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Short Story Competition

A Short, but Chilling Hallowe’en


To mark the end of October’s spooky goings-on, the English Department invited pupils to participate in a short story competition with a difference: while, obviously, all stories had to be of spine-tingling horror, the pupils had to chill, fright or scare their readers in exactly 100 words. Over the half-term our inboxes were flooded with a deluge of blood, entrails and gore (not literally – luckily) as the pupils brought out the darker sides we rarely see in the run of a normal school day. With so many entries and with such horrific stories, it was very difficult to find a winner. But found them we have: first prize goes to Matthew Charatan for his short story ‘03:15’. Runners-up are Michael Davison for ‘The Basement’ and Vaniah Coleman for ‘The Nightmare’. Well done to all participants and especially to the winners.

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.