About Us

St. Clare’s is a school which seeks to implement the highest ideals of Catholic education for the boys and girls.

St. Clare’s is a school which seeks to implement the highest ideals of Catholic education for the boys and girls. Our aim is to provide a wide range of educational opportunity, care for each individual child, insist on discipline of the highest standards and character development, which will be recognised by their parents, who will not hesitate to select St. Clare’s as their first choice to provide primary education for their children. The contents of this brochure are intended as a source of reference for parents. It contains an outline of current school practice.

Our vision

Our School vision is of a community working together in openness, trust and respect. Where all members of the community are:

  • Challenged to develop their strengths and acknowledge their weaknesses.
  • Given continuous opportunities to develop their relationship with God as they grow in his image.
  • Valued and respected for who they are.
  • Encouraged to be the best that they can be.

Our philosophy

St. Clare’s is a Christ-centred school which endeavours to be recognised in the community as a centre of Christian values based on a commitment to the Catholic Faith, where Governors, staff, families and Parish work in close co-operation to ensure that each child is developed to his/her full spiritual, social and academic potential. Of prime importance is the development of a personal relationship with God through prayer and the sacraments.

children collaborating in class

Working with the Community

At St Clare’s we place great value on the working relationship we have developed with our parents. We recognise the importance of working together and are interested in your views and opinions. We pride ourselves on being a listening school and would therefore encourage you to always share your concerns with us. To keep you informed we produce a weekly newsletter and provide an overview of the learning opportunities provided for your child.

Links with the Parish we are constantly developing with the sharing of mass, invitations to parishioners to attend school events. We are always striving to develop these further and welcome any new ideas.

Our Parent-Teacher and Friends Association has a long tradition of supporting home/school links. We hope that all parents will become involved in some way with the PTFA and enjoy meeting and working with others for the benefit of their children and the school. Their fundraising events have helped the school to buy equipment and resources which have greatly benefited the education of many. We are currently raising money for developing technology across the school.

School enjoys close links with the local community. Fire, police and health services regularly visit school to talk about personal health and safety. Children are involved in local initiatives e.g. fire and road safety competitions. Key Stage 2 pupils receive training in ‘bikeability’, encouraging the use of bikes for their journey to and from school. Trained members of staff are responsible for first aid and safety training.