Live, Learn, Love.
Message from the Headteacher, Mrs Pratley
It gives me great pleasure as the Headteacher, to welcome you to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School website. St Mary’s is a school with a strong Catholic ethos. This permeates all areas of school life and is at the heart of our philosophy of education. Our whole curriculum is rooted in a religious understanding of life, where the gospel values underpin our efforts to provide a quality education for all. In all that we do we aim to create a happy and secure environment, where children want to come to school in the knowledge that they feel unique and valued as members of God’s family.
Our mission statement is central to our school life as ‘In Christ we Live, we Learn, we Love’. Through their time at St Mary’s, children will grow in their understanding of this, and learn to live lives rooted in the Church and in their faith.
Our school values come from the Beatitudes, and the sermon Jesus gave when instructing his disciples (Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:3-12): Be faithful, be kind, be gentle, be honest, be forgiving, be unique, be respectful, and be determined, and be the best you can be!
We believe that children need to leave our school with the core skills and qualities that will equip them well for the next stage in their education as well as in life beyond school. Our aim is that children at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School will become confident, lifelong learners. We can only do this successfully if we work together and have a positive partnership between home and school. We aim to be aspirational for our children, increasing their potential for achievement in life, whilst holding on to their Christian values and duty to care for all in God’s world.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school with any queries you may have.