Our Catholic Ethos

As a Catholic school, we understand the importance of being a learning community that lives its life according to the teachings of Christ. The whole community at St Michael’s embraces the responsibility for the Christian formation of those entrusted to our care as we support each young person’s journey into adulthood; a journey of faith and spirituality. All members of the community are loved, valued and encouraged to grow in an atmosphere of service and mutual respect.

We are a small learning community with big aspirations for the children who learn with us.

Through regular prayer, collective worship, masses and on-going work with our chaplaincy team, St. Michael’s pupils can embrace and develop an ever deepening knowledge of the themes from the liturgical year. From welcoming newcomers and celebrating our rich tapestry of race and culture to securing an understanding of the life and teaching of Jesus, our children are able, like Saint Paul, to be a beacon of Christian values for the world.

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The curriculum reflects the Catholic ethos of our school. The teaching of religious education and pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are at the heart of learning. Each individual learns of her or his responsibility as a steward for this wonderful world that we share and we instil in pupils a sense of their immense potential, a recognition that they are made in God’s likeness. We aim to nurture the aspirations of every individual and our broad and balanced curriculum enables us to best meet the needs of everyone.

Pope Francis encourages all Catholics to live out the words of the Gospel. Our community strives to fulfil his entreaty as we actively show love of God and love for one another.

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