Baysdale Road, Thornaby,
Stockton-On-Tees TS17 9DE
Tel: 01642 613327 Fax: 01642 618227

Head Teacher and Governors Welcome

St Patrick’s is a voluntary aided 11-16 mixed comprehensive school providing high quality Catholic education for the children of Thornaby, a township within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees. There are presently 559 boys and girls studying in the school. We are a specialist Maths and Computing College.

St Patrick’s is well regarded in the community it serves. We have a reputation for securing high standards of behaviour from our students and our care and development of the children makes us a popular choice for parents.

Academic standards are high and our results in public examinations exceed national averages.

St Patrick’s has a very strong tradition of excellence in sport and outdoor education. Students participate in football, rugby, cricket, netball, cross-country, volleyball, badminton, basketball, walking and orienteering.

Music is strong with opportunities for students to learn an instrument, play in the school orchestra and sing in the choir. An annual school production develops the students’ creative talents and provides the opportunity to perform.

We are a community of faith as well as a school and the spiritual life of St Patrick’s is of prime importance. Staff and students have regular opportunities to pray together and the liturgies of the Church are routinely celebrated. Students are encouraged to deepen their relationship with God and to respond to what He is calling them to. The students of St Patrick’s are very sensitive to the needs of others and respond with great generosity to those in need.

The school, currently in Special Measures, is being very ably supported by a National Support School – Outwood Grange in Wakefield – which has a national reputation for transformational school improvement. Outwood Grange, who are contracted until the end of the summer term, are working in close partnership with Stockton local authority and the Diocese of Middlesbrough and that is why improvement in the school has been so rapid.

St Patrick’s is currently in the process of changing its name: officially it is St Patrick’s RC Comprehensive School, but you will find that is now known as St Patrick’s Catholic College.

You are be very welcome to visit the school, should you wish to do so please ring the school and this can be arranged for you.