Welcome to Our Lady and St. Edwards Primary & Nursery Catholic Voluntary Academy where we put children at the centre of everything we do. We are a one form entry school for children between the age of 3 and 11.
Our moto is: GUIDED BY JESUS IN ALL THAT WE DO, TOGETHER WE ARE ONE… ONE ACADEMY… ONE COMMUNITY…ONE WORLD. We believe this and live this message out in our daily lives through work, play and friendship.
In our Mission Statement we are inspired by the teachings of St Francis. He asked that we ‘Live the Gospels’; we do this by…GROWING IN LOVE FOR GOD & EACH OTHER; SHOWING RESPECT, BEING COMPASSIONATE, BEING ABLE TO FORGIVE AND GIVING OUR BEST IN ALL THAT WE DO TO ACHIEVE OUR GOALS. Through living out our mission statement, we know that we provide a caring school community in which children feel happy and secure. Each day is treated as a 'new' day and a new chance for everyone to shine.
We know that by placing an emphasis on quality teaching and learning, where children are provided with a rich, stimulating and relevant learning environment, we are creating a strong foundation on which future achievements will be built. Our creative curriculum gives our children the opportunities to become independent learners. Topics are planned half termly with an over-arching theme to engage all pupils. We hold termly open afternoons to showcase children’s work and parents are invited in to school to our weekly Celebration Assembly.
Pupil voice plays a very active part in school life: - we have a Chaplaincy Team, school councillors, playground buddies, pupil librarians and house captains. These groups meet regularly and play an active part in making decisions regarding events in school.