We aim to be a first choice community school not just for parents and students, but also for
those who work with us – including future staff, suppliers and external partners.
We encourage our students and staff to be involved in a range of community-based activities
as an integral part of their education at St Andrew the Apostle School.
In order to make this as successful as possible, we will work with the local authority and
our community partners to identify real community needs that we could support, and which
will develop the skills of our staff and students.
We intend to engage with the community through pupil participation, for example through the
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and embedded community service as part of the
curriculum itself so that we develop well-organised and fruitful relationships with local
Right from the start, Y7 students will actively participate in our student council.
In line with our vision for a community school, we also seek to recruit locally and to use
local suppliers where at all possible.