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St Fidelis Catholic Primary School
Bexley Road, DA8 3HQ, UK Erith
+44 (0)1322 337752

 Welcome to St Fidelis Catholic Primary School



As a Catholic school our overall aim is to create a truly living and caring Christian community, where the value of the Gospel are lived and reflected in all aspects of the school's life.

Within this broad aim we will endeavour to:

  1. Educate the whole child and be concerned for all areas of the child.s development, intellectual, spiritual, moral, emotional, social and physical.
  2. Develop each child.s abilities, aptitudes and gifts as fully as possible.
  3. Respect, love and value every child as a unique individual and child of God.
  4. Teach our children to pray with all of their being, mind, body, heart, spirit and senses and in so doing discover themselves and enter into the beginnings of a deep and personal relationship with God.
  5. Give the children rich and enjoyable experiences of worship expressed in class liturgies, assemblies and celebrations of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.
  6. Show respect and value to all members of staff and all others who come to the school.
  7. Continue to foster and develop a close relationship and partnership with parents.
  8. Maintain and build upon the close links already established with the parish community.


The Nursery has one large classroom with a shower room and cloakroom area, a garden and outside play area, plus the use of most of the facilities that are available to the rest of the school.

The Nursery provides an exciting, stimulating learning environment for children from the age of 3 and a half years until they are ready to enter the Infant Department at the beginning of the Autumn or Spring Terms of the school year.

We aim to encourage children to learn, building upon what each child has experienced both at home and in the community.  We do this by providing a safe, secure, happy, caring and stimulating environment.

Learning grows out of first-hand experiences with people and situations.  We aim to foster this by providing as many varied opportunities as possible for children as well as offering a wide range of equipment and materials to use, explore and enjoy.  Exploration and enjoyment motivate a child to learn more and by listening to, observing and encouraging the children we can help them to acquire new skills within the carefully structured framework of our Nursery, as well as developing existing ones.


The aim of the Governors is to ensure that the school provides a broad and balanced curriculum which caters for the needs of each child.

There are three ‘stages’ of education during a child’s time at Primary School.

The Foundation Stage          -           Nursery and Reception Class

Key Stage One                       -           Years 1 and 2

Key Stage Two                      -           Years 3 and 4


The Nursery and Reception classes are known as the Foundation Stage. The Foundation Stage covers the years your child will spend in the Nursery to the end of the Reception class in school (3-5yrs).  This time is called the Foundation Stage because it gives the children a firm foundation for later learning.

The Foundation Stage has six Early Learning Goals, which most children should be able to reach by the end of the Foundation Stage.  These goals are not a curriculum but are six broad areas of learning.  They cover Personal, Social and  Emotional Development, Communication, Language and Literacy, Mathematical Development, Knowledge and understanding of the World, Physical Development and Creative Development.  In the Nursery the children work on the ‘Stepping Stones’, which form the early part of the Early Learning Goals.

The Foundation Stage has been developed to cover the important years of a Childs life and by learning through the Foundation Stage children are gaining all the basic skills needed as they progress through the Infants. (K.S.1).

The learning that is taking place throughout the Foundation Stage takes the form of play, exploring, experimenting and experiencing and through speaking and listening, stories, singing, dancing, building, creating, counting, drawing and writing, the learning is motivating and enjoyable.


Children in these stages follow the core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum and Religious Education.

Core Subjects:                      Language, Mathematics, Science and ICT

Foundation Subjects:           History, Geography, Music, Art & Design, P.E. and

                                                Design Technology

The school has developed its own policy for Personal, Social and Health Education and this is taught in all classes.

In Foundation and Key Stage One the greatest emphasis is placed on teaching the basic skills of literacy and numeracy.

Some areas of the curriculum are taught in an integrated way through topic work, especially with younger children.  In Key Stage Two more specific subject teaching takes place.

The children are taught by a variety of approaches.  In all classes there is a balance between whole class teaching and small group teaching.  Sometimes the children work in groups in the classroom according to their ability (eg for Maths) and other times they work in groups of mixed ability.  The style of teaching varies according to the needs of the children and the subject being taught.

At present the children are mainly taught by their own class teacher apart from some music lessons and swimming.

In Year 5 and Year 6 children are set by ability for some of their Maths lessons and also occasionally for English.  At these times they may not be taught by their class teacher.


There are lunchtime and after school clubs for K.S.2 children as follows:

  • Football and Netball for Boys and Girls
  • Guitar
  • Orcestra
  • ICT
  • Gardening
  • Art
  • Choir










Skirt or tunic

Navy Blue














Navy Blue

‘v’ Neck

Cardigan or *V- Neck Jumper

Navy Blue                 







Coat or Anorak

Navy or Dark Blue

(without bright stripes etc)

Coat or Anorak

Navy or Dark Blue

(without bright stripes etc)



*Round neck jumpers or sweatshirts are NOT part of the school’s uniform

All children wear a school tie which is available from the school office.  For the younger children elasticated ties are available.  All ties cost £2.00 each.

For P.E.           White T shirt, navy blue shorts and black slip-on plimsolls.

                        Plain navy tracksuit for winter PE outside.

Children must have a blue/navy blue drawstring bag for their PE uniform.  The bag should be clearly marked and visible from the outside.  These bags are available from the school office and cost £2.50 each.

For Football:  Football kits are not essential.  Children will need football boots.

Parents are asked to ensure that all clothing is clearly marked.  It is sufficient to write the child’s name on the shop labels of most of the uniform.

During the Summer

Girls wear a light blue and white check dress.  Year 6 girls may wear either a school dress or a navy skirt and a short sleeved, open neck blouse.

All boys (except Year 6) wear short trousers in the Summer.  Boys do not wear ties in the Summer. They may wear a short-sleeved open-necked shirt or a polo shirt with collar, no T-shirts are allowed.

A school baseball cap may be worn in the summer – this is available from the school office and costs £4.00.

Summer Footwear  - Winter shoes may be worn.  If sandals are worn these must be either black or dark blue and the ‘closed in’ type of sandal.


FOOTWEAR  -  Shoes must be sensible and safe.  Girls are not allowed to wear shoes with high or stacked/blocked heels.  Boots either for girls or boys are only allowed if they do not cover the ankle.



One piece costume  -  Navy or Black

Swimming Hat


No studs or earrings


Trunks  -  Navy or Black.  No swimming shorts are allowed.


No studs or earrings

 All items should be clearly marked with the child’s name.

Goggles are not allowed to be worn unless a medical certificate is produced.  (This is a safety requirement and a directive from the L.E.A. and pool staff).

A  verruca sock must be worn if a child has a verruca.

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