At St Gregory's we strive to maintain a community family that is caring, tolerant, sharing, and vibrant. St Gregory’s is a wonderful place to belong. We like to value each child for whom they are, not what they can do. Everyone at St. Gregory’s is committed to providing a rich and challenging curriculum which fosters a love of learning in our pupils and their families.
Our vision is to educate our children to the highest possible standard, in a caring community which has the Gospel values, traditions and beliefs of the Catholic faith at the centre of everything that is done. Together we work hard and play hard. Our children are very happy here and together with our families, the parish and wider community, we encourage our children to grow in confidence to become even more successful, happy and caring individuals who are ready to go out into the world and make a positive difference. Children need to be aware of their parents and teachers working together. It gives them the security and confidence which they need if they are to develop good attitudes to learning, and to grow as part of the faith community.
Our Christian faith is at the centre of everything we do at St. Gregory’s and so great care is taken to ensure that our RE programme is creative and cross-curricular. We follow ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ scheme of work supplemented by our own excellent resources for Christian and multi faith study. Following Christian values also offers many opportunities for helping children reflect, discuss and learn about personal, social and emotional issues. These skills are crucial to daily life if our world is to be a place where everyone is respected and valued and where individuals can develop a unique way of coping with the stresses of modern living; St. Gregory’s takes every opportunity to build greater relationships between church, home and school. Staff members provide the children with plenty of opportunity for reflection and worship which is demonstrated in thoughtful and powerful work produced by the children throughout the liturgical year.
Parents have an important part to play in their children’s education and there are many ways in which they can support their children and our school. We hope you will find the information on this website helpful. It will explain how we seek to educate our children, how the school is organised and how parents and community members can help. The primary years are very special ones and no child gets a second chance at them. We assure you of our very best efforts to make our children’s years at St. Gregory’s as happy and productive as possible.