“Learning together in faith, hope and love.”
Welcome to our wonderful school! I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of Christ the King Catholic Primary School and I am passionate about everyone doing their very best for this much-loved school. The fundamental aim of our school, and the very reason for our existence, is to enable each child who attends to be all that they can be - to embrace and fulfil their unique, God given potential.
We are very proud of the Catholic faith foundation of our school and work very hard to ensure that the Gospel Values permeate both our daily life and the curriculum we deliver; we ensure these values are reflected in our environment and how we relate to one another. We are an inclusive school and welcome pupils from all backgrounds, there are no barriers to our welcome.
Christ the King Catholic School is a member of Plymouth CAST – a Multi-Academy Trust of Catholic schools within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth. Through leading two schools – Christ the King Catholic Primary School and Pre-School and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, we ensure that both schools work together and staff and pupils have the very best learning experiences possible.
Our school is a warm, happy and successful place. Visit and you will see many smiling faces in the classrooms and hear laughter down the corridors. We have a well-established music department and pupils enjoy many opportunities to learn creatively and both indoors and outdoors, developing enquiring minds and a desire to enter this world as compassionate leaders.
At Christ the King School, we are committed to enabling every child to learn to speak well, to read and write with understanding and flair and to be able to use numbers to calculate and solve problems. These basic skills are non-negotiable and are taught systematically, every day in school by our highly skilled teachers. We endeavour to stretch all children beyond their current limits, fostering high expectations of what can be achieved. “Perfect practice really does make perfect.”
We use the very latest of wireless technology, helping to enhance all areas of our curriculum and preparing our children for the exciting and hi-tech futures that awaits them. Yet at the very heart of our teaching, we explicitly promote the principles of Catholic Social Teaching – care for each other, care for God’s creation, human dignity, solidarity and preference for the poor. Unlocking potential and removing barriers to learning is the commitment of our school. We work in partnership with all our families to make high aspirations a reality for every child.
I hope that the information on our website is useful to you and that you can find everything you need to know. But please do not hesitate to contact myself or the Head of School, Melanie Lord, if we can help in any way. We look forward to working with your child, yourself and your family. We will work together to make your child’s school life as meaningful and enjoyable as possible and prepare them for secondary school and beyond.
“Love is patient,
love is kind.
It does not envy,
it does not boast,
it is not proud.”
1 Corinthians 13:4
Mrs Melanie Lord
The school caters for 300 plus children and has a Pre-School.
At the end of Year 6 our children transfer to secondary school. Our school feeds into St. Peter’s R.C. Comprehensive School in Bournemouth, providing children with the opportunity of having a catholic education from 3 to 18 years! A proportion of children also go to local secondary schools and grammar schools in Bournemouth and Poole.
The school is set behind the Church of Christ the King and benefits from extensive grounds – with Pre-School & Reception play areas, 2 playgrounds and a large field.
CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
School Terms and Holiday Dates for the
Academic Year 2023/2024
Friday 01 September to Friday 15 December 2023
Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October 2023
Tuesday 2nd January to Thursday 28th March 2024
Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2024
Monday 15th April to Tuesday 23rd July 2024
Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2024
Bank Holiday Monday
Friday 29th March to Friday 12th April 2024
Monday 6th May 2024
The Trust has approved additional staff development days when the school will be closed; the dates have been confirmed for five, these are:
Staff Training Days: