ST Martin’s Catholic Primary School
About the school
St. Martin’s Catholic Primary School is Voluntary Aided, smaller than the average primary school and serving the parish of St. Michael’s, Sonning Common. We are very much a ’family’ school describing ourselves as being ’small but beautiful’. The majority of pupils come from surrounding homes in Caversham Park Village and Emmer Green. A smaller number of children commute from Sonning Common, approximately three miles from the school.
We have very distinctive aims clearly understood by all who work in the school, from the very young to the not so young!
To look to Christ as our leader.
To achieve this we aim to:
- Put prayer, worship and liturgy at the centre of each child’s experience;
- Foster real links between home, parish and school as well as the wider community;
- Strive to ensure that our curriculum is based on Catholic and Christian principles where all children can grow in knowledge, skills, attitudes and values;
- Ensure pupil’s personal experiences within the school have a positive influence on their understanding of relationships;
- Ensure all members of the school community are respected and valued.
We have high aspirations and support one another in achieving them. We praise and celebrate successes both in school and beyond.
To inspire all to lead, through love and service, the life of purpose and excellence that God wants for us.
As a Catholic school, we are committed to equality for all God’s children, and we aim to provide an environment where everyone is able to learn and grow, regardless of any disability or disadvantage.