St Ambrose Barlow Catholic Primary School

Headteacher's Welcome

Mrs Winters, our Headteacher.

As the Headteacher of St Ambrose Barlow Catholic Primary School it is a real pleasure and privilege to welcome you to our school website.

St Ambrose Barlow is a voluntary aided primary school with an average of 210 pupils. There are seven classes, one for each year group.

Our community is shaped by our Catholic faith and values and it is within this context that the growth and development of our children takes place. Our school has a strong Catholic ethos and we are all learning to live, love and work together.

Our partnership with the parents, parish and our Parish Priest is very strong indeed and together, we aim to help the spiritual and moral growth of all our children as well as their intellectual growth.

Here at St Ambrose Barlow, a love of learning is promoted within a safe and happy environment in which everyone feels valued, ideas can flourish and pupils can realise their full potential. Christian values and spirituality are at the heart of all aspects of school life. Every child is welcomed and valued as a unique member of God's family and all staff are dedicated to providing a stimulating, nurturing and exciting environment.

We are proud to say that we strive to live our Mission Statement daily...

With St Ambrose Barlow as our guide and Jesus at our side, we are all learning to live, love and work together.

Our aim is for our children to live confident, healthy, fulfilling and safe lives. We want them to grow to be responsible citizens, living the Gospel values and able to make a positive contribution to society.

We believe that working in partnership with parents, carers, governors, and our parish community is critical to ensuring our success. A family atmosphere is fostered within which children feel confident to express their individuality, their talents and know that success in any aspect of their lives will be rewarded and celebrated.

Parents have a very important role to play in the education of their children and we actively encourage close co-operation between home and school. We value and build on the experience and knowledge which pupils bring from their home lives.

We are blessed to have the Friends of St Ambrose Barlow School (FOSABS), our Parents' Association which not only raises funds for the school, but also provides fantastic social events for parents and children throughout the school year.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum enriched with visitors, visits, events and activities to inspire in each child a joy for learning. Our Catholic ethos focuses our expectations that our children are honest and respectful, care for others, develop their self-worth and work hard to develop skills which will allow them to be good citizens and achieve success now and in the future.

The school has a very strong academic record as well as an excellent reputation for pastoral care. We were delighted with our last Ofsted report which commented on many outstanding features of the school, and our SATs results are consistently well above average.

We hope that you will find our site informative. Enjoy your visit.

Mrs M Winters