Aims & Ethos
Our School Mission Statement is: Living and Learning with Christ as our Guide.
Our Mission Statement, along with the Dominican motto ‘Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare’ (to Praise, to Bless and to Preach the word of God), ensures that Christ is at the heart of our School, here at St. Dominic’s Priory.
Aims & Ethos of the School:
We aim to create a love of learning in a friendly and happy environment, nurture individuality and instil in our students a sense of community spirit, rooted in Gospel values.
We wish to provide each child with tools that will equip them to, not only succeed academically, but contribute positively to a society in which values of justice and compassion are paramount.
St. Dominic’s welcomes children of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds and, within our school community, diversity is recognised and respected.
Educating the Whole Child:
Here at St. Dominic's, we recognise that children have a wide variety of interests and talents beyond the academic disciplines and these are encouraged and supported through our extra-curricular provision; whether that be on the sports field or in a school production.
As a Catholic school, social, spiritual and moral development plays a part in all subject areas. Beyond the classroom, students are encouraged to be involved in both supporting our chosen charities, and participating in the liturgical life of the school, either as an altar server or by taking part in collective worship as lector or as part of our school choir.
Nurturing the Individual:
One of the strengths of our small community is that every pupil has a voice. There is a strong family atmosphere, and a spirit of collaboration is promoted throughout the school.
Investing time and individual attention in all our students helps them to develop into confident, nurturing and caring young people who are ready to go out into the world and make a difference.