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Our Faith

Our Faith

At St. Marys’, our faith is the core of all that we do, and we express this in many ways.

At St. Mary’s, our faith is the core of all that we do, and we express this in many ways. We have daily class based collective worships and school prayers, weekly assemblies, and Masses, plus half termly class and whole school liturgies, all of which our parents are always welcome too. Our Statement to Live by are visual throughout our school and linked to the Gospel reading of the week. Fr Chris visits our school to support our RE curriculum and each class has regular visits to explore our own parish church.

Our curriculum and ethos promote the mission of Jesus in our children, teaching them to be thoughtful, compassionate, understanding, and considerate young people. Connections are made between the words of Jesus and how we act and take care of others in our own lives. The Religious Education we teach is inline with the Diocesan guidelines and the ‘Come and See, scheme of work.

We encourage all children to contribute to many faith-based activities and we are welcoming and inclusive of all wherever appropriate. Opportunities are open to everyone to lead and participate in prayers, readings and singing whatever their faith. We embrace the culture of all children and follow a planned programme of work to promote the faiths of others in our world.


Prayer at St. Mary’s is a central part of school life. In school we pray in a variety of ways:

  • Each day begins with a class based collective worship.
  • Prayers are said before and after lunch and the end of the school day.
  • There are regular class based and whole school liturgies.
  • Each classroom has a dedicated prayer area which includes words from Scripture, Liturgical images, artefacts and prayers.
  • Time and opportunities are given for personal prayer in our school chapel and at various focal points throughout the school building.
  • Partaking at weekly Mass in our parish church.
  • Liturgical dance