St Michael Catholic Primary School & Nursery

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Mission Statement – Values & Ethos



'Jesus said to him, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment' (Matthew 22:37-38).


Every person is made in the image of God so our school is an inclusive, caring community offering equality of opportunity for all.


We work in partnership with parents to support and enhance every child’s personal development and their spiritual, emotional and physical growth.


We provide excellent teaching and a broad and balanced school curriculum that both engages and challenges our pupils so they achieve excellence and become enthusiastic, independent, lifelong learners.



Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14).


A close relationship with God enriches our lives. Therefore we offer our children and their families opportunities for spiritual nourishment including prayer, song, reflection and collective worship.


Religious Education is a central part of our school curriculum. We teach our children to know and understand the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church so that they may know God and themselves better.


A wide range of sporting, creative and academic enrichment opportunities is offered so that every child is valued and can develop their God-given talents.


We foster strong links with our Parish, our Diocese, members of our local and international community to enrich the lives of our children. Our children understand that they are stewards of the earth, respecting our school environment, our planet and all those who share it.



'This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.' (Psalm 118:24)


Having faith in Jesus brings joy to our lives. We can find true happiness if we live by the Gospel values so that we receive the gift of eternal life. The Gospel values and Christian virtues of friendship, responsibility, respect, self-respect, honesty, forgiveness, tolerance, justice, compassion, patience, generosity, empathy and tolerance are the golden threads that run through all of our teaching and all of our relationships. They form the basis of our expectations of behaviour and ensure that our children are respectful, tolerant, courteous and have a strong moral code.


Our school community is committed to helping others in need. Serving the common good brings us closer to God and brings joy to those that receive help and to those that give it.

Children have the right to be safe and to be happy. Our school is a welcoming, loving and nurturing environment where children thrive. We take every measure to keep our children safe and provide the pastoral care needed to deal with any problems they may encounter.

Our Virtues-Our Rules

Our Values - Our Virtues of: Patience, Friendship, Responsibility, Justice, Respect, Compassion, Honesty, Empathy, Tolerance Generosity, Forgiveness and Self-respect are woven through our our curriculum, worship and behaviour expectations.