Vision & Ethos
CTK St Mary’s – a community
As a Catholic sixth form and part of the Christ the King group, CTK St Mary’s has a distinctive ethos at its heart. Your time with us will prepare you for the future in every way, and to live life in all its fullness.
We place great importance on qualifications, hard work, commitment to your studies, and academic success. However, we are about far more than that. We are here to educate you in the widest sense, inspiring you to realise your full potential.
Our Vision for our Students
Ut Vitam Habeant
That they may have life in all its fullness
As a student, you and your family will benefit from the distinct vision we have for everyone who studies at CTK St Mary’s. This vision for your personal and professional success is underpinned by our values, distinguished by our community and framed by our location in London – a leading global city.
In this context, our aim is to work with you so that you are fully prepared to contribute to society as a well-rounded, self-aware, motivated and knowledgeable person. To achieve this we will:
- Encourage you to be ambitious and high achieving.
- Challenge you to be resilient, confident, creative and courageous.
- Educate you to be articulate, curious, reflective and capable.
- Support you to develop the virtues of loyalty, respect, care and commitment.
- Inspire you to live principled, moral and dignified lives.
The CTK Graces
Through our character education programme, The CTK Graces, you will develop the traits and attributes you need to be discerning and to thrive in the highly competitive world that awaits you. You will take part in a learning programme that invites you to consider the personal, spiritual and moral issues you will face in the future.
You will be nurtured and valued as an individual through our tutorial and pastoral support systems.
CTK St Mary’s is underpinned by values of mutual respect and positive encouragement, welcoming you whatever your faith, or if you have none at all. You will be invited to consider the personal, spiritual and moral issues you will face ahead, through our learning programme.
We are proud that this ethos was recognised by Ofsted in its most recent inspection, which commented: ‘The College fosters a spirit of generosity and love’.
Take the next step to a great future – apply now to secure your place to study at CTK St Mary’s in Sidcup.
Tony ST MARY'S Grades achieved: A*A*BA Progressed to: University of Oxford Course: A Level Maths, Physics, Fine Art and Further Maths
“CTK has always encouraged me to aim high, which has led me to apply to the University of Oxford and I am so pleased to begin my studies there. ”
Mauzi ST MARY'S Grades achieved: D*DD Progressed to: University of Manchester Course: BTEC Applied Science
“During my time at CTK I have enjoyed meeting various new people, whilst engaging in classroom activities and coursework. Additionally, my teachers have provided me with excellent support throughout my studies. I am now going on to study Pharmacy at University of Manchester, in the pursuit of becoming a Pharmacist. I can’t wait to start this new journey.”
Precious ST MARY'S Grades achieved: D*D*D* Progressed to: City University of London Course: BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care
“Studying BTEC Health gave me the best opportunity to realise my dream. I’m incredibly appreciative of all the support and assistance I received throughout my course. From the beginning, the staff recognised my ability and didn’t give up on me.”
Chief ST MARY'S Grades achieved: BBB Progressed to: Queen Mary University Course: A Level Maths, Physics and Chemistry
“I really enjoyed my learning at CTK as lessons were relevant, engaging and challenging, whilst cultivating a warm, dynamic atmosphere.”
Nathaniel ST MARY'S Grades achieved: D*D*D Progressed to: University of Reading Course: BTEC Level 3 Creative Media
“The personalised attention and encouragement from the teachers has, without doubt, contributed to my academic success. The various resources offered by the sixth form, such as the library, extracurricular activities, and online tools have been outstanding. I would highly recommend CTK, to anyone looking for a wonderful educational experience that goes beyond academic excellence.”
Maddison ST MARY'S Grades achieved: BCA, Distinction* Progressed to: Degree Apprenticeship in Accounting & Finance Course: A Level Business, Maths, EPQ and BTEC IT
“CTK St Mary's is a great environment with friendly people and teachers who want us to succeed. My grades significantly improved. I have enjoyed the various trips and enrichment activities that take place at CTK.”
Daulat ST MARY'S Grades achieved: AAB Progressed to: Queen Mary's University Course: A Level Maths, Physics and Chemistry
“If you are willing to put in the effort to succeed, CTK is the best place to be. The sixth form provides excellent resources and a supportive community to help you reach your academic and personal goals.”