Head's Welcome


Welcome to St Gabriel’s CE Primary School

Just a little word about who we are…

We are a Church of England School, under the Diocese of Blackburn. The Christian faith and the Gospel teachings of Jesus Christ underpin all aspects of our school life, shaping our distinctive caring and pastoral character. Our Mission Statement declares that we lay before children the Christian message, its principles and morals, offering a faith by which to live.

As a high achieving school academically, staff at St Gabriel’s have the highest expectations for every child – especially in Reading, Language and Mathematics which form the vital core of learning. But we also recognise that each child is unique with individual gifts, talents and abilities.

We also believe that children need to be happy and motivated if they are likely to achieve their very best in the classroom. Added to this is the crucial factor, I believe, of developing and bolstering their self-confidence at an early age. As such we aim to nurture children’s wellbeing, motivation and confidence across school in our daily lessons, but also through other opportunities such as music (choir and orchestra) or competitive sporting activities. Encouraging children to take on roles of responsibility or leadership also actively strengthens their self-esteem. When our children eventually move on to high school, it is our hope that they will leave us as self-assured and capable young people, ready to take on the rigours of the next step in their school lives.

I hope, in this brief message, that you have gained a little ‘feel’ for our school. We warmly welcome you to visit us — to meet the staff and children, to take a look at our organic garden and landscaped outdoor area (complete with fire pit and running stream) and, perhaps, to meet our resident rabbit and guinea pigs!

Thank you
Mrs B Haigh