Welcome to St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School
"St Augustine's is a 'Good' School" - Ofsted November 2015
At St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School we provide a safe and stimulating learning community where children are able to learn, play and grow academically, spiritually and morally.
We are a Catholic School where the ethos is underpinned by the gospel values of developing the whole child through love, care and respect for others.
St Augustine’s has a rich and diverse community that aims to value each child for their unique gifts, skills and talents and where we appreciate that every child is different, special in the eyes of God no matter what their ethnicity, ability or background.
The governors and Staff strive to provide a learning environment that fosters positive attitudes to learning where the children feel valued, confident and secure.
We also recognise that parents and carers are children’s primary educators and wish to work in partnership to ensure that children are supported through this important time of their education.
Our aim for high expectations and standards are combined with a sense of creativity, respect and enjoyment, firmly underpinned by our steadfast belief that the Gospel Values of Jesus Christ are at the centre of everything we do.
Here at St Augustine’s we ensure your child will be encouraged, motivated and guided to ensure that they develop their natural gifts and talents whilst becoming confident, independent learners who know how to make informed decisions about the choices they make in life.
I am proud to be the Headteacher of a thriving, learning community with supportive staff, governors, parents and parish clergy.
Mrs Jackie Warren
Our Mission Statement:
God is the heart of our school
Respect ourselves, each other and the environment
Open our hearts and minds
Worship and wonder
Inspire each other
Nurture the best a person can be
Grow and learn together
Together we share a commitment to provide a learning community that:
Provides religious teaching and way of life rooted in the Catholic Faith;
Makes prayer, worship and liturgy real educational experiences;
Nurtures and develops children so that they grow in the love and support of a Christian community;
Creates positive links between home, parish and school;
Enables children to develop the highest possible level of achievement; fulfilling their academic, moral, physical and spiritual potential;
Gives all children basic skills and knowledge in English and Maths so that they are well prepared for the next steps of their education;
Provides a broad and balanced curriculum;
Helps children to develop positive relationships;
Encourages them to be well-mannered and show respect for each other;
Gives children the confidence in themselves and how to keep safe;
Allows children to grow in understanding and acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values which prepare children for their future life and employment.
Our Ethos Statement:
The school was founded by, and is part of, the Catholic Church. The school is to be conducted as a Catholic school in accordance with Canon Law, the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Trust Deed of the Archdiocese of Southwark. In particular:
Religious education is to be in accordance with the teachings, doctrines, discipline and general and particular norms of the Catholic Church.
Religious worship is to be in accordance with the rites, practices, discipline and liturgical norms of the Catholic Church.
At all times the school is to serve as a witness to the Catholic faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.