Introduction

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Our school from above.

Our Lady's Catholic School is a one form entry school at the heart of its Catholic community.

We currently have 208 pupils on roll. We have 30 pupils in each year group. Our classes range from Reception to Year 6.

We have improved grounds and a school site that offers our pupils an excellent learning environment. We have a Forest School area, two large playgrounds, a trim track area and a prayer garden.

Children begin our school in Reception class where they are offered a wide range of experiences and opportunities for learning and self-expression. Our pupils' personal, social, and emotional development is key along with language development and our dedicated team in EYFS ensure pupil needs are met on a daily basis. Staff work diligently to secure effective learning which enables children to grow in confidence and independence while preparing them for moving on to Year 1.

At Key Stage 1 a high emphasis is placed on reading as this is essential for development and progress in writing and mathematics as well as all other areas of the curriculum. We follow the Read Write Inc. programme to deliver phonics which supports reading.

In Key Stage 2 we focus on developing key skills across the curriculum and in Literacy and Maths in particular. We aim to assist pupils in reaching their full potential by ensuring they have the necessary skills to learn effectively throughout their lives and leave school prepared for the future.

At Our Lady's we offer a broad and balanced curriculum incorporating creative and interesting learning experiences set within our Catholic ethos. We offer a variety of after school and enrichment activities for our pupils to support and enhance learning.

Mission, Vision and Aims

Our School Motto is:

'Follow your dreams using the guiding light of Jesus'

The School Motto punctuates our Mission Statement:

Our Lady's is a welcoming Catholic Community where we pray, live and learn together following the example of Jesus Christ.

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Our Mission Statement at our school entrance.

Our Lady's Catholic School is a place where the guiding light of Jesus is present. It is a school where all children are welcomed and each one nurtured within the community of home, school and parish so they may follow their dreams and reach their full potential.

We celebrate the uniqueness of each child created in the image and likeness of God. We believe each individual is equipped with a vast array of unique gifts to be used in fulfilling their spiritual destiny.

In our school we aim:

  • To provide children with the ability to grow in understanding and in the gaining of skills, attitudes and Christ centred values.
  • To provide a caring, secure, happy community where pupils show mutual understanding and respect for one another so that all are enabled to their full potential.
  • To engender the spiritual, academic, physical and social development of each child in a place where children, staff, parents and others can come together to learn, to share, to grow and to make friends in the spirit of Christian charity.
  • To provide a well-rounded education which inspires and develops the children's understanding of their abilities and worth enabling them to live their lives to the full and have a positive impact on the lives of others.

British Values... Gospel Values!

In 2013 the Department for Education said 'Keeping our children safe and ensuring schools prepare them for life in modern Britain could not be more important.'

As a Catholic School we actively promote values, virtues and ethics that shape our pupils character and moral perspective, through the teachings of the Church. We are confident that our continued focus on the Gospel Values will give our pupils the necessary awareness of what it means to be a good citizen in Britain today, and embed in them the building blocks of a future successful and productive life.

Each week during assembly different Gospel Values are introduced to the children as a theme for the week.

Find out about the monthly values (based on Gospel and British Values) promoted and rewarded by the SLT: