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Maryvale

Catholic Primary School

  • With our mother Mary,
  • we gather together joyfully,
  • to love, live, learn and pray,
  • with respect for all God’s family,
  • as Jesus teaches us.
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Maryvale is a Catholic school where children are educated from the age of 3 to 11 in a caring, supportive and encouraging environment where all aspects of their development: spiritual, moral, emotional, physical, social, personal, cultural, and of course academic; are nurtured and can flourish.

 

Maryvale is one of the oldest Catholic Primary Schools in the country. The school was built on the present site in 1881 by the Sisters of Mercy to cater for the children in the orphanage and for local Catholic families. There was however a school established in the orphanage itself prior to this date. The orphanage closed in 1980 and the building is now used as the Diocesan Centre for Catechesis.

 

There has been a long tradition of Catholic Faith at Maryvale. The parish was established in 1669, although there is believed to be evidence of a Saxon church here. Maryvale House was once the home of the recently beatified, Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman, who gave the area the name "Maryvale". The original Oscott Seminary was also founded in the house.

 

Our School Mission

"With our mother Mary,
we gather together joyfully,
to love, live, learn and pray,
with respect for all God's family,
as Jesus teaches us."

 

Maryvale Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

Welcome to Maryvale Catholic Primary School

 

Welcome back everyone.  It was wonderful to see all the children back at school looking smart and ready to learn.

Maryvale is a forward moving school, we embrace every challenge and thrive on every success.   Last year saw many new initiatives, changes to the building and to our academic curriculum, our achievements include:

 

Academic Achievements:

  • Early years children left the foundation stage of learning with good levels of development, every child made good progress in our nursery and reception class.
  • Y1 did well with their phonics test with 80% pass rate.
  • Y2 gave 100% effort in their KS1 SATs and everyone in the class made progress from the start of the year.
  • Y6 attained extremely well in their SATs and results are in line with national expectations.  The children all made very good progress from the start of the year.
  • Years 3, 4 and 5, worked hard and improved their skills, kowledge and understanding last year.

 

School Improvements:

  • A new outdoor learning area for our early years children.
  • Improvement to our KS2 playground with the support of PTA and Tesco.
  • New lighting in school and carpet on the stairway.
  • Reading areas enhances in all classrooms.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities:

 

  • Extra sporting activities after school including gymnastics, football, athletics and more.
  • Several medals won at sporting events attended in a range of sports.
  • The school choir, who have performed at several events including the Young Voices concert.
  • Guitar lessons proved successful with several exams passes.
  • Homework club helped several children with their home learning.

 

To name just a few successes!

Maryvale Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

Our Awards

 

Our School has achieved a number of awards. Some of these are highlighted below.

 

The Financial Management Standard in Schools

This is the Government Department for Children, Schools and Families' (DCSF) Financial Management Standard in Schools. It is awarded to schools following an assessment which examines evidence gathered by the school to demonstrate that they comply with what a financially well managed school should look like.

 

National Healthy Schools

This is a Government award given to schools that can demonstrate they promote a whole school and whole child approach to health in the broadest sense

 

 

 

Activemark

This award rewards delivery of the national PE, School Sport and Club Links strategy.

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