We are blessed to have such enthusiastic and hard-working staff, children, parents, governors and parents who all play very important parts in making our school as successful as it is. As our most recent OFSTED said:
“This is a good school. The headteacher, senior leaders, teachers and governors are committed to ensuring that pupils are given as many opportunities as possible to be successful. There is a clear focus on the continued improvement of teaching and raising pupils’ achievement further.”
The Parish is extremely privileged to have as its primary school one of the best-achieving schools in the area. It is voluntary-aided by the Catholic Diocese of Shrewsbury. The building dates back to 1967 when it originally had ninety pupils on role. Due to the growing Catholic population it has expanded, with the sixth classroom being added in 2001, and the seventh in in 2007. There are currently over 200 pupils on role, of which 98% are baptised Catholics.
Following the retirement of Mrs Roisin Moores in August 2016, Mrs Grainne Davies took the post of acting Head.
The school was assessed as good with outstanding elements by Ofsted at the last full inspection in May 2013.
Below is a slide-show depicting the children at their work and various activities:
St Vincent’s Pre-School Playgroup
The Pre-school is open each weekday from 09.00 to 11.30 and 12.30 to 15.00 term-time only. The out of school club is open from 08.00 to 09.00 and 15.00 to 18.00 term-time only. There is also a lunch club open to Pre-school children, which operates from 11.30 to 12.30 every weekday. All children share access to a secure, enclosed outdoor play area.
The pre-school is registered with Children and Families (Surestart), and the most recent Ofsted inspection awarded it an 'outstanding' rating on the quality and standards of nursery education.
Opened in 1996, the Pre-school playgroup and out of school club has its own unit in the grounds of the primary school. It accommodates up to 35 children.
Follow the bear to the pre-school website...
Follow the link to Ofsted to see all available reports....
We aim to keep improving our provision for all children we have the privilege of educating and caring for, and we are exceptionally lucky to have the wonderful support of our governors, families and parishioners in the work that we do.
The Gospel teachings are at the centre of all that happens in our School Community - this is what truly sets us apart as a Catholic School. Our School aims to help all involved in it to reach their full potential and to establish even greater links with the Parish and community, enabling our children, as they reach maturity, to take a full and active role in it.