Getting to know us

Firstly, we think it’s important to get to know what makes your daughter who she is, what excites her, what she’s good at and where she needs support.

Knowing what makes her, her means she begins – and continues – her St Cuthbert’s journey, being recognised as an individual.

From the day she walks through our gates she will be welcomed into a caring and stimulating environment. Our small learning groups mean your daughter gets personal attention from day one. In the key areas of English and Maths there will be a ratio of 1:14 or fewer in her group.

Our vision is of a ‘community of learning’. When you visit us you will see:

  • Happy girls and motivated, invested staff
  • Strong, evidence-based programmes in literacy and numeracy
  • Girls’ personal learning needs being met whether they need to be challenged or they need extra help
  • Our STRETCH Programme giving girls opportunities to find out what they love and are good at in the STEM and Arts areas of our curriculum
  • iPads, coding, robotics and other innovative technologies
  • Girls working with specialist teachers in French, Science, Music, PE and more
  • The values of our school motto, By Love Serve, being lived every day
  • Parents being welcomed as part of the school family
  • A modern, innovative learning environment to ignite your daughter’s curiosity.

She will also learn:

Involvement

Girls are encouraged to take up opportunities in sport, music and the arts. All girls have the opportunity to be a part of performance in the Junior School, be it in drama, music, services, as well as participate in sports.  As part of the Junior School she will also have the opportunity to try out new co-curricular pursuits, ranging from itinerant music to orienteering, swimming, and speech and drama.

Self-responsibility and initiative

We really believe in the importance of these qualities and give our girls every chance to develop independence. These are cornerstones for her growth into leadership.

Friendship and kindness

The strength of our community makes it easy for our girls to grow their personal networks and develop deep and long-lasting friendships. Our caring and observant staff encourage our girls to live by our values and foster kindness and inclusion.

Learning to serve

Learning about leadership is a key focus at St Cuthbert’s right across every year level.  By giving girls lots of different ways to work with one another and to be of service to our community, they learn about leadership and service.   In the Junior School leadership is introduced in stages, with our students being given responsibilities as Class and Games Captains, Values Representatives, Chapel Readers and as directors of designated student-led assemblies.

In addition to those roles, as the girls progress through the Junior School they can grow their leadership skills further by fulfilling various roles including Librarians, Playground Angels looking out for the younger girls, House Leaders, Road Patrol, welcoming visitors and more.

Values

As a St Cuthbert’s family, you will hear girls talk about our motto: By Love Serve. This has been at the heart of our school values for over a century and is an easy to understand guiding light for both girls and teachers. We focus on individual values, breaking them down to have meaning to all ages. For example, through our Valuing Acceptance focus, girls learn what it means to accept and include people for who they are and embrace diversity and differences.