St.Francis RC SchoolSt Francis is a Catholic Voluntary Aided, mixed primary school for 4 -11 year old children. It is situated next to St Francis Parish Church whose catchment area it serves and with whom it shares a special relationship. The school is owned by the Diocese of Portsmouth and maintained by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.  
We are justly proud of the teaching and support staff who together ensure that all children are challenged appropriately to develop as well rounded individuals.We are delighted too that the school enjoys the support of a very committed and supportive Board of Governors and a very active, hardworking Parent Teacher Association. It is with this strong partnership of school, home and parish that our children continue to flourish.

School due to re open for pupils on January 7th 2021






Pictured: Headteacher, Mrs Gow Hands Over to Her Successor, Mrs Caroline Johnson

The pupils, teachers, parents and governors of St Francis Catholic Primary School gathered to give a great send off to their departing Headteacher, Jane Gow who has been appointed Vice Principal (Prep) of The Marist School.

Mrs Gow left the South Ascot school at the end of term, after seven years. “It was a lovely day” she said. “Although I am excited by the new challenge it was a wrench to leave St Francis and all the people there. I will have wonderful memories to take with me.”

Stephen Poulston chair of governors, said “Jane has driven improvements in all areas which led to our outstanding judgement at the last OFSTED inspection. Through her leadership we have also become a Teaching School, which together with other local and Diocesan collaborations, has contributed to school improvements not only at St Francis, but in the wider community of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Portsmouth Diocese.”

One of Mrs Gow’s last tasks was to hand over to her successor. The acting Headteacher will be Mrs Caroline Johnson.