At St. Anthony’s we bring faith, fun, learning and culture together, relating Christ’s message of love, mercy and kindness to modern life. Our Catholic identity is not exclusive to RE lessons and worship but shines throughout every aspect of school and every adult in school, helping the children in their lifelong journey with God as part of our community of faith as we ourselves journey towards our 'Outstanding 2020 Vision'.

Our wonderful children are bright eyed and enthusiastic: they want to achieve in all areas of the curriculum - thanks to the work of our staff and governors and the steadfast support of our parents. 

We hope you enjoy browsing our website and even following us on Twitter. We can only show you a fraction of the vibrant work that happens here each day and offer you a glimpse of our exciting developments. I would love you to accept an invite to come and visit us in person where you can see every child, every chance, every day in action together with Christ.

We look forward to welcoming you, your children and your family to the family of St. Anthony's Catholic Primary School as we stay focused on our 'Outstanding 2020 Vision'

Latest School Calendar Events

Summer Holiday22Jul2017


@ School.

Whole School Mass15Sep2017

9:15 am - 10:15 am @ the school hall.

PTFA meeting22Sep2017

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Class 5 Mass13Oct2017

9:15 am - 9:45 am @ The school hall.

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Head Teacher's Blog

Year 6 SATs

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This week all our Year 6 pupils are taking their statutory SATs assessments. On Monday it was Reading and yesterday it was Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (know by teachers as SPaG). The children have all worked brilliantly, applying themselves to these assessments with determination even when they were a bit tough. Today they have two maths assessments then tomorrow is the final maths paper. We know they will do as well in these assessments because they are well prepared and resilient students. I hope they get the result they deserve but please remember these are just a snapshot of what they can do, in these subjects, at this specific time,

SATS don't measure sense of humour, sporting prowess, compassion, empathy, knowledge of the solar system, their passion for history or geography, or any other subject, or their love of family, friends and life. Good luck to each and everyone of them and thanks to everyone who has supported them in this journey.

Upcoming SATs assessments.

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We  are rapidly approaching the time when children in years two and six take the national Standard Assessment Tasks or SATs. We have met the teachers regularly to make sure we support them and all the pupils in school so that they are well prepared and confident about these assessments. For more information please take a look at this document. If you have any questions about them please don't hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher.  

Another Half Term slipping by!!!

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I can't believe we are coming to the end of this half term already. We only have two weeks and two days left until we break up for Easter. We are busy with the preparations for Easter, holding Lenten assemblies daily. We have completed another round of lesson observations and seen some amazing learning in classes. Well done to everyone for working so hard. We have also arranged the date for our Parent/Carer evening after the Easter break. See the newsletter for more information. We have also agreed dates for TSC Sports and Coaching to run activity clubs during the holidays right up to August. Collect a booking form from the office if you wish to book for Easter. All dates are on the newsletter. These clubs represent excellent value for money and provide lots of great activities to keep children active during the school holidays. Over the next couple of weeks teachers will be assessing their children to see what progress they have made this half term, they will share this information with you when you come to meet the teachers after Easter. Have a good week and fingers crossed the weather stays good!

What a busy half term.

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As we approach the end of this half term I have taken a few moments to reflect on all we have achieved this year. We have seen staff changes, Ofsted came and went - agreeing that we are a Good School, a very small number of children have moved schools due to family circumstances and our results are getting better each half term. Mrs Hinchliffe has run her popular Cook and Eat club after school and we have enjoyed welcoming visitors to see how well we all learn and look after each other. We break up on Friday for the half term holidays but will be just as busy when we come back with Pancake Day and World Book Day all in the same week!

The science research project we are taking part in is going well and the "Big Maths, Beat That" is having a brilliant impact on our pupils' mental maths and overall confidence. Thank you for your support. 

I hope everyone has a lovely break, not expecting much from the weather, but it is a time to relax and catch up with family and friends. Take care and see you all soon. 

Happy New Year

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Now that we are into the new year I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to school following the Christmas break - it seems a long time ago even now! From a personal point of view this half term is my least favourite one - Christmas has been and gone and we have dark mornings and dark evenings to contend with. I seem to spend half my life travelling in darkness. However, past experience has told me that this half term will fly by and before we know it we will be looking forward to Easter. My family constantly tell me off for segmenting the year like this but I think this is just how teachers view the year!

We are already starting to think about the SATs for pupils in Years 2 and 6 along with the Phonics screening for pupils in Year 1 (and those who need to retake the assessment from year 2). We are, as always, determined that our pupils will achieve their potential and show everyone just how capable they are. I will be meeting with the teachers and subject leaders in the coming weeks to ensure we are on track. I know our Governors will want updating in their forthcoming meetings. 

Our "Big Maths, Beat That" is running smoothly in school with lots of children very enthusiastic about their progress. Well done to them, and their families, for all their hard work. This half term we are focusing on Reading, a skill that not only helps all aspects of learning but provides hours of enjoyment, entertainment and escapism! Your support, is as always, greatly appreciated. 

If you would like some suggestions about reading activities, what happens in SATs or how to support your child please don't hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher. We will be arranging information meetings nearer the time. 

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