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6th July Futures Day with Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

On the 6th July it was our turn to host the Higher Education Day for both our own Year 12 students and those at Bennett Memorial in Tunbridge Wells. 

In 2017, Bennett hosted the day for our students. A day like this meant all students could choose from a range of workshops depending on their own aspirations and make a more informed decision about where they apply in just a few months time.

The day included over 30 workshops for students to choose from:

  • a number of universities (Exeter, Southampton Solent, Kent, Oxford, Cambridge, UCA, Surrey & Bristol)
  • other training provisions (European School of Osteopathy, Mid Kent College)
  • employers (Police, RAF, Navy, Walker Construction, HSBC)
  • parents or past students talking about their own career paths (finance, real estate, cultural heritage, civil service)
  • apprenticeships (3aaa & KATO)

We would like to thank Bennett Memorial Diocesan School for joining us for the day and hope that our hosting met expectations (or beat them!). It was a great day, incredibly busy and we hope all students gained some much needed information and confidence for the future.

We would also like to thank all of the volunteers including parents, employers and providers who travelled far and wide for the day. The time given by them undoubtedly save them time and worry later on.

And a final thank you to our keynote speaker who was inspirational in setting the tone for the day, Jo Whimble-Groves (pictured top). As someone who has become one of the most successful female entrepreneurs in recent years and as a beacon for those who don’t want to go to university (she didn’t!) it was truly motivational hearing her talk about not just her path so far but how to relate that to your own.

Mr May – Careers Leader

Our Values



Prayer & Faith




We must ‘Go and do likewise’, to serve the needs of others.

We are ‘One Body in Christ’, inclusive and welcoming to all.

We are called to ‘be constant in prayer’ to discern God’s love. Students are invited to faith, participating in regular acts of workshop as forms, classes, year groups, and a school.

Students are expected to be hopeful, showing respect to themselves, their peers, teachers and the environment.

Students are expected to be charitable through acts of service in school and the wider community.

Students are expected to maintain a scholarly attitude in all lessons and work to the best of their ability and engage where they can in extra-curricular activities.


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.