St Aelred’s is a welcoming and caring school, serving St Aelred’s parish and our local community – Catholic children, children of all faiths and of no faith, are all welcome. At St Aelred’s, positive relationships underpin great teaching and learning: our skilled, committed and friendly staff foster positive relationships with children as individuals so that children recognise that they are valued members of our school family and are confident to learn.

We seek to work in partnership with parents, building trust and openness, so that we can nurture pupils and enable them to thrive. We are an inclusive school and want every child to be happy, excited to learn, to achieve their best and to flourish in all areas of their development.

God’s love is at the heart of all we do, informing how we treat one another, decisions we make, and our commitment to the development of the whole child through our curriculum, pastoral care and the spiritual life of the school. Prayer provides a rhythm to school life and brings us together in celebration and to mark significant events in our school community.

If you would like to see St Aelred’s in action, for yourself, please contact the school office to arrange a visit; you will be made very welcome!”

Mrs Claire Hughes