St. Thomas More Catholic Primary School founded in 1970, is situated in the Diocese of Brentwood and is maintained by the Essex local Education Authority. The school is situated in the parish of Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Church in Saffron Walden. Our parish Priest is Father David Clemens. Our mission is to help children grow spiritually in the love of God. This is a Catholic school that seeks to live out the values of Jesus Christ. We promote these values by our words and deeds, and Catholic doctrine and practice therefore permeates every aspect of the school’s activity. We provide a Catholic curriculum, which is broad and balanced, recognising that every pupil is unique and is created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). Our curriculum is designed to enable every pupil to discern their vocation and to be well equipped to follow it as active citizens in service to the world. Catholic Religious Education is the “core of the core curriculum” (Pope St John Paul ll) and the foundation of the entire educational process. We also provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities and strong pastoral support. We incorporate democratic principles, value the rule of law, support individual liberty and foster a community in which different faiths and beliefs are respected.