St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School


Catholic Life

Mission Statement

Let your Light Shine

God made each one of us – we are all His unique disciples and His love is the love we share. We share our God given gifts and talents. We RESPECT each other’s differences and welcome DIVERSITY, celebrating and sharing our God given gifts and talents. We show COMPASSION and friendship for others in school, at home, in our local community and for our global family. We have the COURAGE and hope to face any challenges and follow our dreams. We are given the FREEDOM to make the most of every learning experience we have and be the very best we can be. We welcome the RESPONSIBILITY of being stewards of God’s wonderful gift of creation and caring for our common home. We place Jesus at the centre of all we do, growing in our Faith through our heads, hearts and hands.


 As a school, we take pride in having a strong Catholic ethos which is committed to doing the very best for all the pupils in our care.

Our mission statement was written by the whole school community: governors, staff and pupils.

Our school community is a safe, caring and happy place where everyone is supported and valued. We encourage and challenge everyone to achieve their full potential, spiritually, academically, morally and socially. We inspire others with a love of learning and aim for excellence in everything we do. Through our own faith, we treat one another the way we would like to be treated. We help every child to be gentle and fair and to always do their best.

We live out our mission statement by the values that we promote:

  • Compassion
  • Diversity
  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Responsibility
  • Freedom


Let Your Light Shine (Matthew 5:16)

The quality of provision of the Catholic Life of the school

Pupils are excellent ambassadors for the school in the way that they behave and confidently articulate the school's mission. They demonstrate that they understand the demands of living out their faith and embrace the opportunities to show kindness to others and a need to 'let their light shine.' (Catholic School Inspection Report - May 2022)
Pupils are very involved in the school's spiritual life, including preparing class liturgies and participating in the school's prayer life. (Catholic School Inspection Report - May 2022)