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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

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.