Welcome to St Francis of Assisi Catholic College. Our faith is at the heart of everything we do and our motto is “Nil satis optimum”, only the best is good enough. As a faith community, we have high expectations for all of our students.
Students and staff alike, take a great pride in their school work. Our patron saint, St Francis of Assisi, tells us to start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible and suddenly we are doing the impossible. This is exemplified by all we say and do in our lessons and within the school community.
We work together to encourage our young people to be proactive and have a voice in our community. We respect and value every individual and celebrate their uniqueness and their personal contribution to our school. Our website offers you a glimpse of life at St Francis as well as a wealth of information and support for our students and their parents.
We offer a curriculum which is annually reviewed to meet the needs of all our students and enables them to fulfil their potential. Our curriculum is the description of how we aim to fulfil the challenges of our Mission and Vision and it is based on 4 cornerstones: • Catholic The curriculum is framed within our mission as a Catholic school. • Inclusive Allows for all to have access regardless of starting points or any barriers to learning. • Broad Covers a wide range of subjects and disciplines. • Knowledge Rich Entails teacher-led rather than enquiry-based instruction, with a focus on ‘core’ academic knowledge rather than creative activities. We are all the inheritors of the greatest ideas, writings and discoveries of the past. Our Knowledge Curriculum is designed to enable pupils to learn about these ideas, creating a relevant and ambitious curriculum underpinned by expert teaching, effective memorisation, a no excuses approach to discipline and an academic ethos where all students can thrive.
Ethos and Values, as a Catholic school we keep the gospel values at the centre of all that we do. Our Mission Statement reflects our commitment to being and further developing our faith community. Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all. One which is holds faith and love at the heart of all that we do. We want all stakeholders to develop and fulfil their potential whilst part of our community and beyond. The faith development of our students is of paramount importance and we ensure opportunity for the development of religious belief and literacy to ensure the foundations of faith in all our students.
The ethos of St Francis permeates all areas of our school life. It is visible around the school site and leaders at all levels care deeply about the widest formation of all. Our curriculum at its core is Catholic and we aim to ensure that every aspect of school life embodies the work of Jesus Christ and St Francis of Assisi.
St Francis of Assisi Catholic College, Erdington Road,Aldridge, Walsall WS9 0RN