St. Bonaventure’s Primary School

We are very proud of our Primary School, which is situated next to the Church. The School brings a rich life to our Parish, which means you can find many young families at Mass on a Sunday morning. We also have a very successful Children’s Liturgy ( Little Church) at this Mass.

St Bon’s Primary School is a highly regarded Catholic primary school. In our most recent Ofsted inspection we were rated as good. We have high expectations of learning and behaviour for each pupil. We are very proud of our ‘outstanding’ judgement in our last Diocesan Inspection.

The land for St. Bonaventure’s Church and School was purchased by Franciscan Father Thaddeus Hermans in 1889 for £2,300. It was decided that the school would be built before the Church at a cost of £998 and work began in 1890 with the original school building opening later that year.