Our Vision - A Place to BECOME

The fundamental aim of our curriculum is for it to provide pupils with ‘A Place to BECOME’.  A place where children are given the opportunity to develop morally, socially, academically and spiritually and to gain an understanding of 'Life in all its fullness' (John, 10:10).  A place where children are nurtured to find their passion whether it is in art, writing, science, sport, music or design – that is the end goal.  A place where children are encouraged to develop a love of learning and a place where our pupils acquire the vital background knowledge, skills and experiences required to be informed and thoughtful members of the community. We define the curriculum as the entirety of children's experience at St Margaret's. We help children understand the learning process, encourage resilience and promote different personal attributes which can impact positively on both learning and character. We aim to make the experience of children at St Margaret’s Primary School memorable, fun and challenging. We want our children to develop good knowledge and skills across the curriculum and life skills which equip them well for the next stage of their education and in their personal development.

B.E.C.O.M.E. - Our Aim

We encourage the children to be Brave: to relish challenge; to share their ideas and views; develop confidence and resilience. ’

We encourage our children to be Energetic:to work hard; to listen well and ask questions; to give 100%. 

We encourage our children to be Creative: to problem solve; to present ideas in different ways; to think creatively.

We encourage our children to be Open: to collaborate; to share; to emphathise; to love.

We encourage our children to be Motivated: to know what to improve; what to learn more about; what will help them learn; what they want to achieve.

We want our children to be Empowered: to have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed; to be confident global citizens who can 'be the change'.

Governing Body Ethos

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.

It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

Oldham, Henshaw and Church of England Educational Trust

The aim of the Trust is the promotion of Gods Kingdom through the provision of Primary and Secondary Schools where the faith and worship of the Church of England can be taught and practised and the children brought to Confirmation and worshipping membership of the Church.  St Margaret's school is part of this trust and we work together to achieve our common aim.