Our school can be traced back to 1870. The school, as it is known today, was opened by Bishop Cyril Restieaux on 15th November 1971. The Sisters of St Joseph led and taught in the school for many generations. Their service came to end when Sister Annunciata retired as Early Years teacher in 2000 and Sister Collumcille retired as Headteacher in 2003.
Jesus is in our heads, our hearts and our hands
Inspired by our teacher, Jesus Christ, and his good news to the poor, we have a commitment especially to those who are disadvantaged. We are determined that a child's start in life need not determine their future. We are committed to the wellbeing of the earth, our common home, inspired by the example of Pope Francis: to live wisely, think deeply and love generously.
We will develop a culture of high expectation and aspiration, based on our fundamental belief in the dignity of all human beings. We want all our pupils to flourish in a safe, happy and enriching environment, taught and supported by adults who are skilled, motivated and committed to the trust's shared vision and values.
We will work together as one trust, one family of schools, a community inspired by a vision for excellence. We commit ourselves to deepen our mission and raise standards in order to provide an excellent Catholic education for every child in our care.
When this vision becomes a reality, our pupils will leave us with:
A sense of their dignity and worth as a person loved by God
A sense that creation is God-given and good, and we have a duty of care towards our common home
The best academic qualifications they were capable of achieving to allow them to flourish in adult life
A sense of service to the world, especially to the disadvantaged
A sense that they are gifted and called to a vocation of service in life
Happy memories of their time in school, especially of how adults made them feel - a sense of belonging