St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Cross Street, Chesterfield, S40 4ST

01246 232170

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Let Your Light Shine

Our Shine Curriculum

Our Shine Curriculum is the extra-curricular work we do at St Mary’s to promote and embed our school visions and values:

Our school vision:

To build a spiritual community, secure in its love of God and its respect for each other: a dynamic community which is enthusiastic for learning and which embraces the achievement potential of all.


At St Mary’s we place high priority on preparing children for life in Modern Britain through our 'Shine Curriculum' which promote ideas and understanding around equality and diversity.  We believe that our Catholic Christian identity plays an important role in upholding the British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. These values are taught throughout the curriculum and are underpinned and reinforced in many ways for example:

  • Shine Curriculum
  • Collective Worship
  • School Values assemblies
  • Golden Rules
  • Weekly debates about current affairs
  • Pupil Voice and our School Council
  • Work in the community
  • Chaplaincy team
  • RE work on other faiths