The values of our Catholic school are rooted in the teaching of Christ, and provide a basis for high standards in our academic aims as well as in our moral life.

Christ is the reason for our school, the unseen but ever present teacher in our classes, the model for our children, and the inspiration for our staff. We delight to be a living part of the body of the Catholic Church, convinced that our school can truly succeed only if there is a partnership between the school, home and parish.

Our Catholic ethos and identity is a part of everything we do at St Aidan’s. Our school is a community of love, kindness, joy and hope. We lead by example and ensure our children are given the best opportunities to achieve their full potential being guided by the spirit and presence of Jesus Christ.

Mission Statement

"Living and growing in Christ"

Christ’s ministry, as recounted in the Gospels, and the values he promoted through his teachings are fundamental to the life of our school in fulfilling its purpose as a Catholic institution. 

This is reflected in our Collective Worship, our teaching and learning and the way in which we treat one another. 

Living and growing in Christ, the children are at the centre of all that we do and their potential to achieve is recognised. Their time in our school is characterised by a sense of belonging, security, challenge and appreciation.

At St. Aidan’s we seek to work together with parents, parishes and the local community to create an environment where we can all grow together, feel valued and develop self-esteem and a sense of responsibility.

We aim to be a worshipping, celebrating, reconciling school, living and growing with Christ.

Values based on the Beatitudes

As a school, we feel our values - based on the Beatitudes - can be summarised as follows:

  • Faithfulness and Integrity
  • Dignity and Compassion
  • Humility and Gentleness
  • Truth and Justice
  • Forgiveness and Mercy
  • Purity and Holiness
  • Tolerance and Peace

The Beatitudes “...reveal the goal of human existence, the ultimate end of human acts”

(Catechism of the Catholic Church §1717)




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