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Year 12 Biology Residential Trip

We had a fantastic time this weekend at YHA South Downs completing core practical work with the Year 12 Biologists. It is no exaggeration to say the students behaved perfectly – even when I forced them to wear less than fashionable waterproof trousers. The students were so efficient at organising themselves that they were able to carry out some extra practical work on day three, and the catering staff commented that ours were the best group they’d ever hosted.


Students found their ‘mud legs’ quickly on the first day, carrying out sampling techniques in dense woodland with gusto. Follow up statistics lessons ran til 8pm each day, and a full day was also spent at Seven Sisters cliffs analysing species distributions in rockpools on the shoreline, which they all loved. We were very lucky with the weather too.


Needless to say they were all very tired when we returned, but got thoroughly stuck in and had a fantastic time in the process.

Huge thanks to Mrs Shepherd, Dr Roberts and the YHA/Field Studies Council staff, who made running the trip an absolute dream!

Miss Swyny

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.