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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero

Catholic Social Justice Teaching

"Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).



Central to Catholic social justice teaching is the belief that all people are equal and should be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of race, gender, religion or ethnicity. Catholic schools have a strong commitment to social justice and children are encouraged and provided with opportunities to participate in activities focusing on moral decision-making; recognising that such decision-making can be both complex and demanding. Children are encouraged to work with compassion for justice in the world and to believe in their own potential to effect change. 


To read more about the 7 Catholic Social Teaching Principles which inspire us, click on the words below.



St Paul’s has very strong, personal links with three main settings: St James’ Orphange School in Uganda (who have visited our school) which we have raised money to build a water pump, exam rooms, tables, a medical centre and latrines and we continue to raise money to provide mosquito nets to help other communities in Uganda; Starehe Boys and Starehe Girls Schools in Kenya (supported by the Martin Donaldson Trust) who visit us bi-annually.  


We also regularly support charities linked with causes which have touched the lives of children in our school: Batten Disease Family Association; Click Sargent; Ollie’s Army; Jeans for Genes; Down Syndrome Association; Reuban's Retreat; Macmillan Cancer Support and East Cheshire Hospice.


Further fundraising takes place throughout the year, such as: Mary's Meals; CAFOD; Mini-Vinnies; Mission Together; Wellspring; The Royal British Legion; The British Red Cross; The British Heart Foundation, NSPCC and Children in Need.