Living the Catholic Faith
Fostering a strong sense of belonging and inclusivity, St Mary's welcomes pupils from all over the country and world. Diversity amongst the staff and pupils is celebrated and this promotes mutual respect, builds self esteem and a sense of community – keeping in mind the kingdom of God. We have strong links to other local primary and secondary schools and are active within the community. Each year we take part in a range of local events and liaise with local community groups and businesses so St Mary's pupils have an increased sense of community spirit and are living witnesses to their faith.
Through our charitable works we support a variety of local, national and international projects. The School Council and GIFT teams decide which charities to support each year and organise the fundraising events. Within school we have a dedicated pastoral team, consisting of a team of Safeguarding Leaders and a Family Worker who provide support for our families and children through meetings, nurture and liasion with outside agencies.
Pupils show respect and care for each other around the school and through organised initatives - we have lots of different pupil leaders who help us to learn more about environmental concerns, mental health, digital awareness and online safety, and being healthy and active.
Staff at St Mary's are here to serve their community and actively seek opportunities to live out the school's mission statement. Our pupils are learning about how to walk in Jesus' footsteps and live lives that show others what the gospel values are: reconciliation, compassion, justice, liberation, service, stewardship. By doing so they are developing their sense of responsibility to play their part in our community and building their confidence to stand up for their own beliefs.