St Catherine's Catholic Primary School


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Cutlers Place
BH21 2HN
01202 883763
3 - 11
Academy - Converter mainstream
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St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. It is part of the Plymouth CAST multi-academy trust. The trust was formed on 1 April 2014. The work of the trust is overseen by a board of directors. The trust changed its scheme of delegation, in October 2018. The local governing board has no accountability. School leaders are accountable to the education and standards managers. The trust is responsible for one nursery, 32 primary schools and two secondary schools across seven local authorities in the south-west region. The school is of Catholic denomination and received a section 48 inspection in March 2018. The school admits children to the Nursery in the term they become three years old. The Nursery provision is referred to as ‘kindergarten’. Inspection report: St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School, Wimborne, 13–14 March 2019 Page 10 of 13 The school has one class per year group with the exception of Years 5 and 6, which comprise a mixed class. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium funding is below the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average.

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News & events from St Catherine's Catholic Primary School

Last update: 02 May 2019


St Catherine’s is in the unique position of being  the only primary school with a combined kindergarten in Wimborne. “Being able to offer high quality education for children aged 2 years 9 months to 11 years on one site enables families to benefit from continuity of schooling” said Mrs Sparks, Headteacher. Set in beautiful, extensive grounds, with large sports fields and a wooded area, St. Catherine’s provides a unique environment in which each child can grow as a whole person and develop his/her potential to the full.

Since September 2016, St Catherine’s has been led by Mrs Sparks, and the school has continued to go from strength to strength.  SATs results in Key Stage One and Two have improved, and the school has achieved the coveted Gold Sports Award, with several pupils competing in sports at county level. Eliza Gosling, year 6, said “I love being a Sports Ambassador with my friends. We help organise games and get the chance to work with lots of other schools. We were really proud to get the Gold award and are working hard to get to Platinum.” Mrs Lucy Hughes, St Catherine’s Sports Leader commented “It’s great see the enthusiasm of the children and how much their sporting activities can help with all areas of their learning.”

The school has also increased their outreach to support those less fortunate than themselves; the pupils organised fundraising for the Wimborne Foodbank, Macmillan Cancer Support, Royal British Legion and Jeevan Asha in Autumn term alone! With an active Parents Association we are an inclusive community, and offer a warm welcome to everyone. Although we are a Catholic school we welcome children from other denominations.

We want our children to develop into happy and confident young people, who value and respect themselves and all around them.  Visitors to the school are always welcome.  If you would like your child to join St. Catherine’s please contact the school and Mrs Sparks, the Headteacher would be happy to show you around.

For more information about the school please contact us on 01202 883763

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