A message from Hannah Stevens - Headteacher
It is my pleasure to warmly welcome you to our website for St Francis CE primary school, which I hope will provide an insight into what it is like to be part of our school family. I am hugely proud of our school and all we accomplish together. Our vision here at St Francis is every person matters, every person helps, every person succeeds, so that each of us can live "life in all its fulness" (john 10:10). This embedded vision for our school ensures that, even though we are a large school, we maintain a caring, family feel in which children are happy and flourish.


As a Church school, our teaching encompasses our core Christian values of:


Courage, Peace, Thankfulness, Trust, Friendship and Hope


help our children to develop life skills: they understand how to be a good citizen, they understand the importance of kindness and they learn to face and overcome challenges that come their way. These are vital life skills that help prepare the children for success when they leave us at the end of year 6.


We are committed to providing an outstanding education for our children, and our curriculum has been developed so that it is Inspiring, Creative, Active and Nurturing. Please take a look at our curriculum pages to find out more detailed information about our exciting curriculum offer here at St Francis.


Our curriculum is enriched with a range of visits and visitors, and we aspire to build our children’s Cultural Capital by exposing them to range of experiences whilst at our school. Children have opportunities to den build, visit heritage sites, rock pool, experience water sports, camp overnight, go down into a mine, challenge themselves on an adventure residential, go to the theatre, visit a city outside of Cornwall, go to the Science Museum, visit a University, etc. These opportunities provide fun and memorable learning experiences, whilst demonstrating to our children all the opportunities that are afforded to them. The sky really is the limit and we want our children to leave us believing they can achieve.


At St Francis, we pride ourselves on our excellent relationships with our community and operate an open-door policy. If you would like to find out more about our school, I encourage you to contact us and arrange a tour where you can meet us in person, and see for yourself all the many things that make St Francis school a special place to be and learn.

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Safeguarding Information

Safeguarding Statement

At St Francis, we have a child-centred approach to safeguarding where, at all times, our practitioners consider what is in the best interests of our pupils. We understand that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (DFE, 2021) as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Hannah Stevens  - Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Headteacher

Rachel Marsh - Deputy Designated Safeguarding (DDSL) Lead and Deputy Headteacher

Nicky Sleeman – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) and Year 6 Teacher

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