About Us


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St. Margaret Clitherow is a one form entry Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 years. Our nursery class takes children from the age of three on a part-time basis with a maximum of 26 during either the morning or afternoon session.

The school was opened in 1977 and was originally built to provide a Catholic education for children in the rapidly expanding area of Thamesmead in the north part of the London Borough of Greenwich.

The mission of St. Margaret Clitherow School is to work with pupils, parents and parish to build a community in which each person can develop in love and concern for each other and the wider community. It is to promote the Gospel of Jesus, “that they may have life – life in all its fullness“.

Our school strives to build on the foundations of faith started in the home and seeks to provide an environment where the beliefs and values of the Catholic faith are taught, explained, developed and nurtured.

Our aim is to address both the academic and spiritual needs of the children in our care and provide them with the opportunities necessary to develop all aspects of their personality. We seek to help children realize their own uniqueness in the eyes of God, regardless of nationality, class, wealth or intellect; to help them develop a personal relationship with Him and to see themselves as His ‘Hands on Earth‘.