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St Simon Stock Catholic School

Work with Love

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Work with Love

Academy Principal’s Welcome


Welcome to the St Simon Stock Catholic School website.


We are a proudly Catholic school, established in 1967 and based on the Oakwood Campus in Maidstone, which has a deserved reputation both within Kent and nationally, for the strong academic progress that our young learners make, and for the high expectations and aspirations that we have as they journey through life.


Our expectations for our learners’ behaviour for learning are second-to-none. We consistently speak of the importance of ‘scholarly behaviour’. This means that we aim for our students to leave us, after seven years of hard study, as cultured young adults, with a love for all that is beautiful, globally and historically. We aim to foster a love for learning and academic rigour, which they will maintain for the whole of their lives. Our curriculum is balanced, relevant, strongly academic and fosters curiosity and creativity.


Visitors consistently comment on how respectful and well-mannered our students are. This is because we have a strong family ethos, with outstanding pastoral care, which places the dignity of each young learner at the heart of everything that we do. Our students understand that education is about more than academic qualifications, as important as these are. It is also about educating the whole child. We teach our children to use their education and academic qualifications to serve the common good, and to go out and improve the world when they leave us as young adults, at the age of eighteen.


In October 2021 we were graded as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted under the new inspection framework. The following month, in November 2021, we were graded as ‘Outstanding’ when our school was inspected by the Education Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Southwark.


Our motto is ‘Labora Cum Amore’, which means, ‘Work With Love’, as Christ taught us to do.


Thank you for your interest in our school.


Jon Malone
Academy Principal

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.