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Welcome to our school - Headteacher, Lynsey Ankers

 

School Aims

 

The aim and overall purpose of St Teresa’s School is to develop the spiritual, physical, academic and personal abilities of each pupil to enable them to reach their full potential.  To this end the School aims:

 

  • to provide a wide choice of activities and interests for a child to experience and enjoy in a stable, loving and caring Christian community
  • to encourage and sustain each child’s natural curiosity and spontaneity, promoting the development of a lively, enquiring mind, through involvement in a variety of relevant and challenging first hand experience
  • to enable children to acquire and develop a range of skills and concepts, with the ability to apply these in all areas of the curriculum
  • to help children to formulate a code of moral values based on the demands of the Gospel and to understand the ways in which their actions and decisions affect others
  • to develop the ability and willingness to co-operate with others and recognise the independence of human relationships
  • to promote within each person a positive self image
  • to use our gifts to the full for the benefit of ourselves and others
  • to make prayer, worship and liturgy real educational experiences, which will encourage each child to develop their own personal relationship with God in a caring Christian community.

 

School History

 

In November 1972 St Teresa’s Annexe opened in temporary accommodation with 56 pupils.

On 1st September 1992 the annexe became a separate school.  Mrs. Yates was appointed as Headteacher of the new school and the school opened with 115 pupils on roll.

 

In September 1993 building work commenced on anew two-storey building to replace the temporary accommodation.  By this time the school roll had grown to 123 pupils and the temporary accommodation was severely overcrowded.  In September 1994 the new building was finally completed, and opened with 144 pupils on roll. In September 2002 the school roll had increased to 190 pupils and an extensive re-building programme commenced to convert corridor and stairwell circulation space into usable teaching space.  The refurbishment was completed in April 2003.  The refurbished building provides seven spacious classrooms each with a dedicated multi-purpose resource area.  A separate library/teaching area is situated on each floor and a new curriculum resource areas, for teachers and support staff is on the ground floor.  The school has a modern, attractive design and is equipped to the highest standard to provide a learning environment, which will help our children to meet the challenges of the future. Additional building programmes have provided enhanced accommodation for the development of Extended Services to support working parents. The Extended Services include: an after-school Club; breakfast club; holiday club; nursery and disabled holiday club. A building programme to further enhance the classroom accommodation and administration areas began in November 2011 and was blessed and officially opened by Bishop Michael Campbell on the Feast of St Teresa October 1st 2012.

 

After 21 years of successful Headship Mrs. Yates retired in July 2013 and Mrs. Ankers was appointed as the new Headteacher of St Teresa’s.

 

Background Information

 

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School is situated in Cleveleys, on the Fylde Coast, north of Blackpool.  Cleveleys is a popular seaside resort that is predominantly residential.

 

On the ground floor there are three infant classrooms each with their own resource area and a shared Infant Library/quiet area.  The first floor accommodates four junior classrooms, a library, a Study Room and a disabled toilet.  The hall is furnished with equipment for PE and gymnastics.  There is a versatile mobile staging system for drama and school productions. 

 

A special feature of the building is a tiled mosaic of St Teresa of Lisieux, the patron saint of our school.  This mosaic is on the exterior wall by the main entrance to school.

 

There are two large playgrounds with adjoining landscaped areas and a covered, sheltered waiting area for parents.  We have built a wild-life and conservation area in the school grounds in memory of a former pupil, Sarah Holden.

 

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