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School Vision and Values

St Osmund’s Catholic Primary School, 

A school of faith, in the heart of Barnes,

 - where every child is known, valued and loved.

- where children become successful, resilient and confident lifelong learners.

- where the door is opened to a life full of choice and opportunity.


St Osmund’s is a school of faith which promotes the understanding and practice of Catholic beliefs and values that are lived out in our daily life. Not everyone in our school community is Catholic and we truly are an inclusive community ensuring everyone is respected and valued. With Christ at the centre of our school and curriculum, our children will be able to  make a positive difference to themselves, to others and to the wider world, by putting their beliefs and values into action, through showing their faith by the way they live. As a community of faith and learning we continually strive towards providing our children and families with strong guidance and support in everyday areas of life so that they may flourish in every way possible.


At St Osmund’s every child is known, valued and loved.

We believe that every human and therefore every child is created in God’s image and likeness and therefore is valuable and worthy of respect. Through establishing a culture that is based on strong relationships and mutual respect, everyone is supported and challenged to be the best they can be. We will provide an environment in which the dignity of each person as a child of God is recognised, developed and nurtured. St Osmund’s is a family, a family where everyone is known, cared for and supported. Within our school family, pupils and staff will know that they are respected, valued and unique and that their well-being and happiness is our priority. In this environment all will flourish.


At St Osmund’s children will become successful, resilient and confident lifelong learners. 

Every child will receive a high quality education through consistent quality first teaching, and a relevant and progressive curriculum, which promotes the full potential of each child through spiritual, academic, social and emotional growth.   We aim to instil a lifelong love of learning through a curriculum that allows and empowers all children to grow, believe and achieve.

There will be an emphasis on inclusive teaching for all, including scaffolding, intervention and personalised learning. A significant component in instilling a lifelong love of learning, is metacognition, developing skills for learning. Pupils at St Osmund’s are encouraged and supported to become independent learners, who are confident to challenge themselves and resilient enough to learn and grow from mistakes, continually reflecting on their own progress and achievements.

We will lay secure foundations, within the primary curriculum, with the support and involvement of parents, ensuring that children are ready for the next stage of their learning journey.


At St Osmund’s the door is opened to a life full of choice and opportunity.

All children will experience a full and varied curriculum, which encourages and allow them to make connections between different areas of the curriculum and personal experience and develops curiosity. By instilling love of learning and sowing the seeds of new and different experiences, we will open the door to the richness of opportunities and choices that our children will have in the future.

Our aim, at St Osmund’s will be for every child to gain a love of learning in a culture where every child aspires to develop their talents and gifts as they discover, learn and explore God's world






Our Values

The school’s direction is driven from its Mission Statement and Motto ‘To show our faith by the way we live.' We provide a Catholic education based on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ and seek to live out the values of Jesus Christ in all that we do. Our school values draw on this and underpin all aspects of school life. In doing so, we aim to provide an environment in which the dignity of each person as a child of God is recognised, developed and nurtured; and to promote the full potential of each child through a curriculum which develops spiritual, academic, social and emotional growth.


A pupil of St Osmund's (and their family) belongs to a culture of safety, friendship, happiness and success. At St Osmund's follow our Golden Values of Listening, Kindness, Honesty, Responsibility, Respect and Resilience which supports our Catholic ethos. These Golden Values permeate all areas school life and it is our aim for pupils to continue to recognise them as the grow into responsible, confident citizens. Our Pupil Council and Year 6 Pupil Leadership teams play an important role in ensuring pupil voice is a prominent part of our school culture. Children understand and recognise the importance of British values, which are modelled within many of our school practices.