Our Mission Statement
“A man took a grain of mustard seed, and sowed it in his field. Indeed, the seed is smaller than all seeds but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches.” (Mathew 13.31)
Sacred Heart aims to give every child the firmest possible grounding in the core academic subjects. We aim to develop their wider interests through the great breadth of our curriculum. We aim to ensure that they move on to their chosen secondary schools with the skills, values and habits that will enable them to thrive there. Above all, we aim to make education fun and to give children confidence.
The education we offer boys and girls draws on the very best of both traditional and innovative teaching methods. Children are stretched by an academically demanding and exciting curriculum taught in innovative and creative ways where the focus is on children’s learning. They are given unparalleled access to a whole raft of other activities from art, music, drama and games to gardening and cooking.
The aim of all this is to broaden their horizons and to find something at which they shine. Having found this we celebrate their achievements and successes at every possible opportunity so that children’s enjoyment, self-confidence and esteem will grow. Sacred Heart is a vibrant caring Catholic community where children both know each other and all of the staff. Assemblies, led by both staff and children, afford the time for us to think about our Christian responsibilities towards others and to celebrate both individual and school achievements.
All this is designed to help us nurture and care for our children and for them to grow up to be confident and decent young people, tolerant of one another and clear about both right and wrong. Life at Sacred Heart is busy and at the end of a full day and week, children return home having had the time of their life.
Executive Head: Mr. Jared Brading
Associate Head: Mrs. Nicola Byrne