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Ethos, Values and Aims

Every child, parent, governor and member of the school community is unique in self, unique in qualities to offer. All aspects of our School, the relationships, the curriculum, the policies, the aims and objectives, the pastoral care and discipline have the potential to speak of God's presence in our lives helping us to unlock our potential. The purpose of a Catholic school is to jointly ‘hand on the faith' in partnership with home and parish. The faith journey is begun by parents at Baptism and our aim is to support each child in their journey of faith, working alongside parents, the first educators of the children. As a Catholic school we value the importance of the spiritual journey made by pupils, staff, parents, parishioners, governors and parish priests with the school acting as a cornerstone.

       Our Aims

  • To ensure that each child feels happy, safe, valued and loved.


  • To provide an exciting, fun and enjoyable educational experience for each child and promote a life-long love of learning


  • To inspire our pupils to aim high, reach for the stars, be the best they can be and make the most of every opportunity that is given to them.


  • To ensure that each child meets their God given potential and is nurtured academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally.


  • To encourage each member of the school community to live their life in accordance with gospel values and to make a positive contribution to British society.


  • To make prayer, worship and liturgy relevant and meaningful for each individual and to provide a learning environment that will enhance the development of faith of everyone in the school community.


  • To work in partnership with parents, the parish, the community and other local schools, in order to provide a wide range of supportive interactions for our pupils.


  • To have lots of fun, make magical memories and share smiles every day!

Promoting Values and Virtues

As Catholics we desire to follow the teachings of the Gospel revealed through the Church. We look to scripture for revelation from God which will guide us in the way he wants us to live. In the Gospels and our Church tradition we find the person of Jesus, through his teachings and interactions with people, showing us the way to live our lives. The Beatitudes (Matthew 5) encapsulate the values we want to live by and that we would want to nurture and develop in the children in our care:

Faithfulness & Integrity, Dignity & Compassion, Humility & Gentleness,

Truth & Justice, Forgiveness & Mercy, Purity & Holiness,

Tolerance & Peace and Service & Sacrifice.


As Catholics we also believe in the importance of developing a virtuous life. Each term we focus on a pair of complementary virtues as we strive to make explicit our purpose and intention as educators: describe what a child in our care is growing to be and how the school is consciously and deliberately nurturing this.


Each half term, the children develop their understanding of two new virtues and strive to apply these to their everyday lives.



Autumn 1 2022

Compassionate & Loving

Autumn 2 2022

Faith-filled & Hopeful

Spring 1 2023

Eloquent & Truthful

Spring 2 2023

Learned & Wise

Summer 1 2023

Curious & Active

Summer 2 2023

Intentional & Prophetic

Autumn 1 2023Grateful & Generous
Autumn 2 2023Attentive & Discerning

Pupils at St Osburg's Catholic Primary School are growing to be:

  • Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for thje blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.
  • Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.
  • Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their actions and forgiving words.
  • Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.
  • Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.
  • Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.
  • Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.
  • Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.

Our Mission Statement