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Aims and Objectives

Our school Mission Statement provides us with an overall framework for both general and more specific school aims, and it is the foundation from which all aspects of our school community develop.


In accordance with its Mission Statement, the school aims to:

  • provide a Catholic Christian setting for the acquisition of skills, knowledge, values and attitudes needed for life; 
  • develop in pupils a sense of self-worth and respect for themselves and for the needs of others;
  • foster communication and co-operation between home, school and parish;
  • ensure that pupils have equal access to all areas of the curriculum without discrimination;
  • support and encourage teaching and support staff so that they may develop personally, spiritually and professionally;
  • maintain ‘prayer in action’ and encourage pupils to respect God’s world;


To achieve these aims, the school will:

  • offer a broad and balanced curriculum, carefully planned and evaluated, and encourage, through example, assemblies and discussion, the development of the whole person;
  • encourage openness between parents and school and between school and parish through formal and informal discussion, newsletters, worship and social gatherings;
  • highlight conservation and respect for God’s world through lessons and assemblies; develop the ‘nature area’ in school; promote sponsored events and active support for charities in this field;
  • actively encourage all pupils to participate fully in school life to the best of their ability within the supportive environment offered by St Bernadette’s;
  • make worship, prayer and celebration an integral part of school life.