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Blessed Christopher Wharton

Catholic Academy Trust

St Walburga's Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Academy

‘Putting Others First’

“Let no-one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbour…” (1 Corinthians 10:24)

At St Walburga’s, we celebrate that we are all members of God’s loving family. We do our best to follow Jesus by putting others first. Our school is a happy and safe place where we learn, have fun together, do well and achieve our potential.

Being part of God’s family is central to all we do. We are all united; working together to support one another within our happy school. St Walburga’s is a school filled with joy, where we celebrate our achievements on our journey together.


Our children are at the heart of our school community. We work together to ensure that they:

  • grow in their love of Jesus
  • feel happy, safe and valued
  • become independent and confident learners that are excited by new challenges
  • strive to achieve their best
  • are compassionate and understanding of the needs of those around them
  • recognise their contribution to the well-being of others in the community  

 Our staff are fundamental to achieving all we want for our children. As a team, they:

  • provide an outstanding role model of Christian values, nurturing and encouraging all in their care
  • deliver an exciting and stimulating curriculum that meets the personal needs of children
  • foster a love of learning through their dedication to their vocation
  • equip our children with the skills to manage the demands of an ever-changing world
  • communicate openly and effectively with parents about their child’s achievements
  • work collaboratively with external partners sharing good practice to enhance wider provision  

Our families play an integral role in the success of our school. In partnership with us, they:

  • promote the Christian values that underpin our school ethos
  • share knowledge of their children to secure the best outcomes
  • support their children with all aspects of learning within and beyond the curriculum
  • reinforce the high standards of behaviour expected in the school
  • participate fully in the life of the school  

Our Governors are responsible for providing the strategic direction of our school. Through leadership, they:

  • strengthen the faith focus of our school
  • safeguard the welfare of children and staff
  • challenge and hold school leaders to account to guarantee outstanding provision for all
  • engage with staff to monitor progress and support areas for development
  • provide effective financial management
  • deepen the strong home-school-parish links within our community  

Our Parish is our place of faith. Through its ministry, it:

  • draws us closer to Jesus
  • encourages all those in the community to live by the Christian values
  • cares for those in our community
  • promotes and facilitates the journey through the Sacraments
  • fosters the spirit of generosity within our children
  • provides a foundation for outreach within the community


Executive Headteacher:

Mrs E Snelling


Mrs E Fearnley  


Victoria Park



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What a busy term we have had! At St Walburga's we have been working extremely hard in lessons but also taken the time to celebrate national week events such as Mental Health Week 2019 and Safer Internet Day 2019. 


Children's Mental Health Week 2019

During the week, each class planned many activities to help the children recognise that a healthy outside helps a healthy inside. KS2 children began the week with a questionnaire to help them identify ways which help them feel calm. The 'grande finale' for the week was a 'Zen afternoon' where the class teachers used their knowledge of the children and the questionnaire results to place the children into groups across Years 1-6 to engage in activities that would help them relax. Bedtime stories were told, yoga poses were held, puzzles were completed, artwork was created and endorphins were released. The children enjoyed it so much that we have decided to run a 'Zen afternoon' on the Friday before we break up, every half term. 


 Safer Internet Day 2019

Another successful Safer Internet Day where the whole school considered working today for a better internet and understanding consent in a digital world. In foundation stage, the children learnt that they can keep themselves safe on the internet by always checking with an adult if they feel uncomfortable. 

KS1 explored the importance of asking for permission both online and offline. They made pledges to help them remember this in the future.

LKS2 considered different scenarios that may require permission and decided on the best choices to make. 

UKS2 spent time recognising what personal information really is and how easily it can be shared. They also discussed the power of NO! We considered how saying no can seem uncool or unpopular however, in some situations, it is necessary to say NO because it is our choice and our responsibility. 




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