""The general feeling of the school was lovely. It feels calm and content. All displays were well maintained.""
Teacher, visiting from a Multi Academy Trust


The safeguarding vision for St. Anthony's Catholic Primary School and Nursery is that the children and young people who attend our school live a “school life” which is free from fear, harm, abuse and exploitation- enabling every child to achieve their potential. Here at St Anthony's, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. 

Our professional, highly trained and dedicated staff and governors all share this commitment. Our school has policies and procedures in place for safeguarding our pupils, all of which are in accordance with local authority and statutory guidance. The school also adheres to safer recruitment guidelines.

As part of our collective mission to keep our children safe in education, we work in close partnership with many other agencies including, local health providers, the health authority and social services, all of which share our commitment in safeguarding children and young adults.

The school leaders and governors will support a whole school approach to the safeguarding of children and young people within the context of a robust culture and the required legal/ guidance frameworks. This will include KCSIE 2022 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.

Reporting to senior leaders and Trustees will be open, honest, regular, insightful and reflective. Reports will be open to challenge. Learning from events will be actively sought and embedded within a whole school approach

Safeguarding remains everyone’s responsibility.

If you have any concerns, no matter how small they may seem, about the safety or welfare of any child, please contact the school's Safeguarding Team.

Safeguarding Lead - Mrs J Costelloe (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Safeguarding Lead - Mrs S Oppé

Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Ruth Russell

Click here to view the guidance from Gov.uk in keeping children safe in education.


Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on our Policies tab, please click here

Meet the safeguarding team

Mrs Costelloe - Currently on Maternity Leave

Mrs Oppé - Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Russell - Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Blackiston - Safeguarding Team

Miss Tew - Safeguarding Team

Mrs Chavda - Safeguarding Team

Mrs Vaughan - Safeguarding Team

Mrs Dhami - Safeguarding Team