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.
- Dwayne ST MARY'SCourse: A Level History, Spanish, Maths
“I'm aiming to study Computer Science at the University of Sheffield. At CTK all students are equally as motivated to do well, it's a good environment to be in. Teachers really try their hardest to make sure that their students achieve what they are capable of and ensure you get the best grades possible.”
- Ella Mae ST MARY'SGrades achieved: A A B ACourse: A Level Law Level Psychology A Level Sociology Extended Project
“What I enjoyed about CTK was meeting students from different backgrounds and sharing a desire to succeed. As an Advanced Graduate Programme student, I was given the motivation and confidence to work to the best of my ability. ”
- SamadST MARY'SCourse: A Level Media, English Literature and Language and French
“I have really enjoyed my course trips. Also, knowing that everyone else is starting Sixth Form at the same time as you, makes meeting new people and fitting in a lot easier and fun. My teachers have helped me overcome my fear of interacting during class discussions. They encouraged me to participate by giving presentations to the whole class, which boosted my confidence. Teachers will motivate you to achieve the best of your ability.”
- OluwafoluhanmiST MARY'SCourse: A Level Biology, Chemistry and PE
“Although studying A Levels can be challenging, my teachers make my lessons enjoyable and easier to understand. The teachers at CTK are really friendly and are more than happy to help. I hope to go on to study Physiotherapy at University.”
- AliceST MARY'SGrades achieved: D*D*D* Course: BTEC Sport and Exercise Science Level 3
“I'm going to St Mary's University, Twickenham to study Sport Science. My BTEC course was unique. The pastoral support at CTK was excellent and the extra support from teachers helped me stay on track. I would recommend CTK because of the support that staff give students”