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Holy Cross Primary

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Loved, Valued, Challenged

Our Mission Statement/Our Motto

Our Mission

At Holy Cross, we are very proud of our School Motto and our Catholic Ethos. Our Motto, Loved,  Valued, Challenged means:

Loved: We love one another as Jesus taught us  - our friends, our families and those who we may never meet.


Valued: We value everyone - everyone is important; pupils, staff, parents, governors and members of the community– no matter their race, religion ability or need.  We try to live like Jesus taught us. 


Challenged: We challenge each other  - not only with our learning but challenge each other to be more merciful to others, have a little more understanding of others’ needs and challenge each other to be better people.


Our Vision 

"Education must pay regard to the formation of the whole person, so that all may attain their eternal destiny and at the same time promote the common good of society."


Canon 795, Code of Canon Law.


At Holy Cross, we aim to develop a caring Catholic Community based upon the life and example of Jesus Christ, which envelopes the life and lives of everyone and everything in our school.  It is through Christ’s message of love and forgiveness that the children, staff, both teachers and ancillary, parents and governors, preserve the essential Catholic ethos of the school. 


The school aims to provide a challenging curriculum that reflects our philosophy, broadly balanced and relevant, and to support the development of the whole child to his/her full potential.  At Holy Cross, everybody matters, therefore we encourage all to show respect to each other and the environment.


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust Mission Statement


We are a partnership of Catholic schools and our aim is to provide the very best Catholic education for all in our community and so improve life chances through spiritual, academic and social development.

We will achieve this by:

  • Placing the life and teachings of Jesus Christ at the centre of all that we do

  • Following the example of Our Lady of Lourdes by nurturing everyone so that we can all make the most of our God given talents

  • Working together so that we can all achieve our full potential, deepen our faith and know that God loves us

  • Being an example of healing, compassion and support for the most vulnerable in our society


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust Prayer


God Our Father,

Give us strength so that, guided by Our Lady’s example, we can have the courage to say yes to you. Help us to love like she loved, have faith like she had and follow Jesus’ example in all that we do.

Inspire in all of us a sense of togetherness, so that we can use the gifts you have given us for the good of all in our community and bring support and healing to those less fortunate than ourselves.

We ask Our Lady to guide us, just as she guided St Bernadette, as we seek to bring Jesus’ message of love and forgiveness to others.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.


Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.