Welcome to St. George’s Church of England Primary School
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The choice of primary school is one of the most difficult and significant decisions that discerning parents or guardians have to make. I am delighted that you are considering Saint George’s Church of England Primary School for your child’s education.
Our Mission Statement
“As a Christian School our aim is to value each pupil as an individual and ensure that they reach their full potential reflecting the principles of the Christian faith by which St. George lived his life – Respect, Honesty, Courage, Kindness, Forgiveness and Hope.”
To fulfil our Mission Statement, our Aims and Ethos are:
- To be a safe, happy, caring community of learners
- To help all individuals regardless of their race, gender or disability to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to achieve their full potential in a rapidly changing world
- To develop understanding of and respect for a wide range of religious values, languages and cultural traditions and different ways of life
- To encourage an enjoyment of life-long learning
- To encourage positive parental and community involvement
- To promote healthy lifestyles
- To provide a curriculum that is stimulating, broad, balanced, innovative and creative
- To celebrate achievement
What makes us special?
St George’s CE Primary School is a unique learning establishment. Our ethos is built around a broad and balanced education where children are able to explore their interests and talents, whilst making good progress across a range of academic and foundation subjects.
We believe that children should live and learn in a happy, secure and stimulating environment. a place where they are valued as individuals, encouraged to grow in self–esteem and given the opportunities they deserve to reach their potential.
Our faith is important to us. We are an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Christian school at the same time as welcoming those of other beliefs. Worship and quality Religious Education are important to us and the strong links we have developed with our local church is an important feature of the school life. We believe strongly in tolerance, respect and understanding of the beliefs of others.
We aspire for all our children to become confident, secure, caring individuals who achieve personal success and develop a love of learning.
Our aim is:
- To provide a warm welcoming, secure environment for all children
- To encourage, value and extend every child’s contribution to the school
- To recognise and celebrate success in everyone
- To provide a broad, balanced, carefully planned curriculum
- To build strong collaborative partnerships with families and the local community
- To encourage and enable the continuous professional development of all staff
We enjoy a wonderful natural environment which provides further stimulus for our children. There is opportunity to explore nature through a variety of wildlife areas including woodland, wetland and meadow land. A pond, nature trail and dig for victory garden also feature in the range of learning experiences and add interest.
All are welcome! We are firmly Christian in not selecting by ability, race or gender. What inclusion does not mean is tolerating unacceptable behaviour. Parents may be rest assured that we have zero tolerance of anti–social behaviour, violence and the disruption of learning. Our Christian ethos encourages a real sense of community, and the family nature of the school means that children can be themselves in a safe and accepting environment. Pupils, parents, staff and governors work well together and value standards and achievements.
The achievement of every pupil is paramount for our staff. We are committed to providing an excellent education, both academic and pastoral care, to ensure every child continues to develop enquiring minds; instilling the motivation to learn, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, while being confident in taking risks with their own learning.
At the end of April 2008 St George’s School was judged by both OFSTED and SIAS (Statutory Inspections of Anglican Schools) as an ‘Outstanding School.’
Both inspection teams found that we had no Key Issues and we received many commendations. I am attaching a copy of the Summary Report below that was available for all parents, friends, staff and governors at St George’s. I feel sure that you will find it very informative.
In addition the school has recently received many awards recognising the work of the staff and the pupils. These include amongst many, the Quality Mark for Quality in Study Support in 2005 and 2008, the Gold Eco–Schools Award in 2005 and 2009, and Investors in People in 2002, 2006 and 2009.
At this school it is extremely important to us to develop the ‘whole child’. As such, we wish to focus on all aspects of development — academic, aesthetic, personal, inter–personal, social and emotional. To this end, we wish to work in partnership with you in the important task of assisting your child to reach his/her full potential, enabling him/her to be an effective, happy citizen in the 21st century.
We recognise the partnership between home and school and the crucial role it plays in each child’s development. By working closely with parents, our aim is to foster a love of creation, and readiness for the challenges ahead.
Mr David Jones, Headteacher