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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

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.