Mission Statement


Nisi domini aedific vanum

Psalm 127: ‘Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain who build it’.

St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls was established by the Daughters of the Cross of Liège.
This congregation was founded by Blessed Marie Thérèse Haze.

“Have courage, don’t lose heart" Blessed Marie Thérèse



St Philomena’s seeks to be a community where every member flourishes in the truth, wisdom and love revealed by Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church. Through our work and shared life together each member is enabled to respond to the unique call from God to grow in holiness, personal fulfilment and loving service. We seek excellence in teaching and learning in all aspects of school life and hold that each person is a gift from God, to be treasured and deserving of respect and dignity.


Our Mission is:

1. To develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ - to seek Him, to know Him, to love Him and to serve Him.

Constitution of the Daughters of the Cross No 74

To pray is to encounter Jesus and to be united to him as he prays to his Father through the Spirit.


2. To enable each person to become the person God calls them to be.

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Our vocation, a free gift from God, is a call and a mission. To respond means to commit the whole of our life to God according to the spirit of the Gospel. It reaches completion in the glory of heaven.


3. To bring the presence of Christ to others

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The Daughters of the Cross never separate the love of God from the love of people, they show that those who truly love God also love their neighbour.


4. To continue the unique legacy of the Daughters of the Cross in providing a great holistic education to equip women for their future and eternal life.

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Pay special attention to the signs of the times; be alert to the growing needs of the world.


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St Philomena's Core Values

St Philomena's Three Year Vision 

St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls

Shorts Road

Carshalton Surrey


T: 020 8642 2025


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