Our School

There is always lots going on at St Thomas More's!  In this section of our website we hope to share some of our school  life and school experiences with you.  

Take a look at our classes, from Reception to Year 6.

Visit our VLE (for staff and children of our school only)

Find out about our sporting activities and sporting clubs.

Our Clubs

(Coming soon)

 

Find out about all our different clubs.

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St Thomas More was born in London on 7th February 1478. After studying religion and the classics, he entered Oxford to study law. Upon leaving university he started a legal career and also became a well-known social philosopher, author and statesman. He attracted the attention of Henry VIII who appointed him to a succession of high posts and missions, and finally made him Lord Chancellor in 1529. However, he resigned in 1532 at the height of his career and reputation, in objection to the King's separation from the Catholic Church and the ending of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. The rest of his life was spent in writing mostly in defence of the Church.  In 1534, with his close friend St John Fisher, he refused to accept the King as the Head of the Church of England.  He was confined to the Tower of London and fifteen months later he was tried and convicted of treason.  On the scaffold, he told the crowd of spectators that he was dying as "the King's good servant - but God's first." He was beheaded on July 6th 1535. St Thomas More was canonised by Pope Pius XI in 1935 as a martyr. Pope John Paul II in 2000 declared him the "Heavenly Patron of Statesmen and Politicians. His feast day is June 22nd.

 

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