We believe that it is the spiritual and moral principles that are nurtured daily that makes our school unique. At St Mary’s School, everything we do is for the benefit of the children. But, as a forward-thinking, modern school, we have a responsibility also to educate pupils about their obligations to care about wider society and the environment.
Every opportunity is taken to emphasise that tolerance, understanding and compassion are essential to living in a vibrant and caring multi-cultural society.
This principle of promoting the common good is wide ranging. The School fundraises for two charities each year chosen by the parents, staff and pupils. Children are also empowered to fundraise independently and take part in charity events beyond the School gates that build essential skills beyond the curriculum.
In the last academic year, we have extended a shared goal to reduce our environmental impact and protect what we value today for future generations. This has been demonstrated by a conscious move to purchasing more sustainable and traceable materials.
We continue to transform our approach to reduce, reuse and recycle school waste and procuring eco-friendly products wherever possible. Other student-led initiatives include expanding our Walk To School week to help reduce air pollution and growing more fruit, vegetables and herbs in our grounds.
Instilling these long-term values of social responsibility and awareness is crucial. In turn, we are delighted that our pupils are discovering the inestimable rewards of being kind, considerate and compassionate to others.