Our Catholic Community, Ethos and Values

Vision, Mission and Values

As an organisation, commissioned by the Church through the Bishop of Shrewsbury, our mission is to serve those in our Catholic community and contribute to achievement, excellence and equity. The role of St Mary’s, as a Catholic School, has as its source and inspiration in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

As a Catholic organisation, the person and teachings of Jesus Christ, as presented in the gospels and proclaimed by the Church, are central to our vision, mission and values. Founded in Christ and sustained by faith, we seek to enable each of our pupils to come into the fullness of their own humanity. This is a journey in hope and towards hope.

Our Vision

An outstanding Catholic education which equips our young people with the knowledge, skills, hope and optimism to live meaningful lives and shape and enrich the world around them.

Our Mission

To provide within a caring Christian community an education which develops and supports the individual needs and talents of all our children and enables them to learn and live through faith and education.

Our Values

Each person is created in the image of God and called to communion with God. Therefore, all human life is sacred and every human being has an innate dignity. This understanding of the human person is at the heart of the values that underpin Catholic education.


We act with integrity in every aspect of our work.

Equity and Justice

We seek to provide equitable access and opportunity for all with particular consideration for the disadvantaged and marginalised.


We respect the dignity, diversity and contribution of each person and are compassionate in all our relationships.


We strive for excellence in all we do.

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Christ at the Centre
Our Catholic Community, Ethos and Values