St Thomas More Roman Catholic Academy, North Shields

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St Thomas More RC Academy
Established 1988
Type Voluntary aided
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher David Watson
Chair of Governors Michael Ronan
Location Lynn Road
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 8LF
Local authority North Tyneside
DfE URN 108648 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students c.1700
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Colours Maroon and Gold

St Thomas More RC Academy is a voluntary aided Roman Catholic secondary school and Sixth Form located on Lynn Road (B1316) in North Shields, North Tyneside, England.


The school, which was known as St Anselm's before 1988, is a specialist maths and computing school and has been a DFES Training School since September 2000. The school has seen only two head teachers since 1988, the former head teacher John Marshall retired in 2007, leaving Diane Donkin to become the new head from September 2007. In 2012, the school's name changed from St Thomas More High School to St Thomas More Academy

Alumni include Newcastle United striker Adam Campbell and Olympic 400m runner Ross Murray.[citation needed]

Academic performance[edit]

It achieves results similar to a grammar school, with very high GCSE results and good A level results - the best for both in North Tyneside LEA, and in the top twenty schools in the North East at A level and for GCSE it is in the top five. From the most recent ofsted report. ofsted said it was "Outstanding" (For the past 18 years).[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 55°01′05″N 1°28′37″W / 55.018°N 1.477°W / 55.018; -1.477