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D-Day Memorial Planes

In early June more than 35 Dakota planes, supported by an escort of World War Two fighter planes, flew over Maidstone on route from Duxford in Cambridgeshire to northern France. This flyover was part of a series of national events, which were organised in memory of those servicemen and women who gave their lives 75 years earlier on 6th June 1944 in the famous D-Day landings, which marked a major turning point in World War Two and the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe from Hitler’s rule.


When we heard that the flyover was scheduled for 2.37 pm, towards the end of our afternoon ‘Period 5’ lesson, we felt that this was an opportunity not to be missed. Mr Malone spoke to the whole school on the tannoy, giving students and staff a brief commemorative history lesson, followed by a prayer to remember those who gave their lives. Plans were then put in place for the whole school to go outside in the afternoon to watch the fly-past as a sign of respect. Unfortunately, the event was delayed! We congratulate though many of our students who stayed behind after the end of the school day to watch the event. The planes eventually flew past at 5 pm, directly over our school, witnessed by many staff, and a small number of students who hung on to the last. It was an amazing spectacle, which we felt privileged and humbled to be able to watch.

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.