Old Girls Association (OGA)

We are very keen to stay in touch with as many former students as possible, old and young, as you remain part of our wider community.

A reunion is held biennially, where all past pupils can meet together to celebrate Mass, take a guided tour of the school, enjoy refreshments and catch up with friends.

The Association fully supports the work of the Daughters of the Cross overseas, particularly in Cameroon where the Sisters work tirelessly to build schools to teach and support children and adults in hugely deprived regions.

The OGA also has a role to support and inspire current pupils in their career pathways and aspirations. This is an area that we are actively trying to expand.

Details of how to join our OGA are on the subscription link below but if you would like any further information please contact Kathryn Brennan Chair of the OGA email: kathrynbrennan80@gmail.com

OGA Newsletters, Reunion and Subscription Links

If you are alumnae of St Philomena's we would love to hear from you. You can volunteer to help our current students in a number of ways:

Donate your time to be an Empower Mentor

Each year we would like a small group of former students to guide and mentor current students through their Year 12 and 13 experience. If you feel you could guide and mentor students through the Empower Programme please do contact 6thform@stphils.org.uk

Donate your time for Career Events

We host a large number of career events throughout the year and having alumnae at these events is a wonderful addition. If you would be interested in volunteering please email 6thform@stphils.org.uk

Donate to the Library

We are always looking to expand our Sixth Form library. You can donate your A Level / BTEC textbooks and revision guides to the school by dropping them at reception marked FAO Sixth Form.

Where are they now?

Meet some of our former students and discover where their Philomenian education took them.

Elliss B P2017

I was a student at St Philomena’s myself from 2010-2017 and went on to Bournemouth University graduating in 2020. Once graduating I began working as a qualified Physiotherapist at East Surrey Hospital.

Having struggled with making a career choice when I was at school, I am now practising Physiotherapy as a career.

I am also an alumnae volunteer helping with Careers events guiding and mentoring current students on University, and the transition from University to Physiotherapy a career.

Jess D P2020

Jess was Head Girl for the Year 2019-20 and went onto secure an apprenticeship as a solicitor.

This was an impressive achievement having managed to navigate a series of interviews and tasks. She began her apprenticeship at CharlesRussell Speechlys in the winter of 2020 and being a 6 year course comprising of 80% work placement and 20% study.

Emily H P2017

Emily graduated from St Philomena's in 2017 and after an initial period at Bath University secured her apprenticeship at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Her role relates to Biology Laboratory Science.

Emily has also returned to school and given a talk at the Future Pathways evening which is held in February for our Year 12 students.

Emily has also kindly volunteered to mentor current students who might be considered the apprenticeship route.