Headteacher's Welcome

St. Stephen's is a happy and vibrant school.  Our rich diversity of language and culture gives pupils a true experience of modern Britain and children form friendships with peers of a different culture or faith background to their own.  It is often noted by visitors just how friendly our staff and pupils are as our values are exemplified in all that we do.  Our values also link to British values which are planned for within our curriculum.

"Aspire to Greatness" is our motto and the word "Aspire" is an acrostic which outlines the key aims for our pupils and staff. We want all of our school community to feel that it is possible to be better than they ever thought they could be.  The word Aspire stands for:

Achieving Highly - we all need to try to do our best.

Succeeding with self belief-  a sure key to success is growing in confidence and courage.

Perseverance -  the attribute which accepts failure but determines to learn from it and to try again.

Including everyone equally and celebrating difference - we all need to feel we belong and have a voice.

Respecting oneself, others and school itself - we are taught by Jesus to "love one another" and to care for the earth.

Enjoying learning - we want learning to be enjoyable for all and we seek to motivate one another to learn new things.

We aim to teach a rich and vibrant curriculum and prioritise the development of language and communication skills, reasoning and questioning to enable children to develop the knowledge, skills and vocabulary to thrive in their future years.  Staff and governors are committed to doing their best for St Stephen's school and visitors are always welcome. 

We look forward to meeting you soon. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy browsing through the pages on this website.


Helen Wright




Aspire to Greatness