St Anne's is a Catholic school which seeks to live out the values of Jesus Christ.
We promote these values by our words and deeds, and Catholic doctrine and practice therefore permeates every aspect of the school's activity. We provide a Catholic curriculum, which is broad and balanced, recognising that every pupil is unique and is created in the image of God (Gen 1:27). Our curriculum is designed to enable every pupil to discern their vocation and to be well-equipped to follow it as active citizens in service to the world. Catholic Religious Education is the "core of the core curriculum" (Pope St John Paul II) and the foundation of the entire educational process. We also provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities and a strong pastoral support. We incorporate democratic principles, value the rule of law, support individual liberty and foster a community in which different faiths and beliefs are respected.
We are delighted to announce the result of our Section 48 R.E. Ofsted inspection (July '15), St Anne's has been awarded Outstanding status for it's provision of Catholic Education.
Here are a few quote's from the inspectors:
"The well-thought-out curriculum offers the pupils and staff excellent opportunities to ensure that progress in religious education is excellent."
"...pupils make excellent progress to achieve outstandingly well in religious education. They are enthusiastic learners because of inspiring and engaging teaching."
"The headteacher and her team of staff have created an oasis for our Catholic families where children flourish away from the external, busy, urban area. The provision is outstanding."
Road Safety Week at St Anne's
This week at St Anne's has been Road Safety Week. There have been a few events based around this subject such as a visit from a "Smart CCTV Car" which is funded by the local council, and a work shop for all year groups around keeping safe on the streets.
You can see tips to stay safe, as well as other events that are happening by clicking here.
E-safety Session for Parents
There are two E-Safety sessions for parents being held on:
Friday 27th November - 3:30PM - 4:10PM
Friday 4th of December - 9:00AM - 9:40AM
Please can ALL parents attend one session, you do not need to attend both.
Anti Bullying Week at St Anne's
This week is Anti Bullying week at St Anne's.
The student council have been hard at work making everyone aware of what bullying is, and what you can do if you see someone being bullied. Click the "What is bullying?" presentation below to see what we are doing to cut out bullying.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Debating Club on Friday. The motion was "This House believes that professional football players are paid too much."
Well done to everyone who spoke. The motion was carried by a large majority.
Open Mornings - Prospective Parents
Coming up we have two Open Mornings for prospective parents to come and visit St Anne's:
Wednesday 18th November 9.30-10.30am
Wednesday 6th January 9.30-10.30am
We look forward to seeing you.
Visit from Sam Gayton
Last week we were lucky enough to have a visit from the author Sam Gayton.
Yoga with Storytelling
We have started running a yoga club for pupils and parents, these classes are being run by Barefoot Yoga Company, which involve stories as well as yoga games and relaxation techniques.
There are four classes, every Monday for groups of children; during breakfast club, at lunchtime, after school club and Monday afternoons for parents and toddlers.
Here is the update from weeks 3 and 4 of Forest School this term.
We are also very pleased and proud to be able announce our KS1 & KS2 SATs results. Our magnificent staff and pupils have worked really hard and that hard work has paid off producing some excellent results. Well done all of you! :-)
Click on a picture to see the gallery.