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Mill Lane, Bentley Heath, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 8PA

01564 774906

office@stgandt.solihull.sch.uk

St George And St Teresa Catholic Primary School

Welcome to Our School!

BAPTISTERY: Blessing by Bishop Pargeter on 22 July at 10.30 Mass.

WELCOME TO ST GEORGE and ST TERESA SCHOOL

 

I am proud to welcome you to St George and St Teresa Catholic Primary School in Solihull within the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. We are a Catholic school who centre ourselves and our work on the teachings of Christ and strive to live our school Mission Statement in all we do.

For 50 years the school has served the families of the parish and local community. The strength of the bond between home, school, parish and the community is one of our keys to successful and lifelong learning.

At St George and St Teresa, we consider our children and families to be our greatest assets, together with our dedicated staff.  We strive to ensure that our high expectations, excellent quality of education, care and guidance create in our pupils a thirst for knowledge, an aspiration to succeed and inspiration for their futures.

I hope that in whatever capacity you are reading this you will recognise the strengths, achievement and potential that exists within our school and that you will find the website interesting, informative and useful.

I trust the information on this site answers any questions you may have about the school. Good as our website is it only gives you a brief glimpse of aspects of school life. If you would like further information on any aspect of our work please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Whilst the website is a sound introduction to the school, I recommend that prospective parents visit our school. I would welcome the opportunity to meet you, answer your questions and let you see our school in action. I also welcome suggestions/feedback on items you'd like to have included, or improvements we could make.

 

Des Foxon

Headteacher

 

Latest Term Dates Events

Teacher training Day - School Closed to pupils03Sep2018

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Catholic Education

 

The link below relates to some on the key  issues regarding  catholic education.  

The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents some schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. By her own admission, the Secretary of State has said the rule has been ineffective and adversely affects Catholic families. 

By forcing Catholic schools to turn away Catholic school children on the basis of their faith, the very principle of a Catholic parent’s right to choose a Catholic education is under threat.

 

Please take a read and fill in the form to take action: 

 

We would appreciate you taking the time to add your voice to this important campaign. Help spread the word by sharing this campaign.

 

Safeguard the future of Catholic education / Featured / Home / Catholic News - The Catholic Church for England and Wales

 

50th Anniversary Year - Golden Jubilee of St George & St Teresa Catholic Primary School

 

I am so pleased to inform you that The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, has agreed to attend our school Mass to mark the occasion of our 50th Year.  We will have the opportunity to give thanks for the many blessings God has bestowed upon us all at St George & St Teresa Catholic Primary School for the last 50 years.  The day of celebration is scheduled for Wednesday 19th September 2018, commencing with Mass at 10.45 a.m.  Everyone is cordially invited to attend our Mass.  We would be grateful if you would spread the word about our special celebration, maybe you know some ex. Children or staff.  Details to follow.

Policy for Promoting Positive Attitudes, Values and Behaviour

I just want to draw your attention to our Policy for Promoting Positive Attitudes, Values and Behaviour, which can be accessed via Statutory Information on the website. This details information about behaviour in school and our approach to ensuring that children can be the best that they can be.

Catholic Education in the News
 

15th May Broken promises mean continued barriers to Catholic education in UK (Catholic News Agency)
Caps on Catholic enrollment in government-funded Catholic schools in England and Wales will continue, despite the ruling party’s campaign pledge to end the limits.

16th May Harsh new rules in the classroom: the cap on faith-based admissions (The Tablet)
Damian Hinds’ U-turn over the scrapping of the cap leaves the cause of Catholic education at a crossroads.

16th May Bishops decry U.K. refusal to remove cap on Catholics in ‘free schools’ (American Jesuit Review)
English bishops say the British government betrayed voters by refusing to change a rule they say keeps them from opening new Catholic "free schools."

18th May The Government was wrong to renege on its faith schools policy (The Universe)
Article by Paul Barber, Director of the Catholic Education Service

 

 

On Behalf Of Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales

 

Dear Friend,

 

Earlier this month, the Government announced their decision to keep the 50% faith based admissions cap on new Free Schools despite their manifesto commitment to remove the cap.

Tens of thousands of concerned Catholics campaigned on this issue and on behalf of the Bishops of England and Wales, I am very grateful for your support in contacting the Department for Education and your own MP about the future of Catholic Education.

I am very disappointed at the decision taken. Having called for the cap to be removed since it was introduced, without consultation, 8 years ago, I believe that the Government has broken a promise to voters in a U-turn which ignores the Government’s own research showing the 50% cap doesn’t work in creating diversity in schools.

Catholic schools are popular with parents of all faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds. It is important that we work to make sure Catholic education is not overlooked and remains a valued part of the English education system. Through our agency, the Catholic Education Service (CES), the Catholic Church will continue to work with the Department for Education to address the urgent demand for new Catholic schools and school places.

The CES will also continue to work on behalf of the Church to challenge any negative stereotypes surrounding Catholic education and to challenge the views of anti-faith campaign groups which oppose the very existence of Catholic schools.

As a Catholic supporter, you know as well as anyone that our schools play an important role in our local communities and the contribution they make to forming well-adjusted young adults in society.

Please be assured that the Bishops of England and Wales remain committed to our vision of education which consistently delivers high-quality schooling and contributes to the common good.

For further information on the Government’s decision, please see the Government’s report on Schools that Work for Everyone.

Thank you, once again, for your continuing support,

Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP
Chair, Department of Catholic Education and Formation

 

 

Community 

 

The nominated Secondary School for the Parish of St George and St Teresa is St Peter's School, a co-educational 11-18 Voluntary Aided Catholic Comprehensive School which serves the Catholic community in Solihull. It draws its pupils mostly from our Primary school and the other four main partner Primary Schools on the south side of the Borough of Solihull. For more information about the school, please visit the school website.

School contact details

St Peter's Catholic School
Whitefields Road
Solihull
B91 3NZ

Telephone: 0121 705 3988
Fax: 0121 703 8350
Email: office@st-peters.solihull.sch.uk

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Birmingham & Solihull Women's Aid - Drop in session

Knowle, Dorridge & Bentley Heath Draft Neighbourhood Plan

 

 Please consider registering as a member of the Forum by logging onto www. kdbh-np.org to hear about the Forum’s forward plans and show your support. 

 

8/1/18 Arden Academy response to the Draft Neighbourhood Plan

The School Nursing team from Solihull Healthy Child Programme Service (in South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust) have launched two exciting websites for children and young people in the borough to find information on health and emotional wellbeing as well as local services that can help. The websites are packed full of age-appropriate health and wellbeing information and advice and there are quizzes, games and interactive features to engage children and young people.

Link 1: https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/

Link 2: https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/solihull/

St George & St Teresa Catholic Primary School

 

Mill Lane

Bentley Heath,

Solihull. B93 8PA

Telephone 01564 774906

Facsimile 01564 772894

Email office@stgandt.solihull.sch.uk

Headteacher Mr Des Foxon

Last update: 2018-07-20