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St. Gregory's Catholic Primary School Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement is:

Together we love, learn, create and celebrate!

Welcome to our 'Catholic Life of St. Gregory's School' page.


Through this page we aim to share with you and celebrate many of the elements which make St. Gregory's Catholic Primary School so special.


On this page you will find information to help families, the Parish and school work together in supporting Religious Education and development of our children's faith journeys.


We have included the 'Come and See' newsletters which explain the work we are covering this year, suggested activities and important dates in the Church year.


We have also included our school's Mission Statement, which is embedded throughout everything we do at school.


You will also find photographs showing special celebrations and moments for Collective Worship.


There are also photographs of our school work, displays, charity work and clubs.


We hope that you find this page informative and interesting.


Many thanks.

Father Grant Maddock, our parish priest...

Together we love, learn, create and celebrate!

St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School

Mission Statement

Together we love, learn, create and celebrate!

St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School seeks to be a Christ centred community where all are enabled to develop their full potential.

Aims and Objectives

To be a Christian community living the Gospel values of love, justice and peace

By being a welcoming and caring community

By being positive role models who treat each other with respect and fairness & being willing to forgive and be forgiven

 By respecting and promoting each child’s innate capacity for the spiritual whatever his/her faith background

By providing opportunities for quality Collective Worship and enriching liturgical celebrations suitable to the age and ability of pupils

By enabling our children to acquire an excellent religious education through a well taught and well resourced ‘Come and See’ programme


To provide a broad, balanced and creative education

By recognising the needs of individual children and providing a creative, differentiated and challenging curriculum

Through effective planning and delivery of a rich variety of learning experiences

By using assessment, monitoring and evaluation to inform and enrich future teaching and learning

By tracking each pupil’s progress as they move through school

By providing opportunities for children and staff to develop and share their gifts and skills at our school


To work in partnership with home,Church and the wider community

By supporting parents in their role as ‘prime educators’ of their children

By developing positive links between the school and the parish community

By using our talents to enrich the lives of others and encouraging active participation in community events

 By making effective use of the wider community as a learning opportunity

By developing our responsibilities as citizens in the local, wider and global community

By learning about and respecting other faiths and cultures

By working together to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people within the school, raising any concerns following school protocol/procedures

Year 5 First Holy Communion October 2020

Selling Fairtrade items at St. Gregory's...

The prayer of CAFOD’s Live Simply campaign:


Compassionate and loving God,
you created the world for us all to share,
a world of beauty and plenty.
Create in us a desire to live simply,
so that our lives may reflect your generosity.


Creator God,
you gave us responsibility for the Earth,
a world of riches and delight.
Create in us a desire to live sustainably,
so that those who follow after us
may enjoy the fruits of your creation.


God of peace and justice,
you give us the capacity to change,
to bring about a world that mirrors your wisdom.
Create in us a desire to act in solidarity,
so that the pillars of injustice crumble
and those now crushed are set free.



The children, staff and community of St. Gregory's Catholic Primary School are working towards achieving the CAFOD 'LiveSimply' award through their actions to:

live simply, live sustainably with creation and to live in solidarity with the poor.

RE Monitoring Visit November 2019

RE Policies


Please ask in our school office to view our RE Policies (Collective Worship, Spiritual Development, Moral Development, Pastoral Care policies)

RSHE at St. Gregory's Catholic Primary School

'Come and See' Catholic Primary Religious Education Programme

What is ‘Come and See’?

It is a Catholic Primary Religious Education Programme for Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. It was published in July 2012 and we have successfully implemented the programme throughout the school.

Every term each class studies 3 topics and one of those topics is assessed formally so we know how the pupils are progressing in RE.

We have attached for your information the overview of the topics which are covered for every year group.


Here at St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, we follow the Come and See religious programme. Come and See is an invitation and a promise of life for everyone.

Jesus invited his disciples to ‘Come and See’ (John 1: 39). The disciples went with Jesus and ‘spent the rest of that day with him.’

There are many more references to ‘come and see’ Jesus in the Bible, and children are especially welcome: Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me.’  (Mark 10:14).

Through our Come and See programme, we offer the opportunity to search, to explore, to discover and to respond; this is part of what it is to be human. Children come and see the wonder of all that is within them and beyond them.

During their religious education lessons, children might undertake activities such as discussing in pairs, groups or whole class, reading from Scripture and the Bible, making posters, paintings and recordings of their knowledge and understanding and interacting with different environments, including outdoors.

However, we believe that religious education permeates all that we do in school. Our mission statement is lived out by all members of the school community every day. Collective worship, planned partly or fully by the children themselves, forms an important of the children’s spiritual growth. Links with St. Gregory’s Church and Our Lady’s Church are also made and strengthened every year.


'Come and See' Topics and Parents' Newsletters

Summer Term 'Come and See' Newsletter for parents

'Come and See' overview Powerpoint


As a school we have decided to implement the 'Journey in Love' developmental programme to cover the RSHE (Relationship, Sex & Health Education) curriculum. We also use the 'HeartSmart' Emotional Learning curriculum and our 'Steps to Success' Well-being programme with all year groups.

For the 'Journey in Love' programme, the authors have collaborated with teachers and advisors and produced a resource for primary schools on sex and relationship education. It is intended that it will support teachers and parents to enable the holistic growth of children.

   NURSERY - Wonder at God's Love
   RECEPTION - God loves each of us in our uniqueness
   YEAR ONE - We meet God's love in our family
   YEAR TWO - We meet God's love in the community
   YEAR THREE - How we live in love
   YEAR FOUR - God loves us in our differences
   YEAR FIVE - Gods loves me in my changing and development
   YEAR SIX - The wonder of God's love in creating new life


'Journey in love' booklet for parents

Collective Worship


Collective Worship

Children engage in daily Collective Worship. Sometimes this takes place during Assemblies, and at other times in class. We encourage children to take as much part in the planning of each session as possible. The approximate timings for the length of the sessions are one minute for every year of a child’s life. Collective Worship consists of four elements, which mirror those of the Mass. These are:

  • Gather
  • Listen
  • Respond
  • Go Forth

In each classroom, a box of inspiring resources, such as material, candles, pebbles and prayer books is available to create a prayer focus. The class or group then gather together in a chosen way, listen to the Word of God, respond with prayers, singing, actions or silence, then find some way to share their experience with the wider world.




(Written by pupils of St. Gregory’s School Council)


What we, as a school want to achieve at St. Gregory’s School in including everyone and treating everyone equally:


  • Live out our School’s Mission Statement daily. ‘Together we love, learn, create and celebrate!’
  • Treat everyone how you would like to be treated yourself. (In what we say and do. To think before you act or say something.)
  • Provide the same opportunities for girls and boys. (Involve everyone in the activities and games we play.)
  • Respect the religion, beliefs and cultures of others. (Try to understand their view. People come from different backgrounds and are brought up to believe in different viewpoints.)
  • Look beyond the colour of a person’s skin or hair. (We are all the same beneath.)
  • Understand that differences make us unique. (We have all got special qualities to celebrate.)
  • Don’t be mean or disrespectful to people who look or sound different. (We all have feelings and emotions that can easily be hurt.)
  • Don’t let disabilities become a barrier. (Don’t let anything stand in your way.)
  • Don’t be disrespectful to people who love certain people. (We all have feelings and emotions and a basic need to love and feel loved.)
  • If someone is not as good as you at something, encourage and support them. (Help them be the best they can be.)
  • Be proud to be you! (Everyone is welcome at our school.)

Good Shepherd Fundraising

Memorial Prayer Garden in memory of Fr. Smith

Worship Day with Andy Severyn

Worship Day Performance by EYFS & KS1 lead by Andy Severyn

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Staff INSET Pilgrimage to Liverpool Catholic Cathedral

Easter Celebrations

Our talented choir performed 'The Stone was rolled away' musical for parents and families as part of our Easter celebrations.


Easter celebrations: Performing 'The Stone was rolled away'

Charity Fundraising

Charity fundraising/Supporting Charity Appeals

Assemblies & Special Visitors

May Procession

Remembrance Service at Our Lady's Church in Lydiate

Good Friday and Palm Sunday

Year 4 First Holy Communion and Confirmation at St. Gregory's Church

Year 5 Spiritual Residential to Castlerigg, Cumbria

Ash Wednesday Service

Advent - Traditional Carols by Candlelight with the International Peace Light

St. Gregory's Choir performing Traditional Christmas Carols and Hymns for our school community

Our school choir visit St. Gregory's Parish Club for Christmas entertainment

Advent, Mission Christmas & KS1 Nativity

Remembrance Service, School Council Remembrance visit & UKS2 Commemoration for World War Veterans at St. Gregory's Church

Celebrating Harvest Mass

Laudato Si 'Common Home' inspired UKS2 Collective Worship with a difference!

Macmillan Charity Coffee Morning

Year 4 Holy Communion & Confirmation - Congratulations!


 St Gregory's Parish Church

Parish Mission Statement

St. Gregory's Community, growing in faith, will love and support each other as followers of Jesus.

Mass Times

Sunday:  1st mass of Sunday 6.30pm (Sat evening) and Sunday 8.00am and 11.00am. 


7.30pm (previous evening). 9.00am


Monday – Friday 9.00am,  Saturday 10.00am


Saturday 10.30 – 11.00am

 Address    94 Liverpool Road, Lydiate  L31 2NA



St. Gregory's Church webcam.

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Our Lady's Church 


Address    Southport Rd, Liverpool L31 4HH


Mass Times

Sunday:  9.30am

Thursday: 7.00pm

Our Lady's Church, Lydiate