St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School

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Alliance Schools

The St Polycarp's CTSA is a group of good or outstanding schools based across Surrey and Hampshire, within the Diocese of Brighton and Arundel, who work together collaboratively to push the highest educational standards across the local area. 

The St Polycarp's Catholic Teaching School Alliance is proud of the close relationships with their alliance schools. However, many applicants who consider teacher training may have a school with whom they have an existing relationship with. Our alliance is growing and therefore we are always flexible with the schools we work with as long as we can ensure the high levels of support we expect in ter​ms of quality mentoring and teaching and learning. As a teaching school we pride ourselves on our established research led quality mentoring training to support all mentors in schools.

Our key Alliance partners:

·         St Joseph's Catholic Academic School, Aldershot, Hants

·         St Joseph's Specialist School and College, Cranleigh, Surrey

·         All Hallows Catholic School, Farnham, Surrey

·         St Peter's Catholic School, Guildford, Surrey

·         St Edmund's Catholic Primary School, Godalming, Surrey;

·         Rydes Hill Preparatory School, Guildford, Surrey

·         Diocese of Arundel and Brighton

·         St Mary's University, Twickenham, Surrey 

·         University of Reading, Berkshire

Our Alliance schools:

All Saints C of E Aided Infant School, Tilford, Surrey
Bisley C of E Primary School, Bisley, Surrey
Potters Gate C of E Primary School, Farnham, Surrey
Puttenham C of E School, Puttenham, Surrey
Ridgeway Primary School, Farnham, Surrey
St Andrew’s C of E School, Farnham, Surrey
St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Primary School, Cranleigh, Surrey
St James Primary School, Elstead, Surrey
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Epsom, Surrey
St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Thames Ditton, Surrey
St Peter’s School, Farnham, Surrey
St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School, Haslemere
St John’s, C of E Infant School, Churt
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, Guildford, Surrey
Waverley Abbey C of E Junior School, Farnham, Surrey

You can choose to train in any of our Alliance schools



St Polycarp’s CTSA schools offering places for 2020/21

St Polycarp’s Catholic Primary School, Farnham
The lead school in the alliance, St Polycarp’s is an outstanding Catholic primary school with an incredible breadth of talent and experience within the staff. Classroom support staff, administrative staff and teachers are conscientious, caring and supportive and provide a wonderful experience for students on the programme. “The Polycarp's family follows in the footsteps of Jesus through playing, praying, loving and learning together.”

Bisley C of E Primary School, Bisley
An open, honest and caring school with a strong christian ethos. The pupils are at the centre of everything and every decision is taken with their best interests at heart. The school believes in educating the whole child – the head, the hand and the heart, so they leave with not just an academic education but as the best all-rounded young citizen. 

St Cuthbert Mayne
 Catholic Primary, Cranleigh
The school’s aim is to ensure that pupils are well prepared for their next stages through an excellent primary education which sets strong foundations for their future. This is achieved by providing a stimulating learning environment and a broad and balanced curriculum. Resilience, creativity, tolerance, independence and collaboration are some of the many qualities pupils develop during their time at the school. 

St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Thames Ditton
St. Paul’s Catholic Primary School is an extremely happy and caring school, where children flourish. The school offers a commitment to Catholicism, an openness to others and the inclusion of all. It does not seek academic achievement alone, but instead, focuses on providing a broad and balanced curriculum that assists each child towards human wholeness. The school highly values its strong partnership with its parents, and its community.

 St Peter’s School, Farnham, Surrey
At St Peter’s we have high expectations where everyone achieves and succeeds within a safe, inclusive Christian community. We promote independence, respect and empathy. Through an exciting curriculum, children are inspired to become lifelong learners and active world citizens.

Potters Gate Primary School, Farnham, Surrey
Potters Gate Primary School works alongside St. Andrew’s Infant School with an executive leadership. The two schools have a long history together which continues to be evident with the very close working relationship that exists today.
At Potters Gate, children have the opportunity to form lifelong friendships and make an excellent start to their education. We are very proud of our school which offers an environment where staff, families and governors work together to ensure the best possible education for all our children.
As a Church school we have a distinctive character where Christian Values are promoted in all aspects of school life. We encourage all members of the school community to promote a Christian ethos where care and respect is shown to everyone. As a Church school there are strong links with the Parish Church of Saint Andrew's.

St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary, Guildford
St Thomas of Canterbury is a Catholic school where children come from all backgrounds and faiths. The school has one Golden Rule that drives everything it does - “We treat others as we would like to be treated”. Children learn respect and kindness and strive always to be the very best they can be. Each child is she encouraged to develop his or her interests and abilities to the full. A keen interest is taken in the individual pupil and the school focuses on the development of “the whole child”.

Waverley Abbey C of E Junior School, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey
A Church of England school with the fundamental values of tolerance and love for one another that is carried across every aspect of the school. Even though it is a large (four form entry) school there is a strong family feel with the staff, children, governors and parents all working together as a team. Relationships between staff and pupils are based on mutual trust and respect, and it forges strong and active partnerships with its parent body to create a positive atmosphere for everyone within the school community.     

Badshot Lea Infant School
A small infant school located on the outskirts of Farnham which caters for children aged 4-7.  We strive to nurture children as confident and independent learners, within a happy environment, where everyone is included and feels valued and secure. Badshot Lea Village Infant School has high expectations of all members of the school community in all aspects of their school life.