Working and learning together with Jesus as one family
At St. Gregory’s Primary School, we are committed to creating a secure, caring and stimulating learning environment based on the teachings and actions of Jesus. We aim for every one of our pupils to develop a lifelong love of learning and an appreciation of the wonders of our world, underpinned by the principles of the Christian faith. We value each of our pupils and strive to nurture and develop the unique talents they bring to our school. We prepare our learners to be resilient in the face of challenge and to feel inspired and supported as they progress on their learning journey. We strive to be a worshipping community within our families, parish and school, by celebrating meaningful and appropriate liturgy and ensuring prayer life is nourished, guided and developed.
St Gregory’s School is within the Westminster Diocese, and forms part of the parish of St Benedict’s. Our Patron Saint is St Gregory, patron saint of teachers, students and musicians. St Gregory lived c. 540 in Rome. He is known for the emphasis he put on missionary work and service to the poor, and for his contribution to a style of singing known as the Gregorian Chant.
A worshipping community, the school celebrates mass each Friday at Ealing Abbey, alongside our parent community and fellow parishioners. Regular liturgies are celebrated in school and our Parish Priest, Fr Ambrose visits pupils, for example, to distribute the Ashes on Ash Wednesday. Special school Masses celebrate the passage of our pupils, for example Y3 First Holy Communion Mass and Y6 Leavers Mass. Catholic pupils have opportunities to participate in the Sacraments, including Reconciliation during Advent and Lent.
Our school values are celebrated through our mission statement, Working and Learning together with Jesus as one family. Pupils are encouraged and recognised for their actions in living out these values and weekly certificates are awarded to pupils who 'get their wings'.
Our school houses are named after saints Ann, Bernadette, John Bosco and Joseph. Pupils are encouraged to live out the virtues that our house saints exemplify, and are awarded 'house points' for positive behaviour. House captains are role models for the children in their house and have volunteered to help the children in their House to organise and collect House Points They play an active role in championing their House teams through planning events and sports competitions.