Growing Together
Learning Together
Achieving Together
Happy Children
High Achievers
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Frinton's hidden gem: The only independent school in Tendring

Welcome to St Philomena’s School, a small and nurturing school with high academic standards.  We challenge and encourage our pupils to develop their talents in an atmosphere of trust and tolerance, whatever their ability.

As a Catholic School, our ethos is Christian, but children of all faiths are welcomed.

Growing Together

We cultivate creativity, flexibility, lateral thinking and enterprise; we foster intuition and resilience; empathy and courage.

Learning Together

Small class sizes and dedicated teaching ensures the focus is on each pupil achieving individual success, whatever their ability.


Achieving Together

We deliver a first-class education and challenge our pupils to develop their talents and achieve their personal best.   

Traditional Values

We embrace shared values and our pupils understand the importance of behaviour, manners and appearance. 

Academic Excellence

We track and monitor the progress of every pupil throughout their time at St Philomena’s.

Small Class Sizes

With dedicated teachers, the focus is on each pupil achieving individual success. 

Affordable Fees

Independent education at a competitive price.

Our Philominis

Children can start at St Philomena’s the term after they turn four.

News and Events

Keep up to date with all that is happening.