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St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School

School Awards

Oscar Romero Award 

As part of school's ethos we fully embrace the qualities of Catholic Social Teaching and this is at the heart of all we do in school. It helps us to think about how we interact with one another, the choices we make and how we respect and care for God's creation. This has been recognised though attaining the Oscar Romero Award. 



Healthy Schools Designation

St Margaret's is a Healthy School and we teach the children to think and act carefully about what they eat and the exercise they take each day.  We provide a well balanced lunch menu and our children are  encouraged to eat the fruit and vegetables we supply for snack time.

We encourage our children to drink water throughout the day, refilling their water bottles from our cooled water points.

Our School Council actively works to develop initiatives which support our school community in becoming and remaining healthy. 

We are particularly keen to support the mental health and wellbeing of our children offering ELSA support,  counselling and talk time along with Sensory Circuits and active clubs. Our children have been trained as Buddies for the playground and we have a Sports Committee of children in Year 5 and 6 who support the rest of the school at lunchtimes in trying new games and sports activities.

The children are taught about the safe use of the internet through our computing lessons and activities and work to keep themselves physically safe through promoting safe parking outside our school gates and on the local roads.

Our parents work in partnership with us to help develop healthy lifestyles for all our children.


Active Platinum School

The children at St Margaret's enjoy many opportunities to exercise and develop their physical  skills.  We have well trained PE teachers and Sports coaches who enable the children in Early Years, KS1 and KS2 to take part in at least 2 hours of PE each week and take part in inter and intra school sports competitions including netball, football, cricket and swimming. Our whole school community enjoy our annual sports day when the children demonstrate their skills and talents and compete in team and individual races.


Many of our children are members of sports teams and clubs both in  and out of school and we enjoy celebrating their achievements at our weekly celebration assemblies. We have welcomed members of the GB Teams to school to inspire and motivate our children to improve their skills and show sporting behaviour in all they do.


ECO School Award

We have been an ECO school for many years, appreciating our wonderful grounds and caring for the environment as recognised in our school mission statement.  We do this through many initiatives including recycling, composting, our school garden and pond and encouraging our children to take part in our wildlife clubs and thinking about biodiversity. The children have taken part in the planning and development of our school garden, and are now very proud to hold school gate sales of produce, as well as developing quiet areas such as our Peace garden and quiet playground.

We were delighted to  be assessed and re-awarded our Eco award through the hard work of our Eco team.


PSQM - Primary Science Quality Mark

We have been awarded this due to our commitment and provision of excellence in primary science. We aspire to set every child on a path to a life filled with exciting opportunities, exploration and curiosity of the world around us. Children at our school enjoy science lesson following the visions and principles we have created at our school. 







Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address Barham Court, Teston, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary Schoo is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

At our school everything we do comes from our Mission statement Love. The school values we instill in our children are SERVICE, THANKFULNESS, RESPECT, FORGIVENESS, INTEGRITY, RESILIENCE, FAITH and ASPIRATION.