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: Oxford University 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. ”
Ella Mae ST MARY'S Grades achieved: A A B A Progressed to: University of Sheffield Course: 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. ”
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.”
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.”
Oluwafoluhanmi ST MARY'S Progressed to: University of Hertfordshire Course: 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.”