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Five ambitious and courageous year nine students were selected to represent our school in the regional heat of the ‘Up for Debate’ national debating competition held at the Alleyns School in London on Wednesday 19th April.

Kieran, Finlay, Sabe, Lauren and Noel participated in two challenging debates in the morning, centred around international adoption and the censorship of discriminatory content in music videos – against some extremely tough competition from schools all over the south east.  In the afternoon, after a short debating workshop, they drew upon all the feedback they had been given throughout the day to win their impromptu debate, arguing that plastic surgery should be banned.

As well as our team being recognised in front of the entire cohort for the excellent linguistic skills demonstrated within the debates, Mrs MacDonald, who along with Mr Doig accompanied the students on the day, states that they were ‘impeccably behaved and exceptionally well presented’ – a real credit to the school.

All year nine students completed a debating scheme of work in advance of this competition and will now continue to develop their critical thinking and support their learning through debates across the curriculum.

It is now time for year seven and eight students to learn how to debate successfully as they are about to embark on the ‘Up for Debate’ scheme of work in their literacy lessons.

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.