Our School

One of our first aims for all primary pupils is for them to enjoy school. Happy children, nurtured in an environment of self-respect and respect for others, develop confidence in themselves and in their learning. 

I would like to warmly welcome you to St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School where we provide a vibrant, caring setting where children are prepared academically, socially and spiritually for life.

Our school is set in an idyllic spot where your children are nurtured to become young people ready to take their place, with confidence, in society. Christian values are promoted in every aspect of life at the school and this creates a unique atmosphere in which our pupils feel happy and thrive.

In this nurturing environment, we encourage everyone to establish and develop a lifelong love of learning and to explore their talents. In the early years at St Dominic’s, children discover that to be a pupil means exploring, asking questions, and finding answers. When your children start in Year 1, expect them to forge ahead quickly.

Our aim is to match our pupils’ experiences to their needs as their curiosity, interests and critical thinking skills develop. Pupils participate in sport, concerts and shows. Field trips and excursions are designed to appeal to the interests of relevant age groups, including trips in our local community and further afield.

At St Dominic’s we follow the core guidance of the 2014 National Curriculum, a motivating and challenging curriculum which focuses on building and developing skills and knowledge in core areas such as literacy, numeracy, science and R.E. 

In addition, St Dominic’s pupils benefit from lessons in Physical Education from coaches from our link high school St Peter’s in Gloucestershire. French is taught from Reception to Year 6 by a qualified language teacher. There are many opportunities where children can participate in music lessons with our peripatetic teachers to class music lessons in addition to joining our school choir.

Our curriculum also includes the exploration of elements which encourage pupils to be responsible and effective citizens, such as health and wellbeing, citizenship, Eco-School initiative, charitable work and Fairtrade.

Our highly qualified primary school teachers ensure that traditional values such as kindness and compassion are maintained alongside up-to-date teaching strategies.

As an academy, our funding is provided directly from the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and through this we endeavour to provide a well-balanced curriculum which focuses on both academic and personal achievement. When necessary additional support for learning is also available to help all of our children achieve their full potential.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school and we would be happy for you to find out more by requesting a prospectus or to organise a visit. To find out more about our school please contact us on 01453 83268201453 832682  or admin@st-dominics.gloucs.sch.uk

 

Jacqui Sollars