Welcome to Margaret Roper Catholic Primary School
Jesus took a little child and set him by his side and then said to them, 'Anyone who welcomes this little child in my name, welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me, welcomes the one who sent me.
Margaret Roper is a voluntary aided Catholic primary school attached to the Parish of Purley. We aim to be a community permeated by faith in Jesus Christ, which recognises, celebrates and raises awareness of the richness of other cultures and faiths. We will foster knowledge, skills and the talents of each child, in order to develop excellence across the whole curriculum. Self-discipline, courtesy, good manners, and, especially, respect, concern and care for others will be greatly valued. We will encourage respect and care of God's World, our environment.
"The future of humanity lies in the hands of those strong enough to provide the young with reasons for living."
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Early Help and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to a child's welfare. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr Dermot Mooney (Headteacher), Miss Emma Holloway and Mrs Christine Garcia (Assistant Heads) and Dr. Anne-Marie Sawyer (Safeguarding Governor)
What parents & pupils say about our school
Thank you for helping my son settle in so well into reception at Margaret Roper School. On Saturday he was disappointed he couldn't go to school !
'We wanted to personally thank you for creating an environment in which our children feel cared for.
Thank you for the lovely welcome back you gave to the children today.
Thank you for your leadership, I know you always have the best interests of the children, their parents and your staff at heart.
I can't wait to go back tomorrow. I don't know why I was so worried. I loved my first day back.
Mr Mooney has been incredible to have the school running so smoothly, his enthusiasm for the school and children never diminishes and this is what makes the school such a happy place for the children.