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Pupil Development

Development of the whole child is key to our children's education at St Vincent's. Our vision is that our children develop a strong spiritual and moral identity in a loving, nurturing environment, underpinned by our Catholic faith. We provide an outstanding level of education and pastoral support where we encourage our children to develop character through a growth mindset by challenging themselves. Our aim is that our children are happy, resilient and that they become responsible young people who show respect to others. We believe that our pupils make a positive contribution to the community and leave St Vincent’s ready for the next stage of their learning.

The need to develop children’s personal skills to live in a rapidly changing world, forms the basis of UNESCO’s drive to teach global citizenship skills to children and young people starting with early years education. We have a specific focus on education that develops the knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes learners need for securing a world which is more just, peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable. In addition, our education provides the development of certain soft skills:

‘social skills such as empathy and conflict resolution, communication skills and aptitudes for networking and interacting with people of different backgrounds, origins, cultures and perspectives; and behavioural capacities to act collaboratively and responsibly.’ (Keevey, J. and Chakroun, B. (2015) Level-setting and recognition of learning outcomes: The use of level descriptors in the twenty-first century. UNESCO: Paris). 

We have a well established system of pastoral care and support for our pupils and firmly embedded within the curriculum are opportunities to develop these 'softer skills' 

Growth Mindset

Co-operative Learning Techniques

Character Education

Personal Social Health Education (PSHE)

Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural education (SMSC)

Relationships and Sex Education  (RSE)

As a forward thinking school we continually look for ways to enhance the personal development of our children. To this end, we have demonstrated a commitment to promoting pupils' personal development and skills by achieving the externally assessed Excellence in Pupil Development Award.

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEND Contact: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Sutton

Tel: 0161 911 8040


We couldn't be happier with St Vincent's, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
We love St Vincent's, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey
Pupil’s behaviour is exemplary, and they respect and care for all in the school community - Denominational Inspection
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School Games Platinum Award 2021/22-2022/23
CPD champion School
Primary Science Quality Mark 2021-2024
Dyslexia Aware 2022-2025
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Music Mark School Member
United Against Bullying Silver School 2023
Wellbeing Award for Schools
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360 Safe Accredited Safer Online Logo
Primary Geography Quality Mark Gold 2021-24
UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools- Silver Right Aware
Leading Parent Partnership Award 2021-2024
EDPA 2022-2025 Award
Trafford Council Inclusion Charter
Improving Children's Mental Health: Place 2 Be