Our Lady & St Patrick's is a Catholic School, in which each individual is valued, cherished and nurtured, as they grow in the knowledge and love of Christ.
Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
In partnership with parents and the whole community, our purpose is to provide a high standard of education, giving the maximum opportunity to realise each person’s potential.
We believe that to make this vision a reality, we must:
At Our Lady & St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, we are fully committed to the well-being of our children. We see our school as an inclusive community, with the development of the whole child at the heart of our mission as a Catholic school community.
The spiritual journey which our children and adults travel brings with it the responsibility of using our gifts to the full, living side by side with each other as Christ would expect us to, with an understanding of truth, justice and peace.
There is an ethos of challenge and a sense of purpose in children’s learning, coming from high expectations of teaching and learning throughout the school. We provide a broad and well-thought-out curriculum, which prepares our children for their role as citizens of the future.
As a Catholic school our values of compassion, care and respect rooted in the Gospel also encompass those values identified by the Government as "British values". So we:
enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of, and respect for, public institutions and services in England
encourage tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of, and respect for, their own and other cultures
encourage respect for other people
encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes.