We are a Christian school that serves a diverse community and works in partnership with parents to develop the whole child.
Welcome to St. Luke's
A message from the Head Teacher
Welcome to St. Luke’s website. This is a very important element of the school as we attempt to improve the flow of information to all our parents as well as helping you to harness opportunities to further the learning of your children. We believe that working in partnership to develop the whole child is our core mission and this is why we have developed our own curriculum which links as many different subjects into one core learning quest per half-term. This enables us to think of our reading and writing priorities as we are learning about science, history, geography, etc. rather than teaching them in isolation. Some subjects such as maths remain outside of this unless there is an obvious link. In the last year alone we achieved quality marks for International School Status, Geography, Science and Inclusion for which we have been recommended to become a centre of excellence (see attached letter in our Inclusion section).
Our ‘whole child’ approach means achieving a fifth ‘Green Flag’ in our eco status that places us in the top 100 schools in the country for a sustainable approach to ecology. It also means us attaining ‘Gold’ standard for our participation in borough sports tournament and the co-ordinator of sports asking us the question, ‘How are you outperforming schools that are much larger than yours?’ The answer is the passion for sporting development within the staff several of whom have coached top grade children’s sport and some have done so in a professional capacity. This approach runs parallel with a determination to open up new sports to our children which saw our KS2 children taking part in fencing, lacrosse and archery last year in addition to the more obvious core sports.
Our staff are working incredibly hard to keep improving this wonderful school that has a thread of service and excellence going back 150 years to our original covenant to serve the people of this area: a covenant that is cherished and protected by our governing body. I look forward to hearing from you about the new website and any suggestions for improvements – just grab me in the playground or give me a call. If you are not yet in our school and just ‘looking around’ for a school for your child just ring and make an appointment to see me, I’d love to show you around.