You may be aware that as a school we are developing stronger links with the Catholic schools which
are closest to us in our diocese (whilst still working alongside our Abingdon Partnership schools
locally). This diocesan group includes seventeen schools altogether and stretches from us as the most
northerly school in the Portsmouth diocese, down through East Hendred, Newbury and Reading and
across to Ascot and Maidenhead. The Bishop has assigned each group of schools a patron (ours is
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati) hence we are known as the Frassati partnership of schools.
As headteachers of the partnership we have now agreed a joint mission statement which we are all
introducing to our children at the beginning of this term: A learning community, celebrating Christ
in all, building a kingdom of love, hope and joy. The classes have been discussing this statement in
their RE lessons and deciding what it means for them and their age group and how it fits in with our
St Edmund’s motto: In our school every day we learn, love and pray.