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Headteacher’s Message

Welcome to St Agatha’s Catholic Primary School Website. I hope that you will find it informative, interesting and that it gives you a deeper insight into what makes our school so special.

Our school is over one hundred years old and was first opened on 11 January 1895. Much has changed in education since then but we remain a Catholic school serving mainly, but not exclusively, Catholic families and their children from the age of three to eleven.

Our vision remains rooted in our Mission Statement and our Christian faith. We have key core values which focus on high expectations for all learners, developing skills for life, encouraging good self-esteem and developing a set of core moral values based upon the teachings of Jesus Christ. Our faith is precious and central to every part of our lives. The way that we treat each other, the way that we look for every day opportunities to help those in need and in the example that we demonstrate to all those we meet.

At St Agatha’s we believe that all children thrive in an environment in which they are happy, challenged and secure: secure in the knowledge they are safe and cared for; challenged to achieve their best; and happy in the knowledge they are each appreciated for their individuality and their achievements.

We have high expectations of all our children in every aspect of school life. We endeavor to enable them each to achieve their potential through high standards of behaviour and outstanding learning experiences. We aim to enable them to develop self-confidence and independence, recognising that each and everyone has a part to play as a responsible member of our learning community.

The environment we provide for this is stimulating and exciting with recognition that education takes place both inside and outside the classroom and through a range of learning styles.

Within our community, we welcome the parents and carers of our pupils, acknowledging the vital role they play in the education of their children. An active partnership and effective collaboration between home and school ensures our children are provided with a start to their life that they deserve as unique individuals.

Mrs. Elizabeth Cahill