to Holy Cross Catholic Primary School
OFSTED November 2017
'Pupils take pride in their work and are proud of their school'
'Children in early years make good progress and are well prepared for the next stage in their learning'
'....the caring ethos of the school of the school contributes positively to the personal development of pupils'
Section 48 Report Archdiocese of Liverpool May 2018
'The quality of provision for the Catholic Life of the school is OUTSTANDING'
'The school is a joyful and supportive community'
'The behaviour of pupils is exemplary; they are polite and well mannered'
Miss Walsh and I have now been your Head of school and Executive Head for a whole term. We thank all the children, staff, governors and parents for welcoming us into this fantastic school. We are so proud of how hard everyone is working to keep improving our school.
Holy Cross is a one- form entry Catholic Primary School offering 30 Reception class places each September intake. Our Nursery, which is teacher led, offers fully funded morning and afternoon places up to 30 hours per week.
We offer a Breakfast Club from 8 am every morning during term time. The charge is £2 per day per child, or £3 for two or more children (currently under review)
We also offer after school childcare through our After School Club which is run by school staff. This provides extended care for pupils up to 5:30 p.m. each evening during term time.
In an educational climate of raised expectations and more challenging SATs we are doing our very best to make sure all of our pupils reach the expected standard. One of the things I am immensely proud of is the way in which parents are becoming increasingly involved in the life of the school. Throughout this year we will be reinforcing how important it is for children to complete their homework and are heard read at home. We know you will continue to support the school with this.
We believe in an education where all children can be happy, achieve well and know they are safe and secure. As part of the catholic life of the school we try to live out the gospel values and treat everyone as we would like to be treated ourselves.
After love the next best thing we can give our children is self confidence. The effects of having a positive self- image, high levels of self-esteem can never be underestimated and it is my aim to ensure that all the children at Holy Cross believe in themselves and know they can be whatever they want to be. Through a rich and vibrant curriculum, underpinned by real life experiences, we aim to make Holy Cross a fun and exciting place to be where everyone can be the very best they can be.
Our curriculum extends beyond the academic and we constantly seek to provide exciting experiences for our pupils to enhance their education and better enable them to contribute positively to society. For example our ‘Bushcraft’ sessions help to build resilience, improve problem-solving and encourage Team work as well as providing the health and well–being benefits of outdoor learning.
Our Mission Statement ‘We Care, We Share, We Value’ can be evidenced in relationships across the school and in the warm welcome we extend to visitors and pupils new to this school and country.
We hope that you find this website of use and that it gives you an insight into our inclusive, caring and welcoming school.
If you would like more information about our school, or indeed would like the opportunity to look around the school and meet our staff and pupils, please contact the school office to make an appointment.
Mrs Michelle Ravey Miss Sinead Walsh
Executive Headteacher Head of School
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