On behalf of the governors, staff and pupils I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to our website at St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School.
Having received a Catholic education in Wigan myself, I know how incredibly important this is to shaping your entire future. The staff and governors of St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School are totally committed to providing an education rooted in Gospel values.
Our aim has always been to inspire every pupil to want to make the world a better place. This aim sits above all others in defining an education for our pupils. Our Catholic faith is central to everything we do, and our pupils are asked to be living witnesses to that faith and develop the values that come with it. We reveal who we are in the hundreds of mundane everyday interactions in our school community: opening doors for each other, being polite and courteous along the corridors, taking care of each other and offering help when needed.
Of course, good GCSE grades are vitally important, but equally so are the values we transmit to our pupils when we are helping them to attain those grades.
Our school community aims to create an environment where pupils are encouraged to relate well to others, be a key part of any team, empathise and sympathise when others need it, be kind and charitable to others who are less fortunate and offer forgiveness to others when they have been hurt. We want our pupils to have the ability to bounce back from adversity and forge strong, positive relationships with everyone they meet. We also want them to develop a joy of learning that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Conversations about how each individual pupil can be the best version of himself or herself take place all around the school, all the time. These conversations include academic progress but also include whether they show respect, compassion, good manners, patience, generosity and love.
All pupils are made welcome at St Edmund Arrowsmith and we strive to make their time in our school productive, inspiring, engaging and, most of all, happy. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school where you will be sure to find a warm and courteous welcome.
M J DUMICAN BA(Hons), PGCE, NPQH, MSc, MEd