The Marist is a Catholic Primary School where our children are always placed at the very heart of everything that we do. We aim to be the very best and to ensure that all of our children meet their full potential as unique children of God.
The Marist is…
a safe and happy place full of encouragement, challenge and achievement, where:
Christ is our guide in everything we do;
Our children’s needs come first: developing intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually; and
Everyone is valued and respected, with the highest expectations held of all: our children; our colleagues; ourselves.
The Marist School is a place of teaching and learning:
The Marist Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Catholic School. Our Catholic faith forms the basis of all our teaching and learning. Its influence permeates all areas of our daily school life.
As a school, we aim to promote the Christian growth of the children in our care within the context of the Catholic Church and develop in them an appreciation of the world around them so that they may grow as responsible citizens and as children of God.
The atmosphere we endeavour to create is one of caring, of help and concern for each individual.
This caring attitude applies not only between teachers and children but also between the children themselves – within groups, classes, year groups, key stages and the whole school, where all are seen as equal and valued members of our school community. A strong partnership between home, school and parish is essential as we seek to work together to help our children to develop in all areas.
We look to provide a rich and varied curriculum that meets the requirements of the National Curriculum but goes much further too, which engages the children as learners and encourages and develops their natural enthusiasm and abilities in order that they make good progress and achieve their very best in all areas of their development: spiritual, social, emotional, physical as well as academic.
We expect high standards of behaviour, encouraging our children to show kindness, patience and respect to and for each other – to live the Gospel values.
We are constantly striving to be better in all we do and value the contributions of parents and the whole school community.
Mrs Kate Licence