A welcome from Mrs Wallis
Welcome to St Catherine’s website – whether you are new to our school, just looking or already a part of our community thank you for taking the time to visit.
Set in the centre of the historic market town of Hoddesdon, St Catherine’s School was ‘born’ in January 2003 following the amalgamation of St Paul’s Infants and Haslewood Junior School – making St Catherine’s Hoddesdon’s first and only church of England primary school.
St Catherine’s continues to go from strength to strength with a commitment to developing excellence in teaching that is relevant and practical. We go the extra mile in ensuring the needs of the whole child and their families are met, including mental health and wellbeing – supported through the introduction of our inclusion team in September 2021.
Children attending our school come from an inspiring range of backgrounds and experiences. In order to meet their varying needs, we teach through a ‘hands on’ thematic approach to learning – rooting our teaching in real life experiences, aiming to provoke children’s curiosity whilst developing their creativity, confidence and independence.
Realising the need to raise children’s awareness of their locality and responsibilities within it, we have embedded local trips and visits within our geography curriculum and are actively involved in the ‘Love Hoddesdon’ group. We take part in local initiatives such as town litter picking and are asked to represent local primary schools in events such as the town’s Holocaust Memorial Day service.
Our stable staff team is testament to their dedication, commitment and care to the whole school community.
‘We aim to develop independent children who are equipped for the world they are living in, prepared for the challenges of the future and who strive for excellence in all they do…’
Whether you are already part of our school family, or just looking please take the time to explore our website and find out more about us. If you would like to visit, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment for one of our team to welcome you and show you around.