Welcome by the Headteacher
I am delighted to welcome you to St Francis Xavier school and hope that our website gives you a flavour of who we are; our ethos and values and how immensely proud we are of our young people.We are an outstanding school (Ofsted 2012), where visitors always comment on the calm and purposeful atmosphere that pervades every aspect of school life.
Our mission as a joint Catholic and Church of England school is rooted in the gospel values of love of God and love of neighbour. We expect all members of our school community to live out these values in their every day interactions. Our young people treat others with dignity and respect and have high expectations of themselves and others, encouraging each other to succeed.
Academic excellence is our first priority and a positive approach to learning is at the heart of our school. Students are set challenging and aspirational targets and through the nurturing and caring environment that is central to our community, they achieve outstanding results.
Our students are the finest ambassadors, demonstrating what can be achieved through hard work and a positive attitude. They are actively involved in the extra curricular opportunities available to them; many pupils achieve musical and sporting excellence as a result and maintain these throughout their adult life.
Through our strong partnerships with families and the wider community our students leave St Francis Xavier as self-confident, inquiring, tolerant and positive men and women. In our rapidly changing world it is vital that they move on to the next stage of their life with a broad portfolio of knowledge and skills. St Francis Xavier provides this, together with a strong sense of self worth and the academic and social skills to make a valuable contribution to society.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Mrs S Keelan Beardsley