About our School
Through creating a physically and emotionally secure environment, we aim to develop children with active minds and bodies, an understanding of the world around them, compassion for others, and the courage and confidence to be themselves.
High expectations, by all, for all, reflecting the example of Jesus
St Luke’s is a Foundation Church of England Primary School located in a wonderful setting in the heart of Kingston upon Thames. We are a one-form entry primary school, including a nursery, for children aged 3-11 serving the local community and the parish of St Luke’s Church.
As a school our 'core business' is obviously children's learning. The teaching of English and mathematics is therefore given a very high priority and standards in those two subjects are consistently high. But we also believe that our role is to provide children with a broad education in which their development in all areas is stimulated and nurtured. We therefore emphasise the creative side of children's development (through art, music and drama for example); their physical development through the PE curriculum; their growth as responsible and caring members of society through the school's ethos; and their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.
We provide a wide range of activities for children beyond the 'formal' curriculum. In addition to class outings and trips to places of interest we also have a full programme of visitors to the school including theatre groups, musicians and guest speakers. There is also an extensive extra-curricular programme.
Aims and Objectives of St Luke’s School
As a church school, St. Luke’s seeks to provide an environment of love, Christian precept and example within which children may develop, acquire skills and learn to make informed judgements. It is our aim that during their time at St. Luke’s children should:
- develop lively, enquiring minds and appreciate that there is a joy in all forms of learning and discovery
- prepare for the society in which they will grow up, and develop an awareness of their own needs and those of others as well as the need for desirable social behaviour
- acquire skills of literacy, numeracy and effective means of communication
- gain a respect and appreciation of religious and moral values and a tolerance of all races in accordance with the teachings of the Church of England
- acquire an understanding of the world in which they live, its historical and physical background and a knowledge of human achievements and aspirations
- gain an ability in physical, artistic and manipulative skills
- learn skills relevant to future adult life that will help them succeed in a fast-changing world
- acquire the skills necessary for lifelong learning
The school also aims to:
- provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils
- prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of secondary school education
- develop a parent-teacher partnership which supports the achievement of the school’s aims
- create a happy, secure and stimulating environment for the children