Our Lady of Lourds

St Norbert's
Catholic Voluntary Academy

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Saint Norbert's Catholic Primary School 
St Norbert’s aims to be, in every sense, a Catholic school, rather than a school for Catholics. The current school roll is 209 children. 

Our aim is to fulfil the Mission Statement by: The School Objectives

  • to promote the health, safety and well-being of the children and consider it to be paramount at all times.
  • to promote the social and welfare needs of the children by maintaining close liaison with parents and other agencies.
  • to provide a happy environment where children will be keen and eager to learn in a secure frame of mind.
  • to be the extension of a good Christian family.
  • to develop good relationships within the school between staff, between staff and children and between children. 
  • to establish good relationships with:  parents (including the use of a flourishing ‘Friends of the School’), local neighbourhood and other primary schools.
  • to inculcate in the children a sense of pride in their school.
  • to develop in every child a sense of responsibility and an awareness of the needs of others.
  • to meet the career aspirations of all staff members offering them facilities for in-service training and thus development of their own skills and abilities.
  • to promote good working relations between staff both teaching and non-teaching and the Governing Body, under whose support and guidance they will closely work.
  • to develop a knowledge of the teaching of the Catholic faith, which will result in a close personal relationship with Christ and a living faith. The school will endeavour to realise to the full the potential of each individual child, providing maximum opportunities for learning under the terms of the National Curriculum.

School Day
The school day starts at 8.55am, the gates are opened at 8.45am and from that time there will be a member of staff on the gate and in the playground. There is a dropping off zone in place in the mornings where the caretaker will be out on duty. 

KS1 break is 10.15-10.30am and KS2 break is 10.30-10.45am.

Lunch is from 12.00-1.00pm, children stay on site and have either a packed lunch or school dinners. School meals need to be ordered a week in advance for more information on school meals please see the School Meals page on the website.

Children finish school at 3.15pm and should be collected from the playground, KS1 from their classroom door and KS2 through the doors closest to the school hall. Please inform the school in writing if your child will be collected by someone different. If you are going to be late for any reason please inform the school as soon as possible. Children should be collected at 3.15pm unless they have a club after school, if they have a club they should be collected at 4.15pm from the main entrance. 

Parking Guidelines
Parents are requested NOT to park in Tollgate between the area of the Main Gates and the electricity sub-station. The entrance to the main gate must not be used as a parking place, turning point or dropping off point. Access to the school MUST BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. Children MUST have a clear pedestrian route across this driveway on their way to the school gate. Please ensure that grandparents, childminders and others who collect children on your behalf are made fully aware of this request.

School Security
The safety and welfare of our children and staff is of the utmost importance. Parents and visitors visiting the school during the day can only gain access by ringing the visitors bell at the front door. All external doors can only be opened from the inside. Visitors must sign in at the school office and sign out when they leave. 

 Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.