School Mission Statement

Our Lady and St. Philip Neri Catholic Primary School
Mission Statement


To Jesus through Mary

In order to fulfil our Mission we share these core values:

  • love and mutual respect
  • dedication and loyalty
  • justice and fairness
  • honesty and trust
  • the living of our faith
  • high expectations of each other
  • forgiveness and reconciliation
  • an affirmation of each other’s talents
  • a commitment to a culture of continuous self improvement
  • a willingness to co-operate and share our gifts for the good of all

In order to fulfil our Mission we aim to:

  • lead the children to a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith
  • guide and foster the growth in faith of each individual involved in the school community
  • make prayer, worship and the liturgy both meaningful and relevant experiences for all
  • ensure we all learn to learn
  • expect the highest standards of academic achievement from all children
  • ensure that all children are provided with a challenging, broad and balanced curriculum, as set out in the National Curriculum
  • ensure that the life and curriculum of the school celebrates and respects the differing ethnic and cultural backgrounds presented in the school and in society
  • expect high standards of behaviour, courtesy and respect
  • create a calm, disciplined and positive atmosphere where praise and reward enhance the children’s confidence and self esteem
  • support parents and the parish community in fulfilling their responsibilities towards the religious and educational development of their children
  • establish and maintain effective communication between school and home

“We owe to children the best we can give. Their life is fragile. If they are to have a tomorrow, their needs must be met today” Gabriella Mistral