St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Learning to live out our calling with compassion and love.

Our Vision and Values

Learning to Live Out Our Calling with Compassion and Love

Our vision at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is to provide the highest quality of education within a Catholic ethos. Through the love of God, we nurture the uniqueness of each child, working hard using the talents God has given us for the good of other people and to achieve our best. Together, with our families, our parish and our local community, we seek to create a safe, happy school where we treat each other with love and compassion and where our children become confident and caring citizens with a passion for learning.


At St Mary’s, our teachings are underpinned by the Catholic Schools Pupil Profile Values.

These values, which we promote daily, support the school ethos and help us to live by the Gospel Values so that the children at St Mary’s grow to be . . .


Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.


Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.


Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.


Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.


Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.


Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.


Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.


Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.

Catholic Life

The Catholic Life at St Mary’s is given the highest priority where the development of an authentic Catholic ethos is actively sought by all. As a school, we promote a love of faith; engaging and inspiring our children to take responsibility for promoting the Catholic ethos of our community.

Developing a greater understanding of vocation is fundamental in giving our children a meaningful reason to live out their faith and an understanding that whatever they feel called to do in life is a vocation. Our mission ‘Learning to live out our calling with compassion and love’  is a commitment to the service of God and others, supporting the children in understanding that their own interpretation of their calling is in the context of God’s plan. Through reflecting upon their role in the school and in the community, a deeper understanding of their roles and responsibility will be understood and that level of understanding is achieved through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

In the development of the children’s understanding of vocation, they develop their spiritual understanding, confidence in making decisions, their development of leadership and their understanding of how they can support and develop their living community all carried out with love and compassion to all.


Within our school community, worship, in it variety of forms, strengthens the faith of our children and the school community. Prayer has a profound and visible effect upon our school community, inclusive of all faiths and abilities.


Our school celebrates, develops and enhances the Catholic Life of our children and ensure our Catholic ethos underpins our curriculum and all that we do and strive to achieve.