Our Mission Statement challenges every member of our community to ‘make Christ known and be the best that we can be’, not just academically but also spiritually. At St. Cuthbert’s, students are given every opportunity to grow spiritually. Students are invited to pray daily, and attend acts of collective worship regularly. These include, Mass, para-liturgies, Chapel assemblies, and year group assemblies. Pupils also take part in religious retreats and days of reflection such as St Cuthbert’s feast day, they have opportunities to become leaders by becoming a member of the Eco club or a GIFT Chaplain, who work with local and global charities and plan and evaluate daily acts of worship in school. All of these opportunities allow each student to develop into the spiritually aware, well-rounded individual they were created to be and bring about the Common Good.
The Catholic life of the school is at the centre of everything that we do, and all pupils are actively welcomed and encouraged to join in regardless of their belief or non-belief to Make Christ known and to be the best that we can be.
|Students leading collective worship|
|GIFT Team leading remembrance service|
|Students leading fundraising and charity work|
|Savio House retreat|
Sacrament of Confirmation at St Cuthbert’s
The Sacrament of Confirmation strengthens the gifts received in Baptism through the further gift of the Holy Spirit and prepares us for the mission of the Christian life.
At St Cuthbert’s all Baptised Catholic in year 8, will have the opportunity to take part in the Sacrament of Confirmation and will be invited to preparation classes in school.
This is an important part of their spiritual journey. We work in partnership with our local parish churches and the programme consists of six sessions in school, which run from February, and then six parish sessions, which will be at your local parish church.
|Sr Linda leading our confirmation sessions|
Our spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education permeates throughout our curriculum. This plays a significant role in ensuring our students are safe, happy and successful.
The school is committed to offering students the opportunity to:
- Develop in their faith journey
- Identify, reflect on and explore experiences and distinguish between right and wrong
- Discuss moral issues, develop and talk about their own attitudes and values
- Develop an understanding of social responsibilities and citizenship
- Celebrate a diversity of cultures
- Be prepared for a life in modern Britain as responsible citizens
|Faith community tea party|
|Sending emergency aid over to Ukraine|
|Charity Clothes sale|
|Chapel Assembly Collective Worship|
|Pupils taking part in collective worship in the chapel|
The Gift Team (Growing in Faith Together)
The role of the GIFT Team is a very special role and a great privilege, everyone is welcome to join! As a member of the GIFT Team, you will live and encourage the rest of the school community to live out our School Mission 'to be the best that we can be' every day.
As a GIFT Team member, you will:
- Help the school to be a community of faith.
- Encourage everyone to live their faith in daily living.
- Develop good relationships within and beyond the school community.
- Support, plan and evaluate Liturgy, prayer and the spiritual life of the school.
- Involve pupils in fundraising for charities.
- Develop strong links with the Parish.
- Support the school in its Mission Statement
|Laudato Si Award|
|Students Receiving Laudato Si Award|
|Macmillan Coffee Morning|
|Shrove Tuesday Pancake Flip|
|School Council Student Leadership|