Eastbourne: Circus comes to St Thomas a Becket schools

A Catholic primary school on the south coast held a circus-themed Summer Fayre before the end of term - to raise funds for the school. St Thomas a Becket Infant & Junior School in Eastbourne attracted a great crowd of families from the school and across Eastbourne, all joining in the fun. Highlights included three professional circus performances in the Mini Big Top, by Circus Pazaz,...

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East Anglia: Lowestoft school celebrates Golden Jubilee

BIshop Alan meets the children

St Mary's Catholic Primary in Lowestoft is marking its Golden Jubilee in 2017 and a special end-of-year Mass with Bishop Alan Hopes, helped to mark the 50th anniversary in style on Wednesday, 19 July 19. Pupils, teachers and family members joined Bishop Alan in the special Mass held at the school, including three people who were at the school on the opening day, 50 years ago.

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Manchester: St Paul's students experience world of work

Students from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, recently undertook work placements and gained a taste of what real life’s all about.

The school organises work placement opportunities for its Year 10 students, providing them with a great chance to experience working life and to develop the valuable skills they are going to need for the future.


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London: Work by artists from St Benedicts chosen for RA show

Rommy Georgiou

Paintings and sculptures by three A level Art students at St Benedict’s School, Ealing, west London, have been selected from more than 2,400 submissions for the Royal Academy A-level Summer Exhibition Online.

The exhibition of 49 outstanding pieces is the online equivalent of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, and is a showcase for some of the UK’s most promising artists aged 16...

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London: Pupils fly flag for the environment

Eco Committee/Eco Garden pupils from years 8, 9 & 10 with Headteacher, Mr Andrew Prindiville and St Gregory’s Eco Schools Coordinator Mrs Hovey – back left

A school in Kenton, northwest London, has been recognized for its outstanding green credentials for the third consecutive time.

St Gregory’s Catholic Science College is one of only three state maintained secondary schools in London to hold the Eco Schools Green Flag Award.

To earn this accolade, a school must already have achieved bronze and silver awards and must show that they ...

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Westminster: Good Shepherd and Good Samaritan Masses

Young Good Samaritans

Schools from across Westminster diocese joined together at Westminster Cathedral on Friday to show their support for the work of the Catholic Children’s Society.

Thousands of children and young people attended the Good Shepherd and Good Samaritan Masses. The Masses offered a wonderful opportunity to celebrate their fundraising achievements. A record 132 schools supported the Catholic Ch...

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Bristol student receives Good Samaritan Award

A Bristol teenager has been recognised by her Sixth Form College for her hard work and dedication to her community recently, during their annual ‘Good Samaritan Awards’. Eighteen year old Charlotte Daly currently studies at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College and was awarded for her impressive volunteering work. Charlotte balances her post-16 studies with volunteering as a coach fo...

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Newman University to host lecture on Catholic schools and the poor

Newman University in Birmingham is set to host a lecture from Professor Stephen J McKinney as part of its Newman Institute for Leadership in Education (NILE) Series. The lecture will examine the idea of ‘the option for the poor’ and its relationship to the mission of Catholic schools.

The session will explore the theological option for the poor and how this has been adopted by Catholi...

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Baroness Cox urges young people to 'Show love to others'

Baroness Cox with Headmaster, Andrew Johnson, and Head Boy and Girl, Lorcan O'Brien and Jolie Bediako

St Benedict's School Ealing, west London welcomed The Baroness Cox of Queensbury as Guest of Honour at Prize Giving this year. Baroness Cox founded the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust or (HART), which provides aid and advocacy for people suffering oppression and persecution around the world. Known as 'the feisty baroness', she narrowly escaped an ambush by Islamist gunmen during a humanitarian vi...

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Durham University announces new St Hilda Chair

Dr Anna Rowlands

Durham University has announced Dr Anna Rowlands as the St Hilda Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought and Practice.

Dr Rowlands’ appointment in the University’s Department of Theology and Religion will take effect in September 2017.

This endowed research and teaching post was made possible by a number of benefactors and supporters across the UK, Europe and the US. Thes...

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Manchester: 'Exceptional student' wins top Cambridge University award

Former St Bede’s College, Manchester pupil, Theo Sharrock, has been officially recognised as an “exceptional student” by Cambridge University’s St John’s College, which has this week honoured him with the Larmor Award. At the same time, Bishop John Arnold has accepted Theo’s application to begin studies towards the Catholic Priesthood in the Diocese of Salford and has ask...

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St Thomas the Apostle College wins UK Secondary School of the Year Award

St Thomas the Apostle College in Southwark has just won the UK Secondary School of the Year Award at the prestigious 2017 TES Schools Awards.

The incredible turnaround of St Thomas the Apostle College is an inspirational tale of hard work and belief. Turning around a school is difficult. The obstacles in your path when you are the lowest-ranking school in your local area are numerous and ...

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Bishop Hopes calls on government to keep schools faith cap removal pledge

Students at Notre Dame High School, Norwich

Following the Queen’s Speech, the Bishop of East Anglia has written to MPs across the diocese urging them to support the pledge to remove the 50% cap on faith admissions to new Free Schools. Bishop Alan Hopes is also asking anyone who supports the idea of new Catholic schools across East Anglia to write to their own MP.

Bishop Alan urged MPs to write to the Secretary of State for Educat...

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Grenfell Tower fire: Closed school welcomed at new location

When the blaze began at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington yesterday, a primary school in its shadow was forced to close. But this morning, classes have resumed again - as the school has been moved to a new location nearby. St Francis of Assisi Primary School have been taken in by Sion Manning Catholic School for Girls in St Charles Square.

Headteacher Mr Andrew O’Neil told ICN: “When...

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