WELCOME TO OUR LADY OF PEACE
CATHOLIC JUNIOR SCHOOL
Headteacher: Mrs B J O’Brien
Chair of Governors: Mr F Christian
School capacity: 360
Standard Number: 90
We are a Voluntary Aided Catholic Junior day school for children between the ages of 7 and 11 years, under the trusteeship of the Diocese of Northampton. Governors are appointed according to the school’s instrument of government. Children can continue their Catholic education by transferring to St Joseph's Catholic High School or St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School at 11 (the end of Year 6).
The aim of our school is to create a Christian educational environment, in which each child is valued as a unique individual and is encouraged to value and respect others. Self-discipline, honesty, conscientiousness, co-operation and loyalty are essential values in our community. The intellectual, moral, social, spiritual and physical development of each individual is of paramount concern to us. Through living out the teaching of Christ in our school community, which is essentially linked to the parish and home communities which we serve and with whom we work, we endeavour to achieve these aims.
Each child is helped and encouraged to develop his / her Christian life. Christ is the centre of all aspects of our curriculum and the prayer and sacramental life of our community binds us together in Christ and is the foundation of our attitude to the wider community of the world around us. Our full Mission Statement is available in school. Parents who wish their child to opt out of R.E. are entitled to request this.
OUR LADY OF PEACE CATHOLIC JUNIOR SCHOOL
Every Child really does Matter at Our Lady of PeaceCatholicJuniorSchool.
On 8th & 9th November 2006 Our Lady of Peace Catholic Junior School was inspected by OFSTED.
The inspection was carried out by two of Her Majesty’s Inspectors and an Additional Inspector.
The report states that:
“The school takes excellent care of its pupils and their personal development and well-being are outstanding. Consequently pupils are very enthusiastic learners and enjoy the very many opportunities provided for them in lessons and in the extra-curricular activities. Behaviour is often very good throughout the school. Pupils feel safe and any incidents of bullying are dealt with speedily and firmly”
The following judgements were made:
Personal Development & Well-being 1 - Outstanding
Curriculum & Other Activities 1 - Outstanding
Care, Guidance & Support 1 - Outstanding
Achievements & Standards 2 – Good
Teaching & Learning 2 – Good
Leadership & Management 2 – Good
The report states that:
Pupils “spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding resulting in well rounded individuals who enjoy learning. The school has a calm atmosphere….. the school celebrates its ethnic diversity….. providing outstanding care, guidance and support is at the heart of the school’s work.
The quality of teaching and learning was found to be good and “some lessons are outstanding”.
Pupils leave school with “Standards that are above the national average …. A focus on increased challenge for more able pupils has had positive results and pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities are very well supported.”
The inspectors felt that Our Lady of Peace Catholic Junior School’s involvement with Creative Partnerships has had a very beneficial effect. “The school embarked on the Creative Partnerships in 2002; this has had a major impact on a variety of aspects of the curriculum.
The Headteacher, Mrs Julie O’Brien, staff, and the Governors are delighted that this report truly reflects the school and their hard work and commitment and know that they will strive to make the school even better.
We believe that Every Person through high Expectations of work and behaviour can Achieve by living in our Community of Christ Every day.