- To develop the whole person spiritually, physically, academically, intellectually, morally, socially and emotionally.
- To consider the whole educational life of the child, his or her transfer to Secondary School and the expectation of parents.
- To help every child to enjoy his/her schoolwork, find satisfaction in it and a sense of achievement.
- To begin work from where the children are, and help them grow from there.
- To provide a broad, balanced curriculum which encompasses the National Curriculum.
- To provide opportunities to develop and refine skills in their work across the National Curriculum, some which are subject specific, others common to several subjects.
- To enable children to become independent learners, show initiative and meet new challenges with confidence.
- To help pupils to develop lively enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and apply themselves to tasks.
- To encourage pupils to be aware of, and appreciate the religious dimension of life by leading them to a knowledge, respect and understanding of the beliefs and practices of the Church’s faith in Jesus Christ.
- To facilitate the development of interests and skills, which will enable pupils to make use of leisure time.
The Catholic ethos of the School embraces all areas of school life and all involved in its endeavours, which include:
- child/staff development;
- teaching/learning delivery and styles;
- programmes of study, policies, guidelines, action plans;
- decision making, communications and relationships;
- appointments, admissions, finance, resources, retirement, termination of employment;
- worship, discipline, the physical environment.
The School ensures that each child receives his/her entitlement (within the National Curriculum and beyond) to a curriculum which is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated, enriched with first hand experiences, at a pace and to a depth matched to individual needs.
Through the professional skills and the personal commitment of the teaching staff, the School undertakes to provide Religious Education for all pupils, acknowledging and respecting the diversity of their faith experience.
The School strives to create and maintain an educational environment which is stimulating and dynamic, one which will enable the children to develop those skills of independence and collaboration which will
enrich their lives at present and prepare them for future challenge.
As a worshipping community, the School celebrates its life experiences in prayer, liturgy and Sacrament.
The Gospel values of love, acceptance, forgiveness, concern for the truth, freedom and justice and respect for all persons are the criteria against which the life, progress and faith journey of the School community are assessed, challenged and renewed.
The school mission statement is available in two different versions, which can be viewed below: