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It is my great pleasure to welcome you to St Thomas More Catholic Primary School. Situated in Letchworth Garden City, North Hertfordshire, we are a single-form entry school with a part-time nursery. STM is a voluntary academy and forms part of the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust (DOWAT). We provide a welcoming, lively, vibrant and highly inclusive Catholic community, where priority is placed on the richness of learning for all.
Within the friendly-family atmosphere of the school community we promote Christian values of love, respect, tolerance and forgiveness, as revealed to us through the life of Jesus Christ. Our mission statement - ‘We follow Jesus as we learn, play and pray together' – captures our desire to follow the example of Christ in welcoming, nurturing and developing each individual as a unique and precious gift, created in the image of God. We recognise the dignity of every individual and seek to celebrate the ambitions and talents of all.
We acknowledge parents/carers to be the first and foremost educators of their children and we aim to work in partnership with them to enable each child to thrive and flourish. Staff are committed to doing our very best to support each pupil to grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically.
We constantly strive for excellence in learning and recognise the importance of providing a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum. We plan learning opportunities based on the premise that every individual is capable of achieving and should be challenged to do his/her very best. We recognise the importance of nurturing positive relationships and encourage all of our pupils to develop a sense of self-respect, respect for others and for all life. We foster good learning habits and work to build an environment where self-esteem can flourish and pupils can learn self-reliance, together with the skills to promote independent learning. Ultimately, we aim to help our pupils become active, ethical and educated citizens who are fully prepared to assume their role in 21st Century society.
St Thomas More is a school we are all proud of. The governors, staff and I are committed to making STM a happy and friendly learning environment where all members of the community can flourish and succeed.
Thank you for taking an interest in our mission. We hope that this website will give parents and visitors an insight into the life of our busy, friendly school. We warmly invite you to visit us to discover more about St Thomas More School.