I am delighted to welcome you to our wonderful school. Since joining the St Raphael's school community last April I have personally experienced the warm, loving family atmosphere and am confident that any visitor to our school will also experience a warm welcome and soon feel right at home.
Our pupils are our greatest ambassadors. Every visitor to our school mentions the exceptional standards of behaviour exhibited by our pupils. Here you will see pupils striving to live out our mission statement:
"As we walk with Jesus, we love, live and learn."
Central to our aims as a Catholic school, is to ensure that we work in a spirit of partnership with you, our parents, developing our respective roles and responsibilities, to teach children about respect, mutual understanding, and to deepen their relationship with God. When your child joins our school, we embark on a journey together, a journey unknown but yet full of endless possibilities.
Our teaching and support staff are committed to ensuring that every child makes good progress, of course they are, however in St Raphael's we are committed to developing the whole child. We are committed to making sure that every child leaves our school knowing that they have a responsibility for others, that they are the eyes of Christ in this world, they are His hands, they are His feet.
We are committed to making sure every child leaves our school understanding that they need to keep themselves healthy, enjoy a sport, play an instrument and take part in team activities examples include debating, science fair and choir.
Safety is our prime concern and so all staff working at St Raphael's Catholic Primary school are committed to safe working practices and keeping our pupils safe.
The children at St. Raphael’s know they are a source of great pride to us; they respond to the high standards set for them. We look forward to working with our established families, and those who are new to our school, to make every child’s time here happy and successful.
Evelyn Ward, Head teacher.