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St Bartholomew's

Catholic Primary School

Ethos and Vision

Our Mission Statement


'A loving family growing and learning together with Jesus' 


Our core values are at the heart of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.


They are:







What?MeaningHow? (some examples)Image
RespectShowing respect to someone means you act in a way that shows you care about their feelings and well-being. Showing respect for others include things like not calling people mean names, treating people with courtesy, caring enough about yourself that you don't do things you know can hurt you. Holding a door open for someone else to walk through or making time to listen to each other.

Passion is when you feel strongly about something. It can also be about being brave to try new things. It requires effort, hard work and dedication. Passion can be anything that challenges you, interests you and motivates you. A passion is something that puts you to work. 

Being a member of our school council and using your voice to lead change in our school.

Integrity is the ability to act in ways that match with the values, beliefs, and moral rules we claim to hold. It's about doing the right thing, even when no one is watching; and about courage, honesty, and respect in one's daily interactions.

Picking up litter on the playground or being honest with each other when we have made a mistake.

Nurturing is about building a healthy and strong emotional relationship (attachment) with each other. It is also about helping each other to grow. Providing the right environment to allow everyone in our school community to be the best ‘them’ that they can be.

Being a Y6 buddy supporting one of our new Reception children through their first year at school.

Inclusion is being a part of what everyone else is, being welcomed and embraced as a member who belongs. We welcome everyone into our school community and we try to work together to make St Barts a happy, loving and caring place.

Never leaving anyone out in a game we play at breaktime or lunch.


Mission aims and objectives


Quotes from members of Staff and Governors 


'I have been overwhelmed by the wonderful teaching and pastoral support my two girls have received whilst at St Bart's. Becoming a Governor gave me an even greater insight into the high level of commitment and determination staff have demonstrated to help every child reach their potential. There is a clear school level plan for improving standards, at the same time as being a warm, welcoming, and caring school community' Mrs Catherine Jackson, Parent Governor


'We are a family, we care for each other and are respectful of each other's views and values. We know how to welcome people into our community and we follow Jesus' example of making sure that all are included.' Mrs Melanie Lockley (Headteacher)


'St Barts is a happy, caring place. As a parent and staff member I have always felt part of a family which cares for each other and wants everyone to be given the opportunity to flourish and grow.' Mrs Helen Forrest (Deputy Headteacher)