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Welcome to St Thomas’ Church of England Primary Academy, a small, friendly primary school located in Kidsgrove.
At St Thomas’, our caring and happy environment is one where children can achieve their full potential, discovering and developing their individual talents. As a church school, we are proud of the values we promote, placing them at the heart of everything we do. Yet, what makes St Thomas’ C of E a truly special primary school, is its community; a community that works and flourishes together like a family.
One of the lasting impressions visitors to our school comment on is the behaviour, manners and productivity of the learners in an orderly, quiet and calm environment. Children are really inspired to learn here because their teachers provide them with learning opportunities that are motivational, they encourage children’s curiosity, intellectual thinking yet are achievable and interesting.
A real strength of St Thomas' is the staff. From the hard-working office staff who are a major link between home and school to the cleaning, site and catering staff and the teaching team. Teachers work incredibly hard crafting lessons with the needs of the children central to their planning. They are responsible for driving the learning forward and enabling children to achieve their potential.
We have strong link with both of our local parishes, St Thomas', clergy and parishioners work with the children in school and the children spend time working within each parish to support and enhance their spiritual life.
Parents are encouraged to engage with school through Shine mornings, workshops, school events, concerts and parent’s Forum. With Gospel values at our heart, we support children’s acquisition of basic skills to enable them to develop high aspirations and a life-long love of learning.
It is a privilege to be Executive Principal at a school where rooted in Gospel values everyone combines to produce an active and exciting place to be, somewhere that children feel nurtured and supported to be the best they can be.