St Thomas More Catholic School, Wood Green

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St Thomas More Catholic School
Established 1952
Type Academy
Religion Roman Catholic
Executive Headteacher Martin Tissot
Chair Pat Egan
Location Glendale Avenue
Wood Green
N22 5HN
DfE URN 139362 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students c. 800
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website St Thomas More Catholic School

St Thomas More Catholic School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in Wood Green, London N22. The school was founded in 1952 at Holcombe Road Tottenham, London N17, fourteen years after work had begun on the buildings.[1] It is the only Roman Catholic secondary school in the London Borough of Haringey.[2]

The school today[edit]

The school has improved its standing in the examination result tables since the appointment in 2010 of executive headteacher, Martin Tissot,[3][4] who is also headteacher of St George's Roman Catholic Secondary School in Maida Vale. In 2013, the pupils achieved 91% 5 A-Cs in GCSE, including English and Maths, putting them at the top of the table of Haringey secondary schools to become the most improved school in the country. St Thomas More achieved academy status in March 2013 and Ofsted judged the school to be outstanding in June 2013.

A £3 million building programme includes a Duke of Edinburgh Award training centre, a dance studio, music studios, drama studios, a multi gym and a floodlit Astroturf pitch.[2]

Notable former pupils[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ British history online Retrieved 13 July 2008
  2. ^ a b Official Site Retrieved 26 March 2013
  3. ^ Daisy Jestico (15 November 2010). "New headteacher reversing the fortunes of Wood Green's St Thomas More school". Tottenham and Wood Green Journal. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Flora Drury (24 August 2012). "GCSE results: Wood Green school goes from bottom to top in just four years". Tottenham and Wood Green Journal. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Emma Ania". Women's track and field. University of Illinois Athletics. Archived from the original on 25 August 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2008. 
  6. ^ "Samantha Fox". Where are They Now?. Comedy Central. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Alastair Aitken (June 2010). "Tony Jarrett June 2010". Alastair Aitken reports on ....... Highgate Harriers. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 

Coordinates: 51°36′16″N 0°06′30″W / 51.6044°N 0.1083°W / 51.6044; -0.1083