St. Anthony's Catholic Primary School

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'

Every Child   Every Chance   Every Day   Together with Christ

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Politeness and Manners

Using the miracle of the ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19) we see the importance of saying please and thank you, being polite and using our manners. 

We celebrate instances in school where we use our manners in our Worship and through awarding the Attitude Wristband, Lunchtime Wristband, Housepoints and Headteacher Award. 

Caring for others

The parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 29-37) tells us of the need for us to care for others, regardless of their background, beliefs or differences.

We always encourage everyone in our community to look after each other and highlight situations where we do this in our Worship and through awarding the Attitude Wristband, Lunchtime Wristband, Housepoints and Headteacher Award. It also goes hand in hand in with our Charity work.

Fair Play

We are always trying to 'play fair' in all that we do - in all sports competitions we play fairly, congratulating the winners and the defeated. We thank the officials and those people who help to organise the events.

Everybody has a chance to play regardless of ability and background.

Sharing with others

The Rich Man's feast (Luke 16: 19-31) tells us of the need to share what we have with others.

Whenever we see people in our community sharing what they have with others, we celebrate it in our school in our Worship and through awarding the Attitude Wristband, Lunchtime Wristband, Housepoints and Headteacher Award. It also goes hand in hand in with our Charity work.  

Perseverance

In the story of The Lost Sheep (Luke 15: 4-7), the shepherd never gives up on the 1 missing sheep.

We are encouraged and rewarded when we show perseverance to overcome difficulties in our Worship and through awarding the Attitude Wristband, Lunchtime Wristband, Writing Wristband, Maths Wristband, RE Wristband, Housepoints and Headteacher Award.

Tolerance

We learn about all of the other major World Faiths at school and you can see more about it here.

We show love and compassion to everyone who enters our community and we are proud of the differences we bring together in our school.

Jesus said: Love one another as I have loved you.

Values

Forgiveness

The parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15: 11-32) shows us that we should forgive those who apologise and offer the hand of friendship once more.

We encourage everyone in our community to say sorry willingly and to forgive and have an annual Service of Reconciliation. This links into the Year of Mercy.

Generosity

The story of the Poor Widow (Luke 21: 1-4) teaches us to be generous, to give what we can in terms of time, effort and money for those who need it the most.

We always encourage everyone in our community to  be generous and highlight situations where we do this in our Worship and through awarding the Attitude Wristband, Lunchtime Wristband, Housepoints and Headteacher Award. It also goes hand in hand in with our Charity work

Social Justice

We take our Charity work very seriously and raise money for charities local, national and international.

We are part of the Sanctuary in Schools group in Bradford.

In our RE work we focus on modern day issues of Equality vs Justice, Asylum Seekers and Refugees.

Democracy & the Rule of Law

At school, we have a School Council that is nominated & elected by the children. 

In Class 4 & 5, children read the children's newspaper (First News) and hold class discussions about the matters that are contained within.

Debates take place in classes who work on persuasions and arguments in their English work.

Children draw up the class rules at the start of the year and discuss the sanctions that happen if they break them.