St Mary's Road, East Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8LF

01235 833342

St Amand's Catholic Primary School

Headteacher's welcome


Our Mission Statement

We work together, play together, pray together and always do our best.
We show enthusiasm for our learning.
We love one another as Jesus loves us.
We look after his world and everything in it.
We listen to God and praise him together.


Thank you for taking the time to investigate St Amand's Catholic Primary School. We are a unique school in many ways; in fact we are the only St Amand's school in the country. There is only one chapel dedicated to St Amand in the UK, and that is in Hendred House, close to our school. Our school consists of wonderful children, dedicated, talented staff, committed governors and loyal parents. We are located in a beautiful village with fantastic grounds.

We are extremely proud of our Outstanding Catholic school, recently judged by the Catholic Schools Inspectorate to be outstanding for all areas:  CSI Inspection Report (May 2023).pdf. 

In September 2019, Ofsted judged us as a 'Good' school with outstanding for Personal Development, and Behaviour and Attitudes. The report reflects what it is to attend our school, "Staff, parents and carers, and pupils are part of a loving ‘family’. Staff know pupils well and want them to be their best version of themselves."  We have a high quality, diverse curriculum, outstanding behaviour and attitudes, high standards of education,  very good teaching and excellent pastoral support. 

However we are much more than this; our school is a place where each child can come to know the love of Jesus in their lives, where they are valued and respected for their uniqueness and where each child is nurtured.  Ofsted (Sept 19) recognised that our school has a strong commitment to Catholic Social Teaching: "Children regularly raise funds for refugees, the homeless and others in poverty." We pray together and go to Mass together; we celebrate feast days and special days throughout the church's year. We have a lot of fun and laugh together. As our Mission Statement says ' We love one another as Jesus loves us.'

We are a small school with five classes; staff know the children well, children have many opportunities to take part in competitions or represent the school in some way during their time with at St Amand's. Children have a strong sense of identity in our small school.

I am proud to lead St Amand's as the headteacher, with its challenges and many more successes to celebrate. We have a wonderful staff who give over and above of their time, who strive to make learning fun.

If you would like to visit the school and meet our staff and children, please contact the school office to make an appointment and Debbie will be happy to help.

I look forward to meeting you.

Mrs Helen Ellery

Latest School Events, Grounds Day Events

Football Coaching25Sep2023

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Multi Sports26Sep2023

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Reception Children Welcomed into School27Sep2023

9:10 am - 9:30 am @ School Hall

Reception and Yr 1 parents welcome to attend.

Reception Children Settling in Meetings28Sep2023

3:30 am - 5:30 am @ Owls Classroom

Slots to be booked via

Childrens book sale29Sep2023

1 for 3 books

Calendars page(s): School Events >> Grounds Day >>


Reception children welcomed into the school during assembly- 9am on 27/9/23


CAFOD Harvest Festival at 2.15pm on 6/10/23 followed by our Harvest Market 


Kintbury Retreat for Squirrel's class Monday 9- Tuesday 10 October 2023