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"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

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"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

Catholic Social Teaching.

Catholic Social Teaching is: 

The underlying insight is that everyone has the right and responsibility to live in our world constructively, not destructively, and to ensure that we leave it in a better state than when we entered it.


Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’(Matthew 25:40)

At St. Simon’s we teach our children the principles of Catholic Social Teaching as a guide to help them to understand and live their faith in the world.

This means helping others in need and caring for the world given to us by God the Father.


 Charitable Giving.

Each year, we turn our concerns into action, fundraising regularly for a variety of charities chosen by the children.

In October, Year 3 leads the school in our Harvest Festival Liturgy.  During the liturgy we said thank you to God for all the gifts he has given us, at the same time as thinking of others who are less fortunate than us.  We collected donations of tinned and dried foods, which were used to create a harvest display. 

All the goods were then donated to “Vinnie’s Diner,” a charity that prepares meals for the homeless and needy within the Ashford area. 

Lenten Charities.




Who are the Mini Vinnies?


The Mini Vinnies are quite literally mini St. Vincent de Paul’s.

Mini Vinnies are 7 to 11 year olds based in schools and parishes across England and Wales, and in several other countries across the world. They come together to form a part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society England and Wales, a voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms.

Mini Vinnies meet to pray, discuss and support however they can to help make a difference in their communities. 

Mini Vinnies truly turn concern into action as they use the simple formula

of ‘see, think, do’ to find people in need and help them. They might help by: 

  • Writing cards for children in hospital
  • Visiting local care homes to sing or play games with the residents
  • Knitting scarves for the homeless
  • Running food collections for a local foodbank

The Oscar Romero Award.

Exciting News!

We will soon be starting our Participator award.


The Oscar Romero award is a framework that supports Catholic schools to recognise and    celebrate what they do to promote catholic social teaching and challenge them to weave into everything that they do including  ethos, planning, curriculum development and practical choices.

The Oscar Romero Award will support our school in realising the calling of a Catholic school to empower young people and all who work in the school, to become true agents of the change they want to see in the world by putting their Faith into action.


Our Mission and Values

"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

Read Our Vision & Values

Trust Information

St Simon of England RC Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon of England RC Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.