St Catherine’s is in the unique position of being the only primary school with a combined kindergarten in Wimborne. “Being able to offer high quality education for children aged 2 years 9 months to 11 years on one site enables families to benefit from continuity of schooling” said Mrs Sparks, Headteacher. Set in beautiful, extensive grounds, with large sports fields and a wooded area, St. Catherine’s provides a unique environment in which each child can grow as a whole person and develop his/her potential to the full.
Since September 2016, St Catherine’s has been led by Mrs Sparks, and the school has continued to go from strength to strength. SATs results in Key Stage One and Two have improved, and the school has achieved the coveted Gold Sports Award, with several pupils competing in sports at county level. Eliza Gosling, year 6, said “I love being a Sports Ambassador with my friends. We help organise games and get the chance to work with lots of other schools. We were really proud to get the Gold award and are working hard to get to Platinum.” Mrs Lucy Hughes, St Catherine’s Sports Leader commented “It’s great see the enthusiasm of the children and how much their sporting activities can help with all areas of their learning.”
The school has also increased their outreach to support those less fortunate than themselves; the pupils organised fundraising for the Wimborne Foodbank, Macmillan Cancer Support, Royal British Legion and Jeevan Asha in Autumn term alone! With an active Parents Association we are an inclusive community, and offer a warm welcome to everyone. Although we are a Catholic school we welcome children from other denominations.
We want our children to develop into happy and confident young people, who value and respect themselves and all around them. Visitors to the school are always welcome. If you would like your child to join St. Catherine’s please contact the school and Mrs Sparks, the Headteacher would be happy to show you around.
For more information about the school please contact us on 01202 883763
Or visit our website www.stcatherinescolehill.dorset.sch.uk