St Edmund’s is an outstanding Catholic primary school, “Where God is at the heart of everything we do”.
The mission statement is clearly understood and lived out by children, staff and governors. It underpins all actions and activities in the school. A strong Catholic ethos is evident throughout the school creating a community where happy and confident children thrive as they learn, play and pray together. Prayer and worship is at the core of this school, enriching everyone’s experience of God's presence and enhancing their individual faith journeys.
The dedicated headteacher is supported by a committed RE subject leader, enthusiastic leadership team and hardworking staff, they do all they can to ensure that the spiritual and pastoral needs of all are met in this inclusive Catholic school. The parish priest and governors are supportive and committed to ensuring that Catholic education of the highest standard is provided for all.
Gospel values are clearly evident and lived out by the whole school community. The quality of teaching in religious education is always at least good and more often better, which ensures high standards are achieved across the school, as evidenced in the children’s books and work around school.
The friendly, polite and well-mannered children are very proud of their school; their behaviour and attitude to learning is excellent. Parents feel very welcome, included and valued. School takes every opportunity to build on the excellent links with the parish and home.
THE KEY STRENGTHS OF THE SCHOOL INCLUDE:
- The dedicated headteacher has a clear vision for the Catholic life of the school and is supported in this by a committed and enthusiastic RE subject leader, leadership team, staff and governors.
- The commitment of the staff team to work together and live out the school’s mission statement in all aspects of school life, ensuring all children are nurtured and motivated.
- The confident, happy, polite and well-mannered children who have high aspirations for themselves and each other.
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