Sacred Heart World

Sacred Heart Primary School was opened by the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1906. The Society was founded by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat in France in 1800. Her faith was rooted in Jesus Christ and she had a deep desire to reveal to others the love of the Heart of Jesus, as it was a love which she herself experienced so powerfully. She chose to express this love through the service of education.

Sacred Heart Goals The development of the Goals came about as a means of continuing the traditions of the Society, which were founded by Madeleine Sophie. The English network includes Sacred Heart Schools from the North and South of England, of which there are six. Hilary Thompson took over the post of network coordinator for the English schools from Sister Lorraine Pratt. Each school has their own Goal's coordinator who works in collaboration with other Sacred Heart Schools to develop joint projects. At the heart of these lie the Goals which embody the core values by which each school promotes and lives by. They guide us and identify us as belonging to a common family and they express what we are and what we stand for. Each year a goal is embedded into the life of the schools.

The goals are:

Encouraging pupils in our care to develop their own spirituality and to practise gospel values, which will include having an informed respect for people of other religious traditions.

Fostering relationships with each other, with staff, parents, parish and the wider community. Creating an atmosphere of mutual interaction where all are valued and where all involved both give and receive.

Developing the potential of each pupil, enabling them to become questioning and reflective young people, who will use their knowledge to understand, interpret and interact with the world today.

Affirming the uniqueness and the worth of each pupil, providing opportunities for self development, personal formation and self knowledge as they journey towards becoming integrated and autonomous human beings.

Giving pupils the knowledge, values, skills and opportunities to enable them to deal effectively with injustice, conflict and environmental issues and thus becoming agents of transformation.