At St Benedict’s our curriculum is structured in order to inform and support the practice of the Catholic faith through shared Gospel values. These values ensure that young people achieve the full potential God has for them, irrespective of ability, background or personal circumstances.
Thank you for visiting our website. Whatever your reason for visiting the site, we hope that you will get a clear sense of the school and the distinctiveness of our community. We are rightly proud of the school and all that our pupils achieve with us and in their lives after their time with us. Our school is a high-achieving one, with our curriculum underpinned by Gospel values and by our Catholic ethos in practise. Our vision as a school centres particularly on the Gospel values of Wisdom, Compassion and Resilience and our curriculum reflects these values and principles.
As a school community we serve a large geographic area and welcome students and families who are supportive of our distinctive ethos from all backgrounds. As a result, our community serves many students who describe themselves as Catholic, those of other faiths and those with no faith. We are an inclusive school where students of all abilities, talents and cultures are nurtured and supported to achieve their potential.
At St Benedict’s our students are polite, conscientious, reflective and supportive of one another. We have many opportunities for student leadership including charity work and service in the local community and our students engage with a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. Our House system, based on the virtues of Caritas (charity), Patientia (patience), Industria (diligence) and Humanitas (kindness) encourages students to see competition as a mutual challenge where all contribute and take pride in both personal and collective success. As a school we hold the Gold Award for religious studies and ensure that the spiritual, moral, cultural and social development of students is a priority. We also hold the Gold Artsmark and are a Duke of Edinburgh Award accredited centre and encourage our students to develop their understanding of the world through many extra and super curricular activities.
Students leave St Benedict’s well-prepared for the life that awaits them beyond school through a well-rounded education that goes beyond the confines of the academic curriculum and examinations. We believe that every one of our students should go out into the world ready to make it a better place. If you are interested in finding out more or visiting our school, please get in touch.
Mrs Imogen Senior