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St Richard`s Catholic Primary School
Castle Avenue, CT16 1EZ, UK Dover
+44 (0)1304 201118

Welcome to
St Richard`s Catholic Primary School Dover

About the School

The present building opened in 1962 as a Secondary Girls Grammar School run by the Ursuline Sisters. In 1968 the school became an aided Primary School, which means that all construction work and maintenance of the outside fabric of the building have to be paid for by the Governors, helped by a grant from Central Government of up to 85%. St Richard's is a Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary Day School, under the trusteeship of the Congregation of the Ursuline Sisters. St Richard's is a modern well-equipped school attractively situated in Castle Avenue, a pleasant residential area in close proximity to Dover Castle and within easy reach of the town centre. It is situated in fairly spacious grounds, consisting of a large playground, a playing field and an adventure playground suitable for infant and junior children.
As it is the only Catholic Primary School in Dover, children come from different parishes. Priority of admission is given to Catholic children. The school caters for boys and girls of 4+ to 11 years in the East Kent Area of the Kent Education Authority.

Aims of the School

Our main aim is to help parents to educate their children, and to give the pupils a spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, emotional and social training, based on sound Catholic principles. St Richard's aims to be a friendly community where all connected with the school will feel at home. Children of all beliefs are treated with care and consideration and gospel values are respected.
Prior to children being admitted to school, parents are invited to an evening meeting to meet staff and find out about the school. They are then invited to an open afternoon when there is an opportunity for them to visit the classrooms, see the children at work, ask questions and generally watch what is going on. When a child is admitted, parents are given a list of basic rules and information about the school and are asked to complete an entry profile, which will give the class teachers an indication of the child's readiness for school and his/her capabilities.


Together towards excellence with Christ as our Guide

We aim to achieve this by -

•Nurturing a love of learning

•Educating the whole person based on the belief that the human and divine are inseparable

•Educating all, especially those who are socially, academically, physically or emotionally disadvantaged

•Developing positive and supportive relationships

•Valuing prayer, worship and faith development

•Respecting individuals

•Working in partnership with parents, the Parish and the wider community

•Celebrating the richness of our cultural diversity



The school aims to provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum in accordance with the 1988 Educational Reform Act which aims to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the children. Religious education is not only at the heart of the curriculum, but informs the total curriculum.

To achieve this aim -

a. Each member of the staff is given an RE Policy which has been drawn up by the RE Co-ordinator in consultation with staff. Plans and schemes of work are produced to ensure that an appropriate spectrum of Catholic Doctrine is taught. The policy is reviewed and, if necessary, amended each year.

b. The staff ensures that each child is provided for spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically. Emphasis is placed on good physical activity to make sure that the body is as fit as the mind.

c. The dignity of each child is recognised and special attention, by way of a differentiated programme, is given to children who have learning difficulties.

The National Curriculum consists of eleven subjects which all children must study. The subjects, which form the core, are those recently identified as such by the Secretary of State. These are Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science and Information and Communications Technology. Other subjects offered at our school are Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education and, in Year 6, French.

At the ages of 7(year 2) and 11 (year 6) there will be "assessment" of how children are doing in relation to the National Curriculum levels. This will show where children need extra help and where they are doing well. The school's results in the National Curriculum Assessments are shown in Appendix 1.

The aim of the school's curriculum is to provide each child with an all-round, child-centred education, with the emphasis on the real needs of the individual, in order to prepare them for the world of work and leisure in which they will be able to take their place as fully mature human beings, realising their full potential.


The school uniform is a smart one and all children are encouraged to wear it. All articles of clothing and personal property must be clearly marked with the owner's name. No jewellery, except a watch, may be worn.


Navy blue topcoat

White shirt

Grey trousers

School tie

Navy Fleece (outdoor)

Pullover/ v-neck sweatshirt

Grey socks

Indoor shoes


Navy blue topcoat

Navy blue pinafore dress or

Navy blue skirt or

Navy blue trousers

White blouse

School tie

Navy Fleece (outdoor)

Cardigan/ v-neck sweatshirt

White or grey socks

Indoor shoes

PE Outfit :

Navy shorts,

White tee shirt


Draw-string bag for PE clothing

N.B. Ties, school-crested fleeces, sweatshirts, polo shirts, jogging bottoms and draw-string PE bags can be purchased at the school office.

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