Welcome from the Head

My name is Julia Wiggins and I am extremely proud to be Head Teacher at St Anne’s Catholic Voluntary Academy in Buxton.

The family of St Anne’s CVA is very special.

We are fortunate in having close links between school, home and parish. Our Mission is to instil a deep sense of belonging between all three. We are a welcoming and friendly school and we view our parents as partners in ensuring the very best provision for our children. We strive to keep our parents very well informed about their children’s wellbeing and progress at school and we encourage them to be actively involved in their children’s learning. We place great importance on honesty and clear communication between all members of our school community. Any child undertaking their learning journey with us will have the advantage of a seamless transition to St Thomas More School, which will continue our faith based education to the age of sixteen.

We are a Catholic school and, as a school community, our aim is to live out the Gospel values daily. We have many non-Catholic families in our school community who have chosen St. Anne’s because they share our values and recognise the importance of them for their children.

We ensure that we live out our Mission Statement as a caring, Catholic community, in which all members can be like Jesus: wise, caring, honest and fair, today and every day. We are very fortunate in having a supportive Parish Priest, Father Gerry, who is a regular visitor to school and a lay chaplain, Christian Fitzgerald, who works with us twice a week. We have an extremely dedicated and hardworking staff, governing body and PTA (Friends of St Anne’s), who work tirelessly for our school and for our children.

We offer a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum, enriched with purposeful experiences and flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests. Our aim is to ensure the acquisition of skills, knowledge and understanding through a love of learning. We want to nurture a belief that nothing is impossible and that all barriers to learning can be overcome.

Our ambition for all our children is for them to be happy, confident, caring, knowledgeable and resilient individuals, who will grow up to be inspirational adults, with a wealth to contribute to our ever changing world.

I look forward to welcoming you to our fun and happy school!