Catholic Life

"The task of a teacher is not simply to impart information or to provide training in skills intended to deliver some economic benefit to society; education is not and must never be considered as purely utilitarian. It is about forming the human person, equipping him or her to live life to the full, in short it is about imparting wisdom. And true wisdom is inseparable from knowledge of the Creator, for “both we and our words are in his hand, as are all understanding and skill in crafts (Wis 7:16).”
Pope Benedict 16th, 2010


At St Margaret’s our Mission Statement, “Learning with Jesus with Faith, Hope and Love” is the inspiration behind all that we do. This strong Catholic ethos touches every part of our school; it is the basis for our Curriculum design; underpins our policy decisions and is the foundation that creates our school ethos and culture.


We are called to be like Jesus and to share our faith through our example to those we encounter, whether in school, our local parish community or in the wider world. Having Jesus in a central position in our school life, our pupils are encouraged and supported to live out their faith through their interactions with others, being living witnesses to the virtues of Faith, Hope and Love which we hold so dear.


To develop and enhance the Catholic life of our school we provide many activities and events, including:

  • Celebration of Mass, both in school and at St. Margaret’s church
  • Reconciliation in school with visiting parish priest
  • Retreat Days for Year 2 and Year 6
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Visits to Church for Stations of the Cross
  • Crowning of Our Lady in May and Rosary Club
  • Meditation Mondays for pupils and their parents
  • Tasty Treats for pupils and their grandparents
  • Charity support – locally, nationally and internationally
  • CAFOD Catholic Social Teaching workshops
  • Christmas and Easter Services in Church
  • Distribution of ashes to mark the beginning of Lent
“Leaders are ambitious for all pupils. They want pupils to achieve well and become responsible, caring citizens. Leaders have carefully constructed a broad curriculum with these aims in mind.”

Ofsted, 2022