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St Margaret Clitherow

RC Primary School, Stevenage

Jesus is our guide, let us follow him

Statutory Information

British Values


"The Catholic school prepares pupils for life in multi-cultural, multi-faith society, interconnected through globalisation and technology which calls forth challenges of involvement, service and citizenship. The Church calls every person to contribute to the common good of society"From Our Catholic Schools: their Identity and their Purpose Diocese of Westminster,The Red Book(third edition) June 2010

The Department for Education require all schools to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and there has been much media speculation about what this actually means. At St Margaret Clitherow, in our diverse Catholic Community which is fully representative of the Universal Church, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways and are underpinned by our Christian ethos.

As a Catholic school, we actively promote values, virtues and ethics that shape our pupils’ character and moral perspective through the teachings of the Church. The promotion of ‘British values’ is central to Catholic education because British values have their origin in the Christian values of our nation. We are confident that our continued focus on the valuesJesus taught us to live by will give our pupils the necessary awareness of what it means to be a good citizen in Britain today and embed the building blocks of a future successful and productive life.

At St Margaret Clitherow School we recognise, not only the importance of helping students to develop academically but also spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. Our aim is that they are fully prepared for life in British society, to take their role as good citizens, able to make the best possible contribution to the common good. We believe in celebrating our community’s increasingly diverse cultural backgrounds whilst also promoting and holding true to what we recognise to be British Values. Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths are taught explicitly through assemblies, PSHE and the R.E. curriculum.

The document below shows examples of some of the many ways we seek to embed British values at St Margret Clitherow School and should be seen as an indication of our approach rather than an exhaustive list.

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At St Margaret Clitherow, we promote the Christian values of love, respect, tolerance and forgiveness, as revealed to us through the life of Jesus Christ. Our mission statement captures our desire to follow the example of Christ in welcoming, nurturing and developing the individual child as a unique and precious gift, created in the image of God. We recognise the dignity of each individual and aim to live as one family based on Gospel values. Our school is a welcoming faith community where the unique identity and contribution of every member of the community is valued. We are committed to creating an environment for learning which will enable all children to achieve the highest possible standards in an inclusive context that values learning and responds to individual and group needs. We seek to help children to develop into confident, responsible and caring adults through a rich faith experience and an ethos of tolerance, appreciation of difference and mutual respect. Integral to this is respect for everyone in their own beautiful uniqueness. It is the responsibility of every member of our community to ensure that this ethos is actively and consistently reflected in our practice.

Please find below our Equalities documents.

Financial Information

As of September 2020, no school employees at St. Margaret Clitherow School have a salary of £100,000 or more.A link to school financial benchmarking information in relation to St. Margaret Clitherow School can be found below:


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)came into force in the UK on the 25th May 2018.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).The GDPR require public authorities and businesses to identify the lawful basis for storing personal data, audit information we already hold and take a ‘data protection by design and default’ approach to personal data.

Of course, at St. Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School, we take data protection very seriously. In line with GDPR requirements, we have appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to oversee our approach to data management and protection. Our DPO is Andrew Peck and our Deputy DPO is Mrs Hayley Merry. Our DPO can be contacted at dpo@clitherow.herts.sch.uk

To learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website on http://ico.org.uk

We have formed a working party with staff and governors and we are working on our GDPR policy to ensure we are compliant. If you have any concerns, please contact the school on DPO@clitherow.herts.sch.uk

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Our School Values

Our school values are based on the Kingdom of God.

It is an opportunity to take Christ’s teaching into the heart of our faith and our school. Jesus taught constantly about “the kingdom of God”. This concept was at the centre of his teaching and life –we want to have the same at St. Margaret Clitherow School.

Our mission is to do all we can to bring signs of God’s mercy, compassion and justice into the world. This is the mission Jesus has entrusted us to do. If we have faith in Him, we will witness how he can help us to help others.

Our values are:
Love,  Peace,  Truth,  Justice,  Goodness,  Forgiveness,  
,  Hope,  Courage and  Freedom.

Please click the powerpoint below to find out more about our values.


Our Special Educational Needs co-ordinator is: Mrs A Schofield
Email - a.schofield@clitherow.herts.sch.uk
Teaching Assistants - Mrs A Babb
Our Governor with responsibility for SEND is: Mrs E King

We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between SEND and non-SEND pupils. We do this through a variety of different provisions which may include after school interventions, short-term specific interventions, home-school interventions and other learning interventions developed on an individual needs basis.

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At St Margaret Clitherow, every child is valued as unique with very special gifts and talents which we aim to discover and develop. Our vision is for ALL children to experience excellent physical education, school sport and physical activity, creating universal enthusiasm about physical activity; where every child feels confident and ready to participate, leading to lifelong enjoyment, participation and active lifestyle choices.

We aim to:

  • Create a curriculum that develops, motivates and enthuses every child

  • Improve health and wellbeing

  • Provide high quality opportunities

  • Assist each individual to be the best they can be

  • Promote lifelong learning, active participation and competition

  • Promote competition and excellence within sport and help foster links with and encourage attendance of outside clubs

  • Give opportunities for all pupils to develop their leadership and coaching skills

Summary of End of Key Stage Achievements

Please note that due to COVID-19, we have we had no published data for the academic year2019 – 2020 or 2020 - 2021.