A message from our Headteacher, Mrs. Julia Pearce
WELCOME TO ST CUTHBERT’S RC PRIMARY SCHOOL
St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School offers a warm and friendly environment for both children and their parents and it fosters a caring atmosphere for all who attend or visit the school.
St Cuthbert’s is a school that our children, staff, parents, governors and parishioners are proud of and together we ‘Delight in the Good’ and aim to provide the children with a firm foundation for the future.
I believe, as the headteacher of a Catholic School, that it is important to achieve the dual role of responsibility that is placed upon us. We would be failing the children if we achieved high academic standards but neglected the faith aspect of our school community.
Equally, we would be negligent in providing a good religious basis and disregarding our academic commitment. St. Cuthbert's strives to achieve its aims through a good partnership between governors, staff, children, parents and parish.
We hope that this will be the beginning of a long and successful partnership where you will take a close interest in what your child is doing in school and encourage learning and its importance in later life.
Hopefully our website should provide you with enough information to give you a flavour of what our school is like, what we do and how we do it.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
A short History to St. Cuthbert's School
|Canon Carlile secured a large site in the West End of the town and built a fair sized school-chapel at a cost of £4000. This was called St. Cuthbert's and it is here that we start our story.
The school was opened on 2 September 1884 in what is now St. Cuthbert's Road but in those days it was called Disraeli Street.
The school was a dual purpose building, intended to be used both as a school and church, and this was fortunate indeed - as it was used for both purposes for the next 36 years.
Past Headteachers of St. Cuthbert's
|Mrs. Mary O'Dwyer
||1884 - 1887|
|Mrs. Catherine Horan
||1887 - 1890|
|Mrs. Mary A. Rice
||1890 - 1891|
|Sister Agnes Canning
||1891 - 1895|
|Mr. John Connors
||1895 - 1922|
|Mr. Joseph Aloysius Connors
||1922 - 1953|
|Mr. Raymond Eglinton
||1953 - 1963|
|Mr. William Burns
||1963 - 1975|
|Mr. Gerard Coughlan
||1975 - 1984|
|Mr. John Stephrn Donnellan
||1984 - 2000|
|Mrs. Morita Metcalfe
||2000 - 2006|
|Mrs. Julia Pearce
||2006 - |
TO BE CONTINUED
In the 1960s plans were underway for the building of a new St. Cuthbert's School to replace the old one which was rapidly becoming obsolete, although still regarded with deep affection by the people. A considerable period of time elapsed before this project was approved and permission given to start building in 1970. The site chosen for the new school is not very far away from the original school in the Parkfield District of Stockton, and to this day St. Cuthbert's is still serving the needs of the children successively to this day, like a daughter continuing the mission of her mother which was started all those years ago.
|Parents Zone |
This is a section especially for the parents of the pupils of our school. As a primary school we are the first step of your child/children's education, and we aim to provide the best teaching, facilities, and help and guidence for your child/children so that they can get the best start in life that they possibly could.
We also need your help and value your recomendations, concerns and any queries that you may have.
We aim to promote healthy living for the benefit of our pupils. We try to make them aware that it is impotant to eat more things like fruit and vegetables and less sweets, and that it is also important to exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We ask that you as parents will help us in our mission.
The Five A Day Pledge - It is not that difficult to have 5 Fruit/Vegetables a day. Whata about fruit juice on a morning, fruit as a mid morning snack, and a variety of vegetables with dinner, on an evening.
Remember, an apple a day keeps the doctor at bay!
Why not get you children to grow their own veg, it is very easy to grow peas in a pod, it is cheap and you can eat them ,