We offer numerous opportunities for leadership and participation in the Catholic life of the school.
Our mission statement is simply; 'Faith. Leadership. Learning'.
Students lead the prayer life of the school. This includes daily collective worship, regular Mass and working with our parishes to celebrate our faith and spirituality. The core value of respect for others is not only evident in the work our students do in the community but also in their fundraising and almsgiving. We actively encourage faith in action.
Developing the leaders of tomorrow is one of our core aims. Students are encouraged to grow into leaders by being given opportunities to develop leadership behaviours. They will become resilient and confident young men.
Our House structure (Aidan, Bede, Hild, Oswald) provides extensive opportunities for our students to lead others. Students can become a House Captain or Form Captain, develop public speaking skills when leading assemblies and compete against one another in a range of extra-curricular competitions. Students are supported pastorally, academically and spiritually through the House system.
We actively encourage student participation in enrichment activities. Learning outside of the classroom gives students an additional way to express themselves, make new friends, go beyond their comfort zone and enables them to discover and develop their interests and talents.
Many of our students participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which provides numerous leadership opportunities through both the volunteering and expedition stages. Equally, students enjoy the challenges of the Pope John Paul II Award and the National Citizenship Service (NCS) programme, both of which have significant community work elements. We are an NCS Champion School and a DofE flagship school.
Leadership is also available within the curriculum. Our students are encouraged to become Sports Leaders, STEM leaders and SVP leaders, organising and running events in the region for students from other schools.
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