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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

At St Thomas More we will support you with future avenues and pathways and the process/preparation you can make for these.
Careers Lead: Rhys Allen 
For any additional information regarding our careers provision, please contact or call 01234 400222. 
At St Thomas More we are committed to providing a high quality careers education and guidance as an integral part of every student’s education. We seek to ensure that the provision is appropriate to the age, stage, ability and educational needs of every individual and is underpinned by equality of opportunity.
We provide opportunities throughout the school to access careers events and talks which are delivered on-site, online and externally with our local community partners (such as Bedfordshire University, Harpur Trust (Bedford Giving), Bedford School (Online Careers Convention) as well as national events (such as school trips to Kidzania and )and we welcome our Alumni back to the school to discuss their own journeys with the students)

Future Fridays 

Future Fridays where students will find out about different careers every Friday; It details a video, a day in the life of, qualifications and skills required and current and future salary prospects. This ensures our students are gaining exposure to lots of different career options.

Careers Interviews 

If you feel your child would benefit from a careers interview in school, please email Mrs Bernard, Head of Sixth Form directly so this can be arranged.

Careers Week 

In 2023, National Careers Week took place from 6th to 11th March. Students participated in a number of registration activities to explore different careers during this week. Year 9 took part in a Medical Mavericks workshop on 8th March introducing a number of careers in the NHS with role related medical activities. 

National Careers Week 2024 4th – 9th March 

The National Careers website also has a virtual careers Fair. Please visit Welcome - National Careers Week to access the programme of activities and talks.


Useful links:

It's time to take control of your future | Springpod

Careerometer – Use up to date Labour Market Information to compare the average wages , working hours and predicted trends for different UK jobs.

Success at School – Explore careers, get the low down on top employers and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.

Buzz Quiz – In under 5 minutes discover:
i. What strengths and makes you tick?
ii. What animal are you? 

Icould – Links to videos showing different jobs.

The UK’s riskiest jobs | GoCompare

OXBRIDGE – Insider's Guide to University and Careers (



@stthomas6th On Twitter

  • Super work @daisysmithmedia another one of our fabulous ex students

  • Jake Sampson, newly elected candidate for Newnham, a former student of STM, came for a breakfast meeting with 6th students. He came with Mayor Dave Hodgson and Alex Williams a political Grad student. Students at STM are keen to have a voice.

  • 6th form students take the opportunity to question Alistair Burt and his office manager and wife Eve, talking about local issues that affect Bedford. Issues relating to knife crime, homelessness and the National Health service and issues regarding climate change #Questiontime

  • Film afternoon at STM for our fabulous 6th form.

  • It’s a CAFOD mad hair day at STM in Bedford, fundraising for a worthy cause. Good hair days make you feel fabulous

  • Students from STM year 12 and yr 11 attended a careers event held at Bedford Hospital. The Pathology department presented an engaging and informative day. Opening options in Bio Medical Sciences with the science behind the cure.

  • The fabulous students in STM6th form performed carols at Kimbolton Lodge today and were amazing. The residents sang along and the students sang beautifully. I am really proud of the group who gave their time and commitment. Have a great Christmas.

  • STM6th sporting their Christmas jumpers with flashing lights and ho ho ho headbands. Mock exams are over and students are really getting into the festive spirit.

  • Some of our 6th form Elves waiting to hand over the gifts to the SVP local charity

  • Students at STM 6th get into the spirit of giving, supporting families in Bedford, making a difference this Christmas.

  • Another great fundraising event for #MacmillanCoffeeMorning with staff and students making it such a happy, worthwhile event. £326.44 and counting Thank you to all who baked

  • Well done, the all girl team at the #UniversityChallenge regional heat today. They nailed the maths, geography, history and chemistry questions. They tied for third place but achieved another 10 points after a remark. There was talk of a wild card. An excellent performance

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  • How to thrive at secondary school: by students

  • A thorough and engaging day. Compression and bandaging skills covered

  • 6th formers at STM are learning how to do first aid. The training delivered by St Johns Ambulance will provide excellent skills for life. Thumbs up for first aid

  • STM 6th students hosting an English Literature workshop. Yr 13s supporting the yr12s. The students enjoying the limelight but also embedding their critical awareness.

  • Students delivering English Literature lectures to years 12 & 13 supporting exam preparation. The Dolls House, Rossetti poetry, The Handmaids Tale and 1984.

  • When you see your name up at the world famous Palladium can’t help but wonder how did all…

  • Christmas jumper day for students at St Thomas More 2017