St Augustine'sCatholic Primary School

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Catholic Life & Mission

St Augustine is our school Patron Saint, is our guiding light and inspiration.



St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School provides children with a safe place to take risks and engage in stimulating learning experiences. We are inclusive of all and believe all pupils deserve the opportunity and necessary support needed to succeed. We have high expectations of all and strive to create an environment with appropriate challenge where there is pride in achievement and an ethos where all are supported and celebrated in order to reach their goals and develop as a person. At St. Augustine’s we aim to live our lives under the motto of our Patron Saint, Tolle Lege (pick up and read).


So, when Augustine heard the command, “Tolle lege, tolle lege,” (Take up and read, take up and read), he heard it as God’s word to him. Augustine opened the Bible and his eyes fell on Romans 13:13–14 (ESV): “Let us walk properly as in the daytime, ... not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.”


We encourage children to pick up and read - not just from the bible, but many different books as knowledge lies within. 


We encourage our children to be lifelong learners and provide them with opportunities to be: Independent, Resilient, Successful and Self-motivated. We believe that every pupil at St. Augustine’s school can achieve high standards in a safe, happy and welcoming environment. 

School Mission Statement


                        At the heart of our Catholic faith, we pursue the truth and strive for excellence. The more we recognise and appreciate the beauty and goodness in ourselves and others, the more we come to recognise God.


At St Augustine’s School, we share the Light of Christ with each other and feel a sense of belonging to the family of the Church.


Our school is a place of order, stability, tolerance and love, where we foster good relationships between home, school, parish, local and wider community.


Together we will make this school a place where everyone is nurtured, supported and valued while being circled by God’s love.


When God’s love enters our hearts, we grow in wisdom and understanding.


Below is an explanation of what we mean from the final line of our mission statement and why we feel it is a perfect strap line for our school:





Knowledge of new things   

Understanding the area around them

Knowledge of what being a friend is

Understanding how to play & make friends

Knowledge of their own physical skills & attributes

How to use these skills for good

When to ask for help & support

In our school we get to know the main stories of Jesus

Using these lesson to act out the stories or discuss and copy how Jesus behaved/lived

Knowing basic skills in Maths & English

Knowing how to apply these in wider ways

When to ask for help & support