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James Griffin

Dear All,

It is with the greatest sadness that I must inform you of the passing away of a former colleague of the School, James Griffin. James was appointed by me after he completed his degree. He taught English and P.E. A popular staff member and loved by his students, he made a great impression as a good teacher and lovely man in the short time he spent in Maidstone. James was an athlete and had completed a lengthy run in Dubai recently as well as being a good Gaelic footballer. He passed away in Dubai where he went after leaving St. Simon Stock. Some students in the Upper School and 6th Form will remember being taught by him. He was in his mid-20s.

His girlfriend, Emma, was appointed on the same day and they taught in the English Department before Dubai called. Our thoughts and prayers are with her at this sad time as well as with James’ family and friends.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace, Amen.

Brendan J. Wall

Executive Principal

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.