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St Francis Catholic Academy


Dear All,

As Principal of this caring and distinctive school, I feel both blessed and privileged to be working in partnership with parents, carers, families and parish. We are proud to be part of the Holy Spirit Catholic Multi Academy Company. As a community we are committed to placing Christ as the centre of everything we do, and ensuring we try to see the face of Christ in everyone we meet.


In the Holy Spirit MAC and here at St. Francis we place each child and their individual needs at the heart of everything we say, do and achieve. Our mission statement calls us all to “Love, learn and grow together as God’s Family” and we strive to do this by living out the Gospel Values of compassion, humility, respect, integrity, service and truth in our daily lives.


Our children are enthusiastic and highly motivated with a desire to learn and be the best they can. We seek to provide a creative, inspiring curriculum that meets the needs of our local community and prepares our children to be good citizens in our global environment. We follow a religious education curriculum as laid down by the Bishops of England and Wales and constantly strive to develop and enhance the Catholic Life of our school, through inspiring liturgies, prayers and service for others. All this is delivered by a dedicated, highly skilled and professional staff.


St Francis is a family community where every child matters irrespective of their colour, religion or disability. We draw children from St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish and our local area. We are part of the Holy Spirit Catholic Multi Academy Company which is a group of schools working together to provide a high standard of education in a caring and nurturing, Christian environment. We therefore work very closely with our primary academy partners; Our Lady and St Joseph’s, Anne’s , St. Benedict’s, and St. Thomas More Secondary School and Sixth Form College.


We believe that we can only achieve the best for your child by close co-operation between home and school. Without the involvement of parents, our task is that much more difficult and less enjoyable. We hope that parents  and carers will take a close interest in what their children are doing in school and will encourage learning. We hope they join with us to help each of our children learn to show our school values, Compassion, Humility, Respect, Integrity, Service and Truth.





Mrs Charlotte Culleton