Welcome to St Louis Catholic Academy.
Welcome to St Louis Catholic Academy. At St Louis we learn to love and love to learn through everything we do. Our children and teaching team are always busy developing their skills and responding to challenges. Our school shares the Catholic Faith through everything that we do and we work to show our love for God through our actions and words.
We are the parish school of Our Lady Immaculate and St Etheldreda in Newmarket and the school is very much part of parish life. Usually our children make frequent visits to church throughout the year and our Parish Priest, Father Christopher, is a regular visitor to our school. At present, we have adapted our prayer life in response to the Covid pandemic. However, prayer continues to form a central daily part of our school life, as does our close Parish relationship.
St Louis takes children from the age of three to eleven. Children join us in our Nursery in the September after their third birthday. Our learning is challenging, enjoyable and exciting for all our children and we develop the curriculum to be stimulating and responsive to individual needs. Our staff are focused in ensuring that the children thrive in their care. We believe that developing the speaking and listening skills of our early-learners whilst exploring our world provides the firm foundations to progress into Foundation years and beyond. Children use outdoor space for learning many times during the day and often return home muddy.
We believe that we should prepare children for all aspects of life and forming good relationships with others is central to this. As a Catholic school, we teach the Gospel values that shape how children become considerate and caring of one another. If you visit our school, you will find children who are self –confident, respectful towards one another and the many adults who support their learning. We teach and model teamwork and collaboration in all that we do. We aim for school leaders to be thoughtful, generous and independent learners as they transition to secondary school.
Our parents are a very important part of our school community. We believe that children learn best when parents and teachers work in partnership. Parents are welcome to discuss children’s learning at any time and when we are able to open up to visitors in future, we hope to see our family and community in our school once more.
We have a wonderful Friends of St Louis Group (FOSL) who contribute to the ongoing improvement of our school. Parental support at St.Louis is valuable to us and the children benefit in so many ways as a result.
If you would like to find out more about our wonderful school, you will be warmly welcomed. Heads of School often say that their school is a very special place, I believe that St Louis truly is.
Mrs Sue Blakeley
Head of School
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