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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."

Friday 12 January 2024


Dear Parents and Carers


“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”

St Teresa of Calcutta

Other Faiths

The Children have been studying other faiths this week as part of our Multi-cultural Fortnight.


Year R have been studying about world faiths, Year 1 and 2 Judaism, Year 3 Hinduism, Year 4 Sikhism, Year 5 Islam and Year 6 Buddhism.


They have produced some lovely display work in their classrooms and in the school hall. Why not challenge the children and ask them about what they have learnt this week?


A great big thank you to Joel’s parents who came into school to share their knowledge on India and some lovely delicious food.


Our School Values

We have been revisiting and reviewing our school values so that our younger children (and our teachers!) can remember these more easily.

Love is our central or core value and the other five are: Respect, Forgiveness, Courage, Faith and Peace.


I have challenged the children to design a “Logo” or “Poster” that incorporates our school values and our Five Caring Cs: care, courtesy, commitment, cooperation and consideration. All designs need to be sent to me by Monday 22nd January.


Better Play Times

Many thanks to all who have donated scooters, wellington boots and old pots and pans to help us improve playtimes. We could still do with more so please keep sending these in.


Applications for Reception Class September 2024

The deadline for applications for Reception Class for September is Monday 15th January. Parents and Carers wishing to apply for a place at St Simon of England need to apply online at: and also complete a school Supplementary Information form which can be found on the admissions tab on our website.


Firm Foundations App

This is an app which explains more about Catholic Schools their core values and how you can help support your child. It is completely free.

To register for your account online: go to>> click register> enter your name, email and password> enter the product code bvhemv113.


Once registered: download the free Firm Foundations app from the App Store or Google Play for your smartphone or tablet.


Pizza the Action

On Thursday 18th January our school dinner providers are offering a very special Pizza menu for the children to enjoy. The children can choose from: cheese and tomato, veggie supreme, BBQ chicken and chicken and sweetcorn. They also can have potato wedges and salad. 


Head lice

We have an outbreak of head lice in some of our classes so please can all parents check their children’s hair this week and treat if necessary.


Best wishes


Peter McCabe

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.