Education


Norwich pupils Brighten Up this Harvest

Local pupils have raised over £260 to help overseas communities living in poverty to grow enough food this Harvest. Notre Dame Prep School in Norwich has held a day of fundraising to help improve the lives of young people around the world as part of development charity CAFOD's Brighten Up Harvest campaign. Jo Graham, the Parent Teacher Association liaison officer, said:...

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Mayor of London recognises St Gregory's for exceptional achievements

St Gregory's eco-students

St Gregory's Catholic Science College in Kenton, has been celebrated under a new programme set up by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan to recognise exceptional schools in the capital. Schools for Success is part of the Mayor's drive to help tackle education inequality and increase standards for all school children across the capital. The new programme creates a network for these school...

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Peterborough Catholic school showcased in Parliamentary Review

St John Fisher Catholic High School in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, has been highlighted as an excellent school in the 2016/17 Parliamentary Review, which showcases best practice to leading policymakers.

Introduced by Prime Minister Theresa May, St John Fisher features alongside a small number of excellent schools in a document that looks back on the year in schools and Westminster. The ...

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Norfolk: Catholic primary school celebrates 60th anniversary with new extension

A full day of celebrations on Monday marked the 60th anniversary of St Martha’s Catholic primary school in King’s Lynn and the official opening of a new £3.5m extension which has enabled it to double in size from 210 to 420 places. The major expansion at St Martha’s was funded through Norfolk County Council, the Diocese of East Anglia and central government. It has ...

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Vatican issues new guidelines on education

Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi

Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, presented a new document on education at a press conference on Friday. He said it contains the guidelines for education in fraternal humanism and that it will be distributed to all 216,000 Catholic schools and universities around the world. Entitled 'Educating to fraternal humanism. Building a ‘civiliza...

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Lecture: Did Luther's Reformation 'Do the Pope a favour?'

Marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, on 31 October the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School will welcome journalist, writer and broadcaster Peter Stanford for a unique talk entitled: Did Martin Luther’s Reformation 500 Years Ago ‘Do The Pope A Favour?’ As He Suggested?

Peter Stanford will be the 11th speaker the Vaughan has welcomed as part of its popular community Leadersh...

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Norwich: East Anglia schools gather for celebration Mass

Around 700 pupils and teachers from 25 Catholic schools across the Diocese of East Anglia gathered at St John’s Cathedral in Norwich on Wednesday to mark the start of another school year. They took part in a Schools Mass, which was celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes, and organised by the seven schools from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and then enjoyed a huge picnic in the cathedra...

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Stonyhurst to open International School in Penang, Malaysia

Stonyhurst College

The Penang State Government, Stonyhurst College, and LAPIS announced today the development of Stonyhurst Penang International School in Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjong Tokong, Penang, Malaysia. It will attract both international and Malaysian students from the region to study in Malaysia, in line with the Penang State Government’s vision to develop Penang as an Education Hub.

The school, w...

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Heythrop to host Network for Researchers in Catholic Education conference

Heythrop College

The Network for Researchers in Catholic Education celebrates its first anniversary this month. On September 19th and 20th Heythrop College is hosting the first annual conference for the Network for Researchers in Catholic Education. The theme of the conference is 'developing research in Catholic education. Over the two days there will be over 30 researchers presenting papers on almost every asp...

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Scotland: First Catholic-Jewish school opens

A new school serving serving pupils from both the Catholic and Jewish faiths has opened in Scotland.

Catholic St Clare’s Primary and the Jewish Calderwood Lodge also shares the £17 million development in Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, with a non-denominational nursery class.A significant proportion of pupils at the Jewish primary school are Muslim.

East Renfrewshire Council bu...

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St Mary’s athletes and alumni begin World Championships in style

Mo Farah 5000 m final,  World Athletics championships Daegu. Wiki image: Erik van Leeuwen

The record number of alumni and athletes from St Mary’s University, Twickenham competing at the London 2017 World Athletics Championships have begun their campaign in style.

Sir Mo Farah started the defence of his World 5000m and 10000m titles with a commanding victory. In a close race, which Sir Mo described as one of the toughest of his career, he saw off competition from the Kenyan, ...

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St Mary's enters partnership with French university

Bernard Vasdeboncoeur, EMD École de Management President; Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Chancellor; Professor Francis Campbell, Vice Chancellor St Mary's

St Mary's University, Twickenham, has entered into a formal partnership with EMD École de Management in Marseille. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) setting out areas of co-operation was signed by St Mary's Vice-Chancellor Professor Francis Campbell and President Bernard Vasdeboncoeur during St Mary's graduation ceremonies hosted at Westminster Cathedral. As part of the...

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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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