As a Catholic school, Christ remains at the heart of school life and all pupils are educated in the beliefs and devotional practices of the Catholic Church.
As stated in the preface to the Religious Education Directory for Catholic Schools, all pupils at St Mary's are invited to encounter Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as the living person at the heart of their study in a way that respects their individual religious identity. At St Mary's, we strive also to be of service to society. Religious education plays its part in this endeavour by enabling all pupils ‘to be confident and secure in their religious faith and knowledgeable and respectful of other religions,’ and so play ‘a crucial role in building a cohesive society’.
There are three main areas that form our religious identity at St Mary's. They are: catholic life and mission; religious education and collective worship. Please explore these areas using the drop down above.