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Message from the Executive Head


Welcome to our school. I am proud to be the Executive Head teacher of St Aelred’s RC Primary School and serve its wonderful community. This website aims to give you a taste of the school, as well as providing regularly updated information for both parents and pupils. 

As a Catholic school our aim is to provide a context of Catholic education in which children develop a personal relationship with Jesus and their lives are enriched by the Gospel values. We aim to provide a high quality education within a Catholic framework. 

We value and appreciate the partnership that exists between the school, parish and home. Our staff,governors and parish work closely together.  It is upon these solid foundations, working together, that we can ensure that your child receives a positive, purposeful and high quality demanding education. We aim to provide a stimulating learning environment where all our children can achieve. We strive to ensure that each child grows to their full potential in a caring community. 

As a parent, I know you wish your child to be safe, happy, receive an excellent education, gain a sense of responsibility and grow spiritually. In order to enhance each child’s personal growth, I ask that parents be involved on a daily basis. The more you help your child with their schoolwork and learning experiences, the more positive their primary school life will be. 

We celebrate the happy, welcoming atmosphere of our school. You are most welcome to make an appointment to visit us and meet our wonderful children who will happily share their joy and enthusiasm for learning with you. 
Mr Derek Sutherland 
Executive Head teacher 
St Aelred’s RC Primary School