Headteacher: Mr Damian Thorpe
Address: Federation of Corpus Christi
St Helen’s Catholic Primary School
Telephone: 01226 742172
St Helen’s is smaller than an average-sized primary school. The school is part of the Federation of Corpus Christi Catholic Primary Schools with St Michael and All Angels in Wombwell and Sacred Heart in Goldthorpe. We have one executive headteacher and share one governing body.
We believe that all our children are gifted and unique and the schools are committed to working together to challenge, stimulate and teach what our children need. We strive for and attain high academic standards. This is all set within a secure spiritual and moral foundation, based on Gospel values and recognising it is our responsibility to nurture every individual within our community.
We have five mixed age classes. Children join our Foundation 2 class when they are four years old. We teach Read Write Inc and Maths Makes Sense every day as well as fun topic based projects which provide opportunities for children to learn and respond in a variety of ways.
We have strong links with the St Pius cluster of schools and the local community. Among the awards the school has achieved are Silver Healthy School status, the Activemark and a Basic Skills Quality Mark.