Welcome back everyone! Inset day today and then back to school tomorrow WEDNESDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER. See you then!
Aiming High · Working Together · Achieving Our Best
Our Shared Values
Respect · Caring · Honesty · Self-discipline · Tolerance · Team-work
Welcome to St Catherine’s - We are a 3 – 11 Primary School, with its own Nursery and a specialist Centre for children with speech, language and communication needs, set in beautiful and extensive grounds.
We aim to provide an environment which is inclusive, caring and stimulating, with high expectations of achievement and behaviour, and where learners develop good self esteem and resilience. This enables them to become active partners in their own learning who take risks and learn from their mistakes. We encourage learners to ask questions and to learn how to solve problems and challenges. We aim to ensure that each learner reaches their full potential and to create an atmosphere where learning is fun by offering a rich, varied and meaningful curriculum.
We live in an ever changing world and we need to prepare our children for the future, enabling them to access lifelong learning. We continue to develop our understanding and use of new technologies; all of our classrooms, including the nursery, have data projectors and interactive white boards and a developing research centre, comprising the library and ICT suite.
Whilst the children’s learning is our first priority, we also offer a wide range of extra curricular activities so that all children can achieve and shine in the field of their choice – music, sport or the arts – and we develop the children’s emotional literacy and social skills through all that we do in school to enable them to become responsible and positive members of the society in which they live.
Working closely with parents and carers is an important facet of our work in enabling the success of our children. We believe that good communication is the key to an effective partnership, and we are always happy to meet you and discuss any concerns you may have.
We hope that this will be the start of a long and successful partnership between us, and we warmly welcome you and your child to our school family.
Mrs Stephanie Gibson