academy, St John Fisher Catholic College, and St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy.[3]


  1. ^ "Welcome to St Thomas More Catholic Academy".
  2. ^ "History".
  3. ^ "Trinity Sixth Form".

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