Ss Alban & Stephen Infant & Nursery School is a happy and welcoming school with high expectations for all children. Each child is precious and unique and we value nurturing and developing individual potential as highly as academic achievement. Our faith and our mission statement of "Building God’s Community of Love and Learning" shape everything we do at school.
Our school is situated in the parish of Ss Alban & Stephen. We have two classes per year group. Reception and Nursery share a purpose-built Foundation block
while Years 1 and 2 are housed in the main building, along with the assembly/dining hall, library, computing suite and Admin Office. Classrooms are well-resourced with interactive white boards and a range of ICT equipment. We are proud of our outdoor learning areas and have been awarded a green flag from Eco Schools. An active and successful PTA raises funds to enhance these areas (and have fun!). We share many families with our adjacent Junior School and have good links, working closely to ensure a smooth transition for our Year 2 pupils.
Parents and carers are always welcome in school. Everyone is invited to Friday assembly each week where we celebrate birthdays and successes (both in and outside school). There are year group assemblies and Masses, both in school and at the parish church, as well as concerts and plays to make you proud.
Our school website is an excellent way to access information and is frequently updated with news and pictures. We prefer to communicate with parents via ‘ParentMail’ emails or texts rather than on paper. Mrs Dempsey sends weekly newsletters informing parents what is happening at school.
We welcome parent/carer involvement in school life by reading with pupils, joining or helping the PTA (Parent Teachers Association) or Governing body. If you are interested in any of these please see Mrs Dempsey or visit the PTA or Governors pages on this site.
"Staff use such wisdom, warmth and skill to help the children settle in." Parent 2013
Our rules have positive messages, helping us to make good behaviour choices and keeping our school a happy place.
- We respect everyone
- We behave safely
- We look after our school and everything in it
- We do our best at all times and always tell the truth
Technology & Internet Safety
- If I see something I don’t like, or something pops up on my screen, I will tell an adult I can trust
- I will keep any passwords private and not share them with my friends
- I will be nice to people online and treat them like I would in the playground or classroom
- People playing games are strangers so I will not share personal information or photos of myself
- I will support the school approach to online safety
- I will ensure that my activity online or on social media is not offensive or disrespectful to other members of the school community
RC Voluntary Aided School
Whilst we are free to retain our Catholic traditions and organise the school on the basis of the teachings of Christ, we also have additional responsibility for raising 10% of all buildings costs ourselves. Interest free loans are available from the Diocese to help with this. We invite parents to contribute towards our Governors Fund to assist with this maintenance, see Governors.
Our school song
We are very proud to have our own school song. “My School Days” was written and composed by Anna Shore who used to be one of our teaching assistants. My School Days lyrics and download the audio