All children are taught the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church and are obliged to say prayers and attend worship to conform with Catholic doctrine.
As the teaching of the Church can be referred to in most subjects, it would prove impossible to withdraw a child from certain lessons without having a detrimental effect on that student’s education.
Our religious ‘programme’ includes morning and end of day prayers, House assemblies take place on a weekly basis. Students in Year 7,9 and 12 are expected to attend retreats at the Emmaus Youth Village. We have a welcome Mass for Year 7 and a wholes school Mass on the feast of St. Wilfrid. An annual Carol Service also takes place during Advent and a Holy Week Service during Easter. We have voluntary Masses on Thursdays at 12.10pm or 1.10pm. A Spirituality module for both KS3 and KS4 students is an important part of the PHSE programme.
Our students and staff are encouraged to support local and national charities throughout the year.
Calendar of Saints
Summary Table 2017/18
St Wilfrid – 12th October 2017
All Saints – 1st November 2017
All Souls – 2nd November 2017
St Hilda – 17th November 2017
First Sunday of Advent – 3rd December 2017
Epiphany – 7th January 2018
Ash Wednesday – 14th February 2018
St Cuthbert – 20th March 2018
Easter Sunday – 1st April 2018
Ascension Sunday – 13th May 2018
Pentecost – 20th May 2018
St Bede the Venerable – 25th May 2018
The Body and Blood of Christ – 3rd June 2018
St Columba – 9th June 2018
St Peter & St Paul – 29th June 2018
The Assumption – 15th August 2018
St Aidan and Saints of Lindisfarne – 31st August 2018