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Our vision is to prepare our children for life in the 21st century.

We strive to enable our children to be happy, confident and secure in the knowledge that each one is a valuable member of society and has the talent to make the world a better place for others.


At St Colman’s Primary School we aim to operate an educational philosophy which:

  • Places prayer, liturgy and worship at the heart of school life; encouraging the development of faith of each unique individual within the school’s community.
  • Recognises the importance of a purposeful link between home, parish, school and community as a preparation for the pupil’s role as a Christian in the wider world.
  • Strives to make our pupils’ experiences of relationships within the school productive and positive and seeks to cherish and develop what is good.
  • Promotes the growth and development of the whole person by ensuring that their curriculum experience is within a Catholic setting and where the pupil can acquire skills, knowledge, positive attitudes and Christian moral values.
  • Provides a Christ centred setting whereby all can live out the messages of Jesus with love, understanding and care.
The School Ethos and Aims

Our school aims to develop those values which Catholics believe reflect the gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Church. The basic religious ethos is to be found across the whole curriculum and is reflected in all areas of the life of the school.

Christian values permeate each area of experience and learning; in this way we endeavour to promote the formation of the whole person. The overriding aim of the school therefore is the Christian growth of the children, not simply their growth in their own faith, but their growing awareness of the world as a maturing and worshipping Christian.

In order to create an atmosphere which enables true Christianity to grow, we aim:

  • To provide a caring, happy environment in which all pupils develop self-confidence and self-respect.
  • To provide an environment in which all children can make a worthwhile contribution, where everyone is valued and everyone’s needs are respected as important.
  • To help the children realise that the school is a praying community, by highlighting the uses of prayer as thanksgiving to God in times of need, both personal and communal.
  • To emphasise the Christian ideal of service, by giving the children the opportunity to help people in need, both locally and universally.
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