In Catholic schools, as in any other school, Religious Education is taught as an academic subject. However, the whole life of a Catholic School has to be an expression in practice of Catholic belief and Catholic tradition. As they grow, the children are encouraged to put their faith into practice in their own lives.
In class, the children help to prepare and participate in masses and assemblies. Not only in the teaching, but also in the daily practice of the faith, our children are helped by the personal example of our staff.
Our Catholic faith is central to day to day life of our school and all aspects of the curriculum. Pupils are encouraged to recognise the importance of their faith and they respond to all forms of liturgy and collective worship with respect and reverence.
We have a rich liturgical life in that the experiences we provide are wide ranging and take place in school, out of school in Church and the wider community, and engage and involve pupils, staff, governors and the parish.
The Celebration of the Eucharist and prayer are central in our school.
Our Parish Priest regularly celebrates Mass in school. In addition, we celebrate School Masses at the beginning and end of term and on other significant occasions.
Our Parish Priest leads a retreat day with our Year 5 pupils, which further enhances children’s knowledge, skills and helps them to develop a deeper understanding of their faith.