“Catholics believe that Religious Education is not one subject, among many, but the foundation of the entire educational process. The beliefs and values it communicates should inspire and unify every aspect of school life”.
(Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales, 1988)
Our first aim, as a Catholic school, is to teach the children how to live as Christians with dignity and purpose, within the traditions of the Catholic Church. We aim to work in partnership with parents developing and strengthening the children’s gift of faith.
The school has in the past followed the ‘Here I Am’ religious education programme. All classes now follow the Year of Faith, which has Religious education materials specifically for this academic year.
Daily collective worship takes a variety of forms. Assembly and class prayers are focal points which are vital in the life of the school. Whole school masses are held at the beginning and end of each term. On Holy Days of Obligation which fall on a school day, the whole school attends Mass with the Parish in Sacred Heart and Saint John the Evangelist Church.
There are also regular opportunities for liturgical and para-liturgical activities. The school has very strong links with the Parish of Sacred Heart and Saint John the Evangelist. Father Jim, the Parish Priest, is a regular visitor to school.