On behalf of the Governors, staff and children at St Anne’s Catholic Primary school, we would like to welcome you and thank you for visiting our website. I am incredibly proud and privileged to be the Interim Headteacher of St Anne’s Catholic Primary school, and the entire staff team and I, aim to make each child’s primary school days exciting and rewarding, so that they develop a love of learning that will last all their lives.
All staff have the highest expectations of every child in every area – the children’s learning, their attitude, their behaviour and the presentation of themselves and their work. The children are taught to be respectful to all adults as well as their peers, to be resilient when things go wrong and to reflect on and take responsibility for their actions.
We are a one-form entry Catholic primary school with a nursery, and are located between The Oval and Vauxhall, just south of the Thames. Our school is centred on Christ and his teachings of love, peace and justice, our aim being to let the light of Christ shine through and from every child. It is our aim for all children to have a deeper understanding of the world around them and become responsible and caring citizens of the future.
Our curriculum is creative, inclusive and exciting. It provides children with a broad range of learning experiences which seek to nurture talents and acquire new skills in a hands-on and engaging way. As a faith school, the Catholic faith underpins all that we do in school. We pride ourselves on our warm and friendly atmosphere and know that new parents and children will quickly feel part of our school family.
We have high expectations and it is important to us that our children are happy, confident, resilient and enjoy their learning; making the most of all the opportunities we have to offer. We ensure that all learning is purposeful and linked to our children`s own experiences; so, they are engaged, challenged and become highly effective problem solvers and communicators.
We work closely with parents and carers and welcome suggestions and ideas to ensure that our children receive the best possible outcomes in both their educational and personal development.
History of the school
The original buildings of St Anne’s school were opened in 1892 by Reverend William Brown. Emily King, a parishioner of the church, bequeathed £4350 in her will which paid for the school to be built. The original school was on Kennington Lane. The school was extended in 1932 with the addition of two new classrooms. These rooms are still standing andnow house year six.
The school as it stands today was built and opened in 1997 following the purchase of the site of the neighbouring bus garage on Durham Street. Following the opening of the new school, the old school was demolished. All that remains of the original building is the “1932 block”.The school has been extended since then with the addition of two further classrooms and a first-floor extension above key stage 1. This extension now houses our Inclusion Suite.
Our website is your first opportunity to find out lots of information about our school but, we would love you to visit us if you are thinking of choosing our school for your child to experience the school environment and ethos for yourselves. I would be delighted to give you a tour and provide you with an opportunity to see, first-hand, the experiences that our children have at St Anne’s Catholic Primary school. Simply contact our school office to make an appointment.