Welcome to our website; St Edmund Campion Catholic Primary is a very popular school located in the west of Maidenhead, situated on the same site as St Edmund Campion Catholic Church. Our most recent RE inspection stated that ‘St Edmund Campion is an outstanding example of a Catholic community. It is truly faith-centred, where the spirit of the Gospel permeates all aspects of school life. We aim to imbue our children with British values so they grow up to be good citizens.
Green Ambassador Teacher of the Year 2015
We are very proud of our Headteacher Patricia Opalko who recently won this award through her passion and the way she inspires both colleagues and her pupils. She believes strongly in promoting the education of global issues and conservation of the Earth to children of all ages. She has been relentless in bringing sustainability into the curriculum, resulting in sustainability being thoroughly embedded into a wide range of learning opportunities. She is a leading light in helping other schools in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to take a similar approach.
We have been graded as ‘Outstanding’ in our recent Diocesan Monitoring visit in attainment and progress in religious education. For the full report please go the Our School section of the website.
We are proud of our Outstanding grade from Ofsted (September 2009) and you can read our inspection report under Our School, Ofsted Report.
We aspire to academic excellence and our results are always well above the national average but we are concerned about educating the whole child too. To this end we run many after-school sports’ clubs e.g. football, netball, tag rugby, badminton, multi-sports, cricket, rounders and tennis. We enter all local school tournaments and are often very successful, achieving first place which sometimes leads to representing Maidenhead at county level.
Music is also very important to us. We take part in Wider Opportunities Music so Y4 receive instrumental training with specialist teachers e.g. violin, and cello. Our school choir take part in joint performances with other schools. An activity of which we are particularly proud is our annual production at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, where all our KS2 pupils perform in a musical which has the environment at the heart of its message. We are very aware of our role as stewards of God’s creation.
St Edmund Campion is awarded the status of Global Learning Expert Centre
St Edmund Campion has been awarded the status of Global Learning Expert Centre. The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is an exciting national initiative funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and delivered by a number of partners including the Institute of Education, The Royal Geographical Society, The Geographical Association and Oxfam. Over the next five years, the programme will receive considerable financial investment to support work in Key Stages 2 and 3.
St Edmund Campion will act as a hub offering high quality training related to Global Learning through a partnership network of neighbouring schools. The concept of Global Learning will permeate all areas of the curriculum and will equip children to understand their role and succeed in a globalised world. In addition to the acquisition of global values such as “Fairness”, “Respect” and “Social Justice” and increased knowledge of global themes like “Poverty” and “Inequality”, pupils will develop excellent global learning skills which support their literacy, numeracy and communication.