"This is a happy school, where leaders, governors, staff and pupils share a common aim to be the best."
(Ofsted, October 2015)
A warm welcome to St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary School. We are an aspirational school where all can achieve. Our Catholic ethos recognises each one of us is unique and each one of us is special. We are a two-form entry primary school in Woodley, Berkshire, with 60 places per year group. Our Ofsted inspection in October 2015 graded us a good school with outstanding features.
We are in pursuit of high expectations and high achievement for all our pupils. Whatever a child’s background or starting point, we want to make sure that they finish Year 6 with the academic knowledge and social skills necessary to succeed - we want our children to be Scholars. As a Catholic school, we provide a calm, nurturing learning environment where teachers really know pupils and their parents, and every child can flourish.
We want every pupil to have a love of learning and be well prepared for the transition to secondary school. We focus on every child being literate and numerate and a knowledge based traditional curriculum. It is richly varied and affords opportunities for each and every pupil to shine. Rigour and a desire to improve are integral.
The school continually exceeds national academic expectations. In 2018, we were ranked as the highest performing school in the 3Rs across all of Wokingham, Reading, Bracknell and West Berkshire.
We promote a no excuses culture at St Dominic Savio - all can achieve if they work hard. Behaviour is outstanding. Our approach instils strong learning habits, ultimately helping pupils become better qualified, more successful and happier. We expect pupils to follow homework and equipment rules, wear uniform with pride and always be ‘on task’, fully engaged and ready to learn. Classrooms are formal in their approach with a focus on teacher instruction. Aspiration and a Catholic ethos which ensures pupils are consistently kind and friendly are absolute.
"Work hard, be kind".
We look forward to welcoming you to our fabulous school. Do contact us if you would like to see us in action.
Look at yourselves.
Can you see how you have a body with lots of different parts?
Each part has a special job to do, hasn’t it?
If we are working with Jesus, then we are all like the parts of one body,
for we are all joined together
and we all have a special job to do.
If we all do our own jobs,
then we will make the body of Jesus work properly.