Welcome to our school website! St. Aelred’s Roman Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary Aided mixed school for children aged 4 to 11 years with an admission limit of 30 per year group and a 26 place nursery attached. The school takes pupils from Roman Catholic families who live in St. Aelred’s Parish and pupils from families who live locally, as the school is in the heart of a residential area including some recent housing developments.
Our thriving school, home and parish community is friendly, welcoming and inclusive. We work together - with Christ's love at the heart of what we do - to ensure the best for the children in our care.
We are a Catholic school and the Catholic life of our school is lived out in the care we show for one another and the hard work that goes into ensuring that everyone in our school community grows and flourishes - children and adults. Our Christian beliefs and values underpin how we treat one another, the decisions we make and they are explored across the curriculum and lived out through the school. Some of the outward signs of the Catholic life of our school are: giving time to daily prayer and collective worship; support of charities; the nature of our RE curriculum; signs and symbols around the school; our links with the parish, Diocese of Middlesbrough and other Catholic schools; the work of our Mini Vinnies and Chaplaincy Team; and the importance we place on the spiritual and moral development of all those in our school community.
We have a broad and balanced curriculum ensuring that children have opportunity to develop their talents, enjoy being in school and are prepared for the next stage of their education and for living life to the full! Notably, the quality of singing and music-making, and participation and achievement in sports in our school are areas of which we are proud and give us much cause for enjoyment and celebration!
The most recent Ofsted Inspection judges St Aelred's to remain a good school (summer 2017).
If you would like to visit St Aelred's to see our great school for yourself, please contact the school office to arrange to look round; you will be made very welcome.
Ms Suzanne Ulyett