About Us




Our School


Welcome to the home page of St. Teresa's Catholic Primary School's website. Whether you are a member of our school community already, a prospective parent or just an interested visitor, we hope you find what you need here on our site. If you don't, please let us know and we will endeavour to update the site accordingly


Hello, my name is Nikki Paterson and I have had the privilege of serving as Headteacher of this wonderful school for over twenty years. My personal mission is to create a Christian realm of learning, so that possibilities are realised and pupils and staff flourish. I aim  to provide a very special environment where pupils and staff can grow and learn together in harmony, living out the Christian values we hold dear. Do take the time to explore our site and get to know us a little better.


St. Teresa's Catholic Primary is a member of the Assisi Catholic Trust, serving the primary-aged pupils of the Deanery of Southend and St. Thomas More High School. Our Trust is made up of eight primary and one secondary school. St. Teresa's joined "ACT" on 1st September 2018.


Please follow the link to the Assisi Catholic Trust's website

Our Mission Statement is: "By following in the footsteps of St. Teresa, we share Gospel Values." 


There are currently 194 pupils on roll having opened in 1973 with just 38! There have been four Headteachers in this time: Mr. Arthur Evans, Mrs. Lorna Pounder, Mr. Paul Collingwood and Mrs. Nikki Paterson (Stevens).


We were sorry to hear that Mrs. Lorna Pounder died in April 2015. Mr. Evans passed away during 2003. May they both rest in peace.


OfSTED Inspectors visited the school in January 2015 and judged the school as "Good." They identified a number of outstanding features, including the behaviour and safety of pupils. Diocesan Inspectors carried out a Section 48 inspection in Spring 2018. They judged that, " St. Teresa's is an OUTSTANDING Catholic School."

Click to the right to read reports:

OfSTED Final_Report.pdf

         Diocesan Section 48 Inspection 2018​


St. Teresa's has a long association with Edisonlearning, who are our chosen School Improvement Partners. We have introduced Edisonlearning's "Quality Framework for Learning and Teaching." This was recognised as one of the key strategies used to improve the quality of teaching in our most recent OfSTED inspection. Coaching is at the heart of the Framework and dedicated time is provided for teachers to ensure this takes place at least half-termly.