Three Little Pigs Ballet Fundraiser for CAFOD

Recently, Saint Christina's School in St John's Wood, north London, was visited by Judy Dixey, a Schools Ambassador for CAFOD to lead an assembly. It was based on the story of The Three Little Pigs, linking it to the devastating big wind (typhoon) in the Philippines a couple of years back. Her assembly was interactive and funny and captured the children's imagination. She explained that CAFOD...

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Francis Campbell praises Catholic education at new school opening

Abbot Martin Shipperlee and Professor Francis Campbell during  opening ceremony at St Benedicts

Professor Francis Campbell, Vice-Chancellor of St Mary's University and former UK ambassador to the Holy See, officially opened the new St Benedict's Junior School, Ealing, this week. Praising Catholic education, he said that its ethos of care for the individual, faith formation and education of the whole person is extremely precious; "never insular", with its global reach, but an education whi...

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Time of reflection at Savio House for St Paul's students

St Paul's students at Savio House

A fantastic time was had by all the students from Saint Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester who recently took part in a three day residential retreat at Savio House in Bollington, Cheshire. The retreat enabled the Year 8 students to take time out from their busy lives to reflect upon themselves, their hopes and dreams and their relationships with those around them.

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CoE issues guidance on HBT bullying in church schools

The Church of England has issued new guidance today - 13 November - the start of #Anti-Bullying Week - focussing on homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying in church schools. The report states: 'Guidance for the Church of England's 4,700 schools published today aims to prevent pupils from having their self-worth diminished or their ability to achieve impeded by being bull...

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Liverpool students fundraise to bring young Palestinians to Big Hope 2

Staff and students at Liverpool Hope University are raising money to bring 12 young people from Palestine's West Bank to Liverpool for The Big Hope 2 Young Leaders Congress.

Students from the university have been visiting Palestine and have stayed with young people and their families in the area to get an insight into the challenges faced by the young people living there.

The Big Ho...

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Durham Centre for Catholic Studies: Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries

The Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS) at Durham University (DU) invites applications from full-time and part-time candidates (both existing students and new candidates) for fixed-term Postgraduate Scholarships (full fees) and fixed-term Postgraduate Bursaries (partial help towards fees) in Catholic Theology / Catholic Studies as listed below. Please note: candidates who reside at distance from ...

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East Anglia: Catholic high schools help students show real progress

Notre Dame Sixth Form Science

Four Catholic High Schools in East Anglia have achieved impressive results in the recent GCSE Progress 8 figures which shift the focus of school league tables from attainment to progress of students and added value.

Notre Dame High School in Norwich came top of the table for schools in Norfolk in the GCSE results with 87% of students achieving Grade 4+ in English and Maths while posting a...

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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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