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St. Catherine's CE Primary School

St. Catherine's CE Primary School
In God's Love, Together We Flourish

Welcome to

St. Catherine's CE Primary School 


Our vision at St. Catherine’s is to provide a loving and inclusive environment that encourages every student to live life in all its fullness, just as Christ intended. We believe that every pupil has the potential to succeed and our aim is to help them develop the knowledge, skills, and values they need to become independent and responsible individuals, ready to make a positive contribution to their local community and society as a whole.

The Bishop Fraser Trust

St. Catherine’s is proud to be a member of The Bishop Fraser Trust which currently consists of 4 secondary schools and one all through school. By joining the trust in January 2023 we are playing a key role in growing the primary phase of The Bishop Fraser Trust. Find out more about The Bishop Fraser Trust here.

More About Us

St. Catherine’s CE Primary School was founded in 1889. It has always had a reputation for high standards of education, with an emphasis on the Christian values of caring, co-operation, trust and respect.  It can be seen in relationships, attitudes, understanding of right and wrong, forgiveness, tolerance and in the welcoming of all faiths and cultures.  These values play an important part in our school life, and we are proud to recognise that our Church Aided status makes St. Catherine’s a very distinctive school.

St. Catherine’s is a one form entry school with 30 children in each class and a 52 place nursery.

St. Catherine’s was rebuilt on the Greenstone Avenue site in 2003.  This move offers the pupils and community a wonderful new building.  There are 7 roomy, permanent classrooms set around 2 shared areas, each with its own cloakroom, toilets and work area.  Star Books, a purpose built library, is used to support the delivery of the curriculum.  The large hall is used for collective worship, PE and as a dining room.  The school is lucky to be situated in generous grounds with 2 playgrounds, a Japanese garden, a purpose built outdoor environment for Early Years and a substantial sports field which is available for outdoor lessons and games.

Why is St. Catherine's So Special?

St. Catherine’s is a school which is filled with a buzz of happy activity and the warmth of positive relationships between pupils and adults. The children are taught a broad and balanced curriculum by wonderful teachers, and the academic standards are high; but St. Catherine’s is about so much more than this.  It is about giving everyone the opportunity to shine and be proud; it is about having the confidence to have a go at anything and the belief that you can succeed.  It is about tolerance and respect for the beliefs of others and pride in what others do well. It is about the fun, magic and laughter of school life and the making of all those memories that last into old age.

We believe that it is these things that make our children lively, confident and articulate and is why they move on to fulfilling lives built upon the Christian values and strong foundations laid in the school.