Welcome to St Mary’s Catholic Academy
Choosing your child's school is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. The purpose of this Mission Statement is to inform you about our school ethos, standards, range and quality of education available to every child in our school.
As a Catholic school, the basis of our mission is to value and respect every person as an individual, made in the image of Christ. High standards of behaviour are a basic requirement of all pupils within our school. Children are actively encouraged to participate fully in school life by contributing ideas through the school council. Strong emphasis is placed on pastoral care and all staff are fully committed to promoting the well-being of every child. The nurturing of this positive attitude is essential if pupils are to become successful learners, striving for excellence and achievement in all areas of the curriculum.
At St Mary’s we offer a creative curriculum, which is enhanced with a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and after-school clubs for pupils in our Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Two.
We retain a high regard for the importance of fostering a healthy home-school partnership through regular communication and contact with parents. A weekly celebration assembly is held each Friday and is well-attended by families. We have a very active PTFA in which parents are encouraged to contribute to. Induction evenings for parents are held in school, as children transfer between every key stage; open evenings take place termly to inform you about your child's progress, whilst additional `Family Learning' evenings are held to inform and assist parents in supporting children's learning. We believe that if parents and school work together we will have more success in ensuring all children reach their full potential.
Whilst I hope you find this information useful, there can be no substitute for a personal visit and you are warmly invited to view the school, by prior arrangement.
I look forward to meeting you in the future!
Mr I. Beardmore