SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Cathedral Catholic Primary School - Year 6

At The Cathedral Catholic Primary School, you will find a warm, welcoming, family atmosphere where every child is nurtured and encouraged to unlock their fullest potential.

By Gayle Rouncivell
Thursday, 15th October 2020, 7:00 am
Cathedral Catholic Primary School - Year 6 (photo taken by Kelvin Stuttard, restricted to Year 6 due to school's Covid-19 bubbles)
Cathedral Catholic Primary School - Year 6 (photo taken by Kelvin Stuttard, restricted to Year 6 due to school's Covid-19 bubbles)

This hidden gem is situated in the heart of the beautiful historic city of Lancaster and dates back to 1851.

It is ably led by Nicola Holt, who, together with a team of enthusiastic and dedicated staff, has fostered an environment where every child knows they are loved, is motivated to learn and believes they can achieve.

This fits with the Catholic nature of the school and the firm belief that everyone is loved by God and is created for a purpose.

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Children from families of all faiths and backgrounds are welcomed into The Cathedral School and every child flourishes in their care and love. In recognition of their welcome to all, The Cathedral School was the first primary school in Lancaster to be awarded School of Sanctuary and in March 2020, Ofsted commented: “Cathedral School welcomes pupils from many places across the world.”

The welcome offered by the school does not end at its doors though. Pupils, their families and staff work together throughout the year to reach out to others in the area and to support national and international charities, inspired by their mission to carry God’s love to others.

As soon as they are part of The Cathedral School, children are inspired to learn. Staff work hard to provide a curriculum that is broad, relevant, creative and engaging so that pupils are eager to learn and improve. Achievement in all areas of school life is celebrated with ‘Keys to Success’ which are used to reward pupils for their accomplishments ranging from learning to read, taking part in performance to outside of school activities and religious commitment.

In March 2020, Ofsted recognised that classrooms are calm and ‘everyone is valued for their uniqueness’. They also mentioned the many opportunities that are provided for learning beyond lessons, including clubs and choir and trips to theatres, galleries and places of worship.

Pupils in Key Stage 2 also benefit from a variety of residential visits, including a retreat in Keswick, outdoor adventurous activities in Borwick and a visit to Liverpool.

Part of the success of The Cathedral School is due to the commitment and support shown by governors and parents who work tirelessly with the headteacher and staff to ensure that the very best start in life is given to every pupil.

Take a look at The Cathedral Catholic Primary School’s website at {| so you can find out much more about what makes this school so special.

Due to Covid-19, the school is unable to hold open days but they offer telephone appointments; please call Mrs Phillips in the school office on 01524 64686 or e-mail [email protected]