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Tonbridge Debating Competition

On 19th November, 3 Sixth Form students – Finley Jarrett, Dominika Maruszczak and Sabe Santhosh – took part in a Debating Competition held at Tonbridge School. The students were the ‘Proposition’ for the motion ‘This House will abolish trial by Jury’. The students researched and presented a high-quality debate in which they presented recent and historical examples of cases miscarriages of justice, huge costs or jury bias and proposed alternative systems, guided by Ms K. Denny and myself. All 3 were a credit to themselves and excellent ambassadors for the school. The opposing team – Sutton Valence School – were experienced. However, our students were able to justify their arguments succinctly and eloquently. All the other teams had competed in this event before, but all 3 students held their own and formulated some strong arguments. The competition was organised by the English Speaking Union as an annual competition. Next year, I am certain we will be even more successful. It was an amazing experience for us all and we learnt a great deal. Huge congratulations to the students who took part – they should be very proud of themselves.

Melissa King (Academic Literacy and Debating Co-ordinator).

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.