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Catholic Life & Mission

Diocesan Inspection Report says:

Staff are deeply committed to implementing the school mission across the whole of school life. There is a very strong sense of team work and collaboration among staff, parents and governors at the school, who are keen to support each other to continually improve Catholic Life. 


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Our Mission

Growing, Learning, Loving; United in Play, Prayer and Peace.

We aim to provide a rich, educational and social environment, which nurtures and challenges each child, enabling individuals to flourish and to achieve his or her highest possible potential. A child's time at the school will be an important part of their lifelong learning journey and with this in mind; we aim to make their educational experience at St George and St Martin a stimulating and enjoyable one. We offer our children an environment where they can achieve academically, creatively, spiritually and socially. At the heart of our school are the teachings of Jesus Christ, and how these help us be the best

At St George and St Martin we recognise that the partnership between home and school is one of the most important elements in ensuring that a child's education is a successful, rewarding and happy experience. For this reason, we value the support and commitment which parents offer both to the school as a whole and to their own child's education.  We encourage families in to our school through family learning, family days and lesson workshops.

We are very proud of our links with the parish of St George and St Martin and other churches within the local area. We work in partnership with them and the Archdiocese of Birmingham to bring Christ’s message and our faith into all aspects of school life. We are very fortunate to have our parish church next door to our school, with a very welcoming and accommodating Parish Priest, Fr Adrian MacNamara.  All children attend Mass every fortnight and visit our church regularly to enhance our curriculum.

Newman Catholic Collegiate Mission Statement

Growing together for life.

The Newman Catholic Collegiate is a group of nine schools that believe through collaboration we can grow together to improve each and every individual. Whilst each of our schools is unique, we know that by growing together we are able to offer the highest quality Catholic education for children aged 2 -19, centred on the teachings of Christ.

Our collegiate:

  • Ensures that transition is smooth, meaning that children are able to start high school knowing the school and staff and the staff know them.
  • Shares best practice across all our schools meaning that all children benefit from the best possible experiences.
  • Works closely together to ensure we provide the best quality Catholic education to all of our children.
  • Offers an inclusive environment that welcomes and celebrates the uniqueness of everyone.
  • Works closely with ITT (Initial Teacher Training) providers to ensure we are growing our own Catholic teachers and leaders of the future.
  • Supports each other to improve outcomes for all the children we serve.
  • Benefits from a high quality central team ensuring we always get value for money and economies of scale meaning our money goes further.
  • Studies the latest educational research meaning the actions are evidence based and impact on pupil outcomes.
  • Ensures we develop the character of our children as we believe that to be the best you need to see the best.
  • Values our staff.
  • Is committed to supporting the Diocesan vision and merge with our two other local MACs so we form a strong, larger MAC at the heart of our Catholic communities.

Our collegiate aim is for all of our children to start in one of our Nurseries and spend seventeen years of their lives ‘Growing Together for Life’