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 are delighted to announce that our new Studio has now been offically opened during assembly on Monday 11th February. This completes phase two our expansion.
Due to a £25k grant received from EDF energy we have been able to install 53 Sharp Photovolataic Solar Panels to productelectricity with an estimated annual generation of 7162kWh. This equated to approximately one third of the total electricity used by the early years building. Any electricity produced that is not used by the school (i.e. during school holidays etc.) will be sold back to the electricity company and allow the income to be used by the school and nursery.
In July 2010 we received ‘The Greenest School in Britain’ Teachers’ TV award for our work around Learning for Sustainability. Each of our classesadopts a sustainable doorway eg waste, water, global citizenship, travel and traffic, school grounds and food and drink. The children study these themes in depth and produce an action plan for improvement. We have the Green Flag award to show ourcommitment to improving the environment.
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.